22-23 Special Education Teacher (Next Year Opening)

New Orleans, LA, United States

Company Description Together, a Future Without Limits KIPP New Orleans Schools (KNOS) is a non-profit network of 13 college-preparatory, public charter schools serving 6,200 elementary, middle, and high school students. For over 15 years, we have a proven track record of preparing students for success in college, career, and beyond. Our schools are part of the New Orleans public school system and enrollment is open to all students. As part of the national Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of 242 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, we are committed to partnering with students, families, and community to ensure that all children have the knowledge, skills and character they need to achieve their dreams while making the world a better place. KIPP New Orleans strives to be an increasingly anti-racist organization, and we seek to intentionally uplift Black and Brown lives. We value an inclusive environment and believe in providing programming that acknowledges racial injustices, biases and our own identities. At KNOS, teachers, students, and families are united around the same goal: building academically excellent schools & creating unlimited opportunities for every student in New Orleans. We believe that an excellent college-preparatory education will support students to be successful in the life path they choose. Job Description KNOS teachers are at the core of our mission to build academically excellent schools that create unlimited opportunity for all students. If you firmly believe that all students can learn, if you have a proven willingness to do whatever it takes to drive student achievement, if you thrive in an environment that is both collaborative and entrepreneurial, and if you are eager to work alongside passionate educators committed to creating an equitable and inclusive school environment, we want to hear from you. Specialized Instruction Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student's IEP on assigned caseload. Ensure delivery of appropriate accommodations and modifications as outlined on students' IEP Assess student progress and determine the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques. Special Education Compliance Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program (IEP) plans for students to include: present levels of educational performance, special education needs, instructional goals and objectives, and the special education and related services required to meet those goals. Maintains accurate special education records for students and regularly updates according to reporting deadlines Manages completion of special education progress reports, service logs and filing for all related services providers servicing students on caseload Collaborates with school psychologist to complete student evaluations Adheres to procedural requirements, including due process timelines. School/IEP Team Collaboration Collaborates and consults with educational professionals and community service providers (i.e., social services, public health, medical providers, etc.) regarding the needs of students. Provides consultation to classroom teachers regarding classroom adaptations, instructional modifications, adaptive equipment, behavior modification plans and other similar instructional interventions to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Maintain appropriate parent communication Model the school's values in all communications with students, families, and staff Commit to constant professional and personal growth through working closely as part of a team of teachers Participate in critical school events, including: staff meetings, open houses, parent teacher conferences and more Perform any additional duties as required by special education leader or school leaders Qualifications Bachelor's degree (required) Pass Criminal Background Check (required) At least two years of teaching experience (strongly preferred) Demonstrated success in raising the achievement levels of ALL students (strongly preferred) State teaching credential in special education (preferred) Experience working in urban schools (preferred) Grounded in our 5 organizational beliefs - Relentlessness, Equity, Achievement, Community and Hope An incredible work ethic and a passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture A strong desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher and professional All employees hired after Friday, August 20, 2021 must be able to provide documentation that either the new-hire employee has received a COVID-19 vaccination or has requested and been granted reasonable accommodation from the KNOS Director of HR to be exempted from the requirements of this policy Additional Information Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, KIPP New Orleans Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package including health coverage and retirement. Healthcare (including vision, dental, and short-term disability) provided for employees 403(b) retirement plan with up to a 5% salary match On-going professional development opportunities: Mentor programs for new teachers School-based PD over the summer, including 3-5 regional PD days 3-4 regional PD days during the year for all KIPP New Orleans teachers Ongoing coaching and school-based PD throughout the year Generous time off: 90 PTO hours that equal 10 days a year 29 holidays a year including Mardi Gras, Juneteenth, Thanksgiving, and Winter Break