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Welcome to the LAYC Career Academy job application process!

(Note: All positions will remain open until filled.)

Positions Available.

  • A- Director of Student Support
  • B- Reading & Social Studies Instructor
  • C- Special Education Instructor & Coordinator
  • D- Math Instructor
To apply and for more informaton, go to Indeed or Idealist.

A- Director of Student Support

Overview: The LAYC Career Academy seeks a Director of Student Support to join us in the creation of an exciting new educational community. The ideal candidate will have an energetic and flexible nature and strong people management skills as well as experience in counseling, crisis management, case management, behavior modification, and life skills development for a diverse population of low-income urban youth.

School Description: The LAYC Career Academy sets high expectations for disconnected youth 16-24 years of age by providing a college preparatory GED curriculum and the opportunity to gain college credits before graduation. The school is built upon the central beliefs that:

  • All youth can and must obtain either a college degree or industry-recognized credential.
  • Students grow by recognizing their own strengths, using them to overcome obstacles, and setting and achieving ambitious academic and career goals.
  • Disconnected youth will succeed academically and personally with the help of high-quality, culturally appropriate education and support services.
All graduates will complete a college preparatory curriculum that is aligned to Common Core State Standards and pass the GED exam. Students will also achieve one of three outcomes before graduating: become a Medical Assistant; become an A+ Certified Computer Hardware Technician; or complete six college credits through the Career Academy's partnership with the Community College of the District of Columbia.

The LAYC Career Academy opened in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington DC in Fall 2012 with 100 students and eleven teachers, growing to a full enrollment of 200 students and eighteen teachers by Fall 2014. For more information, please visit www.laycca.org.

The LAYC Career Academy was founded by the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), www.layc-dc.org. LAYC is a nationally recognized multi-cultural, multi-service agency serving all low-income youth across the District of Columbia and in Maryland's Prince George's and Montgomery Counties. LAYC works with over 4,000 individuals each year to support academic achievement, promote healthy behaviors, and guide youth toward successful adulthood. In addition, LAYC conducts advocacy and policy work to broaden opportunities for youth. LAYC operates a regional network of youth centers, school-based sites, and public charter schools that offer a comprehensive set of high quality, multi-lingual, culturally sensitive programs.

Characteristics of Ideal Director of Student Support: Leadership and Supervisory Skills

  • Creates a vision for the LAYC Career Academy's student support program and leads a team to implement that vision;
  • Provides excellent guidance and supervision to caseworkers known as Student Support Specialists;
  • Offers professional development opportunities for school staff in areas such as student behavior and social services resources for students;
Clinical and Advising Skills
  • Provides counseling, case management, and crisis intervention services to students and supports staff working with students in need of these services;
  • Possesses knowledge of strategies and resources used to effectively motivate and support older youth and connect students with college and careers;
People Skills
  • Builds a strong rapport with students, faculty, and staff;
  • Works successfully with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds;
  • Maintains appropriate and healthy boundaries with students and staff;
  • Communicates clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.

Ongoing Responsibilities:

  • Develop policies and procedures for the student support program, that monitor students' needs and progress and facilitate high graduation rates as well as success in college and careers;
  • Serve on the Leadership Team by attending bimonthly meetings, developing policies and providing support as needed;
  • Provide weekly or monthly supervision as needed to Student Support Specialists including oversight of interventions and guidance, feedback, ideas, and directives regarding clinical interventions and case management;
  • Lead staff meetings and professional development sessions for Student Support Specialists;
  • Provide case management and counseling services for the most challenging students, offering services including:
Ongoing Responsibilities:
  • Develop policies and procedures for the student support program, that monitor students' needs and progress and facilitate high graduation rates as well as success in college and careers;
  • Serve on the Leadership Team by attending bimonthly meetings, developing policies and providing support as needed;
  • Provide weekly or monthly supervision as needed to Student Support Specialists including oversight of interventions and guidance, feedback, ideas, and directives regarding clinical interventions and case management;
  • Lead staff meetings and professional development sessions for Student Support Specialists;
  • Provide case management and counseling services for the most challenging students, offering services including:
  • -Evaluating youth's emotional, behavioral, and social needs and determining optimal treatment interventions strategies;
    -Conducting individual, family, and group counseling sessions;
    -Authorizing referrals or providing access to social services, housing, and child care resources;
    -Offering crisis intervention services;
    -Review and approve needs assessments, referrals for mental health and substance abuse services, etc;
    -Act as a resource to faculty and staff regarding students' behavioral challenges or special needs and intervention strategies that may be employed;
    -Develop and maintain a close working relationship with LAYC Social Services department and Promotor Pathway to leverage LAYC organizational strengths to serve students;
    -Participate in interdisciplinary meetings with other professionals involved in provision of clinical services for students;
    -Lead development of life skills classes and workshops and group and individual activities;
    -Oversee development of the electives course offerings and instructors;
    -Oversee recruitment planning and outreach;
    -Participate in education policy meetings impacting the diverse student body;
    -Serve as liaison for the Community School Grant;
    -Support Student Support Specialists in identifying professional development opportunities;
    -Oversee and provide support with disciplinary issues;
    -Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Masters in Social Work or related field preferred;
  • Minimum of four years experience working with older youth in a clinical capacity;
  • Experience working in a school environment;
  • Minimum of one year experience in a supervisory capacity;
  • Commitment to tenets of Positive Youth Development and to meet the needs of every youth in a diverse population;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Flexibility, commitment, and enthusiasm;
  • Ability to attain police, child abuse, and medical clearances;
  • Spanish fluency is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide crisis intervention services;
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate youths' emotional, behavioral, and social needs and determine optimal treatment strategies;
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct individual, family, and group counseling sessions;
  • Knowledge of services and resources available for youth ages 16 to 24 in the District of Columbia in health, substance abuse, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation;
  • Excellent organizational skills

