DCVPA Exceptional Children Teacher

Employer
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Location
North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Jun 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Working Title

DCVPA Exceptional Children Teacher

External Link to Posting

https://jobs.uncw.edu/postings/21264

Vacancy Number

E590

Position Number

1510

Location of Workplace

Other

Department

DC Virgo Prep Academy

Division

Academic Affairs - 30000 Division

Brief Summary of Work for this Position

Exceptional children teachers at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy( DCVPA ) will plan and deliver instruction designed to meet the individualized educational needs of students based on the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Instruction will enable students to learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their educational and social development. Teachers will utilize a personalized student data management system to individualize learning experiences for students designed to help them reach their fullest potential. Ongoing formative assessment will provide necessary data to inform instructional decisions and design appropriate interventions. Exceptional children teachers at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy will operate as members of the school’s kinship network, extended family unit. The kinship network will support the growth and development of all students. Staff will actively participate as members of professional learning communities with colleagues and faculty from the Watson College of Education.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse populations and students who have historically struggled academically and socially
  • Demonstrated evidence of professional development
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to communicate well with school personnel, students, and parents
  • Demonstrated functional knowledge of computers and all aspects of related software and collaborative environments (ex. Microsoft Office Professional software programs and Google Classroom)
  • Ability to work independently, meet deadlines and accomplish specific tasks as requested
  • Demonstrated knowledge of content
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignment
  • Ability to maintain a structured classroom environment that promotes and enhances inquiry-based learning
  • Ability to constantly monitor the safety and wellbeing of students
  • Comply with confidentiality requirements in local, state and federal policies and statutes
  • Ability to co-teach, plan, support, and work collaboratively with candidate/ student teachers


Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Master’s degree in special education or related field
  • Valid North Carolina teaching license or eligible to hold such license
  • EC Certified with certification in at least one area of disability
  • Five years of teaching and/or supervision in the field of special education
  • Working knowledge of NC DPI Exceptional Children regulations, including an understanding of the federal, state, and local mandates governing the determination and delivery of special education services
  • Demonstrated literacy skills, including written and oral communication and reading
  • Demonstrated interest in and ability to work with diverse children with special needs
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate tests and measurements of achievement
  • Demonstrated ability to use data to measure and direct planning
  • Must be able to use an assortment of equipment and classroom tools, such as ECATS program, Powerschool, Canvas, Google, and assistive technology
  • Commitment to pursuing professional development workshops, trainings, and seminars to increase knowledge of subject and training of other staff on new research, techniques, and methodologies



Required Certifications or Licensures

  • Certification in CPI or willingness to become CPI -certified is required.


Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy supports the academic, social, and emotional growth of students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Our model creates kinship networks, extended family units that support student growth and development. Our learning community is personalized, inquiry-based, experiential, and reflective.

College/School Information

The Watson College of Education ( WCE ) (www.uncw.edu/ed) is a growing college with over 60 tenure-track faculty members working in undergraduate and master’s programs in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education and the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, and master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership. It offers several international study programs and maintains partnerships with numerous school districts, community colleges, and colleges/universities in the region. The Watson College of Education is committed to inclusiveness and to embracing unique contributions. This commitment to diversity is embedded in our mission and value statements.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Number of Openings

Single Incumbent

Special Notes to Applicants

Please use the “Other” category to attach applicable certifications, licensures, transcripts, etc.

All applications and any corresponding materials must be submitted by 11:59pm ET on the closing date. Late applications will not be accepted.

Months Per Year

12J (July-June)

Type of Position

Permanent

Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions

Job Posting Date

07/19/2021

Posting Close Date

07/29/2021
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of 3 Professional References
Optional Documents
  1. Other
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