Special Education Teacher
New York, NY
Job Description
Amber Charter School, the first Latino-led public charter school prepares K through 5 students for academic success in middle school. Founded in 2000, our first elementary school in East Harlem serves over 460 students. Amber's mission is to provide our students an academically rigorous and well-rounded education, along with strong character development, that will enable them to prosper in future endeavors. Amber Charter School II, located in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, opened its doors in September 2017.

Our classes average 23 students per class. In grades K-2 there is a teacher assistant with the lead teacher. In grades 3-5, there is a part-time tutor in the classroom with the lead teacher. Students participate in a core curriculum in literacy, mathematics, science and social studies. In addition, enrichment is offered in the visual arts, music, physical education and technology.

All students receive instruction in Spanish as a second language from kindergarten until they graduate in fifth grade. Special education services include counseling, speech, a special education teacher, and access to occupational and physical therapy off campus. An after school program is offered.

Start Date: 09/2019

Education: A bachelor's degree is required.

Certification and License: New York State Special Education certification is required.

Experience: Teaching experience required.

Position Overview : The Amber Charter School Special Education Teacher understands and promotes the school's mission, vision, objectives, and policies both within and outside the immediate school community. The Special Education Teacher is responsible for providing a classroom/instructional program that supports the individual needs of all children in accordance with the school's mission and values established by the school.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities & duties (including, but not limited to)


Assume personal responsibility for the academic progress of identified students.

Implement a coherent, research-based curriculum in consultation with Administration.

Differentiate small group instruction for students with special needs.

Prepare student individualized education plans in consultation with staff and families to ensure success for all students.

Focus on improving and mastering academic goals as outlined in students' IEPs.

Document all lesson plans, assignments, rubrics and other instructional materials and methods.

Use consistent school-wide practices and a variety of individualized methods to engage students in the classroom.

Student Assessment

Measure student achievement and progress towards learning objectives using the school's formative and summative assessment tools.

Evaluate academic achievement through detailed data analysis of student performance on a wide variety of metrics.

Provide ongoing and timely feedback to students on their progress towards meeting expectations and achieving goals.

Complete all reports in a timely manner.

Use student data to reflect on effectiveness of lessons and student achievement progress in order to improve instruction and personal practice.

Learning Environment

Create, and manage a responsive learning environment that enables students to feel safe, to be creative, and to develop to their full potential.

Establish, model, practice and reinforce age-appropriate rules and discipline using school approved procedures; create and consistently use individual behavioral management plans as needed.

Implement classroom procedures, systems and routines that provide structure for students.

Ensure smooth operation of all classroom instructional functions without exceptions.
Job Type Part Time