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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 2:43 AM

Overview:The role of the dean of student services, a certified special education professional, is twofold: (1) s/he shall work across the school (all grade levels and content areas) serving students with special needs through small-group pull-out instruction, whole-group instruction, or support for scholars a€œpushing ina€ to the general education classroom; and (2) as the schoola€ (TM) s primary contact with the Department of Educationa€ (TM) s Office of Special Education, s/he is responsible for directly managing the relationship to ensure that the school complies with applicable laws and regulations, and maintains accurate and up-to-date records and other documentation. The dean of student services works in conjunction with the schoola€ (TM) s instructional leaders to ensure that the school provides the academic, emotional, and physical services for students who require additional support to thrive within the schoolsa€ (TM) core academic programs. Wea€ (TM) re excited about special education teachers who get fired up about learning - who want to spend their time discussing, preparing, and immersing themselves in the content theya€ (TM) re about to teach. Wea€ (TM) re passionate about teachers who truly listen to what students are saying - who create a space for students to think their own way through to answers, and praise their insights and curiosities along the way. We value a hunger for feedback and the desire to engage in an ongoing process of reflection and growth. We look for teachers who are excited to embrace a restorative approach to discipline and who believe that family and community partnerships are crucial. Above all, we look for educators who are passionate and committed to urban education and our ultimate goal of closing the achievement gap in Brooklyn. Why lead at Ascend Public Charter Schools? Ascend is a Brooklyn-based network of K-12 public charter schools serving 4,000 students across nine schools. At Ascend, our mission is to provide an extraordinary education for the children of Central Brooklyn, placing them firmly on the path to success in college and beyond.We are passionate about guiding our students to think critically and independently, and to enjoy education as an end in itself. We teach a rich and rigorous liberal arts curriculum that nurtures studentsa€ (TM) natural curiosity about the world, and we foster a positive, non-punitive school culture where students feel connected, empowered, and safe to take academic risks. Watch Ascend in action. To create the kind of vibrant learning environments we want for our students, we invest heavily in our faculty, providing ongoing professional learning for all of our educators, who collaborate closely and push each other to achieve great outcomes for our students, their families, and the communities we serve. We believe that our school buildings should reflect the incredible accomplishments that happen within their walls. All Ascend schools are housed in beautiful, newly renovated buildings where every detail is chosen to communicate our high aspirations for teaching and learning. See where we work. Leading at Ascend As a leader at Ascend, you will grow deeply as an educator through ongoing training, support, and collaboration at every step in your career. You will also be able to express your voice and play a role in defining the future of Ascend, as we actively encourage Ascend school leaders to be part of their schoolsa€ (TM) and the Ascend networka€ (TM) s development and growth. Learn more about leadership at Ascend.Responsibilities:The dean of student services will coordinate staff professional development in the areas of special education, 504s, at-risk RTI support, ELL and other related services, as well as, support the SETSS teachers, ELL teachers, Integrated Co-teachers, and other instructional staff. The dean of student services responsibilities also includeImplementing IEPs and managing the provision of direct services by related service providers approved by the New York City Department of EducationDesigning differentiated instruction and administering rigorous, standards-based assessments to serve students needing special servicesEnsuring that all general education teachers know of, understand, and implement all classroom accommodations and modifications required by IEPs and 504 plansWorking with the schoola€ (TM) s certified special education professionals to share best practices across schools in the Ascend network and resolve any school-based crises expeditiouslyEnsuring that all schools create, implement, and monitor RTI/RTB through weekly data-driven meetings and planning sessions with the support of the school-based teamsCreating, implementing and reviewing 504 plansAs a special education teacher, the dean of student services will develop and teach engaging lessons that follow the rigorous, Common Core aligned Ascend curriculum and collaboratively teach with a general education teacher in an inclusion classroom and differentiate instruction for students with special needs. Additionally, the special education responsibilities include:Differentiate small group instruction for students with special needsPrepare student individualized education plans in consultation with staff and families to ensure success for all scholarsUtilize formal and informal assessment data to drive instruction and ensure student mastery of standardsBuild a warm and inclusive classroom environment, implementing the practices of Responsive ClassroomCreate and maintain strong relationships with students and familiesActively participate in grade-level meetings, collaborative planning, and professional development, including an annual summer instituteAccept ultimate responsibility for the academic progress of his or her students, and work to actively overcome setbacksStaff and reporting relationships The dean of student services reports to the school director. He or she also works closely with, the dean of instruction and director of student services. Qualifications:A master's degree and state certificate in special education is requiredFull-time classroom experience and a demonstrated track record of propelling studentsa€ (TM) academic growth and masteryExperience teaching in underserved areas is preferredDemonstrate an unwavering belief that all students can achieve at high levels and that scholars with disabilities are as capable of greatness as general education scholarsManifest a total commitment to do whatever it takes to prepare all of the schoola€ (TM) s students for collegeDemonstrate a record of producing dramatic student achievement gains as a teacher in a tightly disciplined settingHave exceptional organizational skills and attention to detailBe passionate about urban education and closing the achievement gapBe committed to education standards, statewide testing, and accountabilityBe prepared to invest in building relationships with studentsValue being effective over being creativeHave aa€œcan doa€ attitude and be a team player, relentless in the pursuit of the schoola€ (TM) s academic objectives; hard-working and willing to take feedback and engage in a process of self-improvementCompensation Ascend offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit www.ascendlearning.org/careers to learn more about the benefits of working at Ascend. Ascend Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. .

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