OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.
- In accordance with the Oregon Health Authority rule, all K-12 staff must be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption/accommodation before beginning work.
- Education: Master's degree or equivalent.
- Experience: Minimum two years' experience teaching and/or working with special needs youth and one year demonstrated experience in personnel supervision.
- Availability: Monday through Friday, daytime hours
- Certifications: Licensed teacher in the State of Oregon; current certification required. (Special Education or Handicapped Learner Endorsement preferred.)
- Current driver's license, valid in Oregon, acceptable record, and insurability under Agency's auto insurance.
- Ability to:
- Demonstrated leadership ability and a strong background in education (with special needs population).
- Demonstrated ability and commitment to work effectively as a member of an integrated team.
- Demonstrated ability to relate effectively with youth, parents, community, clients, and schools.
- Good communication skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Professional appearance appropriate to the position.
- Commitment to Looking Glass Mission and Values.
- Proficiency with computers.
- Skills in all basic high school curriculum areas.
- Spanish speaker and/or ESL experience preferred, but not required.
- Ability to work with homeless, runaway and at-risk youth.
- Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Must maintain a positive mental attitude and demonstrate ability to handle stressful situations.
- Demonstrated experience in program management, personnel management, public relations, and fiscal management.
- Demonstrated time management and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated high-level skills in writing, documentation, and communication.
- Ability to hold people accountable
- Professional presentation (assertiveness, public-speaking ability, command of educational language and ideas).
- Knowledge of professional and community resources.
- Ability to think and plan creatively for students of varying ages and abilities.
- Ability to work successfully with referral sources and other agencies as needed.
- Ensures compliance with all agency operational procedures.
- Participates in long-range strategic planning.
- Participates in the New Roads Team.
- Attends education committee meetings.
- Is responsible for the selection, hiring, orientation, training, supervision, evaluation and disciplining of assigned program staff and volunteers.
- Provides leadership and motivation to staff and volunteers
- Ensures compliance with personnel policies and affirmative action plans.
- Ensures that lines of communication are maintained between management and staff.
- Provides classroom instruction.
- Ensures program effectiveness and efficiency and modifies procedures where needed.
- Supervises on-site classes for youth.
- Assesses educational needs of each student and provides appropriate individual educational programs.
- Reports educational information as required.
- Maintains accurate records and statistics for Chapter 1 and other funding sources for contract compliance purposes.
- Ensure that students with disabilities are brought back into and/or maintain compliance with Special Education laws including IDEA-97.
- Develop and maintain Individualized Education Programs for identified youth.
- Provide assessment and instruction to assigned students to ensure that IEP goals are being met.
- Develop, initiate, and maintain Transition Services Plans for assigned students.
- Collaborate with parents, school district personnel, and community resources to provide special education services to students.
- Ensure that all expectations of No Child Left Behind are being met and/or exceeded.
- Communicates and coordinates regularly with New Roads Drop-in Center and Station 7 program.
- Develops relevant and appropriate curriculum for youth separated from mainstream educational programs.
- Completes formative and summative assessments for students.
- Works closely with 4J School District staff including McKinney Liaisons.
- Facilitates transition of students into public school or other educational alternatives.
- Coordinates follow-up of students entering public school or other educational alternatives.
- Attends Looking Glass meeting/functions as required.
- Transports students as needed.
- Provides student case management services.
- Completes other duties as assigned.
- Acts as representative of New Roads School Program.
- Brings complaints to the Program Manager.
- Assists in budget development and monitors expenditures for the education program.
- Develops new funding strategies and program ideas as appropriate.
- Develops specific program reports as necessary.
- Assists in grant development and funding proposals.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Nor does the COVID-19 Considerations section contain a full description of the protocols, precautions, or policies in effect to mitigate the effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.