Special Education Teacher Harlem Children's Zone - Harlem, NY

When students enter HCZ Promise Academy Charter Schools, we make a promise to help each and every one get to and through college. Everything we give our students—from world-class instruction and exceptional extracurricular activities to social-emotional support and healthy meals—is aimed at fulfilling that promise.

In addition, our Promise curriculum includes grade-appropriate character education, helping students at every level build crucial non-cognitive skills such as resilience, grit, and curiosity. We also provide on-site medical, dental, and psychological services, as well as a healthy, freshly made breakfast, lunch and snack each day. 

To support our teachers, we provide them with weekly professional development, access to top-of-the-line technology, including a personal laptop, and Smartboards and tablets in the classroom. Additionally, our teachers are surrounded by colleagues and professionals—ranging from academic and instructional coaches and deans of students to guidance counselors and social workers—all committed to ensuring the success of every child. 

Special Education Teacher Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Review IEP related documents to develop appropriate goals and objectives for each student
  • Collaborate with general education teachers regarding the educational, social, emotional and physical needs of each student
  • Plan, develop and implement individualized learning plans for each student
  • Prepare instructional materials and lesson plans according to Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Review IEPs with parents, school administration and general education teachers
  • Monitor, evaluate and document each student’s progress utilizing appropriate measurements and assessment devices
  • Maintain and communicate high academic and personal expectations for all students
  • Incorporate direct instruction, discussion, projects and cooperative work to engage students, keep classes focused and infuse a lasting desire to learn
  • Follow the school’s policies and procedures for student conduct and discipline, and refuse to tolerate classroom disruptions
  • Meet designated deadlines for completing Teacher Reports, IEPs, parent phone calls and other time-sensitive tasks
  • Develop and use a variety of assessments (e.g., exams, written work, and public performances) that frequently measure student progress toward the school’s content and skill standards
  • Develop clear evaluation criteria and distribute to students prior to assignments
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Share responsibility for grade level and school-wide activities

Special Education Teacher Qualification, Skill and Knowledge Requirements

  • A dedication and commitment to the mission of HCZ Promise Academy
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years teaching experience is required
  • 2 – 5 years teaching experience in an urban school setting is desired
  • Must be willing to work Saturday’s during test prep season – additional compensation is provided
  • New York State certification in Special Education grades 7 - 12 required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Special Education: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • NYS Teaching Certification

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