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Guide/Teacher
Employer:
iLEAD Charter Schools
Date Posted:
5/18/2018
Contact:
Rosalind Nichol
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
1
Length of Work Year:
12
Employment Type:
Full Time
Application Deadline:
Until Filled
Salary:
45,000
Date Posted:
5/18/2018 Application Deadline:
Until Filled Employment Type:
Full Time Length of Work Year:
12 Salary:
45,000 Number Openings: (At time of posting)
1 Contact: Rosalind Nichol Email: rosalind.nichol@ileadschools.org Phone:
Location:
Lancaster
Location:
Lancaster
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print
Job Title: Guide
Reports To: Empower Generations Program Coordinator
Organizational Overview:
At Empower Generations, we have built a model based on what we believe to be the best of all that is out there. We believe that all children are entitled to an excellent education, regardless of life circumstance. We believe passionately in project-based learning not because it's a fad but because it goes to the heart of how kids learn. We've incorporated technology not as a spiffy add-on but as an organic part of the learning process in the 21st century. We value and encourage leadership not just as a part of a career track but by instilling in each learner the confidence and character that inspire others. Finally, we value the social and emotional development of our learners. We believe there is an implicit, as well as an explicit, curriculum to teach. Our goal is nothing short empowering multiple generations at one time.
Empower Generations is a tuition-free, public, and independent-study charter school that gives priority admission to pregnant and parenting teens. Statistics suggest that over 50% of pregnant or parenting teens dropout of high school for many reasons, including lack of transportation, childcare, and disengagement/isolation. Empower Generations works to increase learner engagement through passion-based and flexible learning, allows babies and toddlers to attend school with their parent(s), and works with community partners to provide wrap-around services to remove barriers to education.
Position Overview:
Reporting to the Empower Generations Program Coordinator, the Guide will plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages learners to develop and fulfill their academic potential through learner-driven project-based learning and other independent-study modalities. While learners are in the driver's seat of their own education, Guides work collaboratively with learners and families to design a personalized learning program. We seek individuals who are relational and care deeply about meeting the needs of young parents through a strong academic program. As a startup organization, we seek individuals who enjoy building something from the ground up and who are comfortable with the uncertainty that typically accompanies the creative process.
Duties and Responsibilities
Maintain an asset-based approach in work with learners.
Develop appropriate and healthy relationships with learners, including advocating for them and their success.
Understand and apply effective strategies for intervention and differentiation for each learner, including serving English language learners and learners with individualized education plans (IEPs).
Onboards new learners through a one-week orientation process, including assessment, learning plan, goals, and course planning.
Creates, supervises and assesses coursework
Works collaboratively with learners to design project-based learning opportunities.
Holds learners accountable for learning plans and adjusts as necessary.
Provides reflective and meaningful assessment and feedback to learners and family using rubrics.
Collects and maintains attendance sample records and data.
Plans, implement, and assesses weekly group advisory workshops for group learning and meeting.
Maintains a daily attendance register including class attendance and work completion records.
Maintains any other required records and files on a current basis.
Evaluates learner progress on a regular basis and revises individual instructional plans as appropriate.
Adapts teaching methods based on learners' identified needs and sound principles of learning.
Utilizes strategies to promote in learners a positive self-concept, self-awareness, self-discipline, responsibility and respect for others.
Establishes and maintains standards and procedures which promote an effective and positive learning environment.
Maintains a proactive and positive relationship with learners, staff, parents and community members.
Maintain open and consistent communication with learners and their families about their academic progress, health success and needs, parenting success and needs, individual graduation plans, and college planning.
Communicate proactively with colleagues about learner needs to ensure integrated support.
Be an active participant in a supportive professional community that fosters respect, trust, risk taking, open-mindedness, flexibility, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
Dedicate themselves to the school's mission and vision, adopting a "whatever-it-takes" attitude in helping our learners succeed
Engage in rigorous professional development to build on both personal and school wide strengths and areas of growth to promote the school's mission and vision.
Performs other related duties as assigned, including outreach and enrollment events.
Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree, including all courses needed to meet credential requirements.
Teaching Credential Grades 7-12.
Experience with an education setting.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.
Very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness.
Thrive in a collaborative, team based and fast-paced environment.
Be passionate and supportive of mission and vision as well as have a strong desire to make a difference for the future of all Empower Generations schools and learners.
Willingness to learn about pregnancy, labor, birth, breastfeeding, infant care, and childrearing.
Preferred Qualifications
CPR/First Aid Certified
Experience working with pregnant/parenting teens
Experience working with at-risk youth
Experience working with infants/toddlers
Bilingual
Experience with Project-Based Learning
Requirements for Applying
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - General Subjects
Requirements for Applying
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - General Subjects
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