Employment

Why work at Arcadia?

Arcadia is a small, welcoming, progressive, project-focused charter school, serving grades 6-12.  We’re looking for professionals who can creatively engage students in the rewarding challenges of understanding the world around them. Arcadia is 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities in Northfield, MN, the winner of a variety of ‘best small town’ awards, with two excellent colleges and a community that embraces quality education. We value authentically student-centered education, and we may be the right place for you.  

Open Positions

School Social Worker - 1.0 FTE - Arcadia Charter School

About Arcadia: Arcadia is a small, welcoming, progressive, project-focused charter school, serving grades 6-12. We’re looking for professionals who can creatively engage students in the rewarding challenges of understanding the world around them. Arcadia is 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities in Northfield, the winner of a variety of ‘best small town’ awards, with two excellent colleges and a community that embraces quality education. We value authentically student-centered, project-based education, and we may be the right place for you. For more information about our school, see: www.arcadiacharterschool.org

 

Our Mission: It is the mission of Arcadia Charter School to prepare our students to transition intellectually, emotionally, and ethically to higher education, future employment, and engaged citizenship.

Employment with Arcadia offers teamwork, leadership opportunities, challenges and room to grow.  We believe that excellent teachers are critical to the success of all students, as well as creating and maintaining a safe, positive community atmosphere that embraces the family unit and emphasizes continuous progress toward physical, emotional, and mental health.

The ideal candidate will be joining a team of educators and special education educators, a special education administrative assistant to facilitate all due process paperwork, and highly involved related providers, such as the school psychologist.

The School Social Worker needed for this position will:

  • Provide comprehensive School Social Work services to parents, students, and school staff, addressing barriers that may limit a student from receiving the full benefit from their educational experience at Arcadia Charter School. 

  • Respond to referrals from school staff and parents via the special services continuum of services, providing direct services, and by assisting families in accessing appropriate community resources.

  • Provide direct and indirect Special Education services and participate in the child find and evaluation process.  

  • Chair the student assistance/intervention teamHave an interest in developing a comprehensive SEL program in conjunction with the teaching staff

Requirements and Qualifications

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    Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from an accredited social work program; AND two (2) years of professional social work experience with children, youth, and families; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 

  • Licensed by the Board of Social Work (LSW, LGSW, LISW, or LICSW; LICSW preferred).

  • Valid license as a School Social Worker from the Minnesota Department of Education

  • Experience working with adolescents in a school setting and experience with special education is highly preferred.

Salary and benefits negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

To apply for this position, download the employment application from our website: https://arcadiacharterschool.org/employment and email it along with a cover letter, résumé, and three references, to lstelter@arcadiacharterschool.org. Materials can also be mailed to the school: Attn: Laura Stelter, Arcadia Charter School 1719 Cannon Road Northfield, MN 55057.

 

Special Education Teacher – Autism Specialist

Arcadia Charter School is a progressive, project-based charter school serving 112 students in grades 6-12, located in Northfield, MN. We are seeking a Special Education Teacher, Autism Specialist, for the 2021-2022 school year. We may consider an earlier start date for the right candidate. Our mission is “to prepare our students to transition intellectually, emotionally, and ethically to higher education, future employment, and engaged citizenship.” We pride ourselves on creating meaningful educational experiences with our students in an inclusive, supportive community of learners. 

The Special Education teacher needed for this position will be licensed as a teacher of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and preferably at least one additional license or as an Academic Behavior Specialist.

Qualifications:

  • Minnesota K-12 special education licensure (ASD)

  • Experience working with students at the secondary level.

  • Skill in designing, writing, implementing curriculum and evaluation within an Individual Education Plan (IEP) including a functional behavior assessment (FBA)

  • Skill in planning and facilitating student transitions to post-secondary settings

  • Experience working with regular education teachers to provide appropriate accommodations for special education students.

  • Skills in crisis prevention and de-escalation procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Instruct and support students in grades 6-12 as part of the special education team

  • Implement the curriculum and/or develop curriculum individually, in small groups and in the regular education classroom for adolescent special education students.

  • Serve as case manager for students with IEP’s demonstrating the ability to do data collection, assess student performance, conduct IEP meetings, and communicate effectively with parents and staff

  • Meet deadlines and be responsible for organization of all due process and related procedures.

  • Additional duties as assigned by administrator

The ideal applicant will join a team of special education teachers, an on-site school social worker, a special education administrative assistant who facilitates all due process paperwork, and highly involved related service providers such as the school psychologist and occupational therapist, and have knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Social thinking/social communication instruction

  • Skills in parent communication

  • Collaboration skills for working with general education teachers

  • Reading, writing, and/or math specialized instruction or experience

  • Use of assistive software and technology

  • IEP writing and conducting evaluations

  • Creating schedules and managing paraprofessionals 

To apply for this position, download the employment application from our website:https://arcadiacharterschool.org/employment and email it along with a cover letter, résumé, and three references, to lstelter@arcadiacharterschool.org. Materials can also be mailed to the school: Attn: Laura Stelter, Arcadia Charter School 1719 Cannon Road Northfield, MN 55057.

 

 Visual Arts Teacher, 6-12, .4 FTE – Arcadia Charter School, Northfield, MN

 

About Arcadia: Arcadia Charter School is a progressive, project-based charter school serving 126 students in grades 6-12, located in beautiful Northfield, MN. We are seeking a Visual Arts Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Our mission is “to prepare our students to transition intellectually, emotionally, and ethically to higher education, future employment, and engaged citizenship.” We pride ourselves on creating meaningful educational experiences with our students in an inclusive, supportive community of learners. We are seeking committed, constructive educators to join our learning community.

 

Job Title:  .4 FTE Visual Arts Teacher  

 

Qualifications: 

  • Minnesota K-12 art education licensure 
  • Experience working with students at the secondary level
  • Skill in designing, writing, implementing, and evaluating arts curricula
  • Experience in a variety of media and in project based education
  • Experience working collaboratively with teachers to enhance curriculum development
  • Experience with integration/inclusive community trends 
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with teachers and parents

 

Responsibilities:

  • Instruct and support students in grades 6-12 in the arts
  • Develop and implement creative and innovative lessons in the arts
  • Work collaboratively with staff using project-based model
  • Work collaboratively with Northfield Public schools, Northfield Arts Guild, Carleton College and St. Olaf College for gallery shows and college interns
  • Additional duties as assigned by administrator (i.e., lunch supervision, project support)

 

To apply for this position, download the employment application from our website: https://arcadiacharterschool.org/employment and email it along with a cover letter, résumé, and three references, to lstelter@arcadiacharterschool.org. Materials can also be mailed to the school: Attn: Laura Stelter, Arcadia Charter School 1719 Cannon Road Northfield, MN 55057.