The Shefa School is a Jewish community day school in Manhattan serving students in grades 1-8 who benefit from a specialized educational environment in order to develop their strengths while addressing their learning challenges. We specifically serve students with language-based learning disabilities who have not yet reached their potential levels of success in traditional classroom settings. Shefa is a pluralistic community school, serving families across the range of Jewish involvement and observance. At Shefa, we believe that differences are a source of strength and that we are all enriched by the diversity of perspectives.
About the Position
The Shefa School is seeking Lead Teachers for September 2022 to teach in the Lower or Middle School.
Lead teachers will teach a range of subjects, which may include reading, writing, math, social studies, and Judaic studies. In addition to developing curriculum and delivering instruction, teachers will be responsible for assessing student learning, managing classroom routines and behavior, building relationships and communicating regularly with families, and collaborating with other faculty. Middle School teachers will focus their teaching on particular subject areas, based on their areas of expertise.
The ideal candidate will have a depth of training and expertise in his/her subject areas and as well as experience using multisensory instruction and experience in working with students with language-based learning disabilities. Candidates should demonstrate flexibility and comfort with risk-taking and ambiguity. We seek teachers who thrive in highly collaborative environments, who are reflective and committed to growth, who have strong communication skills, and who demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Applicants must have at least 3 years of teaching experience and should have or be eligible for Special Education certification and/or a relevant Master’s Degree.