Middle School Special Education Teacher ( 2022-2023)

HCZ Promise Academy Charter Schools
Manhattan, NY
$65K - $100K/year
Special Education
6th - 8th

Harlem Children’s Zone is currently hiring Promise Academy staff for the 2021-22 school year.

If you are a teacher, teaching assistant or teaching fellow dedicated to making a difference in children’s lives, Promise Academy is right for you. HCZ educators have a unique opportunity to foster the growth of children from kindergarten to their walk across the graduation stage. Our children need you now more than ever.

About Our Schools

When students enter HCZ Promise Academy Charter Schools, we make a promise to help each and every one get to and through college. Everything we give our students—from world-class instruction and exceptional extracurricular activities to social emotional support and healthy meals—is aimed at fulfilling that promise. Our schools have a longer school day and year, helping us keep our kids safe and engaged, ensure their success in core subject areas, and give them an immersive, well-balanced education that includes exposure to the arts, daily physical activity, and field trips to museums, performances, sporting events and, of course, college campuses.

Our Commitment to Safety and Support

HCZ requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly,
successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement of employment.

Our team has been comprehensively reviewing best practices from local, national, and international school systems and following government guidelines to ensure we are taking all possible safety measures related to the pandemic. Our safety protocols have been enhanced with the advice and assistance of experts in the areas of public health, epidemiology, air quality control, space design and layout, and building capacity. Our organization continues to prioritize the safety of all students and staff as we navigate these unprecedented times.

We are seeking a Special Education Teacher for High School. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for the mission of HCZ Promise Academy, an understanding and respect for the culture of all residents of Harlem, and a desire for working in a school setting that fosters a love for children.

Special Education Teacher Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Review IEP related documents to develop appropriate goals and objectives for each student
Collaborate with general education teachers regarding the educational, social, emotional and physical needs of each student
Plan, develop and implement individualized learning plans for each student
Prepare instructional materials and lesson plans according to Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
Review IEPs with parents, school administration and general education teachers
Monitor, evaluate and document each student’s progress utilizing appropriate measurements and assessment devices
Maintain and communicate high academic and personal expectations for all students
Incorporate direct instruction, discussion, projects and cooperative work to engage students, keep classes focused and infuse a lasting desire to learn
Follow the school’s policies and procedures for student conduct and discipline, and refuse to tolerate classroom disruptions
Meet designated deadlines for completing Teacher Reports, IEPs, parent phone calls and other time sensitive tasks
Develop and use a variety of assessments (e.g., exams, written work, and public performances) that frequently measure student progress toward the school’s content and skill standards
Develop clear evaluation criteria and distribute to students prior to assignments
Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues
Share responsibility for grade level and school-wide activities
Opportunity to work Saturdays during test prep season – additional compensation provided

Special Education Teacher Qualification, Skill and Knowledge Requirements

A dedication and commitment to the mission of HCZ Promise Academy
Bachelor’s degree with at least 2 years teaching experience is required
2 – 5 years teaching experience in an urban school setting is desired
New York State certification in special education grades 7-12 required
Excellent oral and written communication skills

Salary & Benefits

We offer highly competitive salaries with generous performance-based bonuses, a comprehensive benefits package, and a low student-teacher ratio. To be considered, interested applicants must apply online or submit a cover letter and resume to promisecareers@hcz.org. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.