March 2008 - Special Educator e-Journal

Table of Contents

Message from the Executive Directors

NASET Member Survey

NASET Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

Letter to the Editor: AUTISM:  Learning From Each Other-- Dr. Howard Karlitz

Controversial Issue of the Month: The No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: A Progress Report

This Just In……. NIH SCIENTISTS DETECT FATAL COPPER DISORDER AT BIRTH:  Early Treatment Extends Survival

Update from the National Dissemination Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities  (NICHCY)

Q and A: Questions and Answers On Highly Qualified Teachers Serving Children with Disabilities

Calls to Participate

Special Education Resources

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops, and Events

Funding Forecast and Award Opportunities

Intersection: Navigating the Road to Work

Latest Career Center Classifieds

Acknowledgements


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Latest Career Center Classifieds

K-12 Special Education Teaching Jobs

Nationwide

Job Category: Independent School Teacher

Description:
Carney, Sandoe & Associates
is an educational recruitment firm that places teachers and administrators in private, independent and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot and merit) schools across the nation. We have placed over 20,000 teachers and administrators in independent schools since 1977. 

CS&A has hundreds of special education teaching positions each year. All fees are paid by the client school; personal and professional placement services are free for the candidate.
Apply Online:  www.carneysandoe.com 

Benefits:
Compensation and benefit packages will be different at each school and will typically depend on geographical location, experience and level of degree. Benefit packages will include the following: Medical, and 401K (TIAA-CREF), and may include dental, housing, relocation, tuition remission and professional development.

Contact:
Jonathan K. Ball
Director of Recruitment
Carney, Sandoe & Associates
136 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
phone:  617-542-0260
fax:  617-542-9400
Email: jonathan.ball@carneysandoe.com
Website: www.carneysandoe.com

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$125,000 salary - Middle School Special Ed Teacher

New York City, New York

Job Category: Special Education Teacher - Middle School

Description:
Earn a $125,000 salary and join a team of master teachers at The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, a new 480-student 5th through 8th grade middle school in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. Applications are now being accepted for teaching positions in Special Ed, Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Music, and Latin. Learn more and apply today at http://www.tepcharter.org/apply.php.

About TEP Charter School:
TEP aims to put into practice the central conclusion of a large body of research related to student achievement: teacher quality is the most important school-based factor in the academic success of students, particularly those from low-income families. In singling out teacher quality as the essential lever in educational reform, TEP is uniquely focused on attracting and retaining master teachers. To do so, TEP uses a three-pronged strategy that it terms the 3 R’s: Rigorous Qualifications, Redefined Expectations, & Revolutionary Compensation. For more information, visit us online at www.tepcharter.org.


Requirements:
Visit http://www.tepcharter.org/apply.php for qualifications.

Benefits:
$125,000 salary, plus annual performance bonus of up $25,000, Health Insurance, 401K

To apply visit:
http://www.tepcharter.org/apply.php

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PROGRAM/SITE DIRECTOR

New York residents only 

THE CHILD STUDY CENTER OF NEW YORK
  A Very Special Not-for-Profit Pre-School for Special Needs Children

PROGRAM/SITE DIRECTOR- New York residents only
Seeking experienced Program/Site Director for our Staten Island, NY
special education pre-school. The responsibilities of the position include:

  • In charge of the overall functioning of a special ed pre-school
  • Maintain, develop and implement multiple programs, assess needs
    and ensure that the program objectives are met
  • Coordinate activities and plan procedures
  • Provide direction and staff supervision
  • Report to the Executive Director

Must have NYS Master’s certification in Special Education and
School Administration and Supervision (SAS).

Excellent salary and benefits.

Contact:   childstudyctr@aol.com
                 Fax: 516-822-1084

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Special Education Teacher

Aspen, Colorado

Job Category: Special Education Teacher - Mod to Severe Needs

Description:
Aspen Elementary School in Aspen, Colorado seeks a special education teacher to begin duties in August, 2008. The successful candidate will have training and experience in working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (including Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior Analysis, Augmentative Communication Devices, etc.) and with students with mild/moderate needs, including learning disabilities.

Requirements:
A Colorado certification in Special Education, or the credentials to obtain one, is required.

Benefits:
The Aspen School District covers health, dental, and vision benefits as well as provides life insurance for its employees. In addition, a $300 annual wellness benefit is offered.

Contact:
Candidates must use the online application located at www.aspenk12.net on the employment page.

Questions may be directed to Virginia (Ginny) Haberman, Human Resources Coordinator at ghaberman@aspenk12.net

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Special Education Teacher

San Francisco, CA

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

Description:
We are looking for a highly energetic and organized Special Ed Teacher to join our dedicated staff serving children in our Non-Public School. By developing and applying creative strategies to teach children who can be difficult to teach, the Teacher coordinates educational programs within the assigned milieu and, through lesson planning and teaching, meet the IEP goals of our clients.

Working with one other teacher in a pod that consists of two classrooms, the Teacher will track and guide the use of curriculum materials and instructional strategies and address academic standards. This position will supervise and mentor the staff within the milieu on a regular basis to ensure that they carry out the educational program and responsibilities prescribed. The Teacher will collaborate with and participate in milieu management team meetings and provide input in the effort to ensure smooth interdisciplinary functioning of the team.

Requirements:
Our ideal candidates will possess a Bachelors Degree and a Special Educational Teaching Credential. A minimum of two years working as a classroom teacher and the same amount of experience working with children who have severe behavioral and learning difficulties are also highly desirable. A solid understanding of learning disabilities and their impact on behavior, along with strong communication skills, organizational skills, and teaching skills will serve this position well.