APPLICATIONS Please send cover letters and resumes to careeracademyjobs@laycca.org

B-Reading & Social Studies Instructor

Date Posted: 07/13/18 Department: Academics Location: Washington, DC Employment Type: Full-Time FLSA Exemption Status: Exempt

JOB DESCRIPTION A Reading & Social Studies Instructor plans, prepares, and delivers lessons on a daily basis. LAYCCA expects all employees to use the principals of positive youth development throughout their tasks. An instructor is directly responsible for providing innovative instruction, classroom management, planning and preparation, and overall student progress.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Delivers instruction through personalized learning methods.
  • Attends professional development and training related to education programs and methodologies, staying abreast of current research.
  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and performance assessments, which guide the learning process toward curriculum goals and student learning.
  • Uses technology to promote learning, creativity, and collaboration.
  • Works directly with school administrators and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of academic initiatives and curriculum.
  • Organizes, develops, and coordinates academic activities as needed. Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to all students in the class.
  • Teaching according to the educational needs, abilities and achievement of the individual students and groups of students.
  • Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress, attainment and behavior of oneís students.
  • Providing or contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students or groups of students.
  • Providing guidance and advice to students on educational and social matters and on their further education and future careers; providing information on sources of more expert advice.
  • Advising and co-operating with the Director of Academics,and other teachers in the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials, teaching programs, methods of teaching and assessment.
  • Ensuring high standards of professional practice and quality of teaching and learning of the subject/s. Through effective dialogue, participating in reciprocal peer review and observation of class teaching practice by the Director of Academics (subject/level) concerned.
  • Maintaining good order and discipline amongst students under oneís care and safeguarding their health and safety at all times.
  • Participating in staff, group or other meetings related to the school curriculum or for the better organization and administration of the school.
  • Contributing to the professional development of new teachers and student teachers according to arrangements agreed with the Director of Academics.
  • Ensuring the safe custody and optimum use of tech and all equipment normally used by oneself during lessons and sees to its regular servicing and maintenance.
  • Participating in school assemblies.
  • Nurtures a culture where teachers view themselves essentially as facilitators of learning and reflective practitioners.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, & Other Characteristics (KASOCs):

  • Ability to lead innovative lessons
  • Ability to multi-task, be self motivated and take initiative
  • Ability to share credit and take responsibility for actions
  • Computer literate including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills
  • Strong commitment to tenets of positive youth development
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • May occasionally work non-standard work schedule including nights, weekends, and other unusual hours as needed
  • Knowledge of Common Core State Standards
  • Knowledge of educational technology
  • Knowledge of social media and its impact on education
  • Spanish fluency highly desired.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelorís Degree
  • Experience with opportunity youth
  • At least 2 years teaching experience
  • Content Knowledge related to GED Reading and Comprehension.
Application
Please send cover letter and resume to careeracademyjobs@laycca.org

C- Special Education Instructor & Coordinator

Title: Special Education Instructor & Coordinator Date Posted: 7/30/18 Department: Academics Location: Washington, DC Employment Type: Full-Time FLSA Exemption Status: Exempt

JOB DESCRIPTION

Summary Description:

Under the direction and leadership of the Principal, plans and provides for appropriate instructional programming and learning experiences for students of varied backgrounds and abilities. Provides an environment conducive to the physical, social, and emotional development of all students to ensure academic and social success. Supervises students in a variety of school settings. Communicates and interacts regularly with parents, staff, and other members of the school community. Monitors and evaluates student outcomes and growth. Maintains appropriate records and follows required procedures and practices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Instruction

