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TEACHER, Special Education (Resource)
Job#: 63030
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Job Type: Full Time
Location: Indianapolis, IN - Monument LCS
Category: Teaching
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Benefits: Per Board of Trustees policy
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Job Description

Monument Lighthouse Charter School is currently looking for a Special Education Teacher for the 2008-2009 school year.  This teacher will support the teaching and learning of students identified with special needs and will work toward the goals set forth in the student's IEP in a resource room setting.  MLCS currently serves students in grades K-6 and will add 7th grade next year.  MLCS will continue to add a grade level per year until it becomes a K-12 school.

MCLS is looking to add an expemplary teacher to their team of educators who are:

PASSIONATE about ARTS-INFUSED EDUCATION 
DEDICATED to STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT 
• EXCITED about COLLABORATING
• RELENTLESS in their PURSUIT of EXCELLENCE

DEFINITION: Provides direct service to students, consults with other professionals, consults and discusses issues with parents, plans, delivers, and evaluates instructional outcomes, and conducts the research needed to perform the essential functions of the position. The direct instruction is delivered in a classroom. Consultation with parents, other professionals, and agencies may take place outside of the school.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
·        Serves as a member of the Team.
·        Participates in the New Teacher Induction Program.
·        Participates in IEP meetings
·        Administers and interprets individual formal and informal assessments
·        Write goals and objectives for IEPs
·        Provides progress reports to parents as stated in the IEP
·        Provides staff and parent consultations
·        Organizes and maintains, in student file, all required paperwork for all assigned students.
·        Implements the Lighthouse Academies, Inc. curriculum, which includes the incorporation of the arts in daily instruction.
·        Ensures compliance with federal and state regulations.
·        Follows through with parent and staff requests.
·        Coordinates services for assigned students provided by itinerant staff or 3rd party providers.
·        Develops an Individual Professional Development Plan for approval by the school principal.
·        Participates in faculty meetings and on other school work committees.
Skills/Requirements

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL POSSESS:

Education:        Bachelors degree.

Certification/Licensure: Either a state approved certificate or a state license in the subject area (s) that will be taught.

Experience:      Student teaching or equivalent experience required.

Knowledge, Ability & Skills: Needs good oral and written skills; the ability to complete research tasks; interpersonal skills ability to work in groups; able to communicate effectively with parents; understanding of the basic principles of explicit instruction and student engagement; mastery of content knowledge in assigned area (s) of instruction as demonstrated by passing state exam; knowledge of current practices; knowledge of the system and of the school's mission and goals; knowledge of applicable federal and state regulations and statutes; knowledge of school committee policy; knowledge of theory and practice of student learning styles. Computer skills including word processing, database, spreadsheet and graphics.

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