The Jr. / Sr. High PILLARS Program coordinator educates and equips all students, to give them the academic, spiritual, emotional and physical tools needed to become Christian leaders. This position will provide a well-rounded education to those who learn differently, support development of each student’s academic, spiritual and social strengths and God-given gifts.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Administrate and Oversee PILLARS Program Grades 7-12
- Maintain our UC A-G accredited curriculum as an elective so students can receive elective credit for high school
- Involvement in the admissions and evaluation process of prospective students
- Meet with students and parents prior to admission to the program to develop the schedules and individual accommodation plan
- Observe students in regular education classes, collaborate with teachers, administer assessments and assist students regularly when needed
- Collaborate with regular education teachers to facilitate accommodations in their classes
- Provide initial and on-going training to the regular education teachers so they can understand learning differences and provide support for PILLARS students in their classes
- Maintain on-going communication with parents with progress reports, updates, and grades
- Provide consultation to parents in student assessment, behavior, specialized instruction and provide guidance as needed
- Coordinate IEP meetings as needed
- Coordinate teacher meetings for student collaboration on a regular basis or by parent request
- Facilitate SAT/ACT accommodations through College Board for students who need them
- Teach and coach students in life skills such as organization, time-management, preparation and self-advocacy
- Collaborate with families, teachers, parents, and special educators to create a culture of support to maximize successful learning
- One-on-one and small group instruction provided to support successful integration into the general education program
Education, Training, and Experience
- BA degree, Special Education credential preferred, some teaching experience preferred
- Continuing education/training via web seminars – on-going education/training on best practices for secondary school special education programs
Job Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
- Ability to multitask, prioritize assignments, and provide excellent customer service.
- Read, write, spell, and communicate clearly in English.
- Work productively, both independently and collaboratively with others.
- Follow verbal and written instructions.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office for MAC (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
- Ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality as appropriate.
Organizational and Spiritual Requirements
- Demonstrate Christ-centered behavior at all times by treating people with dignity, respect, compassion and integrity.
- Utilize the principles of Matthew 18 and Ephesians 4:15 to resolve differences of opinion with others.
- Successful completion of a thorough pre-employment references and background checks, which includes: social security verification, Local, State & Federal criminal conviction records search, national security database, and sex offender registry.
- Attendance at all mandatory meetings and events. This includes serving at Good Friday, Easter and Christmas services as well as the annual volunteer appreciation event.
- Member of the Rock Church (or if Academy, a Christian church)
- Regular involvement in home Church activities, ministries and events.
- Tithe 10% to the Rock Church. (or if Academy, a Christian church)
- Signed acknowledgment of the Rock’s Statement of Faith.
- Ability to interpret and adhere to the Rock’s policies, procedures and employee handbook.
- Be self-motivated and goal oriented, use good judgment, and be flexible and innovative.
- Professional attitude and demeanor.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. Must be able to work independently, communicate effectively, and lift up to 25lbs(with or without assistance). This position also may require long periods of sitting, standing, walking, and hand/eye coordination for keyboard data entry and viewing data on a computer monitor. External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who are or become disabled, as defined under the American with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the Essential Job Functions either unaided or with assistance of a “reasonable accommodation”, if such is determined, on a case-by-case basis.