Certified Subject Area Teachers
Arizona’s first and only autism-focused charter school is expanding and hiring subject area teachers for the 2020-2021 school year! The charter is seeking Certified Teachers to implement instruction with support from a Certified Special Education Teacher for students in grades 5-11. The charter is seeking teachers for the following academic subjects:
Certified Special Education Teachers
English/Language Arts, Middle School and High School
Math, Middle School
Science, Middle School
Social Studies, Middle School and High School
Life Skills/Vocational Education
Art Middle and High School
Music/Choir Middle and High School
Physical Education, Middle and High School
Under the supervision and direction of the Upper Campus Director, the Certified Teacher will effectively manage the learning environment by preparing lesson plans, instructing students, evaluating and monitoring students’ performance and advancing student achievement. The Certified Teacher should have experience differentiating instruction for a variety of learners and will work collaboratively with a team to plan instruction in accordance with students’ IEP goals. The Certified teacher will also ensure the classroom follows the AZACS structured teaching model. Teachers in this role should demonstrate a commitment to professional development through didactic workshops and classroom coaching.
Candidates with teaching experience are preferred with a willingness to be trained and coached in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) strategies. The Certified Teacher will work hand-in-hand with a SPED Program Manager and an ABA Manager to implement a best-practice educational model to achieve optimal results for students on the autism spectrum and students with other related disorders. If certified in special education, the Certified Teacher will maintain a special education caseload between 25 and 30 students.
Teach content area curriculum to groups of 10 to 15 students rotating to assigned classroom for approximately one hour periods.
Write effective lesson plans using the charter’s adopted scope and sequence documents and adopted curriculum.
Use and implement classroom management techniques to maintain organization, orderliness, student safety, and a productive learning environment.
Implement instructional techniques to encourage and motivate students.
Evaluate students’ performance regarding achievements in curriculum and activities and document progress towards IEP goals.
Ensure parents and students are informed of curriculum used in the classroom, activities throughout the school and data generated during lessons.
Collaborate with a classroom team that includes two Behavior Specialists with the support and oversight of two Program Managers
Ensure classroom support staff are implementing instructional strategies and lessons as set forth by Program Managers
Provide daily feedback to support staff
Participate in regular observations and in-the-moment coaching from SPED Program Manager and ABA Manager and implement action steps following coaching sessions
Modification of materials to meet student needs and IEP requirements
Maintain substitute plans in case of Teacher absence
Participate in all duties and responsibilities as appropriate for an AZACS faculty member
Other duties as assigned by the administration
Secondary teacher certification or 24 credit hours in the specified content area
Track record of success in behavior management with students with autism or other special needs
Ability to approach situations with optimism and perseverance
Ability to communicate with parents, co-workers and professional contacts in a courteous and professional manner and following AZACS guidelines
Experience in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and structured teaching preferred
Valid Arizona fingerprint clearance card
School located at a new state of the art Autism Center
Competitive pay based on experience
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
Paid Sick Time
Great professional development and advancement opportunities!
Set-up of lessons and instructional activities for classroom support staff. Coaches, monitors, and mentors classroom support staff working with students with disabilities.
ADA AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Positions in this class require: stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Work is routinely performed in an indoor and outdoor classroom setting.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Arizona Autism Charter Schools, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Act Title VII of 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Arizona Autism Charter Schools, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment or in any of its educational programs or in the provisions of benefits and services to students.
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