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Inclusion Specialist at PUC Schools in Sylmar, California

Posted in Education 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Organization Overview

Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC) Schools is comprised of a non-profit network of public charter schools designed to significantly increase high school graduation rates, college entrance, and college graduation rates for underserved students in North-East Los Angeles, and the North-East San Fernando Valley.

Our mission at PUC Schools is to develop and manage high-quality charter schools in densely populated urban communities with overcrowded and low-achieving schools. We create school programs and cultures that promote college graduation for all students. We uplift and revitalize communities through the success of our students and through inspiring them to uplift our communities now and forever and through the development of educational and other supportive partnerships.

The Team Member we are searching for

The ideal Inclusion Specialist believes in, and is passionate about the mission and commitments of PUC Schools and exhibits this through their leadership, reflection, execution of school culture, and collaboration to ensure student success.

What you’ll need to accomplish:

  • Instruct and serve students whose needs have been identified in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) developed by the IEP team

  • Inform and assist students with disabilities and their parents

  • Consult, resource information and material regarding students with disabilities to parents and to general education staff members

  • Coordinate special education services with the regular school programs for each student with disabilities enrolled in the resource program.

  • Monitor student progress on a daily basis

  • Co-Plan/ Co-Teach/Direct Service Model

  • Provide behavior support, basic academic skills, organization and study skills, social skills, and use of cognitive strategies

  • Organize classroom systems/procedures and manage student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged in learning

  • Establish an environment where students are excited about learning and preparing for college

  • Prepare lesson plans for substitutes, if needed

  • Build strong relationships with students and parents

  • Communicate with parents/guardians on a weekly basis

  • Identify student's areas for improvement and is able to work with the student and family and internal resources to suggest options for improvement

  • Provide continual assessment of student progress, maintain student records and portfolios, and complete assigned paperwork in provided timeframes

  • Collaborate with the teachers to meet the needs of all students

  • Attend and participate in Academic Success Team, Parent/Teacher Advisory Council, and other school-based meetings and activities

  • Perform disseminated leadership duties

  • Attend and implement professional development training throughout and beyond the school year

  • Detail-oriented when tracking students' grades, attendance, etcetera

  • Work with the Principal, Assistant Principal, and the Director of Professional Development to ensure teaching methods are directed towards meeting and surpassing the standards

  • Perform other duties as assigned

What do we require from you?

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred

  • Possess a current California credential in Special Education or be currently enrolled in a Special Education credentialing program


  • Previous experience and knowledge of State and Federal guidelines for Special Education

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of diversity in society, including diverse abilities, culture, language, ethnicity, and gender orientation

  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Alignment with core characteristics required of every PUC employee: pursuit of excellence, innovation, community, tenacity, and authenticity

  • Must be flexible and team-oriented

  • Able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

  • Regular attendance, dependability and, punctuality in conformance with the standards are essential to the successful performance of this position

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Occasionally required to kneel, climb and reach with hands and arms above shoulder level, lift up to 30 pounds. To bend, sit, stand, squat, stoop, walk, push, pull, and reach with hands and arms at shoulder level or below. Always required to wear the appropriate safety equipment for the task, which may include gloves, goggles, aprons, belts, etc.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • This is a full-time exempt, salaried position

  • Our benefits include:

    • Comprehensive group health benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision and additional voluntary benefits

    • STRS and other Retirement Plan Options

    • Paid Time Off

    • Ongoing Professional Development

DISCLAIMER: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the Institution and its employees.

PUC Schools is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.



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