  • Establishes learning objectives consistent with assessment of student needs and knowledge of human growth and development in collaboration with general education teachers
  • Implements academic evidence-based academic intervention programs designed to support students with meeting their IEP goals, remediating deficits
  • Implements Behavior Intervention Plan daily and completes relevant special education paperwork
  • Support students with IEPs in general education classes
  • Completes student academic, social, and behavior assessments to determine the studentís strengths and challenges
  • Writes, implements, and monitors Individual Education Plans (IEP) that will guide each student's instructional program based on student assessments, needs, and strengths
  • Participates in the inclusion co-teaching model of instruction for students in general education classrooms
  • Designs individual and small group instructional strategies that parallel and support the general education curriculum
  • Adapts and develops materials to match the special needs of each student
  • Meets with parents to review the IEP and record progress and concerns
  • Makes referrals to resources within the community that may provide additional assistance to the child and/or the family
  • Assist students in learning to utilize assistive technology tools to support their learning, independence, and growth
Coordination
  • Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law, LEA policy, and administrative regulations
  • Ensures that the school meets all deadlines related to special education compliance.
  • Communicates clearly with all relevant staff about compliance needs and needs of special education students.
  • Participates in school management and shares responsibility for the total school program, attends staff meetings, and participates in professional development opportunities
  • Plans and implements an instructional program that meets the needs, interests, and abilities of a diverse student population
  • Acts as coordinator of IEP implementation and monitoring with general education staff
  • Coordinates services of support staff, including occupational, physical and speech and language therapists, counselors, and other professionals that provide services to the students
  • Collaborates with the special education team and participates in studentsí special education meetings
  • Acts as the LAYCCAís special education to OSSE, responsible for all special education reporting requirements
  • Manages the LAYCCAís use of the state-required special education data systems (SEDS, DC CATS, etc.) ensuring compliance
JOB SPECIFICATIONS Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, & Other Characteristics (KASOCs):
  • Ability to lead classes and meetings
  • Ability to multi-task, be self motivated and take initiative
  • Ability to share credit and take responsibility for actions
  • Computer literate including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills
  • Strong commitment to tenets of positive youth development
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • May occasionally work non-standard work schedule including nights, weekends, and other unusual hours as needed
  • Knowledge of Common Core State Standards
  • Knowledge of educational technology
  • Knowledge of social media and its impact on education
  • Spanish fluency preferred
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelorís Degree
  • Masterís Preferred
  • Experience with opportunity youth
  • At least 2 years teaching experience in special education

D- Math Instructor

Title: Math Instructor Department: Academics Location: Washington, DC Employment Type: Full-Time FLSA Exemption Status: Exempt

JOB DESCRIPTION

Math Instructor plans, prepares, and delivers lessons on a daily basis. LAYCCA expects all employees to use the principals of positive youth development throughout their tasks. An instructor is directly responsible for providing innovative instruction, classroom management, planning and preparation, and overall student progress.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deliver instruction through personalized learning methods.
  • Maintaines classroom environment based on principles of positive youth development.
  • Provides lessons that differentiates instruction to all students and ensures compliance for ELL and SPED students.
  • Provides innovative and CCSS-based lessons and utilizes data to strengthen student achievement.
  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and performance assessments, which guide the learning process toward curriculum goals and studentlearning.
  • Planning, preparing and deliveringt lesson plans, class overviews and syllabi for each session.
  • Uses technology on a regular and consistent basis to promote learning, creativity, and collaboration.
  • Works directly with school administrators and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of academic initiatives and curriculum.
  • Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress, attainment and behaviour of oneís students.
  • Providing or contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students or groups of students.
  • Providing guidance and advice to students on educational and social matters and on their further education and future careers; providing information on sources of more expert advice.
  • Advising and co-operating with the Director of Academics and other teachers in the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials, teaching programs, methods of teaching and assessment.
  • Ensuring high standards of professional practice and quality of teaching and learning of the subject/s. Through effective dialogue, participating in reciprocal peer review and observation of class teaching practice by the Director of Academics (subject/level) concerned.
  • Maintaining good order and discipline amongst students under oneís care and safeguarding their health and safety at all times.
  • Participating in staff, group or other meetings related to the school curriculum or for the better organization and administration of the school.
  • Contributing to the professional development of new teachers and student teachers according to arrangements agreed with the Director of Academics.
  • Ensuring the safe custody and optimum use of tech and all equipment normally used by oneself during lessons and sees to its regular servicing and maintenance.
  • Nurtures a culture where teachers view themselves essentially as facilitators of learning and reflective practitioners;
JOB SPECIFICATIONS Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, & Other Characteristics (KASOCs):
  • Spanish Fluency preferrred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Maths and Critical thinking teaching strategies
  • Strong commitment to tenets of positive youth development
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Content knowledge related to GED Maths standards.
  • Knowledge related to TABE maths assessment
  • General Science knowledge and skills needed to pass GED.
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelorís Degree
  • Masterís Preferred
  • Experience with opportunity youth
  • At least 2 years teaching experience
Application
Please send cover letter and resume to careeracademyjobs@laycca.org

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The LAYCCA PCS is open to any resident of the District of Columbia between the ages of 16 and 24. LAYC Career Academy PCS prohibits discrimination on the basis of a studentís race, color, religion, national origin, language spoken, intellectual or athletic ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, or status as a student with special needs.