Inclusion Teacher, Early Childhood Education

Position Summary:

Briya is a Tier One Public Charter School, consistently achieving the highest educational outcomes through its innovative, family-centric programming. Briya’s early childhood program serves children from six weeks through pre-kindergarten.

Being a part of Briya, provides the opportunity to work alongside other educators to serve families in our community by creating a culture of learning through language and actions!

The Inclusion Teacher position may include, but is not limited to, the following tasks and responsibilities:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Plans for and provides high push-in, pull-out and co-teaching special education services as appropriate in the pre-k classroom/s to help children meet their goals. Carries out learning experiences across developmental areas and content areas.
  • Consults with teaching team to review student progress, share ideas and resources, and involve families in student learning and progress towards goals on an ongoing basis.
  • Writes individual child plans for children with special needs and includes objectives and age appropriate experiences. Plans are responsive to children’s varying needs, skills, abilities and interests. Adapts and modifies plans and instruction for diverse learning styles as well as for the unique cultural and linguistic characteristics of preschool students, using evidence-based strategies to support young dual language learners with learning challenges.
  • Works alongside parents of children with special needs during Family Time to help them implement the child development topics learned in adult education class and meet the needs of their child (and siblings when applicable).

Student Support and Family Engagement:

  • Utilizes effective data management systems to track observations of children on an ongoing basis and uses them to inform instruction and planning. Maintains a quality online portfolio for children with special needs as well as paper portfolios as necessary. Uses assessment information to guide planning and intervention.
  • Contributes strategies and learns from other team members during MTSS meetings, or on an as-need basis.
  • Actively engages families in children’s learning, collaborating with them to promote children’s development in all areas. Seeks ways to build and sustain connections with family members.
  • Summarizes information and shares with families during informal meetings and scheduled family conferences. Creates parent-friendly child monitoring resources that include information from related services providers to share with parents of various cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Conducts home visits for children with special needs and completes relevant documentation.

Competencies:

Briya Public Charter School also values and expects the following from its employees:

  • Professionalism – Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Follows established policies and procedures to support the overall function of the organization.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures, reports potentially unsafe conditions, and uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time, adhering to a schedule pre-determined between the employee and the supervisor.
  • Dependability – Follows instruction and responds to management direction. Takes responsibility for own actions.
  • Financial Management – Contributes to the financial health of the school through dedication to student retention, support of new family recruitment, careful classroom budgeting, and cost-conscious expenditures to meet the needs of the school.

Qualifications:

The Inclusion Teacher must have the following knowledge, skills and/or abilities.

Education and/or Experience

  • Master’s degree in Special Education, certification or in process of obtaining certification in Early Childhood Special Education.
  • Minimum of three to five years of successful teaching experience.
  • Proven ability and desire to work with young children with learning differences.
  • Experience with meeting the needs of all students in a diverse, multicultural environment.

Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out moderately complex, multi-step instructions and make appropriate independent decisions as necessary.

Physical Demands – Regularly required standing, walking, and sitting, sometimes for many hours at a time; frequently required to reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear; must be able to lift objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment – Mostly in a typical office and classroom setting with quiet to moderate noise level.

Briya has a strategic partnership with Mary’s Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, further strengthening student families with comprehensive medical, dental, and social services.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please click here or email your resume and cover letter to tmurithi@briya.org.