Special Education Teacher for the 22-23 school year and possibly summer ESY
Position Summary: Provide specialized instruction in an individualized program at a private therapeutic day school for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Emphasis is on: enhancing social/communication skills, positive behavior intervention, developing academic and daily living skills, and increasing access to opportunities in the community.
Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field.
Special Education Teaching Certificate.
Experience teaching children with Autism preferred.
Design, implement and supervise students’ Individual Educational Plans (IEP) and behavior management plans.
Effectively work with a large team of professionals to coordinate services, assess abilities and problem solve behavioral strategies for students.
Implement evidence-based strategies for students with Autism.
Train staff in the use of student behavior management and effective instructional strategies for students with autism.
Collect and analyze student data to monitor progress.
Participate in staff development training that focuses on working with students with Autism.
Must have no physical limitations. The candidate must be able to lift and be mobile.
He/She must participate in the CPI model of physical restraint training.
Knowledge of autism and proven skill in implementing evidence-based instruction and behavior management of students with autism.
Knowledge of Special Education principles, theories, strategies, testing, etc.
Knowledge of the IEP process and effective goal writing.
Knowledge of and skill in implementing differentiated instruction based on student data and need.
Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, staff, administrators,
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other staff and outside therapists.
Good organizational skills and flexibility.