Summer School Special Education Instructor (Internal Candidates Only)

Special Education Richmond, California




Job Description

Title:Summer School Special Education Instructor

Division:Upper School

Location: Making Waves Academy Richmond

Reports to: Director of Special Education

Status: Part-time, Exempt


Position Summary

The role of the Summer School Special Education Instructor, under the supervision of the Director of Special Education, Director of Academic Support Services, and Summer School Lead, will be to support students with IEPs enrolled in online credit recovery courses in a variety of subjects. 

Primary Responsibilities



  • Provide quality support and serve as school- online course liaison for students taking online courses:
    • Serve as liaison between online instructor(s) and students
    • Help students progress through online curriculum
    • Facilitate small group or 1:1 instruction as needed
    • Supervise appropriate usage of online curriculum, including implementing with fidelity requirements of online course
  • Establish and maintain communication with each student and family at least twice per week
    • Host Office Support Hours
    • Host appointments with individual or small groups of students
    • Support students in APEX assignments as requested
    • Communicate and collaborate with general education APEX summer school instructors and summer school lead teacher regarding student progress, concerns, and challenges



  • Uphold MWAUS Summer School policies and expectations:
  • Attendance Policy
  • Behavioral Policy
  • Family notification regarding student progress
  • Supervision duties
  • Grading Policy
  • Establish and maintain communication with each family to track student progress at least once per week



  • Attend online instructional Professional Development
  • Attend Summer School Staff Orientation
  • Perform additional duties as assigned



Work Environment

This job will operate virtually. This role routinely uses technological equipment with the support of the MWA IT team.


Physical Demands









  • Teaching experience desirable, but related work experience may be considered
  • Minimum 1 year of working with groups of 20 or more ethnically and socioeconomically diverse students in a classroom, or after school setting
  • Experience working with students and families from historically underserved communities
  • Dedication, commitment and resilience to succeed in an urban public school



  • Highly effective communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to manage classroom of diverse learners working on various course material in online classes
  • Ability to communicate with, teach and build relationships with students and their families in the culturally and linguistically diverse MWA community
  • Demonstrate an understanding of technology and literacy learning platforms (Microsoft Office Suite, PowerSchool, Canvas, Blackboard, Google Drive and Calendar, if applicable)
  • Professional orientation – appearance, communication, organization, and attitude



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • California Special Education K-12 credential required



  • Spanish language proficiency preferred but not required









Equal Employment Opportunity Is Our Policy

The School is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the School to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to their perceived or identified: race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and hairstyle, including but not limited to braids, locks, and twists); color; gender, (including gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity, whether or not the employee is transitioning or has transitioned); sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to such); religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices); marital/registered domestic partner status; age (forty (40) and over); national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the U.S. is authorized by federal law); physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS); medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics); taking of a leave of absence pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”), Pregnancy Disability Leave (“PDL”) law, Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), California Family Rights Act (“CFRA”), the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”), or laws related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking laws; genetic information; sexual orientation; military and veteran status; or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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