Through the use of Social and Restorative Justice Principles, Five Keys provides traditionally underserved communities the opportunity to restart their education with a focus on the Five Keys: EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT, RECOVERY, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY.
Originally established by the SF Sheriff’s Department (2003) as the first charter school in the nation to operate inside of a county jail, today Five Keys is a nationally recognized education management (non-profit) corporation that operates accredited charter schools and programs for TAY youth and adults at 70 locations across California.
Five Keys operates with the goal of restoring communities through education and other programs that respond to the students’ and community needs---which in turn creates safer communities. Five Keys provides a range of educational programs and services including: high school diploma, career and technical education, digital literacy, ESL, cognitive behavioral, recovery programs, case management, correctional education consulting and college access to transitional aged youth and adults in six California counties.
The Educational Specialist will be working with transitional aged students both in and out of jail. Students range from 16 - 22 years of age, with older adults possibly being served through 504 plans in the future. Push in and pull out services are offered for incarcerated students enrolled in Five Keys Charter School (jails are in Victorville, Fontana, and San Bernandino), and for non-incarcerated students at the schools’ community sites located throughout Los Angeles and San Bernandino.
Five Keys Charter is a safe, WASC accredited school committed to social and restorative justice practices for students who have not been served in mainstream educational environments. The teachers have a unique opportunity to work with students excited for a second chance. A commitment to social justice and the safe and productive re-entry of our students is required.
This position requires the ability to be flexible in a dynamic teaching environment while maintaining best practice standards to meet the needs of students of all abilities.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Differentiate academic curriculum to meet the needs of student population
- Create and build upon current curriculum to meet the needs of students based on their strengths
- Develop interpersonal professional relationships with students, teachers, staff and deputized staff
- Work both one on one and in a "push in" service model of special education service delivery
- Maintain accurate records of student’s progress and work in accordance to SELPA, state and federal law
- Collaborate and support general education teachers and other staff in implementation of all parts of a student’s IEP
- Case manage student records including maintaining up to date IEP files, inputting IEP information and maintain record of services received
- Stay informed of Special Education Law especially transition services
- Lead IEP meetings and help collaborate with the IEP team on a student’s goals and objectives in accordance to the student’s strengths and needs
- Administer academic diagnostic tests
- Coordinate with IEP team members in information gathering including diagnostic tests
- Maintain a safe environment for students, teachers, staff and self
- Abide by Five Keys and Sheriff’s Department policies and procedures
- Other duties as assigned