Achievement House is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Instructional Technology Coach

Achievement House Cyber Charter School (grades 7-12), headquartered in Exton, PA is seeking an Instructional Technology Coach for the balance of this 2019-2020 school year and beyond. The position is a full-time, salaried, 10.5-month position, including 10 workdays over the summer, and paid over 12 months.
The candidate for this position will work onsite in our Exton (Chester County) location.  Partial work from home schedule is available after reaching certain length of service.
This is a new position created to support the school’s continued growth of technology.  Primary responsibility includes:
Providing ongoing professional development for instructional staff to successfully integrate the use of effective strategies and multiple technologies to differentiate and enhance student learning and measurable achievement.

  • Assisting instructional staff with:
    • Cross-curricular lesson development.
    • Integration of technology in core subject areas.
    • Integration of Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Career Readiness offerings in core subject areas.
  • Delivering group and individual professional development sessions to explore innovative ways to integrate technology and project-based lessons (CTE & PBL) into core subject areas.
  • Developing and facilitating a technology-based professional development plan for instructional staff (in teams or individually) to refine and develop their technological knowledge and skills. 
  • Supporting staff’s technological learning proficiency, by creating and delivering a school-based certification program designed to facilitate an educator’s understanding and use of technology in the classroom. This certification would be the steppingstone to more specific, education/technology certifications such as the Google Certified Teacher or the Adobe Certified Expert.
  • Coaching instructional staff in and modeling effective integration strategies for curriculum and instructional practices (live class and video) across content areas.
  • Working closely with general education and special education teachers and STEM to modify existing curriculum or create new curriculum that incorporate Innovation Academy (Entrepreneurship, Emerging Technologies and Computer Science) lessons and projects into core subject areas.
  • Working together with the school’s IT department and IT Coordinator supporting staff’s understanding and use of the school LMS and SIS.  Support may include assisting in resolving technical or application problems and communicating solutions or new procedures to staff.
  • Participating in New Employee training, especially in the areas of technology.

 Areas of responsibility will include:

 Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Information Technology or related area.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • PA certification in Instructional Technology Specialist or willingness to pursue such certification while in the position.
  • 3 or more years of teaching experience.
  • 3 or more years of experience training instructional staff on an array of instructional and technology-based practices.
  • Experience with the development of training materials.
  • Knowledge of online pedagogy and facilitation.  Actual prior cyber experience a plus.
  • Exceptional communication and teaching skills, an appreciation for teaching and learning and the ability and desire to keep up with the current technologies.   
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, and organizational skills required to effectively facilitate staff coaching and development.
  • Demonstrated success integrating various technologies into classroom instruction.
  • Well versed with emerging technologies.
  • Proven experience promoting student engagement.

 Child abuse and criminal background clearances, including Act 168, are required.  Must also complete Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training.

 Applicants should forward their resume via e-mail to:  bworn@achievementcharter.com


School Social Worker

 Achievement House Cyber Charter School (grades 7-12), headquartered in Exton, PA is seeking a School Social Worker for the balance of this 2019-2020 school year and beyond. The position is a full-time, salaried, 10-month position, plus some days over the summer as needed, and paid over 12 months.
The candidate for this position will work onsite in our Exton (Chester County) location.  Partial work from home schedule is available after reaching certain length of service.
This is a new position created to support the school’s growth and expanded services to students and families.  Primary responsibility includes:
To coordinate and collaborate with students/families, school staff and community agencies to enhance students’ learning and fostering positive partnerships by providing a full range of support services.

