Broome Street Academy Charter High School is currently accepting applications for Special Education Teachers for our 2023-2024 school year.
We are looking for teachers who are passionate about their academic discipline and personally driven by the academic achievements of their students.
Come and share your passion with our students while continuously deepening your knowledge of the subject/s you teach.
Broome Street Academy Charter High School (BSA) is a tuition-free public charter high school located in SoHo, educating students from all five boroughs, and devoted to providing students the necessary skills and support to graduate prepared for a successful future beyond high school. Our equitable, holistic, and student-centered approach will provide students with access to a rigorous, standards-based curriculum that will equip our graduates with the skills they need to make a positive impact on their communities and the broader world. Uniquely, BSA is the only charter school in the NYCDOE Community Schools portfolio because of our long-standing partnership with The Door, a revered non-profit organization celebrating 50 years of serving New York City’s young people in 2022. Our partnership allows us to serve the whole student and meet a variety of non-academic needs that clear the path for student learning.
We are an inclusive school community that values academic rigor, trauma informed practice, and student voice. Our Advanced Placement classes, Athletics program, and extracurricular offerings give our students the full high school experience in a small, one-of-a-kind environment. Our admissions policy gives preference to siblings and students who are homeless, in foster care, or from low performing schools, though all students, regardless of their background, circumstance, race, gender or ethnicity are welcome, and encouraged to apply.
Student Support at BSA:
Broome Street Academy’s special education model provides Integrated Co-teaching classes in the core academic classes (English, science, math, and social studies), where two teachers offer differentiated instruction based on student needs. Additionally, we offer push-in and pull-out SETSS (Special Education Teacher Support Services) for students with IEPs needing more targeted academic support. The related services that we offer are counseling (provided by BSA social workers) and speech therapy, provided by a DOE therapist. We also have DOE-provided paraprofessionals assisting students who have greater socio-emotional and academic needs. Special education staff also provide data-driven small-group and one-on-one instruction for students in need. This comprehensive program helps ensure that students with IEPs get access to rigorous, specialized, culturally responsive teaching and behavioral support that maximizes their ability to thrive and reach their full potential. We are looking for an educator who is excited by this model!
A Broome Street Academy teacher is unwavering in their commitment to our mission and values, shows grit when faced with challenges, and wants to contribute to a positive academic community. Our teachers are encouraged to let their voices be heard, and to not be okay with the status quo in education. They meet students where they are academically, and socio-emotionally, push them forward when they need just a little nudge, or lift them up when more is necessary. Student achievement is the north star for a teacher at BSA, and they know that success can look different for every student. BSA teachers collaborate regularly with other teachers, social workers, and the student life team to ensure all students have the support they need to succeed and to continue their own learning and growth as educators.
- Co-teach 5 classes and/or the equivalent responsibilities; teach where needed regardless of certification.
- Develop specially designed instruction tailored to meet the learning needs of all students (especially those with ELL and IEP designations) through team co-planning, co-teaching, and co-assessing with the support of the Special Education department and subject area teams.
- Write IEPs (individualized educational programs), progress monitor students’ IEP goals, and facilitate IEP meetings with the CSE
- Create plans for post-high school transition to ensure college and or career readiness
- Conduct data-driven one to one and small group academic intervention
- Serve as a case manager for a group of students that you teach with IEPs. Case management duties include consistent parental outreach, advocating to ensure that students receive appropriate supports, providing testing accommodations and academic student conferencing.
- Record proper attendance for every class assigned in real-time.
- Prepare students for all required assessments (Regents, NWEA, PSAT, SAT, AP, etc.) where applicable.
- Ensure students achieve goals set forth in the SUNY Accountability Plan.
- Update gradebook weekly at minimum.
- Attend all scheduled prep time with co-teachers/team members and all scheduled meetings (grade team, subject area department, etc.).
- Actively collaborate with colleagues to support student success.
- Participate in all required school professional development.
- Actively pursue professional development and certification if necessary.
- Communicate regularly with caregivers.
- Maintain a welcoming and safe classroom environment.
- Engage in effective and appropriate classroom management.
- Maintain clean and clutter free room spaces for all students’ and teachers’ use.
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant school content area required, Master’s degree in Education, Teaching, or relevant content area preferred
- NYS Teaching Certification preferred
- Demonstrated expertise in subject area as shown by significant undergraduate or graduate coursework in content area or teaching certification.
- Dual-certification and/or experience with Special Education highly preferred.
- Demonstrated ability in, or potential and willingness to learn, effective lesson planning, instruction, classroom management, and effective assessment strategies.
- Familiarity with trauma informed practice a plus.
- Effective work ethic as a team member.
- Personable, outgoing and an appropriate sense of humor for a high school environment is always welcome.
Full-time teaching positions are paid over 12 months (with summers off). Complete benefit package offered to all full-time faculty.
Salary is based on experience and credentials/certifications.
Contact: Submit cover letter & resume to: APPLY
COVID -19 POLICY
The Door and Broome Street Academy follow the CDC and NYS recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The Door and Broome Street Academy are now requiring all new hires to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have a qualified exemption.
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community. We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization. We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.