Lionsgate Academy is a public charter school open to students of all abilities in grades 7 through 12, and also offers a transition program for students ages 18-21. Lionsgate’s program is inclusively designed to address the unique learning needs of students living on the autism spectrum as well as students with other learning differences.
Lionsgate Academy continues to grow! Lionsgate offers smaller class sizes, professional development opportunities as well as, work/life balance, AND all in a fun, collaborative and supportive work environment. We are looking for passionate and driven educators, who believe in our mission and are excited to join our team!
POSITION TITLE: Life Skills / Transitions Teacher
DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Building Principal
POSITION STATUS: Exempt
CORE HOURS: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
DUTY DAYS: 187
POSITION PURPOSE: To teach middle school and high school (7th-12th grade) students life skills, including the prerequisite skills in the areas of employment, post secondary education and independent living and skills related to social emotional learning. This position is also responsible for reporting on transition activities, collaborating with the transition department team and developing relevant Community Based Instruction (CBI) for students throughout the school year.
- Maintain accurate and complete lesson plans.
- Develop lesson plans that address the social emotional needs of students (ex: social skills, perspective taking, self-awareness, decision making).
- Develop appropriate lesson plans and community based instruction covering learning outcomes, benchmarks and activities in the transition areas of employment, post-secondary education and independent living for students in 7th-12th grade.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on students as required by law, policies, and administrative regulations. These include, but are not limited to, IEP reporting documents, grades, student portfolios, and transitions activities documents.
- Work with a team on the continued implementation and development of programming for transitions education of 7th-12th grade students.
- Collaborate with other staff members to create meaningful community learning opportunities and community-based partnerships that will benefit students transition to adulthood.
- Work with other staff members in implementing accommodations and modifications.
- Evaluate students’ progress on a continuous basis.
- Maintain positive, professional relationships and use appropriate verbal, nonverbal and written communication with all individuals.
- Participate in IEP meetings and student case conferences, as needed.
- Regular, prompt attendance.
- This position may manage educational assistants in both the classroom and community settings.
- In process of gaining ASD Licensure or hold certificate with willingness to pursue licensure.
- Work Based Learning Licensure preferred.
OTHER POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Participate in staff development programs
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
- Ability to work well with families.
- Awareness of autism and its manifestations, willingness to work with ASD students.
- Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent work habits including attendance, punctuality, and dependability.
- Promotes a positive school culture.
- Strong communication skills and ability to work within a team.
Possession of a valid Minnesota Teaching License in Special Education
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Ability to read, analyze and interpret human service periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, mean, mode and median ability to draw and interpret bar graphs; ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
This position description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. Ability to competently perform all of the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic responsibilities of all positions at Lionsgate Academy.