Careers

Special Education Team Coordinator 2019-2020

School: 
City on a Hill Public Charter School
School Address: 
384 Acushnet Ave
New Bedford, MA 02740
Pay Range: 
Commensurate with Experience
Job Type: 
Full Time
Full Description: 

City on a Hill Charter Public Schools welcomes applicants for the 2019-2020 Academic School Year.  

About City on a Hill Charter Public Schools (CoaH):

City on a Hill began with a single high school in Boston, opening its doors in 1995. Currently we have three locations: Circuit Street (Roxbury, MA) Dudley Square (Roxbury, MA) and New Bedford. We invite you to join our nationally recognized team of innovative and collegial educators who are fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.  

Please note that this position is based out of our New Bedford, MA location. 

The Special Education Team Coordinator provides support and guidance to the Special Educations students at CoaH New Bedford as well as the Special Education staff. This role will routinely interact with City on a Hill students, families, champions, faculty and staff at all levels.  The incumbent will manage several key areas of responsibility and will assist in setting the future direction of the organization.

The Special Education Team Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Oversee IEP and 504 related plans and services for your assigned school, including compliance with all laws and required timelines as well as being responsible for ensuring all plans are implemented with fidelity
  • Identify and contract with services for testing, speech and language, OT/PT, and transportation for students whose IEP mandates it  
  • Act as a resource for special education at your schools 
  • Participate in interviewing, hiring, and evaluating all special education and related services provider staff
  • Collaborate with Principal and/or his/her designee to create schedules and make changes to staff as needed to support implementation of IEPs and 504 plans
  • Facilitate all IEP and 504 meetings and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations at those meetings  
  • In conjunction with the Principal and/or his/her designee, assign and support Case Managers
  • Ensure your schools’ Parent Advisory Councils are established and fully functioning and effective bodies
  • Monitor data collection for Progress Reports, quality of Progress
  • Reports, and completions of Progress Reports at your school    
  • As needed, provide training to special education staff on all aspects of case management and all staff training on instructional practices at your school
  • Implement transition planning and ensure all laws, regulations, and best practices around transition planning are followed at your school
  • Additional duties, as assigned by the Principal or Vice Principal

 

The City on a Hill Instructional Philosophy and Background:

City on a Hill is a Network of teacher-centered charter public high schools in Boston and New Bedford dedicated to improving urban education and getting all of its graduates into and through college. As one of the original fourteen charter public schools in the Commonwealth, City on a Hill schools have college-prep standards within a rigorous curriculum.

City on a Hill Charter Public Schools are high schools determined to teach each and every one of its students the academic skills he or she will need to succeed in college and beyond. Our school leaders, faculty, and students are committed and ready to dedicate the time, energy, and hard work to achieve the school’s mission. The school’s mission is predicated on the belief that not only can all students learn, but all students must learn in order to embrace their rights and responsibilities as American citizens and acquire the academic and cultural capital to improve their community.

Additional Information:

It is the policy of City on a Hill Charter Public Schools to obtain all available Federal and State background information through both SAFIS (Statewide Applicant Fingerprint Identification Services) and CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information), as allowed by law, of all employees and prospective employees of the school.  

City on a Hill provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, City on a Hill complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

City on a Hill began with a single high school in Boston, opening its doors in 1995. Currently we have three locations: Circuit Street (Roxbury, MA) Dudley Square (Roxbury, MA) and New Bedford. We invite you to join our nationally recognized team of innovative and collegial educators who are fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.  

Please note that this position is based out of our New Bedford, MA location. 

The Special Education Team Coordinator provides support and guidance to the Special Educations students at CoaH New Bedford as well as the Special Education staff. This role will routinely interact with City on a Hill students, families, champions, faculty and staff at all levels.  The incumbent will manage several key areas of responsibility and will assist in setting the future direction of the organization.

The Special Education Team Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Oversee IEP and 504 related plans and services for your assigned school, including compliance with all laws and required timelines as well as being responsible for ensuring all plans are implemented with fidelity
  • Identify and contract with services for testing, speech and language, OT/PT, and transportation for students whose IEP mandates it  
  • Act as a resource for special education at your schools 
  • Participate in interviewing, hiring, and evaluating all special education and related services provider staff
  • Collaborate with Principal and/or his/her designee to create schedules and make changes to staff as needed to support implementation of IEPs and 504 plans
  • Facilitate all IEP and 504 meetings and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations at those meetings  
  • In conjunction with the Principal and/or his/her designee, assign and support Case Managers
  • Ensure your schools’ Parent Advisory Councils are established and fully functioning and effective bodies
  • Monitor data collection for Progress Reports, quality of Progress
  • Reports, and completions of Progress Reports at your school    
  • As needed, provide training to special education staff on all aspects of case management and all staff training on instructional practices at your school
  • Implement transition planning and ensure all laws, regulations, and best practices around transition planning are followed at your school
  • Additional duties, as assigned by the Principal or Vice Principal

Required Qualifications

  • Belief that every student, regardless of background, can and must achieve academically at high levels
  • Bachelor's Degree and minimum 1 year of related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preliminary MA teaching certification or is working toward earning MA certification.
  • Experience preferred, particularly in an urban setting
  • SEI or RETELL endorsement

The City on a Hill Instructional Philosophy and Background:

City on a Hill is a Network of teacher-centered charter public high schools in Boston and New Bedford dedicated to improving urban education and getting all of its graduates into and through college. As one of the original fourteen charter public schools in the Commonwealth, City on a Hill schools have college-prep standards within a rigorous curriculum.

City on a Hill Charter Public Schools are high schools determined to teach each and every one of its students the academic skills he or she will need to succeed in college and beyond. Our school leaders, faculty, and students are committed and ready to dedicate the time, energy, and hard work to achieve the school’s mission. The school’s mission is predicated on the belief that not only can all students learn, but all students must learn in order to embrace their rights and responsibilities as American citizens and acquire the academic and cultural capital to improve their community.

Additional Information:

It is the policy of City on a Hill Charter Public Schools to obtain all available Federal and State background information through both SAFIS (Statewide Applicant Fingerprint Identification Services) and CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information), as allowed by law, of all employees and prospective employees of the school.  

City on a Hill provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, City on a Hill complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Requirements: 

Required Qualifications

  • Belief that every student, regardless of background, can and must achieve academically at high levels
  • Bachelor's Degree and minimum 1 year of related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preliminary MA teaching certification or is working toward earning MA certification.
  • Experience preferred, particularly in an urban setting
  • SEI or RETELL endorsement
Application Procedure: 

Apply direclty on COAH webiste:

https://coah.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=486

Application Deadline: 
June 30, 2019