New Roads School provides an inspired college preparatory program from which an authentically diverse student population, mirroring the rich diversity of Los Angeles, develops a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, an expanding curiosity about the world and its people, and a commitment to the common good.
The Spectrum Program is a unique program designed to create educational options and interventions, within a regular school environment, for teens diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disability, and the like ("ASD"). The program targets academically capable students diagnosed with ASD and takes a fresh approach to addressing their needs by both: a) including them in normal academic classes and campus activities, and b) providing concentrated, daily focus on improving our students' social and real-world functioning within the specialized Spectrum classroom. The program assists students grades 9-12.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Direct classroom teaching (student: teacher ratio 6:1) in the Spectrum classroom 3 periods/day with a Co-Spectrum teacher including a Film Production course
Coordination with academic teachers concerning the progress, accommodations/specific needs of each Spectrum student within the academic classroom
Teach, support and encourage time management and calendaring skills within the academic and social lives of our students
Ensure that Spectrum students are aware of their homework assignments, due dates and the time it will take to complete each assignment
Daily communications with parents and other support providers
Monthly parent meetings to review both the academic and social aspects of the student
Learning and teaching the Spectrum Program Curriculum including collaborating with the Co-Spectrum teacher for field trips, lesson plans and Spectrum events
One-to-one work with Spectrum students during students’ individual free periods to assist with executive functioning, academic reinforcement, informal “counseling” for both social and academic The Film Production class aims to develop teamwork, leadership, life and communication skills as well as the skills needed for students to continue making films upon completion of the course.
The Film Production course requires expertise and knowledge to lead interactive hands-on technical training in script writing, directing, production management, cinematography, editing, location scouting and set design.
Must possess patience, creativity, solid communication skills, strong IT skills and an ability to work as part of a team.
Teaching experience is required.
Special Education experience and/or credentials, MFT/LSW certification, ABA or Mindfulness training are preferred.
The following skills and experience are needed for the Film Production course:
Must have good working knowledge of Final Cut Pro 10
Knowledge of cameras, lights, sound engineering and green screen
Excellent classroom management skills
Must be able to work as a team member and demonstrate flexibility
Must be able to support and guide students during the filming and editing process
Able to teach the skills needed for both pre-production and post-production (previous experience of a film set is preferred)
Responsible for the allocation and return of equipment
Ensures proper etiquette and safety while on film shoots
Must have a passion and enthusiasm for film and storytelling
How to Apply: Interested candidates should complete New Roads' online application, upload cover letter and resume at: