Life/Skills Transitions Teacher - Shoreview

    • Categories:

    • Licensed

    • Grades:

    • 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

    • Minnesota Teacher's License:

    • Required

    • Work Commitment:

    • Full-Time

    • Submitted Date:

      01.31.2018

      Closing:

      05.01.2018

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    • Contact:

      Christine Lande
      Lande

      Phone: 6123514469

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Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Life Skills / Transitions Teacher
DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Building Principal
POSITION STATUS: Exempt
CORE HOURS: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
DUTY DAYS: 188

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POSITION PURPOSE: To teach middle school and high school (7th-10th grade) students life skills, including prerequisite skills in the areas of employment, post secondary education and independent living while incorporating social skills, as well as high school transition electives; report on transition activities; collaborate with high school transitions teacher.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Maintain accurate and complete lesson plans

Develop lesson plans along with support services staff for students in 7th/-10th grade that appropriately meets their Life Skills needs (ex: social skills, perspective taking, group work, self-awareness, community participation).

Develop appropriate lesson plans covering transition learning outcomes, benchmarks and activities for the transition areas of employment, post-secondary education, independent living for students in 9th -12th grades

Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on students as required by law, policies, and administrative regulations. These include, but are not limited to, IEP reporting documents, grades, student portfolios, and transitions activities documents

Work with a team on the continued implementation and development of programming for transitions education of 7th-12th grade students

Collaborate with other staff members to create meaningful community learning opportunities and community-based partnerships

Work with other staff members in implementing accommodations and modifications

Evaluate students' progress on a continuous basis

Maintain positive, professional relationships and use appropriate verbal, nonverbal and written communication with all individuals.

Participate in IEP meetings and student case conferences, as needed.

Regular, prompt attendance


OTHER POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participate in staff development programs

Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


SUPERVISORY
This position may manage educational assistants.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.


MENTAL DEMANDS
The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Ability to read, analyze and interpret human service periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, mean, mode and median ability to draw and interpret bar graphs; ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.


COMPETENCIES
Ability to work well with families

Awareness of autism and its manifestations, willingness to work with ASD students

Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Excellent work habits including attendance, punctuality, and dependability

Promotes a positive school culture

Strong communication skills and ability to work within a team

Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
Possession of a valid Minnesota Teaching License in Special Education


PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
In process of gaining ASD Licensure or hold certificate with willingness to pursue licensure

Work Based Learning Licensure preferred

Institution Description

Lionsgate Academy is a thriving, high-quality public charter school (grades 7-12) with a mission to foster self determination by providing a transition-focused, personalized learning program for all students, specializing in educating students with autism spectrum disorders.


While Lionsgate is open to all students of all abilities, our program is inclusively designed to meet the unique needs of students on the autism spectrum. These supports also benefit students without disabilities as well as those with disabilities other than autism.


Lionsgate Academy is expanding and is adding a campus in Shoreview, Minnesota! We are looking for passionate and driven educators, who believe in our mission and are interested in becoming founding members of our new school. Lionsgate Shoreview will launch with 60-70 students in grades 7-10 and will expand to include grades 11 and 12 in subsequent years. In partnership with our administration, Shoreview staff will have the opportunity to develop and grow this new campus!

Application Instructions/Comments

Apply online at http://lionsgate.academy/about/employment

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