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Substitute Teacher Applicants are always Welcome!

Truxton Academy Charter School is now hiring substitute teachers. In our third year we now serve just under 100 students which results in class sizes of about 20. The rate of pay starts at $110 per day. The school day runs from 7:30am to 3:45pm. Candidates should have experience working with young children and be able to manage a classroom by themselves. Preferred Candidates should have a NYS elementary teaching certificate. Substitute teachers must be available to receive early morning calls and provide their own transportation. Join our supportive and friendly team TODAY by calling 607-842-6252.

Are you looking for a challenging opportunity to share your skills in an innovative SUNY charter elementary school? We are looking for the right people to fill the following positions:

Teaching Assistant/ Student Support Staff

Requirements:

  • Possess or in the process of acquiring Teacher Assistant Certification

  • Proven record of achievement working with elementary children

  • Commitment to our school's mission, goals, culture and values

  • Ability to accept and implement feedback

  • Ability to handle intensity in a fast-paced environment and remain organized, punctual, and reliable under pressure

  • A team player and coachable

  • Excellent interpersonal skills in working with children, staff, parents and community

  • Previous working with students with disabilities preferred

Responsibilities:

  • Support the learning and achievement of all students, including those with disabilities, struggling students, and English Language Learners

  • Collaborate with teachers to lead small groups

  • Use technology to assess and enhance individualized learning for students

  • Manage class transitions and supervise lunch and/or recess

  • Actively participate in lesson planning and all staff development activities

  • Model the School's values and support character development

School Social Worker

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide Crisis intervention

  • Provide Individual and group counseling of students and as indicated on student IEPs, 504 plans, RtI plans

  • Attend parent teacher conferences as needed.

  • Assist in school-wide attendance initiatives and report on collected data

  • Make home visits as needed

  • Encourage families to effectively participate in their child's education

  • Help families understand school policies, services, and programs

  • Provide Suicide assessments / evaluation

  • Refer Child Protective cases and make referrals to mental health agencies

  • Provide Classroom discussions and presentations

  • Link students and families with school and community resources

  • Collaborate with school teams to develop and monitor Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals, Functional Behavioral Assessments, behavior plans, and RtI strategies to meet social-emotional and behavioral goals

  • Actively participate in various meetings with families, school teams, and multiple agencies as needed

  • Facilitate Student Intervention Team meetings and review data collected at regular intervals

  • Serve as a school crisis team member

  • Collaborate with all school personnel to assess student's social/emotional obstacles to academic success

  • Consult with therapists, doctors, parents, child protective, law guardians, family court

  • Complete social histories as part of evaluation team and document attempts to meet with families

  • Develop/facilitate/coordinate prevention activities and intervention strategies that include Non-Violence services, programs and training

  • Be familiar with DASA - Dignity For All Act, & collaborate with various parties to report or investigate concerns

  • Work collaboratively with college/university partners as well as all school employees on school initiatives and goals

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Masters Degree in social work

  • New York State certification for School Social Worker

  • Previous experience in a school is preferred

  • A strong commitment to Truxton Academy's mission and the students and families of our community

  • Provide own transportation throughout the community (mileage is reimbursed with submission of accurate records)

  • Training and or experience with Culturally Relevant Education (preferred

  • Prior demonstration of exemplary attendance is expected of any candidate for hire.

  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a fingerprint-based background check.

Special Education/ Social-Emotional & Academic Intervention Teacher

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education

  • New York State Certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, or Special Education

Desired Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in education

  • Dual certification with elementary education and special education

  • Knowledge of differentiation strategies

  • Understanding of IDEA and Section 504

  • Ability to coach teachers on inclusive practices and best practices for Social-Emotional Learning

  • Experience with supporting students who struggle

  • Elementary Level teaching experience

  • Experience with curriculum development

  • Proficiency in Spanish

  • Experience in teaching the Elementary NYS Learning Standards

  • Experience with, and knowledge of, assessment programs for elementary students

  • Experience with, and knowledge, of creating IEP and working with CSE teams

Responsibilities:

  • Helping establish an inclusive environment including procedures and routines for ensuring success for all students

