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The Gillen Brewer School is an independent school and a thought leader in the area of educating children who have specific learning needs. Uncovering The Specialness In Every Child™ is our expertise and working with our families is at the heart of everything we do at Gillen Brewer. By accepting and celebrating the differences of each child, we are redefining what “special” in the world of “special education” means. Our diverse student body includes 82 children, ages 2.8 to ten years old, with executive functioning deficits, language-based and non-verbal learning disabilities, and social and emotional deficits, as well as children on the autism spectrum. We provide each student with a rich and nurturing 12-month program of rigorous academics, art, music, science, technology and physical fitness. Speech-language and occupational therapies and counseling services are integral to our program and staff works in a highly integrated manner. Gillen Brewer is defined by a commitment to our students and inspired by their determination. Working collaboratively with families and utilizing the exceptional skills of our highly qualified professional staff, we help each child build a foundation that will enable them to become confident, independent and engaged learners. Gillen Brewer offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive professional development program. All applicants are required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters. The Gillen Brewer School is an equal opportunity employer.

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Interim Associate Teacher (Maternity Coverage with possible extension)

Interim Associate Teacher (Maternity Coverage with possible extension)

Does teaching children with special needs inspire and motivate you? It's the reason why we come to work everyday! The Gillen Brewer School is looking for an Interim Associate Teacher to join our elementary school classroom during a maternity leave. We're expecting to bring someone onboard from mid-January through June 2020. There is a possibility that this may convert into a full-time, 12-month position.  Please see the job responsibilities and requirements below.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Associate Teacher will assist the Head Teacher to reinforce materials and lessons covered in the classroom to facilitate student learning. The Associate Teacher reports to the Head Teacher and Program Director. The Program Director reports to the Assistant Head of School. The school expects that every Associate Teacher will perform their duties in a professional manner with regard to attire, attitude, participation, communication, and interactions with staff, children and parents. An Associate Teacher is expected to understand the school’s policies, procedures and guidelines as set in the staff handbook and on the school’s shared Google Drive. An Associate Teacher is a part of the school community and is encouraged to participate in school community events, join committees, and create a positive working environment for children, families, and colleagues. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the lead teacher in classroom instruction and management
  • Assist with classroom activities and lessons
  • Execute lesson plans written by Head Teacher or write and execute lesson plans that have been reviewed by Head Teacher
  • Work with individual students who require additional or modified instruction
  • Administer assessments and quizzes to students
  • Grade tests and homework and complete other clerical work related to classroom operations
  • Prepare communication folders to be sent home with students
  • Monitor students when the Head Teacher is out of the classroom
  • Support students throughout the day, including lunch, playground, and gym
  • Participate in team meetings and parent/teacher conferences
  • Assist with student drop-off and pickup
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude, team-player, and a passion to work with students with special needs
  • Ability and desire to learn and understand classroom procedures and management
  • Ability to relate to children and reinforce lessons taught in class
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate with other teachers and therapists on team
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma required; Bachelor's degree highly preferred
  • Previous experience working with children in either formal or informal settings preferred
  • Must complete Associate Teacher Training through the school

Physical Requirements:

Able to maintain the physical capacity required to navigate the school environment, both indoor and outdoor areas, and to ensure the safety of the students; the ability to…

  • walk, run, sit, kneel, crawl, and stand
  • move rapidly forward, backward, and laterally
  • bend and stoop
  • push, pull, and lift
  • work on a computer for prolonged periods to complete necessary paperwork
  • lift up to 15 pounds at times

Other Requirements:

You must be authorized to work in the United States and be willing to undergo a number of clearances including NYC DOE fingerprinting, a medical health form, and other background checks.

To Apply:

All applicants will be required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters.  It's preferred that you apply on Indeed (see button below), but you have the option to submit materials via email to HR@gillenbrewer.com.  If you submit via email, please indicate your name and the position of interest in the subject line of your email (i.e., Alice Trudall - Interim Associate Teacher).

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Elementary Special Education Head Teacher (Maternity Leave Replacement)

Elementary Special Education Head Teacher (Maternity Leave Replacement)

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Special Education Head Teacher to fill in as a maternity leave replacement from January through June 2020, with a possible option to continue.  This candidate will work closely with two associate teachers in a classroom comprised of ten students with special needs.  Please see the job responsibilities and requirements below.

Summary:

The Head Teacher is a critical part of the child’s learning experience at Gillen Brewer.  The Head Teacher reports to the Program Director who reports to the Assistant Head of School.  The school expects that the Head Teacher will conduct himself/herself in a professional manner with regard to attire, attitude, participation, communication, and interactions with staff, children and parents.  A Head Teacher is expected to understand the school’s policies, procedures and guidelines as set in the staff handbook and on the school’s shared Google Drive.  A Head Teacher is a part of the school community and is encouraged to participate in school community events, join committees, and create a positive working environment for children, families, and colleagues.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Team player who thrives in an integrated and collaborative environment
  • Ability to foster a love of learning through inquiry-based experiences that promote independence and problem solving
  • Knowledge of the cognitive, linguistic, and developmental needs of students with special needs
  • Knowledge of Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS) and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) preferred
  • Experience with and knowledge of curriculums such as: Preventing Academic Failure (PAF) or other Orton-Gillingham reading programs, Math In Focus or Singapore Math, Writing Revolution/Hochman method to expository writing, Fountas and Pinnell reading levels and guided reading, New York State Common Core Standards in Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Mathematics

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Childhood Special Education
  • Minimum of four years of professional experience teaching young students with special needs
  • Previous Head Teacher experience
  • Strong classroom management, communication, and organizational skills
  • New York State Teaching Certification

Physical Requirements

Able to maintain the physical capacity required to navigate the school environment, both indoor and outdoor areas, and to ensure the safety of the students; the ability to…

  • walk, run, sit, kneel, crawl, and stand
  • move rapidly forward, backward, and laterally
  • bend and stoop
  • push, pull, and lift
  • work on a computer for prolonged periods to complete necessary paperwork
  • lift up to 15 pounds at times

Other Requirements:

You must be authorized to work in the United States and be willing to undergo a number of clearances including NYC DOE fingerprinting, a medical health form, and other background checks.

To Apply:

All applicants will be required to submit a resume, cover letter, and two reference letters.  It's preferred that you apply on Indeed (see button below), but you have the option to submit materials via email to HR@gillenbrewer.com.  If you submit via email, please indicate your name and the position of interest in the subject line of your email (i.e., Helen Tory - Maternity Leave Replacement Head Teacher).

Apply On Indeed

 


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

At Gillen Brewer, we believe that our success depends on the full and effective utilization of qualified persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability and/or perceived disability, citizenship status, or veteran status.  Gillen Brewer is an equal opportunity employer.  This policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as they apply to recruitment, hiring, compensation, fringe benefits, professional development and training, promotion or transfer, lay-off or termination, or any other condition of employment.