Education Specialist - Mod/Severe

Aspire is hiring for immediate and 2019-2020 positions!
About Aspire:
Aspire Public Schools operates a network of 40 high-performing, college preparatory charter schools serving 17,000 students in underserved communities across California and in Memphis, Tennessee. In an effort to reduce inequitable student outcomes and increase access in higher education, Aspire was founded in 1998 and is one of the nation's largest open-enrollment public charter school systems, leading the charge in equitable pedagogy and restorative justice practices.
Our promise at Aspire Public Schools is that every child will receive a high-quality education to prepare them for success in college, career, and life. Every day, our community of students, families, teachers and staff come together to plan, play, celebrate, and resolve challenges so that every child's aspirations are within reach.
The Opportunity:
Behind every successful student is a team of passionate and dedicated educators. As an instructor at Aspire, you will deliver high-quality instruction within a small school environment where every student is known and valued as an individual. In addition, you will empower students to take control of their own learning and contribute to the continuous improvement of our nationally recognized model. Your professional learning community will provide a supportive and collaborative environment to fuel your growth and development. Together, we will change the odds for underserved students, ensuring that every student is prepared to earn a college degree.
What You Will Do:
Establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that every student will attend college
Administer academic diagnostic tests
Participate as a member of a team to identify the needs and specific goals and objectives of each child's IEP
Instruct students with IEPs for the purpose of developing appropriate academic and interpersonal skills
Consult and articulate with faculty and parents via meetings, phone, and email regarding the needs and progress of students
Create and maintain notifications, records, files, and reports as required by federal, state, and SELPA regulations
Maintain knowledge of current regulations pertaining to special education
Participate in Student Study Team meetings and follow up plans as needed
Collaborate with faculty to ensure that students modifications and accommodations are being appropriately implemented in the general education classroom
What You Will Bring:
Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred
Valid Special Education Credential (Moderate/Severe) or strong desire to obtain one through an intern program
2+ years working with students which special needs in an educational setting
Knowledge of child cognitive development and different learning styles
Ability and willingness to implement students' IEPs
Ability and willingness to reflect and improve instructional practices
Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing conditions; ability and good judgment to take initiative to modify activities
Ability to collaborate with general education and special education colleagues, parents and community
Ability to work with an ethnically and economically diverse student body
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Special Education experience
Aspire offers its employees a competitive salary and benefits, including paid time off, 100% core health benefits coverage on select plans, life insurance/long-term disability, participation in a CA or TN state retirement plan, tuition reimbursement plan, and adoption assistance program.
Aspire Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Aspire promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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