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Resource Specialist

Location:Redwood City, CA
Salary Range:Competitive, with potential for additional, merit-based bonus
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:Every day, Summit Public Schools is changing education and changing lives!

Nationally acclaimed Summit Public Schools are looking for passionate, motivated high school teachers and leaders to join our rapidly-growing charter school network in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We are creating schools where:
• Students ALWAYS come first
• The college readiness rate of minority students is 8 times the state average
• A world-class faculty participates in key decisions and collaborates to achieve a common mission
• Teachers build strong, lasting bonds with students through a four-year mentoring program
• Faculty members participate in over 40 days of targeted professional development annually
• 96% of all seniors are accepted to a four-year college

All Summit Public Schools source teachers from all subject areas on an ongoing basis: however, we currently have a specific, mid-year opportunity to join our resources specialist team at the beginning of 2013.

Duties:This teaching position is full-time.

The Resource Specialist is responsible for acting as a full faculty member, across all school systems (such as grade level teams and weekly faculty meetings) by inputting advice, student status updates and personal opinions and ideas.

In addition, the resource specialist will have sole responsibility for, and be expected to :

• Administer academic diagnostic tests.
• Participate as a member of a team to identify the needs and specific goals and objectives of each child’s individual education plan
• Instruct students with individualized special needs for the purpose of developing appropriate academic and interpersonal skills
• Consult and articulate with faculty and parents via meetings, phone and e-mail regarding the needs and progress of students
• Create and maintain notifications, records, files and reports as required by federal, state and SELPA regulations.
• Maintain knowledge of current regulations pertaining to special education

Qualifications:The successful candidate will demonstrate:

• Special Education experience, within a public school or comparable setting
• California Teaching Credential with appropriate special education certification
• Ability to work with an ethnically and economically diverse student body
• Ability to work independently as a self-starter in a new organization
• Ability to excel as a member of a team

In addition, a knowledge of the Special Education landscape across California and nationally is preferred.

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