Job descriptionTitle: TeacherReports to: Executive Director Description of the Urban Collaborative (The UCAP School): The Urban Collaborative is an independent public school that operates as a collaborative with the the Central Falls, Cranston, and Providence School Departments. The Urban Collaborative works with approximately 140 students in grades 7 and 8. All students selected for the program have either demonstrated academic challenges, currently performing two or more grade levels behind, or have repeated at least one grade. What is unique about UCAP is students are given the opportunity to accelerate in grade if they have been retained in the past.
Through a program of accelerated instruction, counseling, and family and community support, the staff of The UCAP School seek to prepare our students for a successful and productive transition into high school and beyond. Basic Function: Works collaboratively with other staff to develop, implement, and assess the total educational program of the Urban Collaborative; works with a team that is responsible for the education of 70-80 students; works with all school and community resources to ensure the students success. Specific Duties: Develops and implements a plan for curriculum, instruction and assessment, in accordance with best practices and the goals of UCAP.Implements and supports literacy of all students, including regular assessments and interventions for students in greatest need.Stays current on practices entrenched in research, maintains a willingness to think innovatively and engages with academic programming using a student-centered approach.Maintains timely arrival to school, classes and in other responsibilities where the staff member is expected to perform. Is well prepared for, and conducts productive classes, based on the concepts of differentiation and acceleration.Notifies the Director or Designee of any problems involving student management or discipline, and works collaboratively with teachers, counselors, and the Director to see that these problems are handled as effectively as possible.
Works with other staff on such things as interdisciplinary projects, thematic units, and other aspects of curriculum to see that students are presented with a coordinated instructional program. Familiarize themselves with the academic and personal history of their advisees through research of records, home visits, calls to homes, and meetings with students, as well as full engagement in an advisory program.Maintains proper records of all students and advisees.Develops individual goals in conjunction with UCAPs strategic plan and works with colleagues to provide peer support and obtain feedback on classroom practices, curriculum, and instruction. Works with Guidance Counselor and Social Worker on all matters relating to student counseling, parent outreach, and involvement of community agencies or other resources, as needed.Helps in the planning and implementation of a variety of other non-class activities such as: field trips, career education, parent workshops, special projects, and supervision of students. Performs other duties as requested by the Director.
Minimum Requirements: Rhode Island Certification in appropriate field. Strong communication skills in speaking and writing, and a history of strong interpersonal skills and positive and productive relationships with students.Additional Requirements Desired: A willingness to work as a member of a professional educational team. A willingness and ability to take on a host of organizational responsibilities that are necessary for individualized instruction, team teaching, and interdisciplinary projects. Enthusiasm to maintain a learner and growth mindset.
A concern for students as individuals, and a willingness to help ensure that their lives outside of class and school are conducive to their academic and personal success. Speaking ability in Spanish or Portuguese is preferred. Term of Appointment As arranged with the Executive Director.
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