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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 

Thank you for your interest in employment with the West Oak Lane Charter School (WOLCS). We value all of our interested applicants and hope to provide you with the best customer service possible. The Federal legislation, "HR1 No Child Left Behind Act of 2001" requires that all public and charter schools hire “Highly Qualified” teachers for their schools. WOLCS is committed to hiring teachers who meet the NCLB definition of a highly qualified teacher. We seek qualified candidates who are innovative, enthusiastic, and looking for a genuine opportunity to make a difference. We are in our 17th year as a K-8 charter school located in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. We have approximately 1020 students. Our school offers a bright spacious, clean and safe environment for teachers and students. Administration promotes innovation and works collaboratively with teachers and parents to ensure that our students are engaged and that they received a quality educational experience.

 

Current positions available for the 2017-18 School Year

 

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TEACHERS

 

SIGN ON BONUS!!!!!!!   $1,000 - $4,000 (pending certification, degree and experience)

 

West Oak Lane Charter School, a leading Philadelphia K-8 charter school, is seeking experienced Emotional Support Teachers to join the Special Education Team.  We offer a beautiful campus located within walking distance to public transportation and on-site parking.
Professional Development on & off-site; an Induction program offered to fulfill requirements for Level II Certification: employer paid Benefits program; extra compensation for dual certification; opportunities for additional paid stipends and a full team of special educators for support and planning.
 
Job Description: 
Emotional support teacher has the primary responsibility of employing special educational strategies to improve the cognitive and behavioral development of students with Emotional Behavioral Disorder (EBD).  Patience, compassion, positivity, and empathy are core values you must possess to work with children living with emotional disturbance.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work with general education teachers, counselors, administrators, related services providers and contractors for developing IEPs.
  • Assess students’ functioning to customize an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Teach acceptable social skills and improve self-esteem.
  • Using positive reinforcement to enforce rules for classroom management and behavior.
  • Meet regularly with parents and other school staff like behavior specialists or counselors to monitor students’ progress.
  • Creatively design and assign activities that modify general curriculum to suit every student’s needs.
  • Must be skilled at clearly conveying instruction and behavioral cues to students with EBD.
  • Critical thinking skills are essential in this position to help identify emotional disabilities that aren’t readily apparent.
  • Good organizational skills help emotional support teachers keep progress reports and IEP records neat.
  • Problem-solving skills to effectively adapt lessons when students struggle to learn.
  • Knowledge of de-escalation techniques
 
Credentials and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year, accredited teachers’ college required.  Must possess a PA Special Education Teaching Certificate.  Must have experience in teaching EBD students.  A Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education or Applied Behavior Analysis, preferred.
  • Qualified candidates please forward resume for review to hrd@wolcs.org or fax to 215-927-7648. 
West Oak Lane Charter School, a leading Philadelphia K-8 charter school, is seeking Long Term Substitute Emotional Support Teacher to join the Special Education Team. We offer a beautiful campus located within walking distance to public transportation and on-site parking.
 
Job Description:
Emotional support Long Term Substitute has the primary responsibility of employing special educational strategies to improve the cognitive and behavioral development of students with Emotional Behavioral Disorder (EBD). Patience, compassion, positivity, and empathy are core values you must possess to work with children living with emotional disturbance.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work with general education teachers, counselors, administrators, related services providers and contractors for developing IEPs.
  • Assess students’ functioning to customize an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Teach acceptable social skills and improve self-esteem.
  • Using positive reinforcement to enforce rules for classroom management and behavior.
  • Meet regularly with parents and other school staff like behavior specialists or counselors to monitor students’ progress.
  • Creatively design and assign activities that modify general curriculum to suit every student’s needs.
  • Must be skilled at clearly conveying instruction and behavioral cues to students with EBD.
  • Critical thinking skills are essential in this position to help identify emotional disabilities that aren’t readily apparent.
  • Good organizational skills help emotional support teachers keep progress reports and IEP records neat.
  • Problem-solving skills to effectively adapt lessons when students struggle to learn.
  • Knowledge of de-escalation techniques
 

Credentials and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year, accredited teachers’ college required. Must possess a PA Special Education Teaching Certificate. (Emergency Certification accepted) Must have experience in teaching EBD students. A Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Special Education or Applied Behavior Analysis, preferred.
  • Qualified candidates please forward resume for review to hrd@wolcs.org or fax to 215-927-7648.

PA CERTIFIED TEACHERS

 

SIGN ON BONUS!!!!!!!   $1,000 - $4,000 (pending certification, degree and experience)

West Oak Lane Charter School is looking for Pennsylvania certified teachers for the 2017-2018 school year that can help us turn a “good” school into a “great” school. We are a 20-year-old K-8 charter school located in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. We have approximately 1090 students. Our school offers a bright spacious, clean and safe environment for teachers and students. Administration promotes innovation and works collaboratively with teachers and parents to ensure that our students are engaged and that they received a quality educational experience. 


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: 

 

  • Knowledge of Pennsylvania academic content standards
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design and delivery, teaching and learning for individuals and groups 
  • Skill in selecting and using appropriate instructional methods and materials when teaching new subjects 
  • Ability to monitor and assess students’ performance to identify areas for improvements and to remediate when appropriate 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, parents, administrators and other members of the school community 

 


Positions for the 2017-2018 School Year:

 
ELEMENTARY GRADE TEACHERS
 
  • Kindergarten to 6th Grade Teachers – PA Certification I or II required  PA 5-6 Certification I or II preferred
  • Minimum of one year of full-time teaching experience, preferred
 
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPECIALISTS
 
  • 7th & 8th Grade English Teachers (2) - PA Certification I or II required 
  • 7th & 8th Grade Mathematics Teacher – PA Certification I or II required
  • 7th & 8th Grade Science – w/Middle School PA Certification I or II required
  • 7th & 8th Grade Reading w/PA Certification I or II required
  • Physical Education/Health Educator - PA Certification I or II required

K to 8th (ALL GRADES)
 
  • Special Education - PA Certification I or II required
  • Spanish Teacher - PA Certification I or II required
  • Computer Teacher – PA Certification I or II required
 
CREDENTIALS AND EXPERIENCE: 


Successful candidates must have a Pennsylvania Certification (Instructional I or II) Bachelor’s degree, including all courses to satisfy requirements of subject major. 
Minimum of one year of full-time teaching experience required. 


***** As we plan for the coming school year and changing circumstances in staffing needs occur, new opportunities open-up. Be the first considered for available positions, forward your resume for review to: hrd@wolcs.org.

 
Please forward your current resume to Human Resources via fax (215-927-7648) or email to: hrd@wolcs.org. Employment Applications are available from the Main Offices at WOLCS, as an alternative option to apply.

West Oak Lane Charter School is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of WOLCS to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.