Special Education Teacher (2020-2021 SY)

    • Newark, NJ
The BRICK Education Network’s (BEN) mission is to relentlessly knock down all barriers to students’ academic success. Our innovative model aligns an individualized excellent education with the necessary family supports to make sure each and every child can succeed. It’s our vision that each and every child will have an unimpeded path to unlocking their limitless potential.    
To learn more about BRICK Education Network, please visit http://www.brickeducation.org
Joining the BRICK Education Network is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting entrepreneurial organization.  Teacher BEN’s unique approach to transforming public education puts successful students and world-class schools at the center of vibrant communities. Powered by diverse leaders and a commitment to fighting the status quo, the BRICK Education Network is building resilient, intelligent, creative kids by equipping them with a high-quality, nurturing education and thriving, engaged families to support their success from cradle to career.
Role: The BRICK Education Network seeks to hire Special Education teachers that have a passionate belief in BRICK’s mission and a deep desire to work with underserved students and families. The Special Education teacher must be able to show their passion and content expertise through the student lessons they create. The ideal candidate is solution oriented, uses data to drive their instruction, has a collaborative mindset, takes and implements feedback quickly and has a sense of humility. Teachers must be willing to do whatever it takes to ensure their students’ academic success. 

Grade Levels

- Elementary
- Middle School
- High School

Essential Functions

  • Exemplify the BRICK core values (Faithful Commitment, Relentlessness, Compassion, Savvy Ambition, Restless Improvement and Accountability)
  • Support all student learning styles 
  • Execute the network created unit and lesson plans to accelerate student learning
  • Teach in an inclusive classroom setting as well as provide small group support
  • Build a classroom community by investing in students/families and the iDream values (Innovation, Diligence, Respect, Empathy, A+ Self Control & Model Student)
  • Create a positive, safe, and collaborative classroom environment for students
  • Remain empathetic to students’ previous experiences when observing and responding to their behavior
  • Attend all department, grade and staff meetings, including regular data analysis meetings 
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to share best practices
  • Participate in weekly and biweekly meetings with coach and implement next steps urgently 
  • Track assessment data to monitor progress towards grade level goals as well as IEP goals
  • Implement all modifications and accommodations for classroom and testing as well as ensuring students’ IEPs are being delivered at a high level
  • Teach and enforce the school-wide systems and structures


  • An unwavering commitment to the academic success and personal development of our students
  • An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a relentless drive to achieve them
  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills;
  • Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree is preferred
  • Possession of a current and valid Special Education Teacher certification issued by the New Jersey Department of Education
  • Current authorization to work in the United States – A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment

Salary & Employment Period

  • Salary Range: Competitive compensation package
  • Full time
  • Employment Period: 11 Months
  • Fringe Benefits: Pension, Health, Vision, Dental

BRICK Education Network is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. BRICK promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

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