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

 

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Yu Ming Charter School is a public Mandarin immersion school. We opened in Fall 2011 with K-1, and will serve ~300 students in grades K-5 in school year 2015-16. We are growing into a K-8 school. Yu Ming is committed to fostering diversity and developing youth with curiosity, compassion, strong moral character and responsibility to the community and the environment.

We are actively recruiting potential candidates for the following positions:

If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume on our career site.

 

Yu Ming Charter School is building its own Special Education Team! We are currently seeking dynamic individuals to fill the roles and responsibilities of the positions below. If you are interested in more than one of the positions, feel free to indicate that in your cover letter. Interested candidates should apply using the following link: http://www.ikrut.com/microsite/pages/Yu%20Ming%20Charter%20School/default.html

 

Special Education Team Positions Available: Job descriptions below.

 

K-5 Mandarin Immersion Teachers

 

Overview

New Mandarin immersion public charter school in the San Francisco Bay Area seeks experienced and dynamic K-5 teachers to provide a variety of instructional techniques to kindergarten through grade 2 students. Yu Ming Charter School was unanimously approved by the Alameda County Office (ACOE) Board of Education and opened in Fall 2011 with 104 students in grades K-1, we now have 257 students in K-4. Yu Ming is committed to fostering diversity and developing youth with curiosity, compassion, strong moral character and responsibility to the community and the environment. To learn more about our school visit our website  www.yumingschool.org

Job Responsibilities

The teachers will provide a nurturing and growth-minded climate conducive to organically learning Mandarin Chinese and all standard subjects (e.g. math, science, social studies, life skills, Mandarin):

  • Create and implement an effective, high-quality, rigorous program that builds bi-literacy skills and multi-cultural appreciation via a variety of instructional techniques
  • Create a classroom learning environment of respect, exploration and perseverance
  • Provide for the individual learning needs of all students; gifted and talented students, below grade level students and those with IEPs
  • Establish a culture for learning that is positive, inclusive and challenging with highly differentiated lesson plans
  • Develop Chinese immersion curriculum using research-based best practices which also meets CA state standards
  • Work well with a team of Chinese and English speaking members on planning, professional development, curriculum design, and teaching responsibilities
  • Communicate with families regarding student progress, ideas and support for learning
  • Assess and monitor each student’s academic and language proficiency growth using multiple measures, including formative and summative assessments
  • Utilize student data to inform classroom practice
  • Plan events and fieldtrips appropriate to the curriculum
  • Assume responsibility, with other members of staff, for specified duties which include; yard duty, early and post dismissal supervision, helping with school projects, joining a school wide task force

Qualifications

  • Native ability in Mandarin Chinese (including understanding traditional, simplified and pinyin systems) and proficiency in English
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a dynamic and academically rigorous education program
  • Experience in teaching related to dual-immersion and Mandarin language development
  • Entrepreneurial passion; the ability to thrive in the excitement and ambiguity of a start-up environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superb interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, parents and colleagues
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States and credentialed as K-8 teacher in California or an out of state equivalent

Minimum educational level: Bachelor’s degree; Credentialed to teach elementary in California (or out of state equivalency for transferal)

Experience preferred

  • 2+ years professional teaching experience, preferably in immersion or foreign language

Compensation and Benefits:  Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package offered for employee and dependents.

To apply: We are presently accepting cover letters and resumes at http://www.ikrut.com The position will be open until filled.

 

 

School Counselor

 

Overview
Mandarin immersion public charter school in the San Francisco Bay Area seeks experienced and dynamic School Counselor to support the school community, including individual student intervention, developing and implementing school wide social-emotional curriculum, and providing support to students, parents, and staff.

Yu Ming Charter School opened in Fall 2011 with K-1, and will serve ~300 students in grades K-5 in school year 2015-16. We are growing into a K-8 school. Yu Ming is committed to fostering diversity and developing youth with curiosity, compassion, strong moral character and responsibility to the community and the environment.

Qualifications

  • Possess a strong understanding of child development, particularly as it pertains to primary education and second language acquisition.
  • Proven ability to support elementary students in a variety of developmental domains.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree with focus on child development, special education, and/or school counseling.
  • Experience working in a K-5 grade setting.
  • A strong understanding of and commitment to supporting an inclusive and diverse school community.

