We are seeking a Special Education Teacher Case Manager who focuses on writing transition plans for students with exceptionalities and coordinates transition planning for the Special Education team so that we further ReNEW’s mission of providing a rigorous, college preparatory education for our students from birth to 12th grade. The candidate for this position will specifically be writing transition plans for students in 8th grade to transition to high school.
The candidate for this position will spend 50% of their day pushing into classrooms and 50% of their day pulling students out of the classroom to provide services.
Strong behavior intervention experience preferred.
WHO WE ARE
ReNEW Schools is reinventing education in New Orleans by changing the status quo with innovative ways to prepare our students for college and beyond. We are transforming the city’s lowest performing schools by employing a whole-school turnaround model founded on the core belief that all children can learn.
Core Values of Special Education at ReNEW Schools
We accept and support all students
We provide a continuum of support to meet the needs of each individual student
We value complete compliance and excellent communication
We act as a resource to our colleagues and promote a prevailing sense of positivity and possibility
We prioritize quality, data-driven support to achieve meaningful student gains in every area of development: academic, behavioral, self-help, self-efficacy, vocational
WHAT YOU'LL DO
A ReNEW Special Education Teacher Case Manager guides the organization’s academic program by providing leaders and teachers with resources leading to a complete, rigorous comprehensive curriculum. This enables school teams to fulfill ReNEW Schools’ mission to transform existing academically unacceptable PK-12 schools into rigorous, college preparatory schools.
The position is part of the school-based team and reports to school leader and Special Education Coordinator.
At ReNEW Schools, we expect our Special Education Teacher Case Manager to:
Analyzes student cases in collaboration with Special Education Coordinator to ensure students are assessed in all areas of suspected disabilities and evaluation information is translated into practical teaching and learning strategies.
Collaborates with general educators to provide specialized instruction, technical expertise, and the supplementary aides and resources in support of successful student access to the general education curriculum.
Schedules and convenes Annual and requested IEP Review meetings and administers/collects PLOPs testing to ensure ongoing progress monitoring and IEP goal development based on current quantitative data.
Updates and monitors a comprehensive data tracking system in collaboration with Special Education Coordinators that results in effective and ongoing decision-making about individual student program adjustments.
Promotes metacognitive skill acquisition and student self-efficacy.
Ensures integrated service delivery through collaboration with clinical providers and literacy specialists.
Encourages positive family and community partnerships.
Collaborates with Special Education Coordinators to maintain case compliance.
Create thoughtful transition plans that meet students where they are and develop them toward dignified life outcomes.
WHAT YOU BRING
In addition to the expectations listed above, you will bring the following to our schools and students:
Strategic Thinking & Vision – Sees and communicates the big picture in an inspiring way to students and colleagues. Determines opportunities and threats through comprehensive analysis of current student performance trends.
Organization & Planning – Plans, organizes, schedules, and budgets in an efficient, productive manner. Focuses on key priorities.
Persuasion -- Convinces others to pursue a course of action.
Analytical Skills – Structures and process qualitative or quantitative student performance data and draws insightful conclusions from it. Exhibits a probing mind and achieves penetrating insights.
Efficiency – Produces significant output with minimal wasted effort.
Attention to Detail – Insures that important details do not slip through the cracks or derail a project.
Creativity/Innovation – Generates new and innovative approaches to problems, including instructional design and delivery.
Teamwork – Reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship.
Persistence – Demonstrates tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done.
Listening Skills – Lets others speak and seeks to understand their viewpoints.
Experience – Experience effectively leading, managing, and coaching adults. History of success working with and propelling success with students with exceptionalities preferred. Ability to internalize feedback and prioritize least dangerous assumption required.
Education – Certification in or in current pursuit of Certification in Special Education required, Bachelor´s degree required, Master's degree preferred.
WHAT WE OFFER
At ReNEW, we believe our people are the key to our students’ success. We support our staff with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a comprehensive benefits plan that covers the majority of the employee premium for the two medical plans offered. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, generous vacation time, professional development, and a 401k plan with 4% employer matching.