Part Time

Jewish Special Education Sunday Teacher

Gateways: Access to Jewish Education 333 Nahanton St, Newton MA

Position Summary:

The Sunday Program Teacher (first session only) is a part-time Sunday school position responsible for leading a classroom of students in Jewish educational activities. Students in the Gateways Sunday program range in age from 5 to 18 and have a variety of special educational needs. The classroom teachers are encouraged to be creative, dynamic, and innovative in designing lesson plans to meet this wide range of needs. The position reports to the Senior Director of Programs. The first session of the Sunday program meets from 9:15am-11:45pm during the school year excluding Jewish holidays and public school vacations.

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Develop or adapt curriculum and teach class(es) on Sunday
• Assume primary responsibility for teaching class(es) and provide mentoring and feedback to one-to-one teen volunteers (classroom aides)
• Prepare and submit weekly lesson plans and supplementary materials, based on existing curricular resources, including plans for individual accommodations and modifications
• Prepare a weekly communication letter to parents including curriculum and activities for the week
• Meet regularly with Program Director and/or other education staff (e.g. other teachers) to review past classes and plan upcoming units and lessons

2. Student Progress Monitoring
• Review students’ forms, reports and school IEPs
• Meet with volunteer(s) (one to one aides) to review each child’s needs and goals beginning of the year, and additional times as needed
• Document weekly student progress and participation using data collection, photographs, anecdotes, etc.
• Write end of year progress report for each child

3. Required meetings/attendance
• Be on site at the Sunday program by 30 minutes prior to first scheduled session on class days
• Participate in scheduled session (9:15am-11:45am)
• Classroom clean-up at the end of the sessions
• Participate in mandatory program staff meetings and volunteer trainings at beginning of year, and as scheduled throughout the year (calendar provided in advance of each school year)

4. Perform other duties as requested by the Program Director

• BA/BS in special education or related field
• Experience working with students with disabilities required
• Knowledge of Jewish holidays, customs, and traditions required; ability to read Hebrew preferred but not required
• Enjoy working with children

• $150-$225 per session commensurate with education and experience

How to Apply:
• Cover letters and resumes will be accepted only through our online system at Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled.
• Gateways believes in the essentiality of a diverse workforce. We are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQIA people, and people who come from low income or working-class backgrounds. We encourage you to apply without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, medical condition, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state, or local laws. We know that the candidate who fits best may not meet 100% of the qualifications.
• Gateways will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. The interview process for this position will be conducted via Zoom. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact us at for assistance.

About the Organization:
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