Position Description

Arizona - Exceptional Student Services (Special Education): ESS Teacher-In-Residence and ESS Post-Bacc Program
Location GH Arizona - Phoenix
Job Category Academy - Faculty (Teachers, Asst. Teachers, ESS / SPED)
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Arizona - Exceptional Student Services (Special Education): ESS Teacher-In-Residence and ESS Post-Bacc Program Application

Great Hearts Academies is committed to serving the students within our special education population in a manner that reflects and affirms their dignity and rightful participation within the larger student body. Through the use of consultation, resource, and inclusion models in a variety of academic environments, the Special Education team aims to provide support for students while working to ensure as much time as appropriate is spent within the general classroom.

Program Overview:

We have identified two certification pathways through Rio Salado College that allow us to “grow our own” special education teachers, the ESS Teacher-in-Residence Program (The TIR) and the ESS Post-Baccalaureate program (The Post-Bacc).

Both two-year programs result in a special education teaching certificate upon completion of the required coursework to meet the ADE’s criteria.

For the TIR Program, candidates will be hired as a special education teacher/ESS Coordinator and fulfill that role while taking classes towards certification with Rio Salado College.

For the Post-Bacc Program, candidates will remain in their current role at Great Hearts while taking classes towards certification with Rio Salado College.

TIR ONLY: Primary Duties and Responsibilities of our Special Educators:

  • Providing direct and consultative services to students with IEPs in the school environment
  • Collaborating with related service providers and assisting general education staff in the implementation of accommodations and modifications
  • Writing and maintaining all IEPs, Prior Written Notices, and evaluation paperwork, ensuring compliance with state and federal guidelines
  • Planning and facilitating committee meetings throughout the special education process, as well as leading ongoing communication and collaboration with parents, staff, and administrative staff regarding student planning and progress.
  • Managing the transition of new enrollees eligible for special education and related services.
  • Additional responsibilities may include managing the evaluation process, coordinating 504 plans and conducting AZELLA testing and ELL programing to eligible English language learners.


REQUIREMENTS

TIR: Candidates must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree, commit to enrolling in the Teacher-in-Residence program at Rio Salado College, and commit to obtaining their Intern Special Education Teaching Certificate – Mild to Moderate Disabilities by the time of employment.

Post-Bacc:  Candidates must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree, commit to enrolling in the post-baccalaureate certification program at Rio Salado College

PREFERENCES

The ideal candidate has previous experience in Special Education.

BENEFITS

  • The hiring academy and Great Hearts Arizona will reimburse up to $5000.00 for tuition and fees in the “Teacher-in-Residence” program at Rio Salado Community College.
  • Manageable caseload
  • Competitive salary
  • Signing Bonuses
  • Great benefits
  • Strong administrative support
  • Collaborating Exceptional Student Services Coordinators, supporting Regional Coordinators, and Great Hearts Lead Office support

Join the Classical Revolution by applying today!

QUESTIONS? INTERESTED IN APPLYING?

You may send any questions you have or an email stating interest (be sure to include your resume) to:  tdoebler@greatheartsaz.org  

This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Great Hearts Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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