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 a Hebrew Teacher to serve as a Leave Replacement in the Lower and Middle School. This is full-time, temporary position beginning January 3, 2022 and ending in June 2022 that could potentially lead to a permanent position for the 2022-2023 school year.
The Leave Replacement Hebrew Teacher will be responsible for developing curriculum and teaching Hebrew as a second language. In addition to developing curriculum and delivering instruction, the leave replacement teacher will be responsible for assessing student learning, managing classroom routines and behavior, communicating regularly with families, and collaborating with other faculty.
The ideal candidate will have a native or near-native level of fluency in Hebrew, depth of training and expertise in teaching Hebrew as a second language and experience using multisensory Orton-Gillingham instruction and 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, and who have strong communication skills.