ESE Resource Teacher – Charter School

Position: Full time
Deadline: February 28, 2023

Certificate Number: N/A / Job Order: 2023-114 / 1 Position (On-Site)

MISSION:

RCMA Mulberry Community Academy, a Title I Charter School in Polk County, is seeking an energetic and passionate ESE Resource Teacher for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year!

RCMA Mulberry Community Academy is dedicated to opening doors of opportunity for the children of Florida’s farmworkers and agricultural migrants. Most students in our small, community-oriented classes are English Language Learners of Central American heritage with big dreams of making their mark. In order to best serve our student population, the school is a dual language program school (50:50, English/Spanish), with a one-way immersion model.

Mulberry Community Academy, our newest charter school is located in Mulberry, Florida, and will serve approximately 80 K-2 students in its first year. The small size of enrollment allows us to be able to serve our students and their families on a personal level.

Redlands Christian Migrant Association, RCMA, is a non-profit corporation serving Florida agriculture workers and their children for more than fifty years. RCMA is recognized as a “Schools of Hope operator” by the State Board of Education, a prestigious designation for non-profit, charter school operators.

BENEFITS:

RCMA offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees. This includes a $40,000 Basic Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance covered 100% by RCMA. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, voluntary life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and a retirement plan. Employees are eligible to receive a 6% Employer Contribution and eligible to participate in a 403B retirement plan. In addition, eligible employees receive holiday pay, personal time off, and tuition assistance.

Essential Duties: To safeguard the health and safety of all pupils.

  1. To work with ESE Coordinator to develop a weekly schedule to serve the needs of ESE students, in accordance with their current IEP. Follow that schedule in order to meet the required instructional minutes of each ESE student.
  2. To plan and deliver instructional lessons in accordance with the goals specified in students’ IEP, as well as to provide support for the students’ progress in the general curriculum.
  3. Collaborate with general education teachers, speech therapist if applicable, and other school professionals, to instruct the students according to the IEP, to implement any stated accommodations for instruction and/or testing, and if needed to collaborate on strategies to counteract behavioral problems.
  4. Maintain records to support ESE students’ progress towards goals specified in the IEP; this usually consists of writing weekly anecdotal notes and keeping copies of relevant student work on file, however, the IEP is the priority document to define record-keeping.
  5. Document ESE students’ progress towards IEP goals on the quarterly ESE Progress Report. Communicate effectively with parents through the Progress Report, as well as to facilitate other meaningful two-way communication with parents.
  6. Provide data on students’ progress towards IEP goals to ESE Coordinator in advance of annual IEP revisions. Attend and contribute to IEP meetings for ESE students.
  7. Know current ESE compliance issues in order to meet students’ needs and comply with parents’ rights.
  8. Instruct other below-level students as assigned by the Director/Principal.
  9. Other duties as assigned by the Charter School Director.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • Must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.
  • Must have a valid, current Florida Teaching Certificate, with an Endorsement in some type of Exceptional Services Education. Must keep this Certificate up to date during length of employment.
  • Must have a minimum of two years of previous experience working in an educational environment.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Understand child and adolescent development through documented experience and /or appropriate course work. Have an educational philosophy consistent with the learner-centered philosophy of the RCMA Charter School. Have a willingness to work in teams with degreed and non-degreed coworkers. Committed to pursue a variety of effective instructional methods. Is committed to the learning process of the student and family. Experience with economically disadvantaged families. Knowledgeable of state and local educational standards, curricula and assessment systems. Experience with multicultural and diverse populations and settings.

RCMA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and a drug‑free workplace.

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