The Teacher is responsible for the development and implementation of the education program at the New Roads School. This position works closely with the Program Manager to ensure program quality.
1. Ensures compliance with all agency operational procedures.
2. Participates in long-range strategic planning.
3. Participates in the New Roads Team.
4. Attends education committee meetings.
1. Is responsible for the selection, hiring, orientation, training, supervision, evaluation and disciplining of assigned program staff and volunteers.
2. Provides leadership and motivation to staff and volunteers
3. Ensures compliance with personnel policies and affirmative action plans.
4. Ensures that lines of communication are maintained between management and staff.
1. Provides classroom instruction.
2. Ensures program effectiveness and efficiency and modifies procedures where needed.
3. Supervises on-site classes for youth.
4. Assesses educational needs of each student and provides appropriate individual educational programs.
5. Reports educational information as required.
6. Maintains accurate records and statistics for Chapter 1 and other funding sources for contract compliance purposes.
7. Ensure that students with disabilities are brought back into and/or maintain compliance with Special Education laws including IDEA-97.
8. Develop and maintain Individualized Education Programs for identified youth.
9. Provide assessment and instruction to assigned students to ensure that IEP goals are being met.
10. Develop, initiate, and maintain Transition Services Plans for assigned students.
11. Collaborate with parents, school district personnel, and community resources to provide special education services to students.
12. Ensure that all expectations of No Child Left Behind are being met and/or exceeded.
13. Communicates and coordinates regularly with New Roads Drop-in Center and Station 7 program.
14. Develops relevant and appropriate curriculum for youth separated from mainstream educational programs.
15. Completes formative and summative assessments for students.
16. Works closely with 4J School District staff including McKinney Liaisons.
17. Facilitates transition of students into public school or other educational alternatives.
18. Coordinates follow-up of students entering public school or other educational alternatives.
19. Attends Looking Glass meeting/functions as required.
20. Transports students as needed.
21. Provides student case management services.
22. Completes other duties as assigned.
1. Acts as representative of New Roads School Program.
2. Brings complaints to the Program Manager.
1. Assists in budget development and monitors expenditures for the education program.
1. Develops new funding strategies and program ideas as appropriate.
2. Develops specific program reports as necessary.
3. Assists in grant development and funding proposals.
1. Education: Master’s degree or equivalent.
2. Certificates: Licensed teacher in the State of Oregon; current certification required. (Special Education or Handicapped Learner Endorsement preferred.)
3. Experience: Minimum two years experience teaching and/or working with special needs youth and one year demonstrated experience in personnel supervision.
4. Availability: Monday through Friday, daytime hours.
5. Driver’s License: Valid in Oregon, acceptable record, and insurability under Agency’s auto insurance.
6. Demonstrated leadership ability and a strong background in education (with special needs population).
7. Demonstrated ability and commitment to work effectively as a member of an integrated team.
8. Demonstrated ability to relate effectively with youth, parents, community, clients, and schools.
9. Good communication skills.
10. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
11. Professional appearance appropriate to the position.
12. Current driver's license, acceptable driving record, and insurability under agency's auto insurance policy required.
13. Commitment to Looking Glass Mission and Values.
14. Proficiency with computers.
15. Skills in all basic high school curriculum areas.
16. Spanish speaker and/or ESL experience preferred, but not required.
17. Ability to work with homeless, runaway and at-risk youth.
18. Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
19. Must maintain a positive mental attitude and demonstrate ability to handle stressful situations.
To apply and view a full job description, please visit: www.lookingglass.us/employment/
- A Looking Glass application must be completed. You may choose to attach a resume to your application, but a resume cannot be submitted in lieu of a complete application.
- Should you apply to multiple openings, a separate application is required for each position.
Looking Glass offers a competitive benefits package to all employees with 0.5 - 1.0 FTE, including medical, dental, vision, generous paid time off and more! Looking Glass is committed to recruiting employees who reflect the diversity of our community and the youth and families we serve. Cultural competency is a must! If you are looking to experience the best practices in social services with top professionals, Looking Glass Community Services is the place for you!