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Special Educator for Sulam@JDS in the 2023-2024 school year

March 16, 2023

Rockville, MD
Full Time

Who We Are:

Sulam@JDS is an exciting new initiative between the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS) and Sulam. This inclusion program is for students with diverse learning needs at CESJDS Lower School, providing them with the highly specialized support they need while attending a rigorous, pluralistic independent Jewish day school. CESJDS is a leading JK-12 pluralistic independent Jewish day school that is known for its strong academics, comprehensive program, and commitment to Jewish values, learning, and Israel. For more than twenty years, Sulam has and continues to provide expertise in special education for students with learning differences in local schools. Sulam@JDS is a highly collaborative program that partners with all stakeholders; parents, students, general educators and specialists, to ensure a meaningful, high quality individualized program for each student. We believe that every student is valuable to our community and has
the right to be included in all aspects of their community school. We provide the necessary educational, social, and emotional support to ensure success and maximize possibilities and potential.

Job Description:

The Special Educator will teach and provide specialized instruction in core academic subjects; reading, writing, and math for Grades 1-5. The teacher will be responsible for assessing student learning, modifying curriculum, and leading small group instruction. The person in this position will work with experienced professionals to support the students in the program.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing implementation of individualized student programs

  • Planning and providing direct instruction to students in grades 1-5 that demonstrates understanding of best practices in special education

  • Developing modified curriculum and delivering instruction

  • Co-creating and implementing students’ social, emotional, and/or behavioral support plans

  • Collecting data to monitor progress toward individual student and programmatic goals

  • Assisting in the development of Formal Education Plans, progress reports, and report cards

  • Communicating regularly with all stakeholders - parents, students, educators

The Special Educator will possess the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • Master’s degree in Special Education

  • Minimum of 5 years classroom teaching experience

  • Expertise in special education, teaching methods and practices

  • Experience teaching reading, math and writing; training in a research-based multisensory intervention method is strongly preferred

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills

  • Collaborative working style; a “team player”

  • High emotional intelligence and maturity; ability to navigate complex dynamics and nuanced situations

  • Flexibility to adapt to circumstances and challenges in the moment

  • Positive energy and enthusiasm; passionate commitment to inclusion and educational excellence


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