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

Special Education Teacher

Arcadia Charter School is a progressive, project-based charter school serving 126 students in grades 6-12, located in Northfield, MN. We are seeking a Special Education 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. 

The ideal Special Education Teacher needed for this position will be licensed or licensable in at least two areas (LD and EBD) or as an Academic Behavior Strategist, and will provide specialized instruction for students with mild to moderate disabilities (LD, OHD, ASD, or EBD). 

Qualifications:

  • Minnesota K-12 special education licensure (ASD or ABS preferred)

  • 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.

 

Special Education Paraprofessional

Job Title: 1.0 FTE, Special Education Paraprofessional

Job Description and Responsibilities

  1. Uphold the Mission and Vision of Arcadia Charter School.
  2. Support students receiving special education services, including students with difficult behaviors.
  3. Implement daily work assignments from licensed special education staff.
  4. Be a positive role model for learning, social interactions and emotional regulation.
  5. Assist in maintaining school facilities and equipment.
  6. Maintain confidentiality.
  7. Follow schedule set by licensed special education staff.
  8. Report for supervisory duties as assigned by school director.
  9. Report observations regarding student changes to special education team members.
  10. Implement accommodations and modifications as specified on students’ IEPs.
  11. Act as a liaison between general education and special education staff regarding student progress/needs.
  12. Be able to lift up to 50 lbs and be able to navigate an active, open school environment.

Paraprofessional work hours are between 7:45am and 3:00pm. Paraprofessionals may have the opportunity for additional hours by attending specified meetings, IEP meetings, and required professional development. 

Hourly rate 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.