The Brooklyn Center Community Schools (BCCS) District is seeking applicants to join our team as a Special Education Teacher. The Special Education Teacher will provide academic, functional, and transition instruction to students. Create an educational program and a classroom environment that is multicultural/gender and ability fair, developmentally appropriate, is favorable to learning and growth and is based on the commitment that all children can learn. Work is performed under the general direction of the Principal. Continuous supervision is exercised over Educational Assistant. BCCS is looking for applicants driven to uphold our Mission: To become a justice-center school community who fuels the unique genius of each student.
BCCS Core Values – Written on a foundation of student voice, our district core values communicate the culture and character of Brooklyn Center Community Schools.
We stand front and center
We demonstrate passion, pride, and perseverance
We acknowledge and disrupt oppressive systems
Our diversity fuels learning
We fiercely lead in justice-centered educated
Essential Job Responsibilities:
- Creates lessons and learning environments that are safe, respectful, and interesting as well as multicultural/gender and ability fair/developmentally appropriate.
- Selects, adapts and individualizes materials appropriate for diverse student populations and skills.
- Establishes developmentally appropriate instructional and behavioral expectations for students and communicates those to students and their families.
- Assesses students’ developmental, cognitive and social needs and provides developmentally appropriate instruction to meet those needs.
- Regularly assesses student learning by using multiple forms of assessment.
- Responsible for case management and maintaining appropriate due process files.
- Facilitates positive interactions between students and teacher, student and peers and student and other adults.
- Models learning and behavior consistent with the expectations for students.
- Participates in ongoing and regular staff, team and individual professional development.
- Collaborates with peers to develop, plan and implement best practices based on the needs/abilities of the students.
- Keeps the students’ needs and rights first and foremost in any educational decision-making.
- Collaborates and communicates regularly with families in making educational decisions and uses family and community resources to support learning .
- Supervise students to ensure a safe, supportive, culturally responsive, equitable, and welcoming learning environment Instruct students in area(s) of specialization and subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
- Adapts teaching materials and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments that guide and challenge students.
- Develops standards for critical analysis through group discussions.
- Assesses, identifies and evaluates needs of students; provides instruction in individual or group sessions; establishes and maintains standards of behavior.
- Creates and implements behavior modification programs for special needs students.
- Administers standardized tests in accordance with established procedures.
- Encourages students to think independently, develop and express original ideas.
- Evaluates student progress; maintains appropriate records; prepares progress reports.
- Communicates with students, student counselors and parents through conferences and other means.
- Maintains professional competence through in-service education and self-selected professional books and instructional materials.
- Selects and requisitions books and instructional materials.
- Orders instructional supplies and materials.
- Participates in curriculum development programs, faculty committees and student activity sponsorship as required.
- Attends meetings and training sessions as required.
- Other duties as assigned.
Pay and Benefits: Pay and Benefits based on the contract
Duty Days: Monday-Thursday July 6-July 29, plus an additional 8 hours or prep/planning prior to the start of ESY
Licensed staff hours: total paid hours include student contact time plus .5 hours both before and after student hours
- Bachelor’s degree with coursework in education, or related field and minimal experience teaching or planning curriculum, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Must hold a valid Minnesota teaching license in Special Education.
Knowlege ,Skills and, Abilities Preferred:
- Ability to articulate a positive image of the school district and school district personnel.
- Ability to relate and communicate effectively with people of different cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic background.
- Demonstrated success working effectively in a diverse, collaborative team environment, with skills in promoting cultural inclusiveness.
- Ability to organize and maintain confidential records.
- Ability to serve as a member of the professional learning community to promote an educational climate in which students can grow intellectually and emotionally.
- Skilled in selecting and providing a wide range of intervention strategies and monitoring their effectiveness.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work; Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
- Ability to work effectively as an interdisciplinary team.
Physical Requirements: Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating machines and observing general surroundings and activities; work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions, exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment and exposure to bodily fluids; may be required to wear a mask and other personal protective equipment in a pandemic outbreak; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
Please select this link to learn more about Brooklyn Center Community Schools: https://www.brooklyncenterschools.org/
Please select this link to apply online: https://www.applitrack.com/brooklyncenterschools/onlineapp/
BROOKLYN CENTER COMMUNITY SCHOOLS IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
Brooklyn Center Community Schools is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable Equal Opportunity laws, directives and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies. Brooklyn Center Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, gender identity and expression, disability, age, or status.