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Yu Ming is seeking qualified candidates from the surrounding community to join our Board of Directors.

Yu Ming is now hiring for the 2017-2018 academic year!

Yu Ming Charter School seeks dynamic, innovative, and experienced educators to join our team, committed to nurturing lifelong learners who are bilingual, bicultural and able to create change in their own lives and in our community.  We seek teachers that are excited by the possibility of transforming the traditional model of education to be learner-centered through personalized and project based learning that cultivates both the cognitive and social emotional skills our students need to thrive in school and beyond.  Yu Ming teachers are leaders that thrive on exploration, collaboration, and seek to continuously learn and grow as an individual and team member. We are an Oakland based charter public school committed to providing an academically rigorous, innovative and comprehensive Chinese-English bilingual education to students from many racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.  Our 350 K-6 students live in nearly every zip code of Alameda County, and we will grow one grade level each year until we are at full-size (450 students, grades K-8).  Yu Ming is committed to fostering diversity and developing youth with curiosity, compassion, strong moral character and responsibility to the community and the environment.  Yu Ming is the only stand-alone immersion charter school in Alameda County, and the only stand-alone Mandarin immersion public school in the East Bay.

 We are actively recruiting potential candidates for the following positions for the 2017-2018 academic year:

Interested candidates should submit the following at our career site.

  • A cover letter, not to exceed two double-spaced pages, describing your experience with students, the most significant event in your teaching career, and your long-term goals
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from an immediate supervisor) dated within 12 months
  • Copies of valid California or out-of-state teaching credential/certificate
  • Copies of degree(s), unofficial transcripts, and CBEST and/or CSET

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.

After School Program Leader, Chinese Speaking or English Speaking

Responsibilities

Under general supervision of the After School Program Coordinator, performs a variety of duties related to supporting K-2 students in Yu Ming’s After School Program

  • Develop age appropriate educational activities and lessons designed to teach youth new skills while helping youth find their passions and interests.
  • Role model for youth Yu Ming’s Core Values
  • Promote a positive work environment and relationships with team members and school.
  • Maintain positive relationships with students,familiesand school.
  • Create opportunities for youth to experience opportunities to learn how to form close, durable human relationships with peers that support and reinforce healthy behaviors.
  • Be a role model for youth. Make an impact with your actions as well as your words. Guide them towards behaviors that help them to thrive, and away from those that are risky.

Requirements

  • At least 1-2 years prior experience working with youth and/or teens.
  • Must be a High School graduate and Associate of Arts or Science (AA or AS) degree preferred
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid, or be certified within 30 days of hire.
  • Provide proof of negative tuberculosis test.

Compensation

Hourly rate commensurate with experience.  Afternoon work schedule with 12-18 hours/week.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following at http://www.ikrut.com

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

K-5 Mandarin Chinese Immersion Teacher

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement Common Core State Standards-aligned units of study and lessons that build and integrate rigorous, hands-on, inquiry-based and student-centered learning experiences in Mandarin Chinese and all standard subjects (i.e. language arts, mathematics, social science, science)
  • Personalize learning by teaching effectively to the diversity of students in the classroom and ensuring student mastery of academic skills
  • Assess and analyze student achievement using a variety of means to collect and report on data, make strategic planning decisions, and tailor instruction to meet individual student needs
  • Use educational technology to support instruction, develop and deliver content and skill benchmarks, organize instructional materials, and track student progress
  • Establish a strong classroom culture for learning that is positive, inclusive, restorative, and contributes to the broader school community
  • Provide access and results for all students (i.e. above and below grade level, with IEP’s, English Learners) and integrate needed differentiation, interventions, accommodations, and extensions
  • Actively collaborate with all colleagues, contribute pedagogical knowledge and expertise, and provide shared stewardship of the school
  • Plan and pursue a program of personal professional growth and participate in both internal and external professional development activities
  • Build meaningful relationships and communicate effectively with students, families, colleagues, and other school stakeholders
  • Maintain a high-level of professionalism including meeting deadlines and commitments to self and the community

