The Grace School, Providence, RI
Full-time 40 hours weekly
** Meeting Street is currently offering a $2,500.00 bonus to all new employees of full-time, benefit eligible positions! **
Meeting Street believes the dignity of each person is paramount. We recognize that our community’s future strength rests firmly on our commitment to our values of respect, compassion, integrity, inclusivity, and excellence.
Meeting Street does not discriminate in services or employment on the basis of ethnicity, race, age, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, economic background/circumstances, physical and/or mental abilities, veteran status, marital status, or resident immigration status. Meeting Street respects and celebrates the diversity that contributes to a healthy, caring community. To uphold these commitments, we expect all employees to recognize and properly respond to racism and other forms of injustice.
About The Grace School:
The Grace School is a truly one-of-a-kind K-8 independent school that helps each child reach their full potential by providing robust academics, small-class sizes, and a variety of extracurricular programs in a state-of-the art facility. The Grace School believes the dignity of each person is paramount, recognizing that our school’s future strength rests firmly on our commitment to recognize, respect and uphold the dignity of all our students, their families and our faculty and staff.
In this role, you will:
- Co-teach and plan with a general educator to develop academics-first lesson plans and instructional materials that meet the individual needs of students, including students with severe or multiple cognitive, developmental, and/or physical disabilities and medically complex conditions
- Plan and implement motivating and creative age-appropriate lessons and activities to address goals as outlined in each students’ IEP
- Facilitate interactions among students that provide opportunities for emotional, social, and cognitive growth
- Assess students on a regular basis and maintain data records on each student’s progress to provide accurate evaluations and progress reports
- Collaborate with therapists to implement an integrated educational/therapeutic model
- Meet deadlines for IEP development and presentation, educational testing, and alternate assessments
- Demonstrate culturally informed classroom management and discipline practices with the ability to neutralize the pattern of inequitable discipline of children of color
- Develop and maintain contact with families with an awareness and respect for all cultural, racial, socio-economic backgrounds, abilities, and family structures
- You are adept at modifying and diversifying lessons, materials, and communication to meet the individual needs of all students
- You are creative in your ability to make/modify materials, and in your ability to facilitate motivating and engaging experiences for students
- You are collaborative with the general education teacher, therapists and classroom staff to create a welcoming blended educational and therapeutic environment
- You are flexible in how you provide services, and can adapt to changes easily
- You use positive guidance techniques, such as redirection, modeling appropriate behavior and praise
- You can clearly express your intentions through professional writing, and meet all requirements and deadlines for documentation in the IEP process
- You are comfortable speaking with parents individually and presenting to multiple people in a group setting
- You are technology-savvy and can live in the digital world
More About You:
- You believe in the power of inclusion, and that these environments allow learners of all abilities to thrive and develop to their fullest potential
- You have an academics-first mindset and believe that our students are capable of learning and developing to their fullest potential
- You feel strongly to advocate for your students, and will actively represent and empower them
- You are passionate about being an integral part of a diverse school community, and have respect and understanding for diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds, abilities, and family structures
- You model our school’s values of respect, compassion, integrity, inclusivity, and excellence in all of your actions and communication
What you need:
- Certified by the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) as a Special Education Teacher
- Certified in Severe Disabilities (All Ages), or Mild/Moderate Disabilities (Grades PK-8) with willingness to obtain Severe Disabilities Certification
Meeting Street is committed to ideals of justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, learning and creating an anti-racist work culture.
Meeting Street is a non-profit organization offering a high-coverage, low-cost benefits package to employees working thirty or more hours weekly. Our package includes health, dental and vision insurance, FSA, Paid Time Off, 403b Retirement Plan and more.
Learn more about us at https://www.meetingstreet.org/
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