Part-time Sunday School Teacher for Neurodiverse Children

LEV Children's Museum, Inc. | Sunrise, FL, United States

Posted Date 6/17/2022
Description

LEV Children's Museum is seeking part-time Sunday school teachers for the Fall of 2022. Teachers lead a classroom of students with special needs, each accompanied by an assigned teen mentor.

This is a community-wide, Jewish education program in Broward County for children with diverse learning styles. The students, ages 5-13, have varying educational, emotional, and behavioral needs. Classroom teachers must be motivated, reliable and passionate. They are encouraged to be creative, dynamic and innovative. Candidates should have a passion for working with children of varying abilities and a deep understanding of Jewish culture. Our ideal candidate has excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience in a special education classroom, and in-depth knowledge of Judaism. This position requires multitasking, ongoing communication with the school coordinator, and partnership with other staff, teen mentors, and parents.

Sunday School meets 9:30-11:00 am during the school year excluding Jewish holidays and public-school vacations (approximately 23 sessions between September and May). Teachers should expect to be on site from 8:45 to 11:15 and be able to partner with the school coordinator and inclusion specialist on finalizing lesson plans each week. 

In this position, your range of duties include:

Curriculum and teaching responsibilities:

  • Facilitate group learning activities for program participants
  • Adapt present curriculum; Interpret and apply sample lesson plans
  • Teach facets of Jewish religion, traditions and Hebrew language through hands-on, multi-sensory methods
  • Lead an inclusive and safe learning environment for a small group of neurodiverse students
  • Prepare and submit weekly lesson plans, including plans for individual accommodations and modifications

Mentoring responsibilities:

  • Model a positive teaching style for the teenage mentors
  • Manage mentors in the classroom
  • Meet with other team members as needed to review needs and past classes, and to plan upcoming lessons

Student Progress Monitoring:

  • Review students’ forms, reports and school IEPs
  • Communicate regularly with all individuals involved to ensure the well-being of students
  • Document weekly student progress and participation using data collection, photographs and anecdotes

Time requirements:

  • Present in the building Sunday mornings 
  • Complete classroom cleanup, organization and storage at the end of each session
  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings as laid out by the school coordinator
  • Perform other duties as requested by inclusion specialist or school coordinator


Applicants must have:

  • BA/BS in special education or related field
  • 5 years of experience working with students who have special needs preferred
  • Knowledge of Jewish holidays, customs and traditions
  • Ability to direct and monitor students’ differentiated abilities during activities
  • Ability to respond to unforeseen events and address students’ needs according to organizational and government policies and laws
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with all stakeholders
  • Availability every Sunday that class takes place and time throughout the week as needed for planning
  • An open mind and a strong work ethic
  • A love for working with students that may have communication or behavioral limitations 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast pace environment 
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to lift at least 15 pounds and manage students that may elope or need restraint 
  • Knowledge of Google platform 

Perks:

  • On-site childcare provided for teacher's personal children
  • Bonuses mid-year and end-of-year
  • Creative, loving work environment

 

What is the LEV Children’s Museum?

A unique answer to the changing needs of our Jewish community, LEV (meaning heart in Hebrew and an acronym for Learn Engage
Venture) is a hands-on, engaging, educational platform, centered on play, which connects young families to continued Jewish identity
through our tiny museum on wheels and programming outside of our museum walls. Learn more about us at https://www.levchildrensmuseum.org/

Duration
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Categories
Arts | Education - Other | Hebrew | Jewish Studies Teacher | Teacher (Classroom)
Part Time Categories
Arts | Hebrew School/Sunday School | Part Time Teaching
Organization Type
Museums
Job Location
US

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