The mission of our schools is to educate responsible citizen scholars for success in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship. Core to achieving this mission is building high-quality relationships with families and supporting enrollment at our schools.
Who You Are
An educator with an unwavering commitment to the Freedom Prep mission of college success and authentic civic engagement for our scholars.
An organized documentor with strong time management and follow-up skills and a demonstrated ability to take initiative and handle multiple projects concurrently.
A self-reflective and self-aware teammate who is dedicated to aligning their classroom to Freedom Prep's commitment to antiracism and who is eager to use these skills to contribute to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
An excellent communicator, with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively to a variety of stakeholders.
A strong problem-solver, who thinks critically and plans strategically.
A graduate of a Bachelor’s degree program with the following NJ-state certifications: Special Education certification & Supervisor certification (required).
An educator with instruction and administration experience strongly preferred.
A proficient user of EDPlan, Microsoft Office, and Google applications.
What You’ll Do
Provide support and guidance to school personnel on best practices for special education and English Language Learner (ELL) scholars. This includes, but is not limited to, interventions, scheduling, behavior support, data analysis, ESY, documentation and IEPs.
Create an inclusive classroom and school community by engaging in training, reflection, and dialogue around issues of race, identity, diversity, equity, and inclusion for our staff and scholars.
In partnership with the Director of Special Education, stay aware of current academic services in place for special education and ELL scholars, including interventions, tutoring, frequently used in-class accommodations, modifications and modified schedules.
Monitor the timely completion of IEPs and evaluations as required for scholars k-12 at Freedom Prep and ensure that all scholar mandates are met.
Serve as the Local Education Agency representative in all Freedom Prep IEP meetings to confirm adherence to appropriate guidelines and facilitate a high level of family and scholar involvement in the IEP process.
Ensure records, files, and NJ databases remain up to date and are in full compliance with all state regulations regarding Freedom Prep’s special education programming. Maintain an organized paper and electronic filing system.
Provide guidance, training, and professional development to school staff and related service team members on special education and ELL instructional practices.
Create and maintain systems to organize all special education documentation and programming, at the discretion of the Director of Special Education.
Update and maintain all special education and ELL data tracking systems to align with Freedom Prep’s data management processes.
Coordinate timeline scholar transportation and alternate placements as necessary.
Ensure payment through SEMI, Medicaid, and all other appropriate sources.
Support the facilitation of all internal and external audits.
Requirements and Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in education or a related field.
NJ-state certifications: Special Education certification & Supervisor certification (required).
Two years of full-time, paid, professional experience outside the classroom in a leadership role. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of federal and state legislation regarding special education
The candidate may be required to satisfactorily complete a performance assessment exercise
Required criminal history background check, pre-employment sexual misconduct/child abuse disclosure, requirement of employment history review, and reference checks.
Freedom Prep staff members are provided with a competitive salary, full benefits, and a working environment that includes all the necessary technology and resources to succeed.
Freedom Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Our mission is to educate responsible citizen-scholars who will change the world. We strongly believe that by building a DREAM team that represents numerous perspectives, backgrounds, and expertises, we can achieve this goal together. This is a value we highly support and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.