PAVE Schools

  • Exceptional Children Learning Support Coordinator

    Job Location
    US-NC-Raleigh
  • ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

    PAVE Schools, Inc. (PAVE) prepares Kindergarten to 8th grade students to thrive in competitive high schools and four-year colleges. PAVE provides its students with a rigorous academic program and a community built on the organization’s core values of Perseverance, Achievement, Vibrance, and Excellent character. PAVE supports the establishment and operation of:

     

    • PAVE Red Hook, a Kindergarten – 8th grade public charter school in Red Hook, Brooklyn. In 2018 – 2019, PAVE Red Hook will educate 490 Kindergarten – 8th grade scholars.
    • PAVE Southeast, a Kindergarten – 8th grade public charter school in Raleigh, NC.  In 2018-2019 PAVE Southeast will educate 400 Kindergarten – 4th grade scholars.
    • Future schools founded on the core values of Perseverance, Achievement, Vibrance, and Excellent character.

    OPPORTUNITY SUMMARY

    PAVE Southeast Raleigh seeks a special education/exceptional children certified Elementary School Learning Support Coordinator (LSC) to be an integral part of the instructional team. PAVE seeks an educator who is committed to education reform, believes that all scholars can and will achieve at high levels with joyful, rigorous instruction, and who can commit to a consistent school-wide culture that cultivates growth within our scholars. PAVE students’ success depends on the knowledge, skills, and mindsets of PAVE’s teachers and school leaders. The LSC will ensure that all PAVE scholars have a great education, and are able to meet targeted goals through the support of the Learning Support Team, and all teachers at PAVE. Through coordinating, co-teaching, and supporting scholars with high needs, the PAVE LSC will work with the Elementary School Team to ensure we are building an integrated school environment that leads all kids to becoming citizens and scholars that have the skills and preparedness they need to meet PAVE’s mission. The LSC will report to the Principal.

    ALL PAVE TEAM MEMBERS BELIEVE IN:

    Our Core Values

    Perseverance: We believe that reflection and refinement is key towards continuously growing and improving. We give and receive direct feedback and hold each other accountable.  We are solutions minded, positive and allow ourselves to be vulnerable as we persevere to get better.

     

    Achievement: We set ambitious goals and work relentlessly to attain them. We understand the key to student academic growth is great teaching; we obsess over the art and science of teaching timeless content well. We use data to drive all our decisions and measure our success.

     

    Vibrance: We share gratitude with our colleagues, students and families. We recognize that complaining saps our collective strength and remain optimistic in the face of challenges. We focus on the joy of our practice and recognize the accomplishments of others. We believe that good humor and generosity of spirit are key to a positive culture.

     

    Excellent Character: We always assume the best and take concerns to the source. We maintain emotional constancy and disciplined language in all situations. We treat all in our community with honesty

    HOW YOU'LL CONTRIBUTE

    Instruction

    • Plan and teach rigorous, goals-driven lessons for small and co-teaching instruction each day
    • Implement interventions and accommodations (academic, social, or behavioral) for individual students based on needs
    • Communicate effectively and regularly with students and parents about student progress including keeping accurate grade book records and using school tracking documents
    • Coordinate IEP meetings and the internal RTI process

     

    Co-Planning and Collaboration

    • Support teachers in developing or locating instructional activities and resources specific to struggling scholars and their individual needs
    • Provide written feedback on lesson plans to provide differentiation and suggestions as needed
    • Meet with coach and teachers regularly to check in on progress, debrief learning activities, and adapt plans as necessary including support for co-teaching teams
    • Support teachers in developing rigorous academic goals for individual scholars and plan benchmarks to meet goals
    • Provide school leaders with input on how PD activities can best meet the needs of teachers in order to ensure that we are consistently meeting the “all scholars” part of our mission
    • Lead PD sessions on selected aspects of instruction in an inclusive setting and
    • differentiating teaching practices to meet the needs of our population as needed
    • Co-Write and update Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for all scholars on an annual basis, including facilitating and distributing conversations around Present Levels of Performance, goal-setting, and analyzing data for individual scholars

     

    Data Analysis and Maintaining Accurate Records

    • Support teachers in examining student work, observation checklists, exit tickets, and formal assessment data to identify student growth, diagnose challenges, and plan for future instruction and intervention
    • Co-Facilitate team analysis of achievement data with each IA cycle and as needed
    • Refer students for initial and repeat evaluations (for ESL services, 504 Plans, and Special Services) as needed and track scholar progress every 6 weeks
    • Promote dialogue and peer learning between special and general educators (and related service providers)
    • Maintain accurate, secure records of all scholars with special needs ensuring compliance throughout all aspects of the program (including ESL, 504, and IEP records)
    • Manage relationships with student service providers (including but not limited to OT, PT, and Speech)

    WHAT YOU'LL BRING TO THE TEAM

    • Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge students
    • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a warm, strict, orderly classroom environment
    • Personal accountability for student achievement and a proven track-record for doing so in the classroom
    • A belief that all students can learn at a high level and should be held to high academic standards
    • Ability to communicate effectively (in writing and orally).
    • A strong commitment to PAVE’s mission and vision
    • Able to work effectively with students, parents, administrators, colleagues, community, and other school system staff
    • High expectations for student work and behavior with unwavering commitment to consistency
    • Optimistic, with the right blend of support and accountability
    • Bachelor’s Degree (required), Master’s Degree (preferred)
    • Experience teaching in an urban public school or charter school setting
    • North Carolina Teaching Certification in Special Education/Exceptional Children
    • Bilingual English/Spanish ability preferred

    NON-DISCRIMINATION SUMMARY

    PAVE Schools, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.

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