Benefits

Benefits

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Benefits

We believe in Ingenium employees. We understand and value families, ours and yours, and work with you to ensure we meet your needs. Ingenium offers flexible work opportunities, telecommuting (position dependent), and opportunities for career development. Ingenium strives to remain competitive with benefits and wages by annually reviewing staff salaries in comparison to similar schools.

Health and Life

 

Basic Coverage

100% Paid by Ingenium for full-time employees (25+ hours per week or more)

  • Kaiser HMO HDP Health Plan
  • VSP Vision
  • Delta Dental HMO
Optional Coverage

Alternative Health Provider (employee pays the difference between basic coverage and optional premium plan)

  • Kaiser HMO Low
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
  • Delta Dental PPO
  • AFLAC optional supplemental benefits
Retirement Benefits
  • CalSTRS required participation for certificated employees
  • 403(b) or 457 optional enrollment
Life Insurance

$25,000 life insurance policy for all full-time employees

 

Growth Opportunities

 

Teacher Career Pathways:

Ingenium provides two options for teacher career pathways: Teacher Leaders and Teachers on Special Assignment.

Teacher Leader roles
  • Current teacher leader roles are: Ingenium-wide teacher mentor, school site teacher mentor, lab classroom teacher, instructional technology guru, and teacher advisory panel member. Teacher leaders teach full time but are given some release time and a stipend to complete extra responsibilities and broaden their impact. These leaders are part of a specialized professional learning community and receiving coaching and mentoring to grow their leadership capacity. Teachers apply each spring for roles for the upcoming year.
Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSA)
  • TOSAs are teachers who have stepped out of the classroom to fulfill other roles and grow leadership capacity. These roles include: English Language Development (ELD) Coordinator TOSA, Curriculum and Instruction TOSA, Communications TOSA, Inclusion TOSA, and Special Education Compliance TOSA. TOSAs also receive support through a PLC and individualized coaching and mentorship. We believe teacher career pathways elevate teacher voice in our organization and provide opportunities for career advancement and support.
Professional Development Presentation:

Teachers (including first year teachers) and classified employees are encouraged to develop areas of expertise and signature practices and to share these practices and knowledge at both Ingenium-wide conferences and external PDs.

Joy@Work:

Teachers (including first year teachers) and classified employees are encouraged to develop areas of expertise and signature practices and to share these practices and knowledge at both Ingenium-wide conferences and external PDs.

Staff Learning System and Feedback Model:

Ingenium Schools does not evaluate employees. Instead, coaching cycles are embedded within the teacher learning model and within non-teacher capacity matrices. Our coaching philosophy is guided by the belief that employees want to do a good job and improve and that employees have a right to joy and meaning in their work and learning. Our only aim is continual improvement. Our theory is that if we focus on what’s meaningful to employees, help them develop aims that are aligned to our definition of quality teaching, provide feedback that is targeted and timely, and we eliminate the practice of rating teachers and employees, the result will be teachers, employees, and students that experience joy in learning while getting better and better all the time.

 

 

Professional Learning and Teacher Needs

 

Teacher Classroom Needs:

Rather than select an arbitrary dollar amount for teacher classroom needs, Ingenium encourages grade-level teams to design and present grade-level needs for approval and funding. Ingenium also works with teacher special requests (e.g., flexible seating, learning experience materials, etc.) and provides teachers with basic classroom materials. We strive to provide materials necessary for student learning in the classroom, and we will use prioritization tools to make decisions when we do not have adequate funding to meet this aim.

External Professional Development Employee Request Process:

Employees can request and may receive approval to attend a job-relevant, philosophically-aligned professional development or conference of their choice.

Weekly Professional Learning:

Every school site has time set aside each Wednesday for staff professional learning. Instructional leaders utilize staff input to design professional learning to ensure it is meaningful, relevant, and engaging for staff.

Teacher Induction:

50% BTSA or similar teacher induction program reimbursement Ingenium Teacher Mentors to support your completion of BTSA

 

Time Off
Sick Leave
  • Full-time Executive: 70 hours
  • Full-time Teacher: 56 hours
  • Full-time Classified: 63 hours
  • Part-time Classified: 48 hours
  • Sick Leave Donation Policy
Vacation
  • Full-time, 12-month executive employees: accrue 20 vacation days per year
  • Full-time, 12-month administrative employees: accrue 10 days per year
  • Full-time, 12-month teachers on special assignment: receive 10 days to use during summer
Personal Leave
  • Full-time, 11-month employees, teachers, and teachers on special assignment: accrue 3 personal days per year; cap 5 days
Bereavement Leave
  • Full-time employees and teachers receive 5 paid days of bereavement leave
Jury/Witness Duty Leave
  • Full-time employees receive unlimited paid jury duty and subpoenaed witness leave

 

 

 

 

* Benefits subject to change or modification at Ingenium’s discretion.