  • To identify supports to students/families and initiate referrals to community resources and social service programs to help promote school success.
  • To work synergistically with all staff and in particular Guidance, Mentors, Special Ed Department, and the SAP Team.
  • Conduct formal and informal assessments of a student’s background including developmental history, family and community structure, interpersonal relationships, adaptive behavior and cultural factors that may influence learning.
  • Use student family, school and community assessment to develop appropriate interventions to improve student learning and work to eliminate barriers that interfere with a student’s education.
  • Talks with the student to help him/her to identify and understand the present difficulty or problem and works with the student to assume responsibility and explore ways to improve it. 
  • Contact parents as needed to alert and/or explain their student’s problem with school performance or attendance and work together with parents to find solutions to improve their student’s performance.
  • Hold meetings with parents to provide resources and opportunities to be involved in the school. Assist families in obtaining community-based resources related to family needs such as food, clothing, shelter, mental health services and funding sources.
  • Conduct home visits to strengthen the relationship between the student, parents/guardians and the school. Help students and their families work toward solutions for problems affecting child’s readiness to learn.
  • Maintains cooperative and collaborative partnerships with families.
  • Consult and collaborate with parents/guardians, school staff and community resources in areas that impact student learning (e.g. mental, health, teen pregnancy, behavioral management, crisis management, child abuse and neglect).
  • Will be the school’s liaison for students experiencing homelessness especially as it pertains to finding related services for them.
  • Maintains a list of community-based organizations that provide supplemental resources for student and family support.
  • Maintain confidential records on all referred students and student/family contacts in accordance with federal and state law.
  • When advisable, participate in a student’s orientation to help facilitate a student’s adjustment into cyber school.
  • Participate in PBIS initiatives, Career Readiness programs and other school programs that enhance the students educational experience.
  • Continuously educate staff and parents/guardians with respect to behavioral concerns and academic success.  Develop and facilitate workshops that address new challenges students may be facing and coping with trauma.

 Areas of responsibility will include:

Requirements include:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work or related field.
  • Licensed Social Worker certification required.
  • 3 or more years of experience working with students, or school age children, in a human services organization focusing on the prevention and remediation of problems facing youth.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively with professionals from a wide range of organizations and disciplines and to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship with all members of the student’s team.
  • Communicates clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with all staff students, parents/guardians, and community.
  • Ability to multitask under extreme pressure while working with difficult situations and personalities.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, independent and work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to respond appropriately and cooperatively with parent/guardians, students and staff to resolve matters in the best interest of the student.
  • Ability to build cooperative relationships with organizations, agencies and families which support the goals of the position.
  • Promotes student self-discipline and responsibility.
  • Uses discretion in handling confidential information and difficult situations.
  • Demonstrates sensitivity in relating to others and shows awareness of the needs of students.
  • Must possess computer technology skills to meet the expectations of the School Social Worker role. 

 Child abuse and criminal background clearances, including Act 168, are required.  Must also complete Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training.

 Applicants should forward their resume via e-mail to:  bworn@achievementcharter.com



SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

In light of increased enrollment of students with IEPs, Achievement House Cyber Charter School, located in Exton, PA (grades 7 through 12), is currently seeking a Special Education teacher for the remaining 2019-2020 school year and beyond. 

The Special Education Teacher is responsible for developing, writing and maintaining IEPs; generating required data to meet Special Education compliance; providing support to identified students via the computer and phone; working collaboratively with staff to develop accommodations and modifications of the curriculum, and communicating with parents on a regular basis.  In addition, the Special Education Teacher will co-teach with subject area teachers to provide educational support to students with disabilities and any student where assistance can be beneficial.

We are looking for a candidate who possess strong and precise skills in the development and maintenance of IEPs, Quarterly Reports, and progress monitoring.  Must have knowledge of state & federal regulations.  Must possess computer technology skills and/or be able to learn and apply technology skills to meet the expectations of the teaching role and enhance learning.   Candidate should have excellent written and verbal communication skills. A qualified candidate must believe in the ability of all students to learn, contain a skill set to help every student be a successful learner and be committed to continuous learning.

Candidates must have PA Special Education certification.  Additional certification in core subject area is a plus.  Prior experience in a cyber school setting is beneficial but not required.  FBI and child abuse clearances required.  Must also complete Act 126 Mandated Reporter Training.

If you are not familiar with teaching in a cyber environment, I would like to discuss it further with you.  You will find that one of the primary differences is the flexibility that both students and teachers have. The flow of day-to-day responsibilities and management of classes and student progress is different and nearly 40% of our student population are students with IEPs.

Applicants should forward their resume via e-mail at: bworn@achievementcharter.com.