Responsibilities

Including, but not be limited to:

  • Guide individual and groups of students through the development of personal, social, and educational growth plans.
  • Provide small group or individual intervention for identified students toward social and emotional growth.
  • Consult with and train teachers, parents and staff regarding children’s needs.
  • Refer children and their parents to special programs, specialists and outside agencies.
  • Participate in, coordinate and conduct activities that contribute to the effective operation of the counseling program and school.
  • Participate in and facilitate the intervention team process.
  • Plan and evaluate the counseling program.
  • Pursue continuous professional growth.
  • Other duties as assigned by administration.

Requirements

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Master’s degree preferred

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to http://www.ikrut.com/microsite/pages/Yu%20Ming%20Charter%20School/default.html

For more information, please visit www.yumingschool.org

Yu Ming Charter School is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Type: Full Time

Positions Available: 1

Equal Opportunity Employer

Yu Ming Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

 

School Psychologist

Position Summary

The School Psychologist reports to the Yu Ming Charter School Principal. The School Psychologist will work at both Yu Ming Elementary school sites and will be responsible for managing the IEP caseload for Yu Ming students who require special education services as outlined in their IEPs and provide a program of psychological services for all students at Yu Ming. The school psychologist will be responsible for the identification, placement, and case management of students referred for special education assessment. S/He will also provide consultation to teachers and both individual and group counseling to meet the social, emotional and educational needs of students in regular and special education.

 

Representative Duties

1. Administers tests and assessments to students as required (cognitive, adaptive, social-emotional, visual motor, auditory and academic). Provides written reports analyzing, interpreting and summarizing test results, observations and information from school personnel, students and parents.

2. Assesses students for initial placement and triennial reviews.

3. Monitors compliance issues and provides professionally written and compliant reports and IEPs.

4. Participates in SST meetings, placement meetings, and staff development activities. Facilitate IEP meetings.

5. Collaborate with school personnel, parents, and other service providers for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum.

6. Coordinate referral and assessment procedures and facilitate the coordination of IEP team meetings and the implementation of special education services (Speech, Occupational therapy, etc.)

7. Provides consultation to parents and staff as needed.

8. Observe students in a variety of settings. Capable of conducting a functional behavior assessment or other behavior intervention.

9. Participates in staff meetings for program planning.

10. Cooperates with social and public agencies that work with students and their families.

11. Provides counseling for students as needed.

12. Assists in maintenance of accurate and current student records.

13. Identify at-risk children and families and refer them to the proper agencies for services.

14. 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.

15. Collaborate with parents as educational partners and provide ability awareness as needed.

16. Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

• Valid California Pupil Personnel Services credential with a School Psychologist authorization is required. Intern will be considered.

• Valid driver’s license required. Masters degree from an accredited college or university and fluency in Mandarin would be a plus.

• Knowledge of:

-       School Psychologist duties and responsibilities

-       Applicable State and Federal laws relating to general and special education

-       Various forms of psychological tests and assessments

• Ability to:

-       Administer and analyze psychological tests

-       Communicate effectively in both written and oral form

-       Establish and maintain good working relationships with SELPA Office staff, school district staff, parents, students, and outside agencies

Salary

Based upon experience

 

How to Apply

To submit your resume, cover letter, and other materials, please visit:

http://www.ikrut.com/microsite/pages/Yu%20Ming%20Charter%20School/default.html

For more information, please visit www.yumingschool.org

 

Start Date

A start date is contingent upon fingerprint clearance from the California Department of Justice. Fingerprints will be taken at the time an applicant is offered and accepts employment.

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.

 

Education/Resource Specialist

Position Summary

The Education Specialist reports to the Yu Ming Charter School, School Psychologist. The Education Specialist will work at both Yu Ming Elementary school sites. The role of the Education Specialist is to improve students’ success in the 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 all students realize the academic goals outlined both within their IEPs and by Yu Ming standards and realize significant gains

• Evaluate students’ abilities in basic academics for the purpose of assisting other personnel in the diagnosis of learning disorders, development of remediation plans and/or student progress

• Provide one-to-one or small group instruction, direct services and push in or pull out intervention as required by IEP

• Administer standardized achievement tests, interpreting results to determine learners’ strengths and areas of need for initial, annual and triennial assessments

• Provide accommodations and/or modifications to learners with disabilities for assignments and testing as determined by the IEP team

• Draft and write professional and compliant IEPs

• 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 as needed

• Participates in various meetings as needed (IEP, SST, Parent Conferences, In Service 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 parents as educational partners and provide ability awareness as needed

• Other duties as needed

 

Qualifications

• Valid Education Specialist Credential or enrolled in an accredited teacher preparation program working towards a credential. Must be qualified for Intern Credential at time of application.

