Posted: Feb 24, 2022

Exceptional Children/EC Teacher

Full-time
Salary: $44,000.00 - $65,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Jun 24, 2022
Middle School

Position Purpose:  This position will be responsible for supporting and leading various projects that enhance the early childhood elementary experience for students and staff while creating common practices that are student-centered.

 Essential Performance Responsibilities

  • Plan and coordinate classroom staffing, supporting student needs, and required ratios.
  • Coordinate programming and funding streams.
  • Plan and lead the implementation of continued classroom expansion in early childhood education.
  • Write, implement, support, and monitor EC  grants, Learning Community proposals as well as the ability to obtain child care licensing certification for the district.
    • Knowledge of CCIP is preferred
    • Knowledge of ECATS is mandatory
  • Works with an understanding of a diverse student population and equity.
  • Leads with the belief that every child, every day, will be prepared for success.
  • Collect, analyze, and report research data.
  • Keep abreast of curriculum and instruction developments relating to current trends/issues, education needs, research, and best practices in early childhood education.
  • Attend various advisory councils as a liaison.
  • Collaborate with appropriate departments and stakeholders on state reporting issues. 
  • Coordinate and facilitate curriculum-based work groups.
  • Coordinate and manage other projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor's Degree with appropriate course work in Elementary Education, Administration, Supervision, Personnel, Educational Psychology, or related field.
  • Special Education certified required.
  • A minimum of  two years successful experience in the field of exceptional children as a teacher and/or  with leadership responsibilities, in a large urban public school setting is recommended.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal exceptional children  requirements.
  • Knowledge of procedures and ‘best practices’ for implementing and sustaining an inclusive, exemplary, developmentally appropriate K-8 EC program.
  • Exemplary organizational skills.
  • Exemplary communication skills oral and written.
  • Exemplary skills in instructional leadership, curriculum experience and professional development.
  • A demonstrated philosophy that all children can learn.
  • The skills pertinent to positive human relationships and the commitment to work effectively with students, parents, the community, administrators, and members of the instructional staff.
  • A willingness and demonstrated abilities conducive to a continuous quest for quality education.
  • Evidence of the willingness and the ability to comply with the standards for ethical and professional performance established by district policy as well as the State Board of Education.

Additional Duties

Performs other related tasks as assigned by the director of CCA.

  Equipment:  This position may require the ability to use SMART boards and iPads in addition to basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine.  Must always comply with CCA guidelines for equipment use.

 Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:

  • Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.
  • Must have organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Work in an office environment, school buildings and warehouse setting.

Interrelations:

  • Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors.
  • Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks.
  • Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues.
  • Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service.

Employee Punctuality and Appearance

  • In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.
  • Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator.
  • All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Carolina Charter Academy

Terms of Employment 

  • Verification of a valid NC Teaching License or other required license. 
  • A background check which demonstrates background is acceptable for the position sought and working with or around students. 
  • Verification of U.S. Citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States.