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Special Education Teacher

About EPIC Academy:

EPIC Academy is a Brooklyn-based elementary school replacement program designed to provide top-tier academic instruction and behavioral support to students with special needs. Our students present with diagnoses and behavior profiles that manifest in myriad ways, including physical aggression, environmental aggression, and difficulties with mood regulation. Through our trauma-informed, therapeutic program, we create a safe community of learners who are valued and celebrated for their differences. 

You can learn more about EPIC by visiting our website: abetterschool.org. 

Position Description:  

We are seeking a Special Education Teacher to lead a class of 6-8 students. Lead Teachers will work in conjunction with a Licensed Master Social Worker, associate teacher(s), and related service providers to ensure the educational and social-emotional growth of all students assigned to their class. They must maintain a positive and appropriate classroom environment that adheres to EPIC’s educational philosophy and grants students the greatest opportunities for success in learning, expression, and safety.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement engaging, project-based lessons and units of study 
  • Develop differentiated learning plans for students based on their individual strengths and needs
  • Work collaboratively with all members of the EPIC team, including Social Workers, Associate Teachers, Related Service Providers, and Administrators to plan and implement lessons, units of study, and individualized academic and behavioral intervention plans for each student 
  • Assess student needs and growth and review outside and in-house assessments to identify learning, social, psychological, and cognitive challenges of assigned students
  • Communicate with families daily to ensure mutual cooperation and to communicate student progress and goals
  • Log daily student behavioral data through Classdojo
  • Participate in staff meetings and weekly student case conferences 
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned by the Head of School 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field 
  • At least 2 years prior special education teaching experience
  • NYS Teaching Certification preferred
  • Must know how to walk the narrow line of firm, fair, and fun with students
  • A driven passion for improving special education and a belief that all children do well when they can
  • Proven record of never giving up on a student

 

How to Apply:

We’re looking to fill this role quickly. Please send us your resume and a cover letter detailing why you would like to work at EPIC and why you think you would be great at this role to contact@epiced.org with the subject line “Lead Teacher.” Resumes without cover letters will not be considered for this opening. EPIC is looking forward to hearing from you!

Assistant Teacher

EPIC Academy is a Brooklyn-based elementary school replacement program designed to provide top-tier academic instruction and behavioral support to students with special needs. Our students present with diagnoses and behavior profiles that manifest in myriad ways, including physical aggression, environmental aggression, and difficulties with mood regulation. Through our trauma-informed, therapeutic program, we create a safe community of learners who are valued and celebrated for their differences. You can learn more about EPIC by visiting our website: abetterschool.org.

We are currently seeking a full-time Assistant Teacher to support our teaching staff in ensuring a safe and consistent learning environment for our students. For the 2020-2021 school year, this position will be moving between and assisting all three of our current classrooms. 

Job Description:

  • Provide academic and social-emotional support as needed for students across all classrooms 
  • Provide support as needed during enrichments, recess, and lunch periods
  • Carry out the responsibilities of Lead Teachers and Associate Teachers in the case of absences  
  • Support the implementation of each student’s individual behavioral intervention plan under the guidance of EPIC’s lead teachers and Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Perform assorted tasks assigned by Lead Teachers, including copying, printing, scanning, laminating, and maintaining classroom organization
  • Participate in weekly student case conferences    
  • Log daily student behavioral data through ClassDojo 

Qualifications:

  • A passion for improving special education and a belief that all children do well when they can 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, or a similar field  
  • At least two years of experience working with children, preferably in a special education setting 
  • Technologically fluent and adept at navigating unfamiliar platforms (proficiency in Google Suite, NearPod, Classdojo, Zoom, Adobe Creative Cloud, WordPress, and Social Media a plus) 
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • A commitment to learning new things and bettering themselves
  • Open to and comfortable with receiving constructive feedback

To Apply:

Please send a resume and detailed cover letter to contact@epiced.org with the subject line “Assistant Teacher”

Outreach and Admissions Consultant

We are currently seeking a contracted Admissions and Enrollment Consultant to manage and oversee all facets of admissions, recruitment and enrollment with the goal of representing the school and its mission to applicant families for the 2021-2022 School Year. 

 

Job Description:

  • Direct and oversee all aspects of the K-5 admissions, marketing, and recruitment 
  • Develop and manage relationships with local schools, education providers, psychology practices, special education law offices, and other local organizations to help build an applicant pool
  • Develop and manage relationships with prospective families
  • Plan and host numerous admissions events throughout the year for prospective, applicant and new incoming parents and students, including: admissions events, open houses, fairs, etc. 
  • Identify and execute new recruitment sources, networking opportunities, and outreach events
  • Lead bi-weekly team meetings and delegate enrollment action items 
  • Mentor and train current EPIC staff in admissions and enrollment strategies
  • Collaborate with Program Team and Operations Team to brainstorm effective strategies for enrollment and strengthen our enrollment systems and processes
  • Collaborate and advise Program Team on development of strategic admissions and marketing materials, both digital and print, including: brochures, school website, and school social media accounts. 
  • Track weekly progress towards recruitment goals, ensure accuracy of data, and troubleshoot programs with all enrollment systems
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Head of School

 

Qualifications:

  • A passion for improving special education and a belief that all children do well when they can 
  • Bachelor’s degree with significant experience (3+ years) in admissions and/or enrollment management. 
  • An ability and interest in managing, developing, and mentoring staff.
  • Data-driven and has proven experience with analytics and budgets.
  • Keen understanding of marketing and outreach strategies in a variety of media.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Open to and comfortable with receiving constructive feedback
  • An energetic team player, organized, innovative and self-motivated.
  • Possesses a collaborative nature and enthusiastic energy.

 

To Apply:

Please send a resume and detailed cover letter to contact@epiced.org with the subject line “Admissions and Enrollment Consultant.” 

 

Social Media and Communications Intern

EPIC Academy is a Brooklyn-based elementary school replacement program designed to provide top-tier academic instruction and behavioral support to students with special needs. Our students present with diagnoses and behavior profiles that manifest in myriad ways, including physical aggression, environmental aggression, and difficulties with mood regulation. Through our trauma-informed, therapeutic program, we create a safe community of learners who are valued and celebrated for their differences. You can learn more about EPIC by visiting our website: abetterschool.org

We are seeking a Social Media and Communications Intern to support our Program team in creating content and managing our social media platforms, website, and blog. This summer internship will begin in May/June and has a potential to continue in the 2021-2022 school year. The position will be primarily in-person during the school year and remote during the summer months. 

Job Description:

  • Oversee and create daily digital content for social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Communicate and brainstorm with the Program Team about social media campaigns.
  • Collaborate with Program Assistant and various staff members to write weekly blog posts for the school’s website.
  • Support Program Assistant in writing the bi-monthly EPIC newsletter, directed towards current families, prospective families, and education providers. 
  • Support Program Assistant in expanding and maintaining our network via social media and Linkedin. 
  • Perform related administrative tasks as needed. 

Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate program.
  • Commit 10-12 hours per week. 
  • Detail oriented, with excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills. 
  • Experience with WordPress, Photoshop, and other photo editing apps and software a plus. 
  • A passion for improving special education and a belief that all children do well when they can. 
  • Experience working with children, preferably in a special education setting a plus. 
  • Independent with an ability to take initiative.
  • A commitment to learning new things and bettering themselves.
  • Open to and comfortable with receiving constructive feedback.

To Apply:

Please send a resume and detailed cover letter to nikki@epiced.org with the subject line “Social Media and Communications Intern”