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Would you like to be part of a fun, interactive community, and building a beautiful and innovative school from the ground up? Our new Montessori Charter school for ALL students in Jefferson County Schools is seeking highly qualified Special Education Teachers for Fall 2017.

The Role: Special Ed teachers will administer support to students displaying needs in areas such as social and emotional development, speech and language development, dyslexia, sensory integration, English Language Learning, and subject matter delays. These supports will include: developing effective Individualized Education Plans (IEPs); providing targeted, evidence-based therapeutic interventions in compliance with IEP goals and objectives to facilitate student participation and performance within the school environment; completing comprehensive evaluations of various developmental skills, needs and functional abilities for the purpose of determining program eligibility and developing recommendations for treatment, assistive technology/devices and access to general education curriculum; providing daily tutoring to Special Education and other scholars in individual and small group settings; and adapting/modifying the environment to meet individual student needs, helping them function as independently as possible in the school setting; and providing engaging, motivating, and rigorous instruction in small group and individual settings with specific outcomes articulated and assessed..

Qualifications: Candidates must have demonstrated knowledge of specific developmental areas such as speech and language development, social and emotional development, fine or gross motor development, dyslexia, and sensory integration, as well as behavioral management within the learning environment and experience developing individualized education plans in collaboration with other educational providers, parents and students. In addition, candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and one year working in schools achieving significant gains in student growth and development. Candidates must have excellent verbal and written skills, strong organizational skills, and experience writing effective Individualized Education Plans and communicating them effectively to a variety of stakeholders.

Desired qualities: reliable, committed, energetic, patient and detail oriented; has initiative and curiosity; is an apt listener, able to learn quickly and follow instruction; openness to feedback and desire to continue learning and growth; demonstrates professionalism in word, deed, and appearance; specific interest in working within a Montessori school and learning how to fit their specialty services within a learning environment that is high respectful, reciprocal, peaceful and culturally responsive.

About Us: Great Work Montessori School seeks to offer high quality Montessori education in order to support every child in becoming a joyful and courageous agent of peace, builder of community, and creator of justice and beauty. GWMS is a FREE public Montessori school for children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. In addition, we offer an income-based sliding scale tuition preschool. We aim to be an accessible and diverse public school, serving grades K-8, while embodying the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) standards for Montessori education. We are about Montessori for ALL! In our school, you will find a collaborative educator environment, engaging learning opportunities and staff development. Come grow with us! Please submit your resume and cover letter directly to HR at hr@greatworkmontessori.org or phone 720-588-2207.

 

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