Endeavor College Prep, Resource Specialist Program (RSP) Teacher (2018-2019) (Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles, CA
Date published: 2-Feb-2018
Endeavor College Prep is a transitional kindergarten through eighth grade charter school serving the historically underserved neighborhoods of Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights, and surrounding eastside communities. Endeavor opened in 2009 as a 4th-8th grade middle school and merged with Futuro Prep in 2013 to become a TK-8 school serving over 600 students. Among our early accomplishments are a 2012 California Distinguished School Award and a #8 ranking in USC’s 2013 list of top charter schools in the state. Our student population is 100% extraordinary, 97% Latino, 95% free/reduced lunch, 38% English Language Learners, and 14% of our students receive special education services.
Our team is made up of a highly collaborative group of teachers and staff who share a passion for closing the achievement gap. We use a co-teaching structure in elementary grades modeled after the successful Uncommon Schools and Achievement First schools on the east coast. We have high expectations for academics and discipline, and simultaneously value joy in the classroom, making learning fun for our scholars and teachers. We are moving into a beautiful, newly renovated campus in south Boyle Heights August 2017.
The Resource Specialist Program (RSP) Teacher will work collaboratively with the Director of Student Supports, other special education service providers, and the general education team to operationalize the mission of Endeavor College Prep and ensure our students with exceptional needs have the opportunity to access the high quality education our school provides.
The Resource Specialist Program (RSP) Teacher will report to the Director of Student Supports.
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 Director of Student Support, Campus Directors, and Co-Director of Academics and Culture.
General Qualifications for All Endeavor College Prep Staff & Faculty
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 Endeavor College Prep, regardless of their position, must consistently demonstrate the following:
- Unwavering belief in and commitment to fulfill Endeavor College Prep’s mission
- Embodiment of Endeavor College 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
- Regular, punctual attendance and professional appearance
- Appropriate California credentials and qualifications required by No Child Left Behind
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