Job Vacancy Building Substitute – Special Education KIPP St. Louis Public Schools

Job title: Building Substitute – Special Education

Company: KIPP St. Louis Public Schools

Job description: Company Description

Who we are:

KIPP St. Louis is a part of a national network of free, open-enrollment, public charter schools offering a choice to families and children in St. Louis city. As the largest charter school system in the city, we are driven and committed to our mission, vision, and equity statement.

Mission:

Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Vision: Every child grows up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities.

Equity Statement: KIPP St. Louis is committed to becoming an anti-racist and anti-sexist organization by confronting inequities, barriers, and oppressive policies and systems.

KIPP St. Louis currently educates over 2,000 students and at full growth, we will educate nearly 3,600 students and hundreds of alumni. Today, our St. Louis network consists of two middle schools, three elementary schools, and a high school.

Job Description

This position provides a unique opportunity for talented individuals to explore the field of education and to gain hands-on practice and the training necessary to become a successful full-time classroom teacher. This position will have an opportunity to observe best practices in classroom instruction and education reform from experienced teachers and school leaders at a leading charter management organization Building Substitute teachers are responsible for partnering with the classroom teacher to ensure that every KIPP St. Louis student achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to succeed in leading choice filled lives. Substitute Teachers will also consistently reinforce the importance of character building by helping students to exhibit strong decision-making capabilities, personal responsibility, and healthy interpersonal relationships. Ideal Building Substitute Teachers will also seek to be part of the community, embrace the culture displayed at KIPP St. Louis, and engage in the organization’s mission. These duties provide excellent training, preparation, and practice to gain the experience and support necessary to develop their teaching skills. By the end of the year, Building Substitute Teachers will be very strong candidates for full-time teaching positions.

The Substitute will have an opportunity to observe best practices in classroom instruction and education reform from experienced teachers and school leaders at a leading charter management organization Substitute teachers will also consistently reinforce the importance of character building by helping students to exhibit strong decision-making capabilities, personal responsibility, and healthy interpersonal relationships.

On a day-to-day basis, you can look forward to the following:

Teach a challenging college preparatory curriculum that addresses the current academic levels of students, is standards-aligned and promotes critical thinking

Demonstrate knowledge of grade-level standards, benchmarks, and curriculum as well as proficiency in lesson planning and unit design

Design assessments and use data daily and weekly to drive instructional practices and provide students with feedback on their progress; regularly grade student work

Enforce and uphold school’s values, policies, and culture

Engage in frequent and open collaboration and communication with colleagues around lesson planning, instructional observations, and student data

Seek out and respond to coaching to increase capacity to run an effective classroom that promotes high levels of student achievement

Communicate regularly with families about the progress of students and remain available to students and families in the evening

Build strong relationships and positive rapport with students, families and colleagues

Actively participate in weekly staff development activities and meetings

Other duties as assigned by the school leadership team

This job posting/description may not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands/Mental Demands/Environmental Factors

Frequently positions self to interact with students inside and outside of the classroom

Must be able to observe students inside the classroom and school building, as well as outside

Daily operation of a computer and classroom equipment

Occasional moderate lifting

Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)

Frequent prolonged and irregular hours of duty

Maintain emotional control under stress

Interprets policy, procedures and data

Occasionally endure inclement weather conditions to provide for student safety

Qualifications

What you bring to the table:

A Bachelor’s degree and substitute certification in Missouri (required)

A passion for teaching in the city of St. Louis

Dedication to helping children grow and learn

Additional Information

What we bring to the table:

We are a fast-paced, energetic team and family with passionate people who are leading a movement, and to cultivate their best working environment we provide the following:

$0 deductible healthcare plan option, including medical, vision, and dental.

Employer Paid Short Term Disability

$50,000 life insurance policy at no cost to the employee

Retirement plan through PSRSSL with a 15% match and an optional 403b as a supplement to our pension program

Employee Recognition: When we succeed together, we celebrate together with our annual gala award ceremony, Christmas party, and more!

Non-profit student loan forgiveness program qualified employer

Longevity Bonuses: 2, 5, and 10-year financial rewards

Generous time off:

Paid leave for illness, personal days, bereavement, jury duty, and military-related leave

Paid parental leave for new families

Paid holidays, as well as a one-week Thanksgiving break, a two-week winter break, a week-long spring break

Wellness days and Fabulous Fridays (leave at 1:30 on Friday once a month)

On-going professional development opportunities:

Weekly coaching sessions

Weekly school-based professional development

Five in-person PD days during the year for all KIPP St. Louis teachers

KIPP St. Louis is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all our students, families, teachers, staff, and community members. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

Expected salary:

Location: Saint Louis, MO

Job date: Thu, 14 Jul 2022 22:44:09 GMT

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