Bilingual SPED Education Teacher  

The mission of Aurora Charter School is to operate a center of learning that embraces academic excellence and celebrates the gift of Latino culture.

Our unique dual language program is designed around the three pillars of dual language education; Bilingualism and Biltieracy, High academic achievement, and socio-cultural competence. We strive to ensure that each child develops strong biliteracy skills, achieves at their highest potential, and develops a socio-cultural competence that helps them develop into noble citizens of our community.

Job Summary:

At Aurora Charter School, we believe our greatest resource is the people who form our team.  Under the general supervision of the School Principal, Bilingual Special Education Teacher will maximize the learning experience of students with special needs, in academics, interpersonal skills, and activities of daily living by implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities, outcomes; addressing students’ specific needs; providing a safe and optimal learning environment. Multiple openings, high possibility of immediate hire for current school year 2021-2022 if desired. 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Conduct assessments, testing, and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of identifying learning issues, and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize learning. 

  • Participates in PPT’s and assists in developing Individual Educational Plans (“IEP”) for students. 

  • Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students’ IEP’s and behavior management plans. 

  • Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations, and institutions, including state and federal authorities as needed. 

  • Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual students’ abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services. 

  • Serves as ready resource to students and parents to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and behavioral management; serves as the liaison between home and school. 

  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops, professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships with members of institutions of higher learning and the business community. 

  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information to prospective colleges and employers, as required by district procedures and applicable laws. 

  • Encourages parental involvement in students’ education and ensures effective communication with students and parents. 

  • Assists in the orientation of new teachers, and provides in-service training in guidance. 

  • Selects and requisitions appropriate books, aids, and other supplies and equipment and maintain inventory records. 

  • Participates in various student and parent activities which occur in school including curriculum nights, and school events. 

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities 

  • Knowledge of Special Education principles, theories, testing, methods, etc. as well as proven methods of maximizing the educational experience of students with special needs. 

  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles. 

  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans. 

  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students. 

  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed. 

  • Ability to organize and coordinate work. 

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents in Spanish and English.

  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth. 

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work. 

Education and Experience:

  • MN teaching license in any Special Education related field

  • Must be proficient in Academic Spanish 

  • Must be 18 years or older at the time of employment, must possess a valid Minnesota Driver’s License or state identification, must satisfactorily pass a criminal background check, and must comply with organizational and district policies. 

Physical Requirements: 

  • Required to lift or carry classroom supplies, textbooks, furniture, and equipment to a minimum of 35 pounds.  

  • Required to sit, stand, bend, stoop, reach, grab, pull, hear, see, and speak on a daily basis.

  • Required to perform repetitive physical tasks such as computer keyboarding, writing, and reading

 

FLSA: Exempt

Fiscal Year: 2022-2023 (high possibility of immediate hire for current school year 2021-2022)

196 Days