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 Teacher Residency is a groundbreaking program that recruits and trains individuals to become exceptional teachers by providing an intensive and supportive school-based teacher training program. Over the course of two residency years, teacher residents train in a classroom with a mentor teacher and take on increasing responsibility for teaching while gaining support through on-site professional development, workshops, and coaching. At the end of the two years, teacher residents are eligible candidates to apply for a lead classroom teacher position.
Teacher residents are responsible for supporting students in the classroom in all subjects. In the first of year of residency, teacher residents will serve as the cooperating teacher in all subject areas together with his/her mentor teacher. In addition to supporting the curriculum development and delivery of instruction, teacher residents will participate in assessing student learning, managing classroom routines and behavior, building relationships and communicating regularly with families, and collaborating with other faculty. Residents will be responsible for a variety of duties throughout the school day, and will participate in weekly Residents Cohort Meetings as well as one-week training over the summer. In the second year of residency, responsibilities are expanded to include serving as the lead teacher for a reading group and/or math group. Teacher residents must be pursuing a Master’s Degree in Special Education by the end of their residency.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree and experience working with children. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a Jewish setting and experience working with children with language-based learning disabilities. We seek teachers who thrive in 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. The Shefa School is committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and ensuring a warm, welcoming, and nurturing environment for all. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented communities to apply.
Salary package is $50,000 including a subsidy credit toward graduate school education.