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Special Education Teacher (''22-''23 School Year) - Goodwill Education Initiatives

Company: Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Goodwill Education InitiativesGoodwill strongly believes it is essential to raise education attainment levels in Indiana. Not only are the lifetime earnings of high school graduates significantly higher than those of dropouts, children of high school graduates are 50% less likely to drop out of high school than the children of dropouts are. Goodwill provides opportunities for adults (The Excel Center) and youth (Indianapolis Metropolitan High School).The Excel Center Model:The Excel Centeris operated by Goodwill Education Initiatives, Inc., a not-for-profit organization formed by Goodwill of Central &Southern Indiana.Recognizing that nearly a half million working-age Hoosiers lack a high school diploma, Goodwill opened The Excel Center for adults in 2010. The Excel Center is a tuition-free public high school for adults offering an Indiana Core 40 high school diploma.There are currently six locations in Indianapolis W. Michigan Street, The Meadows, Shadeland, W. 34th Street, University Heights and Decatur and one location each in Anderson, Bloomington, Clarksville, Kokomo, Lafayette, Muncie, Noblesville, Shelbyville and Richmond.The Excel Center currently serves more than 4,000 students annually.The Indianapolis Metropolitan Charter High School:Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is a free public school offering a high school education to students in grades 9-12. Indianapolis Met is a best-fit school for students experiencing circumstance that may present a barrier to education. Our school places an emphasis on ensuring students enroll in college or enter into a career that offers a living wage post-graduation.Indianapolis Met is designed to serve students who are experiencing circumstances that may become barriers to their education.Required CompetenciesDegree and Credential Requirements - Bachelors degree in Special Education and a current Indiana Teaching Certification in Special Education-Mild and/or Intense Intervention.Industry Standards - Displays a working knowledge of the Indiana Academic Standards, Common Core State Standards, and 21st Century Skills and knowledge of disciplinary literacy.Federal, State, and Local Compliance - Demonstrates comprehension of federal, state, and local mandates governing the determination and delivery of special education services.Observations and Information Monitoring/Reporting - Is adept at performing student observations. Creates, collects, reviews, and maintains information to manage or improve the achievement of learning behaviors and goals.Organizational Aptitude - Plans and attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing multiple tasks in an organized and timely fashion. Exhibits careful attention to detail and follow-through.Informed Decision-Making - Identifies and comprehends issues, problems, and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.Communication Skills - Articulates thoughts and expresses ideas effectively using oral, written, visual and non-verbal communication skills, as well as listening skills to comprehend others' needs. Delivers information in person, in writing, and in a digital world.Coaching - Provides timely guidance and effective feedback to empower others to strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to improve instruction.Teamwork - Works well with others and makes valued contributions in a team setting in order to achieve the required goals and outcomes. Contributes to creating a positive learning environment that promotes productivity, mentoring, teamwork, and partnership.Adaptability - Maintains effectiveness when experiencing shifts in priorities; adjusts effectively while maintaining a positive learning environment.Preferred RequirementsTechnical Knowledge - Has working knowledge of G Suite and MS Office, as well as student information systems and Indianas online IEP system.Other RequirementsBackground Screening - All candidates must pass a pre-employment background check.Benefits: Full-time employees may participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes:Continuing education and leadership developmentComprehensive health planPaid time off (PTO)Life, dental and vision insuranceShort- and long-term disability plansNationally recognized preventive health and wellness programSection 125 pretax health spending account, dependent care spending account, and premiumsRetirement plan with generous match or contribution into Teachers Retirement Fund for eligible employeesMission and Values: click hereGoodwill of Central and Southern Indiana is an EEO Employer/Vet/DisabledExcelCenter1IndianapolisMet1

Keywords: Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, Indianapolis , Special Education Teacher (''22-''23 School Year) - Goodwill Education Initiatives, Education / Teaching , Indianapolis, Indiana

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