QUALIFICATIONS Required

  • Native ability in Chinese (including simplified and pinyin systems) and proficiency in English
  • Experience in teaching related to dual-immersion and Chinese language development
  • B.A. or B.S. and appropriate California Credential (or transferable out of state equivalency)
  • Successful completion of CBEST and/or CSET exam; CLAD or BCLAD
  • Minimum of three years experience teaching in relevant grade(s) or subject
  • Understanding of the Common Core State Standards
  • Superb interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, colleagues and families
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change; ability to work in a dynamic, creative and start-up learning environment
  • Driven adult learner dedicated to his or her own professional growth, including learning new and innovative teaching practices

Preferred

  • M.A. or M.S. in Education or Subject Area
  • Experience with Google apps and other educational technology
  • Experience with one or more of the following a plus: project-based learning, social-emotional learning, personalized learning, service learning, interdisciplinary or IB curriculum
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a solutions-oriented attitude

TIME COMMITMENT

190-day school year, 6 student-free professional development days for collaboration with colleagues. Common building hours are 8:00am-4:00pm.

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package for employee and dependents.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit the following at http://www.ikrut.com

  • A cover letter, not to exceed two double-spaced pages, describing your experience with students, the most significant event in your teaching career, and your long-term goals
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from an immediate supervisor) dated within 12 months
  • Copies of valid California or out-of-state teaching credential/certificate
  • Copies of degree(s), unofficial transcripts, and CBEST and/or CSET

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.

Instructional Assistant

Position Summary

Under the direction of school staff, work alongside homeroom teachers to provide differentiated learning and extra support.  Instructs individuals, small groups or classes of students designated by teachers from different classrooms; within teacher guidelines.  May be expected to prepare lesson plans, materials for lessons, and assess students’ progress.  Meets with staff and/or parents. Assists with program planning, evaluation, and revision.

Responsibilities

  • Instruct individuals, small groups or classes of students within certificated teacher guidelines
  • May prepare lesson plans, materials for lessons, and assess student progress
  • Document student progress/activities/outcomes and provide regular feedback to student(s), classroom teachers, parents, and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.
  • May work with students to reinforce learning of material or skills as described in an Individualized Education Plan.
  • Assist the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of the individual student’s needs, interests, and abilities.
  • Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about the student as is expected of fully licensed teachers.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with school personnel, parents, and other service providers for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum.
  • Other duties as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Native or near native fluency in Mandarin Chinese
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experiences as a classroom aide and/or coursework in Education/Special Education preferred
  • Ability to organize data, schedules, and information collected and/or submitted by teachers
  • An aptitude to work with children and teachers; warmth, empathy and the desire to become involved in the instructional process
  • Ability to follow instruction and accept constructive suggestions and professional standards
  • Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity to, and competence in working with families from various culturally and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with ability to engage and work closely with a wide range of staff members
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a solutions-oriented attitude

COMPENSATION

Part-time compensation commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit the following at http://www.ikrut.com

Long-Term Substitute Teacher for K Mandarin Immersion Classroom

The substitute’s duties include:

  • Planning lessons in collaboration with other kindergarten teachers.
  • Teaching all academic areas
  • Supervising students
  • Following school expectations to ensure the safety of the students

Qualifications

The person who applies this person should:

  • Enjoy working with children and assist students to learn
  • Have minimum of 2 years of experience teaching in respective grade level, preferably in an immersion program
  • Be bilingual in Mandarin Chinese and English
  • Have a substitute teaching permit: Bachelor’s degree and CBEST (http://www.ctc.ca.gov)
  • Have authorization to work in the US
  • Be able to pass a Live scan background check permitting employment in a school

Compensation

  • $210/day

To apply:  Please send a cover letters and resume at http://bit.ly/1Knod9X

 

Behavior Intervention Aide

Position Summary

The Behavior Intervention Aide reports to the Yu Ming Charter School Director of Student Services and provides behavior and academic support services to identified students in the general education classroom. Part-time position, approximately 15-20 hours per week. The aide assists students to eliminate or replace disruptive, harmful, or negative behaviors with positive actions.  Behavior intervention draws on multiple disciplines, including psychology, education, community health, social work, and counseling.  Because behavior intervention is aimed at modifying negative behaviors through treatment plans, the specialist will work closely with families, the school, and other support systems to assist with monitoring, implementation, and adjustment.  The Behavior Intervention Aide will work at both Yu Ming Elementary school sites and will be responsible for following through on treatment or behavior plans for Yu Ming students who require special education services as outlined in their IEPs. The role of the Behavior aide is to improve students’ success in the classroom by supporting the student in reaching goals for behavior changes, monitoring the student, assessing progress, and modifying behavioral plans if necessary. The Paraprofessional will work under the supervision of a certificated Education Specialist who will provide weekly oversight, training and direction.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Use appropriate applied behavior teaching, communication, and reinforcement techniques consistently.
  • Document student progress/activities/outcomes and provide regular feedback to student(s), classroom teachers, parents, and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc. Accurately complete all required documentation and data collection daily.
  • Work with the student to reinforce learning of material or skills as described in the IEP.
  • Assist the teacher in devising special strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on a sympathetic understanding of the individual student’s needs, interests, and abilities.
  • Assist the student throughout the school environment as necessary.
  • Supervise testing and make up work as assigned by the teacher.
  • Alert the classroom teacher to any problem or special information about the individual student in the classroom
  • Supervise, observe and assist the assigned student at all designated times, including escorting the student during all transitions as prescribed in the student’s IEP.
  • Maintain the same high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about the student as is expected of fully licensed teachers.
  • Create a variety of documents and materials (e.g. games, schedules, visual supports, observation and success logs, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and promoting student growth and development.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with school personnel, parents, and other service providers for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum.
  • Participate in various meetings as needed (IEP, SST, Parent Conferences, In Service Training, Staff Meetings etc.)
  • Other duties as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • Experience working with students with Autism strongly preferred
  • Experience/knowledge of ABA practices strongly preferred
  • Coursework in Education/Special Education/Related field preferred
  • Mandarin language skills desirable but not required
  • Desire and commitment to working with students with special needs required
  • Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity to, and competence in working with families from various culturally and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with ability to engage and work closely with a wide range of staff members
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a solutions-oriented attitude

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package for employee and dependents.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit the following at http://www.ikrut.com

  • A cover letter, not to exceed two double-spaced pages, describing your experience with students, the most significant event in your teaching career, and your long-term goals

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.

Part-Time Speech and Language Pathologist

Position Summary

The Speech and Language Pathologist will provide speech and language services to assist a student in our Kindergarten class with limited verbal abilities. The SLP will conduct speech and language assessments, diagnose speech and language handicaps, and recommend appropriate remediation procedures and program placements for the student. S/He will also provide consultation to teachers to meet the speech and language needs of the student in regular and special education, as well as build communication tools and provide training to help support the student’s access and involvement in the general education setting.

Responsibilities

  • Address students’ language, voice, fluency, articulation, or hearing needs through speech therapy.
  • Conduct screenings and/or evaluations of the student. Evaluation includes standardized test results, parent conference and contact and collaboration with all other private professional persons or agencies which contribute to the total evaluation.
  • Delivers direct service interventions and monitors student progress in pre-referral interventions.
  • Provides leadership and serves as a professional member of the IEP team.
  • Participates in placement, follow up decisions and development of an appropriate individual educational plan (IEP)
  • Reevaluates student with speech and language needs on a regular basis (minimally every three years) to determine appropriateness of placement and remediation strategies, and to help in the determination of on-going eligibility.
  • Participates in development, management, and evaluation of Yu Ming’s speech and language program and consults with staff regarding other special education services and supports.
  • Monitors and ensures educational benefit (FAPE) for students with identified speech and language needs.
  • Serves as a resource to staff, student, and/or family for specialized speech and language services.
  • Confers with the Education Specialist to coordinate and implement specialized speech and language services.
  • Works cooperatively with administrators and other personnel to ensure compliance with special education laws and procedures.
  • Designs and implements ongoing in-service programs for counselors, teachers, parent, administrators, and other professional staff.
  • Makes presentations to and consults with school staff, parent/teacher organizations, student study teams, service groups, etc., concerning speech and language development of children.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • B.A. or B.S.
  • Valid California Pupil Personnel Services credential authorizing holder to provide students with speech and language therapy.
  • Knowledge of:
  • Speech and language pathologist duties and responsibilities
  • Applicable State and Federal laws relating to general and special education
  • Various forms of speech and language tests and assessments
  • Superb interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, colleagues and families
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change; ability to work in a dynamic, creative and start-up learning environment

