Interested candidates should submit a resume and 3 professional references to Stonebrook via email at email@example.com
– Behavior Specialist/Special Ed Teacher
– Community Engagement & Admissions Coordinator
Elementary Teacher (6-9 year-olds)
Stonebrook Montessori is seeking passionate candidates to lead a lower elementary class, in a school that is committed to producing transformative outcomes by starting with the young child and serving the entire family. The ideal candidate is dedicated to public Montessori and motivated to help urban children thrive.
Stonebrook Montessori is an exciting public charter school that opened in Cleveland, OH in fall, 2015. We currently have 4 primary, 3 lower elementary and 1 upper elementary class, serving just under 200 children and their families. We offer fully-implemented, inclusive Montessori environments in a beautifully renovated historic building with a significant connection to the natural surroundings. We are proud to have recently been awarded AMI Associated status!
If you have an adventurous spirit, enjoy creating collaboratively, and are moved by the idea of social change through education, please consider joining our team of like-minded and experienced colleagues. Salaries are commensurate with experience; public and/or urban experience is a plus. Please send cover letter and resume to Jacqui Miller, Principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elementary Classroom Assistant (6 – to 9 – year olds)
Stonebrook Montessori is seeking a hard-working, reliable elementary classroom assistant for the 2018-19 school year. The school is located in a renovated historic building in Glenville and serves Cleveland’s children in high-fidelity Montessori classroom environments. We are an urban public charter school, striving to produce transformative outcomes for children and families.
A classroom assistant is responsible for supporting the teacher in the classroom, which requires attention to detail, good communication skills, a positive attitude, and respect for children and adult co-workers. This is a full-time position, in a multi-age, interdisciplinary Montessori classroom, working with children in 1st-3rd grades. The ideal candidate is a creative, flexible life-long learner who is committed to meeting the needs of every child in a collaborative and inclusive environment, and who believes all children are worthy of access to a high quality Montessori education. Montessori experience and/or experience working in a trauma informed environment with children who have behavioral and/or learning differences will be given priority.
If you are a motivated, energetic, thoughtful educator who believes in the Montessori approach to education, consider joining our team! Please send your resume and cover letter, and indicate your availability to Jacqui Miller, Principal, at 216-644-3012 or email@example.com.
Behavior Specialist /Special Ed Teacher (Moderate-Severe) Job Description
TITLE: Behavior Specialist/Special Ed Teacher (Moderate-Severe)
- Educator License – Intervention Specialist (K-12) Moderate-Severe Behavior
- Minimum of 3 years of experience as certified Special Education teacher
- A growth mindset and ability to use feedback to create and refine practice
- Successful experience working in a collaborative environment
- Montessori training
- Experience working with diverse communities
- Experience accelerating student learning and achievement in low-income communities
REPORTS TO: Principal
ROLE: Stonebrook Montessori is seeking a dynamic and visionary Special Education teacher who will engage students, families, and other members of our learning community to guide student success. This role will work closely with other professionals on the Student Support Team to ensure the quality of special education instructional programs and to act as a resource in the areas of teacher support, federal accountability, and classroom support to students with disabilities. S/he will work primarily with a small grouping of students in a small classroom setting and develop interventions to increase progress toward IEP goals, classroom inclusion, and healthy interactions within the school community. This role will also be able to provide behavior training and consultation to parents and school personnel to enhance the success of students in the educational environment. S/he engages community partners and families in serving the whole child and ensuring all children are guided to achieve at high levels and become prepared to succeed in any setting. S/he will know how to successfully work in an urban elementary school with a low-income population, including students who have experienced trauma.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Data Driven Planning and Assessment
- Lead and observe students in their educational environment, analyze existing data and conduct preference assessments to increase student success.
- Facilitate data collection with educational teams to monitor student progress.
- Help identify and assess behavioral difficulties of children that interfere with their attendance, adjustment, academics and achievement in school.
- Establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that ALL children can achieve at high levels and are prepared to succeed in any setting
- Monitor students’ behavior/activities in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment
- Demonstrate respect and understanding of students and families from diverse backgrounds
- Assist in the creation of a learning environment that is conducive of all learning styles and preferences
- Model implementation of behavior programs/strategies in the school environment.
- Collaborate with other team educators to develop behavior intervention plans for students experiencing behavioral concerns throughout the school environment.
- Provide follow up consultation to analyze success of behavior plans and assist with modifications as needed.
- Facilitate transitions to provide support, modifications and adaptations to support success.
- Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities while meeting accepted standards of professional behavior.
- Consult and collaborate with other school personnel in gathering and giving information on a student and in establishing and planning for respective roles in the modification of the student’s behavior.
- Consult and collaborate with appropriate school personnel regarding the referral of students for prevention and intervention strategies as well as for the referral of students to school district, special education cooperative and various out-of-school agencies as necessary.
- Provide consultation for IEP teams to support student placement in the least restrictive environment.
- Provide consultation in the development and implementation of classroom management programs tailored to student behavioral needs/plans.
- Provide educational training to parents on behavior modification/management techniques.
- Provide training to school personnel in the Special Education environment to help facilitate social-emotional and behavioral progress with students.
- Conduct in-service training for school staff. Competency in Methods and Practice
Partnerships, Family, and Community
- Communicates effectively, verbally and in writing with members of the IEP team, building administration and staff, and Cooperative administrative staff.
- Organizes time, energy and workload in order to meet responsibilities and complete assignments with due consideration for the priorities among the various responsibilities.
- Participates in team meetings and IEP conferences including pre-referral interventions, placements, IEP’s and annual reviews.
- Establish relationships with parents to provide information and support for student transitions to the least restrictive environment.
- Strives to improve professional expertise in area of specialization.
- Establishes and maintains open, positive lines of communication with students and their parents concerning behavior.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities We are looking for Special Education Teachers who are highly effective in each of the following areas:
Data Driven Planning and Assessment
- Work with Principal and Special Education Supervisor to develop action plans for constant learning and growth
- Work with General Education staff to identify areas of need for students and appropriate targeted instruction
- Assess student data and progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals (e.g. behavioral, motor development and communication skills, academic needs, vocational abilities, etc.) for the purpose of improving program effectiveness
- Administer developmental testing programs, subject specific assessments, etc. for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans
- Supervise the implementation of state assessments for special education students
- Adapt classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning plans within established lesson plans
- Support classroom teachers for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of established curriculum and/or individual student plans.
- Modify the general education curriculum for students with disabilities based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
- Monitors student progress on ongoing basis and adjust supports as needed
- Direct Student Support Assistants for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.
- Administer, under supervision, first aid and assistance to medically fragile children (e.g. toileting, diapering, etc.) as needed in rare instances.
- Participate in and/or coordinates a variety of meetings (e.g. Professional Learning Community, IEP, Grade Level) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
- Prepare a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
- Assist in planning and delivering professional development and learning experiences to teachers and school site staff
- Actively seek and participate in professional development opportunities to remain current with federal and state special education guidelines