About Independence Charter School - Center City (ICS- CC)

Independence Charter School (ICS) is a community-based K-8 public charter school of academic excellence, centrally located in Philadelphia and serving a diverse community of learners. ICS provides an intellectually-stimulating curriculum with a global focus designed to develop independent, thoughtful global citizens. We emphasize second language acquisition and integrate arts, ideas, and histories from around the world. Independence Charter School fosters equity and excellence in learning by embracing global citizenship, bilingual education, rigorous academics, and creative expression through the arts.

Job Description

Independence Charter School – Center City (ICS- CC) is a K-8 Philadelphia citywide admission charter focused on academic excellence, second language acquisition and developing global citizens. ICS is now recruiting culturally proficient educators to join the 2023-2024 staff.  This is a full-time teaching position. Work is performed under the supervision of the Special Education Coordinator.

JOB SUMMARY: To plan, organize and implement a culturally responsive instructional program in a K-8 environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with students individually or in small groups on a daily basis focusing on specific skills.
  • Responsible for coordinating the development, monitoring, and implementation of students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
  • Develops/adapt lessons and assessment with a culturally responsive approach to enhance the affective and cognitive development of students
  • Provide information, support, and communication with parents and families.
  • Consistently monitor progress on IEP goals.
  • Co-teach with Math and English teachers.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development designed to improve student achievement.
  • Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
  • Maintain accurate, updated and complete records of students’ progress and development.
  • Participate in department, school and parent meetings.
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge Skills and Ability Required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • A/B.S degree in teaching from an accredited college or university.
  • Pennsylvania State Special Education Certification –  K-8 or N12 REQUIRED
  • Commitment to ICS values of equity, courage, community, and growth
  • Demonstrated understanding, appreciation and compassion for students who learn differently
  • Demonstrated cultural responsiveness and skill in encouraging students from diverse backgrounds to feel a sense of belonging and creating a safe space where they feel respected, heard, and challenged.
  • Proven willingness and ability to collaborate with a diverse community of colleagues, parents/guardians and community members.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Must have the ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.
  • Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, district and state.

Physical Requirements

Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Job Function


Job Type


School Type

Public Charter





Education Level

4- Year Degree