Preferred

  • Master’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution with specialization in speech, language, speech-pathology, language development, etc.
  • Experience working with students having a Moderate/Severe disability
  • Experience working with students with limited verbal capacity
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a solutions-oriented attitude

TIME COMMITMENT

This is a part-time position. 190-day school year, 6 student-free professional development days for collaboration with colleagues. Common building hours are 8:00am-4:00pm.

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package for employee and dependents.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit the following at http://www.ikrut.com

  • A cover letter, not to exceed two double-spaced pages, describing your experience with students, the most significant event in your teaching career, and your long-term goals

  • Three letters of recommendation (one from an immediate supervisor) dated within 12 months

  • Copies of degree(s), unofficial transcripts, and valid California Pupil Personnel Services credential with a School Psychologist authorization

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.

Part-Time Special Education Teacher

Position Summary

The Special Education teacher reports to the Yu Ming Charter School Director of Student Support Services. The Special Education Teacher will work at the Yu Ming Elementary school site with a caseload of one to three students. The role of the Special Education Teacher is to improve students’ success in basic academics (reading, language and/or math, etc.) through implementing Yu Ming approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; modeling the necessary skills to perform assignments; providing a safe and optimal learning environment and providing feedback to students, classroom teachers, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the student experiences gains through the academic goals outlined both within their IEPs and by Yu Ming standards
  • Evaluate students’ abilities in basic academics for the purpose of assisting other personnel in the support of learning disorders, development of remediation plans and/or student progress
  • Provide one-to-one instruction, direct services and push in or pull out intervention as required by IEP
  • Administer assessment, interpreting results to determine learners’ strengths and areas of need for IEPs
  • Provide accommodations and/or modifications for assignments and testing as determined by the IEP team
  • Perform a variety of specialized tasks:  draft and write professional and compliant IEPs, maintain records, meet schedule and compliance deadlines
  • Instruct students for the purpose of improving their success in assigned basic academic subject areas of reading, writing and/or math
  • Manage student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment, develops behavior support plans and collaborates with staff on behaviors as needed
  • Participates in various meetings as needed (IEP, SST, Parent Conferences, Professional Development and Training, Staff Meetings etc.)
  • Provide leadership for assuring full compliance with legal requirements as prescribed by federal law under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act 1997) and IDEIA (Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act, 2004) and State of California Education Code
  • Collaborate with school personnel, parents, and other service providers for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions, and planning curriculum
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • B.A. or B.S.
  • Valid Special Education Teacher Credential for Moderate/Severe disabilities, or enrolled in an accredited teacher preparation program working towards a credential. Must be qualified for Intern Credential at time of application.
  • Knowledge of curriculum, education code and special education law/policies
  • Skills in appropriate special subject matter

Preferred

  • M.A. or M.S. in Education or Subject Area
  • Experience with Google apps and other educational technology
  • Experience with one or more of the following a plus: Autism Spectrum Disorder, behavior intervention plans
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a solutions-oriented attitude

TIME COMMITMENT

This is a part-time position. 190-day school year, 6 student-free professional development days for collaboration with colleagues. Common building hours are 8:00am-4:00pm.

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package for employee and dependents.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should submit the following at http://www.ikrut.com

  • A cover letter, not to exceed two double-spaced pages, describing your experience with students, the most significant event in your teaching career, and your long-term goals
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from an immediate supervisor) dated within 12 months
  • Copies of valid California or out-of-state teaching credential/certificate
  • Copies of degree(s), unofficial transcripts, and CBEST and/or CSET

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.

Yu Ming Charter School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

For more information, please visit www.yumingschool.org

Yu Ming Charter School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Yu Ming Charter School expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.