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Resource Specialist Program Teacher (RSP) - IMMEDIATE; 2017-18 School Year

Title
Resource Specialist Program Teacher (RSP) - IMMEDIATE; 2017-18 School Year
Description
Our team is made up of a highly collaborative group of teachers and staff who share a passion for closing the achievement gap. We have high expectations for academics and discipline, and simultaneously value joy in the classroom, making learning fun for our students and teachers. We believe that teachers are leaders on campus, and play a significant role in decision making and professional development.

The Resource Specialist Program (RSP) Teacher will work collaboratively with other special education service providers and the general education team to ensure our students with exceptional needs have the opportunity to access the high quality education our school provides.

We are hiring a short-term RSP substitute immediately, as well as a full-time position for the 2017-18 school year.

Job Expectations
The Resource Specialist Program (RSP) Teacher’s primary duties include:
• Providing pull-out and push-in RSP services for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), as well as other students in need of support
• Drafting IEPS and ensuring compliance with all components of the IEP process
• Ensuring that all service minutes are provided and appropriately documented through meticulous special education records
• Monitoring progress toward IEP goals and providing parents with frequent progress reports
• Scheduling, preparing for, and facilitating IEP meetings
• Meeting regularly with other members of the special education team to collaborate and share best practices
• Collaborating with general education teachers to ensure academic success of special education students within the classroom
• Supporting the general education team to ensure students are provided an effective Student Success Team (SST) process
• Completing other tasks as directed by the Head of School

General Qualifications
All faculty and staff must possess a firm belief in our mission and core instructional beliefs, exemplary personal character, and critical professional qualifications. Ideal candidates for employment at Summit Prep, regardless of their position, must consistently demonstrate the following:
• Unwavering belief in and commitment to fulfill Summit Prep's mission
• Embodiment of Summit Prep’s PRIDE values—preparation, respect, integrity, determination, and enthusiasm
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
• Ability to effectively handle challenging situations with students, parents, and faculty
• Desire to work as a member of a collaborative team
• Willingness to have frequent and honest dialogue about job performance
• Modeling lifelong learning by engaging in individual professional development
• Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence and high standards—for themselves, their students, and their colleagues
• Experience working with urban student populations (preferred)
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Use of data to inform decisions and drive continuous improvement
• Comfort with basic Microsoft Office applications

Specialized Qualifications
In addition to the general expectations of all school employees, the RSP Teacher should possess:
• Valid Resource Specialist Program credential through the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing, including an Autism authorization, and an authorization to work with English language learners
• Working knowledge of special education law, documentation, and best practices
• Effective communication with parents, especially conflict resolution
• Successful teaching and/or special education experience, ideally with urban youth, as evidenced by strong achievement data and strong classroom relationships, preferred
• Working knowledge of content standards and curricular materials for the grade span for which he/she will be responsible, preferred
• Master’s degree in special education or related field, preferred
Benefits
The position includes a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Requirements
Only complete applications will be considered; a complete application includes a current resume, a cover letter, and responses to the following short answer questions.

Please answer the following questions thoughtfully; your responses should be no longer than half a page apiece. Send your completed responses, resume, and cover letter to Arianna Haut, Head of School, at ahaut@summitprep.org; qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview and additional next steps.

1. What are the primary causes of the academic achievement gap?
2. What are your beliefs about standardized testing?
3. Should every child go to college?
4. The demands placed on Summit Prep's teachers are intense, with teachers on campus from 7:15 AM until 4:15 PM daily, with an extra hour one day a week for tutoring. What makes you a strong candidate for that kind of commitment?
5. Some schools have prescribed classroom management systems that all teachers must use, while others are more relaxed and less systems-driven. Which school of thought do you follow, and why?
Start Date
7/24/2017
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Contact Arianna Haut
Phone: (323) 680-0107
Fax:
ahaut@summitprep.org
5100 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90037