• Bachelor’s degree required

• Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment

• Knowledge of curriculum, education code and special education law/policies

• Skills in appropriate special subject matter

• Perform a variety of specialized and responsible tasks: maintain records, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents, other school personnel, meet schedule and compliance deadlines.

• Possession of a valid California driver’s license: willingness to provide own transportation in conduct of work assignments.

 

Salary

Based upon experience

 

How to Apply

To submit your resume, cover letter, and other materials, please visit:

http://www.ikrut.com/microsite/pages/Yu%20Ming%20Charter%20School/default.html

For more information, please visit www.yumingschool.org

Start Date

A start date is contingent upon fingerprint clearance from the California Department of Justice. Fingerprints will be taken at the time an applicant is offered and accepts employment.

 

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.

 

School Counselor/ Social Worker

Position Summary

Yu Ming is seeking a dynamic and experienced School Counselor to support the school community through individual student intervention, developing and implementing school wide social-emotional curriculum, and  providing support to students, parents, and staff. The School Counselor will work at both Yu Ming Charter School sites and will report to the School Psychologist.

 

Qualifications

  • Possess a strong understanding of child development, particularly as it pertains to primary education and second language acquisition.
  • Proven ability to support elementary students in a variety of developmental domains.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree with focus on child development, special education, and/or school counseling.
  • Experience working in a K-5 grade setting.
  • A strong understanding of and commitment to supporting an inclusive and diverse school community.

 

Responsibilities

Including, but not be limited to:

  • Guide individual and groups of students through the development of personal, social, and educational growth plans.
  • Provide small group or individual intervention for identified students toward social and emotional growth.
  • Consult with and train teachers, parents and staff regarding children’s needs.
  • Refer children and their parents to special programs, specialists and outside agencies.
  • Participate in, coordinate and conduct activities that contribute to the effective operation of the counseling program and school.
  • Participate in and facilitate the intervention team process.
  • Plan and evaluate the counseling program.
  • Pursue continuous professional growth.
  • Other duties as assigned by administration.

 

Requirements

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Master’s degree preferred

Salary

Based upon experience

 

How to Apply

To submit your resume, cover letter, and other materials, please visit:

http://www.ikrut.com/microsite/pages/Yu%20Ming%20Charter%20School/default.html

For more information, please visit www.yumingschool.org

Start Date

A start date is contingent upon fingerprint clearance from the California Department of Justice. Fingerprints will be taken at the time an applicant is offered and accepts employment.

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.

Behavior Intervention Specialist

 

Position Summary

The Behavior Intervention Specialist reports to the Yu Ming Charter School, School Psychologist. The Behavior Intervention Specialist 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. Challenging and disruptive behaviors may be caused by emotional stress, learning disabilities, or medical conditions.

 

The Behavior Intervention Specialist 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 Specialist is to improve students’ success in the classroom by setting goals for behavior changes, monitoring the student, assessing progress, and modifying behavioral plans if necessary.

 

Responsibilities

• Manage student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment, help develop behavior support plans as needed

• Document student progress/activities/outcomes; model the necessary skills to behave appropriately in the classroom; provide feedback to student(s), classroom teachers, parents, and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.

• Implement all site rules and safety regulations within the structure of the Yu Ming Charter School classroom culture

• Report any unsafe conditions, including equipment, to administrators immediately

• Utilize appropriate disciplinary procedures and techniques in accordance with the school site discipline plan

• Attend staff meetings and in-service trainings as deemed necessary for the position

• 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.

• Participates in various meetings as needed (IEP, SST, Parent Conferences, In Service Training, Staff Meetings etc.)

• Collaborate with parents as educational partners and provide ability awareness as needed

• Other duties as needed

 

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree preferred

• Previous experience managing and/or teaching groups of elementary-age students is strongly preferred

• Must have firm understanding of psychology and behavioral issues, as well as an ability to develop plans for improving students’ progress in the school setting.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to engage and work closely with a wide range of staff members

• Ability to learn laws, rules, practices and procedures related to public education and specific to Yu Ming Charter School

• Fluency in English and Mandarin a plus

• Flexibility and a willingness to learn

• Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment

• Abilities to stand and walk for prolonged periods

• Possession of a valid California driver’s license: willingness to provide own transportation in conduct of work assignments.

 

Salary

Based upon experience.

 

How to Apply

To submit your resume, cover letter, and other materials, please visit:

http://www.ikrut.com/microsite/pages/Yu%20Ming%20Charter%20School/default.html

For more information, please visit www.yumingschool.org

Start Date

A start date is contingent upon fingerprint clearance from the California Department of Justice. Fingerprints will be taken at the time an applicant is offered and accepts employment.

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.