Role: Special Education Teacher (Virtual)
Location: Provost Academy Georgia – Home Office
Rate of Pay: $20.00 per hour
Weekly Hours: 20 hours per week
This Special Education Teacher is responsible for managing students that have a variety of disabilities, in an interesting, stimulating, and effective manner in the learning environment. The Special Education advisor is responsible for providing IEP services and managing a student caseload. The Special Education Teacher interacts synchronously and asynchronously with the student(s) through a variety of methods, provides curriculum resources to meet the child’s individual needs including tutorials, e-mails, and phone calls. This is a part-time, year round position, and some evening and weekend hours may be required. The Special Education Teacher works online from a home-based office. Some local travel to statewide learning centers and elsewhere may be required.
- Instruction and Student Achievement
- Learn the Provost curriculum for assigned grade levels and subjects
- Demonstrate knowledge of state standards, testing requirements, and graduation requirements within the core content
- Evaluate and provide feedback for subjective questions in the students’ assessments.
- Monitor Discussion Boards / Forums to answer student questions and resolve issues within 24 hours of the original posting.
- Supplement and reinforce the curriculum with online and offline materials and activities
- Use information generated from the student’s performance to make data-driven decisions and adjustments to the curriculum and learning model.
- Provide intervention tasks for students to complete to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to raise achievement and address weaknesses on a particular learning standard.
- Collaborate with Special Education Coordinator to develop IEPs.
- Collaborate with Special Education Coordinator on progress monitoring for students with disabilities
- Provide special education services identified on the IEPs of students with disabilities. Special Education teachers may be required to provide academic, behavioral, and/or independent functioning services.
- Maintain the Learning Environment
- Initiate and strengthen relationships with students and their families through many different interactions
- Build community by contributing to school message boards, newsletter and events
- Participate in staff meetings and professional development sessions
- Communicate with colleagues and supervisors on a regular basis
- Maintain confidentiality as required by the school and by law
- Additional duties as assigned
- Internal: Advisors, Special Education Teachers, and Special Education Coordinator
- External: Parents/Guardians, Students, Charter Board, State Department of Education
Key Behavioral Competencies:
- Personal Accountability – When committing to do something, does it decisively, responsibly and with urgency. Can be relied on consistently, including:
- Demonstrates a strong sense of urgency through prioritizing and following through on commitments
- Drives hard to meet and frequently exceed goals and objectives within tight timeframes.
- Decision Making
- Makes timely decisions
- Takes bold, decisive action or makes commitments, despite risks, conflict or uncertainty, after considering the available courses of action and the needs and values of others.
- Responds to change with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new ways of working.
- Seeks new skills, behaviors and knowledge to increase personal performance capabilities.
- Establishes rapport with people easily
- Develops and maintains a network of contacts who can provide information, help and access to others.
- Bachelor degree
- Minimum two years teaching experience in a traditional (brick & mortar) or virtual school preferred
- Experience teaching or participating in an e-learning/online learning course preferred
- State Teacher Certification in Special Education or approved alternative certification
- Baccalaureate or Advanced degree in the subject to be taught, or
- Passed a rigorous state content exam in the subject
- Strong written and verbal skills
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Outlook
- Proficiency with multimedia communication tools, such as discussion boards, web logs, email, instant messaging and audio podcasts
- Ability and availability to travel within the state as needed
- High degree of flexibility
- Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment
- Experience developing and revising curriculum preferred
For more information and for consideration, please apply online at http://edisonlearning.com/content/current-openings?gnk=apply&gni=8a699b98434172c901436930ef422b12&gns=Georgia%20Charter%20Schools%20Association%20(GCSA)