Teacher - Elementary Special Education ESL (FT)

Providence Public Schools
United States
Closing date
Oct 6, 2023

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JOB DESCRIPTIONPlease note that this position is available for one year only. Hired candidates will be displaced or non-renewed from the position for the following school year, however, displaced teachers remain district employees and will be guaranteed a position in SY24-25.
Providence Public Schools District (PPSD) seeks an exceptional ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION (SPED) AND ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) TEACHER who is highly qualified and skillful to join our community of teachers, students and stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity for teachers who seek a challenging yet rewarding teaching experience.
We serve approximately 22,000 students at 37 elementary, middle, and high schools. Approximately 55% of students come from homes where English is not the primary language spoken. Combined, our students and families speak 55 different languages and hail from 91 countries of origin. In PPSD, the teachers and leaders set high expectations for academic achievement, provide equal access to differentiated instruction, and endeavor to close the achievement and opportunity gap among historically marginalized subgroups within the schools. PPSD is a great place for those who desire an environment that supports their creativity and ingenuity, and respects their credentials and abilities as a teacher.
REPORTS TO: Principal
Under direction of the school principal and/or appropriate supervisor/Administrator and Consistent with the Providence Public Schools” vision and mission, the Special Education teacher is to work in partnership with parents, students, and the general education teachers to promote student achievement. Additionally, SPED/ESL Teacher will:
  • Provide daily instruction based on the RI State Standards, the Providence Schools District Curriculum, and student”s Individualized Education Program (IEP).
  • Implement, develop and case manage their students” services and IEPs in accordance with State and Federal Regulations.
  • Accelerate the learning or acquisition of English and the academic content of math, language arts, science, and social studies in order for students to achieve academic success and classroom expectations.
  • Implement all district ELL procedures.
  • Serve as a resource for information regarding students from other language backgrounds.

**Contingent upon funding**EDUCATION TRAINING AND EXPERIENCEBachelor”s degree in the applicable field of education from an accredited college or university.
RIDE Certification Requirements:
  • Elementary Special Education Teacher, Grades 1-6 and All Grades English to Speakers of Other Languages Teacher, Grades PK-12
  • Elementary/Middle Special Education Teacher, Grades K-8 and All Grades English to Speakers of Other Languages Teacher, Grades PK-12
  • Administer appropriate district curriculum which is aligned with the Rhode Island State Standards.
  • Provide specially designed instruction to students with disabilities in various settings aligned to goals and objectives of the students” IEPs.
  • Work and teach collaboratively with the general education teachers and paraprofessionals utilizing the co-teaching model, sharing planning and instructional responsibility for all students to create the least restrictive environment.
  • Develop and implement Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for students with disabilities within regulatory timelines.
  • Complete quarterly progress reports per RI Regulations and ensure that the goals and objectives of their students” IEPs are implemented.
  • Ensure the opportunity for all students to learn in a supportive environment.
  • Create and maintain a positive, orderly, and academically focused learning condition in the instructional environment.
  • Provide a classroom management/discipline plan ensuring safety at all times.
  • Develop and implement behavioral intervention plans as identified by student need.
  • Integrate technology into the instructional program.
  • Provide individual and group interventions to students in the Response to Intervention Process.
  • Implement scientifically-based instruction to support the unique academic, social, and behavioral needs of students as appropriate.
  • Collect, administer and report progress monitoring data for all student goals.
  • Adhere to federal, state, and local mandates in special education.
  • Schedule and case manage three (3) year re-evaluations for students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal regulations.
  • Ensure that students with disabilities receive a free appropriate education in the least restrictive environment.
  • Conduct, implements and develops alternate assessments consistent with RIDE regulations
  • Participate in district and school-based professional development activities.
  • Maintain a web based portfolio and outcomes data on all of the children assigned to the pre-k class (if applicable).
  • Develop and provide daily, authentic pre-k learning experiences aligned with the RI Early Learning Standards for all students (if applicable).
  • Participate in timely data input services for Medicaid billing, utilize the web-based IEP system, and participate in the time studies for administrative Medicaid claiming as scheduled.
  • Utilize positive behavioral supports as appropriate
  • Work professionally with administrators, staff, parents, and community.
  • Develop a classroom climate that promotes positive learning conditions
  • Provide differentiated, developmentally appropriate pre-k learning experiences aligned with the RI Early Learning Standards (if applicable).
  • Provide and implement appropriate accommodations for all types of formal assessments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

About Providence Public Schools:
The Providence Public School District (PPSD) serves approximately 22,000 students attending our 37 schools. PPSD employs more than 3,200 professionals who work in and provide support to our schools, which include 21 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 9 high schools and 2 public district charter schools. Of our employees, approximately 2,000 are educators, and more than 600 others directly support students and families in our schools.

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