Special Education Teacher
About the School
Harriet Tubman School of Science & Technology (HTCSAT) is a new, rigorous, computer science K-3rd charter school located in Atlanta, GA that is opening its doors in August 2020. Its mission is to serve economically underserved students of color in the areas of computer science (CS) & technology. HTCS is proud to be the first elementary computer science school in the state of Georgia. We truly believe that all children should be exposed to CS & technology at early ages. With an ever-evolving world, computer science and programming will be an essential skill for any child to learn. We are searching for a results-driven Elementary School Teacher to join our charter school and be a part of our vision to be the "lighthouse in the community" for underserved families in Atlanta.
What is the Special Education Teacher Role?
As a HTCSAT Special Education Teacher, you are setting the tone for growth, learning, and teamwork. We expect nothing but the best from our teachers since you are lighting the way for helping our students succeed.
Key Responsibilities include:
- ● Build a culture of trust and learning
- ● Deliver individual and group instruction to students with moderate to severe special needs and build strong relationships with students in order to push them to be their best selves both academically and personally
- ● Design an individualized curriculum, write education plans, collect and evaluate data
- ● Implement comprehensive individualized behavior support plans
- ● Serve as the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team chair for a small caseload and coordinate related services
- Must have successful work with elementary students who have oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), Dyslexia, and any special needs that may be linked to underserved communities
- ● Collaborate with others to ensure each student is receiving the support they need that includes training and providing supervision to paraprofessionals and consulting regularly with specialists or personnel involved in a child's program (ex. speech therapist, occupational therapist, physical therapist)
- Drive academic outcomes by analyzing data, studying student work and implementing high leverage instructional moves to ensure dramatic gains for all students
- Train with colleagues and school leaders to receive targeted, real-time feedback on instruction, as well as unparalleled support and professional development
- Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies
Successful candidates should have the following:
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Special Education or hold a Special Education teaching license with an outstanding record of academic achievement and extracurricular leadership
- Working knowledge of federal and state Special Education laws
- Experience with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and working with children with autism and developmental delays
- Experience in working with children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Believe that great teaching closes the achievement gap and have an unwavering belief in your students’ capabilities
- Have stellar teaching history with a proven record of propelling student growth
- Possess a GPA of cumulative 3.0 or higher (transcripts required) or equivalent of 3 years teaching experience with evidence of closing achievement gaps
- Have high moral character and strong work ethics, and passionate about teaching and learning
- Professional, warm, and collaborative with students, families, and colleagues
To join our team, please complete an application at this link and upload a cover letter, transcripts/data documenting improved class achievement and resume that outlines your candidacy. Your cover letter should explain in detail your qualifications for the position. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.
The community and students that we serve are diverse. We are committed to reflecting that diversity in our staff and strive to have the most diverse applicant pool possible. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for any position at HTCSAT. By fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, we provide the best educational experience to prepare our students for a future reflective of the world that we live in.
Harriet Tubman School of Science & Technology Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Harriet Tubman School of Science & Technology offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.