  • Teach small group social skills intervention lessons

  • Work with classroom teachers to prepare joyful, rigorous, inclusive, and engaging project-based lessons for elementary-aged children that demonstrate fidelity to the NYS Learning Standards

  • Work with teacher to create welcoming classroom communities with classwide and individual social-emotional supports

  • Collaborate with instructional staff on RtI (Response to Intervention) plans for students

  • Collaborate on IEPs, CSE meetings, and 504 plans

  • Contribute to an inclusive classroom environment, contribute to creating a “School Family” for all children

  • Plan and teach using methods and materials that engage the whole child’s development; social-emotional, fine and gross motor, academics, critical thinking and problem solving

  • Use assessment data (formal and informal) to effectively differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners

  • Co-teach with all teachers (classroom, PE, Spanish) to meet the needs of students with disabilities, those who struggle, or those who need other sorts of differentiated support

  • Consult with and arrange outside service providers as needed (Counselor, Speech Therapist, etc.)

  • Work as a team with parents and family members

  • Build strong family connections through regular communication (newsletters, phone calls, etc.) and home visits

  • Contribute to the professional community and “School Family” by identifying needs in the school and developing solutions with the coworkers

  • Demonstrate the school’s character virtues and integrate Conscious Discipline into instruction and daily routines

  • Assist with Extended Day tutoring and/or small groups of students in enrichment activities

Desired Qualities and Skills:

  • Understanding of and commitment to Truxton Academy mission and goals

  • Commitment to the success of all students in an inclusive setting

  • Knowledge of differentiation in the elementary classroom

  • Strong communication skills with children, parents, community members, and coworkers

  • Strong commitment to parent and family involvement

  • Strong organization and facilitation skills

  • Excellent teamwork capabilities

  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to think innovatively

  • Enthusiasm for working with teachers Project-Based Learning, STEM, and Spanish into the curriculum using local agricultural and environmental resources

  • Initiative, organization and follow-through

Elementary Teacher of the Arts 

(Part-time, approximately 0.25 FTE- may be able to be combined with other open jobs to make it closer to full time)

Description: The Truxton Academy Teacher of the Arts will be responsible for building an arts curriculum. We would like our students to have 2 different arts experiences throughout the year. It could be visual arts, music, drama, etc. based on the expertise of the successful candidate. The ideal candidate is a critical thinker and problem solver who is also a team player. Teachers in this role must believe in all children’s capabilities and work with school staff to create engaging hands-on learning opportunities in the arts for students using both indoor and outdoor learning spaces.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (degree in education, art education, or music education preferred)

  • Desired Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in education or an art field

  • Elementary Teaching Certification

  • Elementary Level teaching experience

  • Experience with, and knowledge, of differentiation strategies to reach all learners

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare joyful, rigorous, inclusive, and engaging lesson in two different forms or artistic expression

  • Provide arts resources to the rest of the instructional team to support the use of arts by all staff members

  • Provide arts resources to parents and families

  • Create a positive, inclusive classroom environment, contribute to creating a “School Family” for all children

  • Plan and teach using methods and materials that engage the whole child’s development; social-emotional, fine and gross motor, academics, critical thinking and problem solving

  • Use assessment data (formal and informal) to effectively differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners

  • Co- plan and co-teach with teachers and teaching staff

  • Work as a team with parents and family members

  • Build strong family connections through regular communication (newsletters, phone calls, etc.) and home visits

  • Plan and implement at least one annual arts showcase

  • Contribute to the professional community and “School Family” by identifying needs in the school and developing solutions with the coworkers

  • Demonstrate the school’s character virtues and integrate Conscious Discipline into instruction and daily routines

  • Desired Qualities and Skills:

  • Understanding of, and commitment to, Truxton Academy mission and goals

  • Commitment to the success of all students in an inclusive setting

  • Knowledge of differentiation in the elementary classroom

  • Strong communication skills with children, parents, community members, and coworkers

  • Strong commitment to parent and family involvement

  • Strong organization and facilitation skills

  • Excellent teamwork capabilities

  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to think innovatively

  • Belief in implementing Conscious Discipline skills and methods

  • Enthusiasm for incorporating Project-Based Learning, STEM, and Spanish into the curriculum using local agricultural and environmental resources

  • Initiative, organization and follow-through