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Middle School Learning Specialist
KIPP New Jersey - Newark
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: Immediately
Organization: KIPP New Jersey - Newark
Contact: MS/HS Recruiter
Here's what you need to know:
We’re looking for a middle school learning specialist (special education teacher) for the 2018-19 school year! Our middle schools in Newark are constantly looking for great teachers to help our students climb the mountain to college. Learning specialists work with our students that need us the most to help them get ready for success in college and in life.
Here's what you"ll be doing:
Joining one of our schools comes with a lot of growth opportunities, but with great power comes great responsibility. Here are a few for this position:
- Directly teach students with special needs, driving towards their individualized goals
Remediate and challenge students on your caseload through whole group and small group teaching
Be a good Teammate – work closely with other teachers and team members to create a cohesive school culture of success and family
Support classroom teachers in serving students who need additional interventions
Update student performance trackers and rely on data to make decisions
Certified in Special Education
A minimum GPA of 3.0
A minimum of two years teaching, preferably in special education
A track record of success in the classroom, with data that you can explain
Knowledge of special education and effective interventions
A collaborative attitude towards teaching and learning
The ability to be flexible in a new school environment where things change all the time
Need more reasons to work here?
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP New Jersey offers a comprehensive benefits plan, a subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, and a laptop (Woot! Woot!), as well as subsidized travel for teammates commuting from the New York area. And 100% of KIPP New Jersey employees agree we have the best kids in the nation. So there’s that.
About KIPP New Jersey
KIPP New Jersey schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to teach over 5,100 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. 92% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced price meals.
KIPP New Jersey alumni earn college degrees at more than 3.5 times the national average for students from low-income families. By offering highly effective educators with strong bonds to families, more time in school learning, services that support a variety of student needs, and a culture focused on achievement, our students are on the path to and through college. Visit KIPPNJ.org to learn more.