Founding Student Supports Coordinator

Location: Oakland, CA
Date Posted: 10-08-2018
Overview:
The SSC is responsible for ensuring that all student subgroups (EL, SPED, academically struggling) are reaching their goals within the least restrictive environment and in accordance with their IEPs as applicable. The SSC works to create individualized remediation plans for all students that are not achieving their academic goals. This includes, but is not limited to: (1) creating small group instruction opportunities, (2) facilitating Saturday School, (3) conducting home visits, and (4) presenting weekly reports to the faculty about our at-risk students.

Why Work at Aurum? 
  • Competitive compensation and covered BTSA fees
  • Paid time off in addition to sick time
  • Over 15 full-day professional development days a year in addition to dedicated daily faculty collaboration time
  • An emphasis on depth over breadth – more time teaching fewer students with a block schedule
  • Student and staff technology access supporting communication, student progress monitoring and differentiation
  • An engaged, supportive and connected community of families, colleagues and partner organizations


Background on the Organization:
Aurum Preparatory Academy (“Aurum Prep”) is committed to educating all of its students, grades 6 – 8, to succeed in high school, college, and life and to serve as the next generation of moral leaders. Aurum Prep is a middle school that will serve its founding class of sixth graders in the fall of 2018 and continue to grow each year. Built in partnership with parents and families and also drawing from research based best practices from some of the highest performing schools in the nation, Aurum Prep will ensure that the children of deep East Oakland receive the highest quality education.
 
For students to determine their own life’s trajectory, they must have a foundation that prepares them to (a) excel in high school, college, and life and (b) become moral leaders in their communities and in our world. We must have high expectations and clear structures, all provided within a culture of joy for learning, working hard, and honoring our students’ fullest potential. For more information, please visit our website: www.aurumpreparatory.org

SSC Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with mission and vision of the school.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and certification in special education.
  • Minimum of one year working in urban education with a history of significant gains in student performance and/or growth.
  • Experience in writing excellent Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and communicating the contents in an accessible way to multiple audiences.
  • Openness to feedback, desire to continue development as professional, and willingness to take responsibility for student outcomes and achievement.
  • Ability to approach situations with optimism and perseverance.

SSC Responsibilities:

  • Draft and revise IEPs to ensure needs of special education students are being served.
  • Deliver instruction using variety of targeted learning modalities in order to develop necessary skills using methods to enhance student achievement.
  • Maintain detailed student IEP and 504 records according to state and federal guidelines.
  • Provide daily tutoring to students, in individual or small group settings.
  • Work with contracted service providers to ensure all IEP requirement are met and that all students are being effectively support to reach their goals.
  • Collaborate with other staff members in all professional development activities.

APPLICATION PROCESS
We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff. Please send a resume, two letters of reference and compelling cover letter.
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