Quad Preparatory School

Upper School Health Teacher (Immediate)


Classification: Exempt

Reports to: Upper School Clinical Director


The Quad Preparatory School is an alternative, non-profit, K-12 college preparatory school dedicated to the education of twice-exceptional students, bright and creative children who learn differently. Quad Prep is a young, fast-growing school founded in 2013 that is a vibrant professional and collegial learning community for employees.


The Quad Preparatory School transforms the lives of twice-exceptional people – those who are gifted and learn differently – by redefining the experience of school. Our personalized model fully integrates social and emotional learning with challenging academics, empowering our students to rise to the level of their extraordinary talents. Through our innovative programs we are leading a larger movement in service of both twice-exceptional people and society at large.


Our teachers, clinicians, and staff joined together to craft our statement of values, which we are proud to share:


  • Quad Prep is a kind and joyful learning community where everyone is celebrated for who they are.


  • We ignite students’ strengths and passions and allow for safe academic pursuit at the highest levels by learning from mistakes.


  • We are trustworthy and steadfast, and our high academic expectations challenge students to grow uniquely as people and in the way they learn.


  • We widen our students’ perspectives, giving them the tools to know themselves and find success in the future of their choosing. 


  • We never give up on each other and are driven by the ethos of “not if, but how.”


The Quad Preparatory School is looking for an Upper School Health Teacher:


Expectations:

  • Teach health classes per NYS curriculum guidelines.

  • Follow the guidance of the clinical, psychosocial, and classroom-based academic staff in working with each student in accordance with each child’s academic and social-emotional education plan.

  • Support students in all of their goals for both academic and social-emotional development. 

  • Contribute to planning cross-curricular inquiry-based projects with a collaborative, integrated team of educators and therapists. 

  • Implement curriculum and instructional activities driven by student learning styles and multiple assessment alternatives and maintain portfolios of student work to illustrate and record progress and achievement.

  • Collaborate with other academic staff and psychosocial staff members to plan, integrate, and facilitate cross-curricular, inquiry-based projects. 

  • Communicate with parents and guardians to provide feedback on pupils’ academic and social-emotional progress through parent-teacher conferences, written reports, phone calls, and emails. 

  • Follow the professional code and policies of the school and conduct oneself in a way that promotes the mission of the school. 

  • Utilize Google Suite, in particular Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets. 

  • Attend all faculty and staff meetings and required special events (e.g., open houses, Curriculum Night, Carnivale). 

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 


Competencies:

  1. Love for working with children

  2. Desire and ability to work with students with special needs

  3. Lesson planning and the ability to provide engaging and personalized instruction

  4. Knowledge of various clinical and academic interventions

  5. Ability to connect with school-aged children

  6. Effective oral and written communication skills

  7. A solid understanding of school-age academic, social, and emotional development

  8. Attention to detail

  9. Maintaining confidentiality and privacy

  10. Ethical conduct

  11. Time management and the ability to multitask

  12. Teamwork and collaboration

  13. Patience and flexibility

 

Work Environment: 

This job operates in a school setting. The school is located on the fourth floor of a building with two elevators. This role requires working in various locations around the school and the potential for accompanying students to a local park or outings in the community.


Physical Demands: 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and listen. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, and stooping all day. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items under 20 pounds. During fire drills, the employee, unless physically unable, will need to use the stairs to go to ground level from the fourth floor. Typing is required for composing emails and writing reports. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work: 

This is a full-time, leave-coverage position in an educational facility which is open eight hours a day. Teaching staff work 10 months out of the year according to the August-June academic calendar.  Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required. In general, though, hours are Monday-Friday 8:15 A.M.-4:15 P.M.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, special education, or a related field, with required NYS Health Teaching Certificate.

  • Experience working with children in grades 9-12.

  • Experience working with children with varying learning needs.


Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • At least three years experience as a special education health teacher.

  • Experience working with twice-exceptional youth.


AAP/EEO Statement: The Quad Preparatory School is based on an inclusive philosophy that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, familial status, citizenship, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law in its hiring procedures and policies.