Special Education Teacher

Posted 1 year ago

Overview:

Our Special Education Teacher is a critical role in ensuring all our students are positioned to achieve excellence by providing additional supports and interventions to our students with special needs. The Special Education Teacher will work closely with teachers and leadership to build, maintain, and oversee a positive, supportive school culture. Your job is threefold: (1) build authentic relationships with students and families, (2) work with school leadership and classroom teachers to ensure students receive necessary interventions, (3) Manage Special Education Students caseload and ensure compliance.

 

Background on the Organization:

Allegiant Prep is deeply committed to equipping and inspiring all students to live up to their power and potential through a rigorous college prep education. Allegiant Prep is an elementary school built on research and best practices of high performing charter schools nationwide and is uniquely focused on educating students of Indianapolis. We were authorized by the Indiana Charter School Board in the spring of 2017 and welcoming our founding class of Kindergarteners and First Graders in the fall of 2018.

Allegiant Prep’s philosophical approach to creating a transformational school for the students of Indianapolis is based on three foundational beliefs:

  1. Every child, no matter race, socio-economic status, zip code or home language, can be on a path to college;
  2. Students thrive in a safe, structured and supportive environment; and
  3. Fostering Intelligence plus character is a critical component to building a sense of responsibility in our country’s future leaders. For more information, please visit our website: www.allegiantprep.org.

 

Job Responsibilities:

As a Special Education Teacher, you will:

  • Collect and analyze data daily to identify students whose non-academic needs (e.g. health, behavior, or attendance) jeopardize their potential academic success or the academic success of their peers.  
  • Develop intervention strategies and track student progress in response.
  • Build strong relationships with families and communicate student progress in non-academic areas.
  • Manage a space for students to address non-academic issues and facilitates student success in the classroom.
  • Provide daily and weekly support to school leadership during whole school transitions.
  • Assist school leadership with student recruitment and enrollment.

 

Requirements:

To be considered as a Special Education Teacher, you must:

  • Have a track record of producing dramatic, demonstrable student achievement gains with a minimum of three years’ experience in an urban public-school setting.
  • Background check passed, required.
  • Have the ability to build strong relationships quickly.
  • Be a strong problem solver, able to adapt and execute quickly.

 

As an equal opportunity employer, Allegiant Prep hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

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