Life/Skills Transitions Teacher - Shoreview
5605 Green Circle Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55343
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Minnesota Teacher's License:
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
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.
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.
This position may manage educational assistants.
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.
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.
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
Possession of a valid Minnesota Teaching License in Special Education
In process of gaining ASD Licensure or hold certificate with willingness to pursue licensure
Work Based Learning Licensure preferred
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!
Apply online at http://lionsgate.academy/about/employment