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The Burkard School is hiring exceptional people who want to make a real difference in children’s lives!

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Job Opening: K-5 Educator
The Educator’s role is to plan, organize, and implement an invigorating instructional program that guides and encourages students to fulfill their academic potential. The Educator will work in tandem with the Classroom Behavioral Specialist and will be responsible for developing the academic curriculum, classroom instruction, and working closely with the administration, staff, specialists, and the students’ families to enable the optimal development of each student.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement Common Core aligned daily lesson plans in ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies and Social Emotional Learning that maximize learning potential for a diverse group of students.
  • Provide instruction utilizing a multi-modal approach.
  • Prepare students adequately for all required assessments.
  • Foster an inviting, exciting, innovative educational environment that is favorable to learning and personal growth.
  • Engage in long- and short-term planning addressing individual needs of students.
  • Work with classroom behaviorist to maintain classroom management procedures and foster social-emotional learning.
  • Liaison with parents, staff, specialists, and administration.
  • Incorporate feedback and coaching from administrative staff and behavioral specialists.
  • Maintain and enrich your expertise in the subject areas you will teach.
  • Maintain a high level of organization and preparation for the classroom as well as for meetings, presentations, and events.
  • Evaluate students’ progress and prepare at least quarterly individual student achievement reports for parents and administration.
  • Represent the school at community events.
  • Perform other duties, as deemed appropriate, by the principal.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • An ability and desire to engage the interest of elementary school-age children.
  • An ability and desire to work with children who need additional support with self-regulation, executive functioning, and/or social-emotional learning.
  • Experience with adverse classroom behaviors.
  • An ability to utilize varied teaching methodologies to accommodate students’ unique learning styles.
  • An ability to adapt to students’ specific needs.
  • An ability to communicate effectively with parents, staff, and administrators.
  • An ability to work effectively as a team member.
  • An ability to adapt to changes in characteristics of students, programs, leadership, staff, and community.
  • An ability to evaluate tests and measures of achievement.
  • An ability to incorporate and implement behavior plans within the classroom.
  • Expertise in the subjects you will teach.
  • An ability to speak publicly in an effective manner in order to represent the school at community events.

Qualifications:

  • Teaching Credential or Master’s Degree in Education or related field
  • 3+ years experience as a classroom teacher
  • Background in grades K-5

Qualified candidates can send their resumes and cover letters to admin@theburkardschool.org.

Job Opening: Classroom Behavior Specialist

The Classroom Behavior Specialist is responsible for the students’ social-emotional well-being in the classroom. His/her role is to implement the school’s behavior support strategies in the classroom, on the playground, and on field trips. The Classroom Behavior Specialist will work closely with the administration, staff, specialists, and the students’ families to ensure the optimal development of each student, and is supervised by a BCBA.

Responsibilities:

  • Implement the School’s social-emotional learning, executive functioning, and behavioral support interventions in the classroom, on the playground, and on field trips.

  • Ensure that the strategies are tailored for each student, working with the parents, other specialists, and School Psychologist to understand the student’s underlying needs and issues.

  • Apply interventions to enhance social-emotional skills.

  • Send a daily, personalized behavior update to each family.

  • Engage in long- and short-term planning addressing individual needs of each student.

  • Take accurate behavior data and tailor interventions based on the data.

  • Evaluate students’ progress and prepare quarterly individual student achievement reports for parents and administration.

  • Present oneself as an integral member of the educational team: lead by example; contribute to an expectation of excellence; motivate fellow employees to maintain best efforts and produce their best work; take the initiative to research new programs/policies/ideas/events; and cultivate a contagious enthusiasm for our mission.

  • Effectively communicate to staff, parents, students, and community members in a way that models teamwork, encourages cooperative interaction among employees, supports collaboration, and promotes a high level of open and honest communication.

  • Express oneself clearly and confidently orally and in writing.

  • Speak publicly in an effective manner in order to represent the School at community events.

  • Participate actively in professional organizations.

  • Act as an ambassador to the School and uphold a standard of excellence and professionalism in all interactions with parents, prospective parents, and other community members, whether representing the school or in private interactions.

  • Maintain a workable level of organization and preparation for the classroom as well as for meetings, presentations, and events.

  • Perform other duties, as deemed appropriate, by the Director.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a behavioral specialist.

  • An unflappable ability to stay calm and focused in the face of big behaviors.

  • An ability to think quickly on one’s feet to analyze the possible cause and function of a behavior and the best intervention in the moment.

  • Knowledge of social-emotional learning and executive functioning.

  • A sense of humor, genuine love for children, and deep appreciation for our students.

  • An ability to make a genuine connection with each student.

  • A belief that all youngsters have the natural ability to succeed at high levels of learning and it is the behaviors and actions of the adults in the School that nurture, develop, and encourage each and every student.

  • An ability to build caring and considerate relationships that demonstrate regard and respect for all people.

  • A belief that decisions should be made from the perspective of putting students’ needs first.

  • An ability to resolve student problems and make decisions based on developmental appropriateness, educational research, behavior data, and an understanding of the issues underlying an individual student’s behavior.

  • An ability to get along well with co-teacher and other members of staff.

  • An ability to conduct oneself in a way that maintains the integrity of the position and the School.

  • An ability to adhere to professional codes of ethics: maintain trust and confidentiality; model legally and morally responsible actions at all times; treat individuals with fairness, dignity, and respect; and model the core values of the School.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology, or related field or BCBA.
  • 3+ years experience as a Behavior Specialist
  • Background in grades 2-4

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in Psychology or related field
  • 5+ years experience as a Behavior Specialist, with 2+ years in a lead/supervising role
  • Experience in a school setting
Job Opening: After School Enrichment Leader

About our School

The Burkard School is a small independent K-8 school for bright children who need extra support with self-regulation, executive functioning, and/or social-emotional learning in the classroom.

After School Enrichment Leader

We are looking for an After-School Enrichment Leader to manage our after-school program, including researching and scheduling enrichment providers, and engages our students in active and creative play, art, or other activities on days there is no enrichment offerings. The hours of this position are from 2:15 – 4:30 Monday – Friday. The term is from September 5 through June 14, excluding holidays and school breaks.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise students in the enrichment programs and act as an aide to the enrichment program instructor.
  • Plan and implement engaging, fun activities for times there are no planned programming.
  • Maintain consistent supervision and active involvement with children.
  • Ensure the physical and emotional safety of the children at all times.
  • Utilize positive strategies to support the social and emotional development of all the students.
  • Perform other duties, as deemed appropriate, by the Director.

Qualifications

  • Qualified applicants must have experience working with children between the ages of 5-11 with behavioral challenges. Must have previous experience in a camp, childcare, or school setting.
  • Ability to communicate and work with groups of all age and skill levels, and provide necessary direction and instruction to students.
  • A high energy level and infectious enthusiasm.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
The Burkard School cherishes and promotes the idea of a diverse, inclusive, and accepting community. We do not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, gender, disability, ethnic heritage, national origin, religious choice, sexual orientation, gender identity, nor any other trait protected by local, state, or federal law in our admissions policies, employment practices, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. As a school, we encourage our community members to come to a place of respect and understanding with all people.

A small independent K-8 school for bright children who need extra support with self-regulation, executive functioning, and/or social-emotional learning in the classroom.