Job Opening: Integrated Service Delivery (2013-2014) Rocketship Education
- Organizational Overview
Founded in 2006, Rocketship Education (www.rsed.org) is a California-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is to eliminate the achievement gap by building a national school system of K-5 charter schools. Rocketship Education is the leading public school system for low-income elementary students. In pioneering its transformative public school model, Rocketship has delivered exceptional academic results through a focus on developing outstanding educators, empowering parents to advocate for their children and communities, and individualizing instruction for all students.
Rocketship strives to eliminate the achievement gap in our lifetimes by partnering with cities, school districts, and communities across the US that share a similar sense of urgency. By bringing Rocketship schools to thousands of low-income students and inspiring other public school systems to adopt similar practices for high-quality, scalable impact, this ambitious goal is attainable.
The Integrated Service Delivery Specialist (Mild-Moderate) is a full-time position that reports to the Rocketship Education ISD Program Director. The ISD Specialist will work with one Rocketship Elementary school site, and will be responsible for managing the IEP caseload for Rocketship students who require special education services as outlined in their IEPs. The role of the ISD Specialist is to improve students' success in the basic academics (reading, language and/or math, etc.) through implementing Rocketship approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; modeling the necessary skills to perform assignments; providing a safe and optimal learning environment and providing feedback to students, classroom teachers, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.
This position will be a school-based role in the designated region. Each Rocketship school is supported by a Regional Support Office, which is a division of the National Team.
Ensure that all students realize the academic goals outlined both within their IEPs and by Rocketship Education and realize significant gains (1.5 years of progress)
Collaborate with school personnel, parents, and other service providers for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum.
Coordinate referral and assessment procedures and facilitate the coordination of IEP team meetings and the implementation of special education services (Speech, Occupational therapy, etc.)
Evaluate students' abilities in basic academics for the purpose of assisting other personnel in the diagnosis of learning disorders, development of remediation plans and/or student progress
Provide one-to-one or small group instruction, direct services and push in or pull out intervention as required by IEP
Administer standardized achievement tests, interpreting results to determine learners' strengths and areas of need for initial, annual and triennial assessments
Provide accommodations and/or modifications to learners with disabilities for assignments and testing as determined by the IEP team
Draft and write professional and compliant IEPs, as well as finalize the data in SEIS (affirm all IEPs)
Instruct students for the purpose of improving their success in assigned basic academic subject areas of reading, writing and/or math
Manage student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment, develops behavior support plans as needed
Participates in various meetings (IEP, Parent Conferences, In Service Training, Staff Meetings etc.)
Provide leadership for assuring full compliance with legal requirements as prescribed by federal law under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act 1997) and IDEIA (Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act, 2004) and State of California Education Code
Collaborate with parents as educational partners and provide ability awareness as needed
Embrace the mission of Rocketship Education
Valid Education Specialist Credential (Mild-Moderate) or enrolled in an accredited teacher preparation program working towards a credential
Bachelor's degree required
Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
Knowledge of curriculum, education code and special education law/policies
Skills in appropriate special subject matter
Abilities to stand and walk for prolonged periods
Perform a variety of specialized and responsible tasks: maintain records, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents, other school personnel, meet schedule and compliance deadlines.
Possession of a valid California driver's license: willingness to provide own transportation in conduct of work assignments.
Compensation: commensurate with experience
If you are interested in this opportunity, please go to http://www.rsed.org to submit your resume.
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