The National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) is currently seeking part-time Special Education Teachers to teach Spanish, Art, Health, and Physical Education to educationally, emotionally, behaviorally and physically handicapped students. Special Education Teachers provide academic and social supports in a variety of content areas and provide positive behavioral supports intended to enhance learning in accordance with the IDEA, NCLB and state and local guidelines.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Develop and implement teaching strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of educational deficiencies.
- Instruct students in academic subjects, using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition, in order to reinforce learning and to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
- Instruct students in daily living skills required for independent maintenance and self-sufficiency, such as hygiene, safety and food preparation.
- Confer with parents, guardians, group home staff, administrators, testing specialist, social workers, and professionals to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students educational, physical, and social development.
- Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lesions promoting learning, following approved curricula.
- Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve student’s behavioral and academic problems.
- Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory-and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
- Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among the students for whom they are responsible.
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on students and activities, as required by laws and administrative regulations.
- Meet with parents, staff and guardians to discuss their student’s progress, and to determine their priorities for their student and their resource needs.
- Monitor instructional assistants to ensure that they adhere to our programs special education requirements.
- Observe and evaluate student performance, behavior, and social development.
- Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
- Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
- Prepare classrooms for class activities and provide a variety of materials and resources for students to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and imaginative play.
- Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
- Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines.
- Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate student progress.
- Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants.
- Teach and model socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops as well as complete certification courses in order to maintain and improve professional competence and special education state certification.
- Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required.
- Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of programming for common students.
- Be familiar with and manager data related to our behavior management program.
- Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; preferably in education or related field, eligibility for state special education certification. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
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