Benefits:
Edgewood offers a comprehensive benefits package for all regular employees working 20+ hours/week. Benefits begin the first of the month following the date of hire. They include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b) plan with employer match after 1 year of service
  • Short/long term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending plan
  • Credit union
  • Employee assistance program
  • Tuition reimbursement program

We also observe 9 annual holidays, offer up to 3 weeks of vacation per year increasing to 4 weeks after 5 years of service and 12 days of sick leave.

Contact:
Please take some time to learn more about us and our services by visiting our website at http://www.edgewood.org. Please send your resume to: resumes@edgewood.org, or fax to (415) 566-3039 or mail to:

Edgewood Center HR
1801 Vicente St
San Francisco, CA 94116.

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K-12 Special Education Teaching Jobs

Nationwide Locations

Job Category: Teacher (K - 12)

Carney, Sandoe & Associates is an educational recruitment firm that places teachers and administrators in private, independent and like-kind (charter, magnet, pilot and merit) schools across the nation and worldwide. We have placed over 20,000 teachers and administrators in independent schools since 1977.

CS&A has hundreds of special education positions available each year.  All fees are paid by the client school; personal and professional placement services are free to the candidate.

Apply online at:  www.carneysandoe.com


Requirements:

Candidates will need a degree in special education. Experience working with children between the ages of 5-18 is preferred.  The ability to coach or direct extracurricular activities is very helpful.

Benefits:

Compensation and benefit packages will be different at each school and will typically depend on geographical location, experience and level of degree.  Benefit packages will include the following:  Medical, and 401K (TIAA-CREF), and may include dental, housing, relocation, tuition remission and professional development.

Contact:

Jonathan K. Ball
Director of Recruitment
Carney, Sandoe & Associates
Phone:  800-225-7986
Email:  jonathan.ball@carneysandoe.com
Website:  www.carneysandoe.com

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PART-TIME TUTORS WANTED

Description: Columbia College Chicago's Writing Center is seeking qualified, experienced, and enthusiastic tutors to help support our ESL, Reading, and LD students through one to one sessions. Applicants must be able to demonstrate effective tutoring with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds. Tutors must also have excellent written and interpersonal skills, be able to follow through with paperwork, and be open to other writing center duties. 

Minimum academic qualifications for ESL tutors: Master's degree in Applied Linguistics.

Minimum academic qualifications for Reading tutors: Master's degree in Reading or Special Education or a Specialist certificate.

Minimum academic qualifications for LD tutors: Master's degree in Learning Disabilities or Special Education. 

Columbia College Chicago encourages female, GLBT, disabled, international and minority classified individuals to apply for all positions.

Contact: Send CV and cover letter to: nmeola@colum.edu 

Employment begins 1/22/08

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SEIT - Mono and Bilingual Spanish

Job Category: (Special Education)

Description: Special Education - SEIT Providers needed – immediate openings. Permanent/Professional/Initial Special Education certificate required. English and/or bilingual (Hebrew, Yiddish, Spanish, Russian – extension). ABA a plus. Brooklyn all areas, P/T, F/T, top salary and benefits.

Requirements: Permanent/Professional/Initial Special Education certificate required.

Benefits: Top benefits

Contact: seligs@optonline.net
fax: 718-627-1855 ATTN: Susan

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Assistant/Associate Professor (Special Education)

Job Category: (Special Education)

Description: School of Education and Human Development (SEHD) at Shenandoah University invites applications and nominations for a full-time, career contract, assistant/associate professor position in Special Education.

Requirements: A Ph.D. or equivalent in special education or related field is required. Teaching is recognized as the most important faculty activity at Shenandoah University, and, the successful candidate will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in special education. We seek faculty members who focus on individual student  learning styles and motivations. She/he will also work with SEHD to align department curriculum with state and professional  performance -based standards, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and be an active scholar. Knowledge of and experience with assistive technology and distance delivery, and experience in schools (P-12) are highly desirable.

Application: To apply please submit a statement of interest (including a statement of teaching philosophy) in the position, cv., transcripts, and contact information of three references to:

Office of Human Resources-SEHD
Shenandoah University
1460 University Dr.
Winchester, VA 22601

We encourage and support diversity in the workplace. EOE  www.su.edu

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DISABILITY SERVICES COORDINATOR

Irvine, CA

Job Category: Disability Services Coordinator

LET THE CITY OF IRVINE TAKE YOUR CAREER HIRE!

The City of Irvine is ideally located in Southern California and is close to many of the area’s tourist attractions, numerous resorts and some of the state’s finest beaches. Irvine has also been recognized as “one of the ten best places in the nation to live,” according to U.S. News and World Report!

DISABILITY SERVICES COORDINATOR

$50,877 - $76,313 annually


We are seeking an energetic customer-focused individual to develop, coordinate, and implement a variety of programs and services for individuals with disabilities. This includes designing programs and events in collaboration with multiple agencies, departments and/or service providers, compiling and evaluating program/service participation data, and creating promotional information to initiate public awareness of Recreation Inclusion, while meeting individual needs of people seeking inclusion according to ADA standards. You’ll also develop and implement volunteer services programs and monitor program budgets. Our ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in special education, recreation therapy, sociology, psychology, teaching or field related to disability services, plus two years experience working with adults with developmental disabilities in the areas of independent living, employment and/or recreation, including knowledge of the Americans with Disability Act.

Position closes on 11/21/07. Please visit www.cityofirvine.org/jobs for a detailed position description and to apply. EOE

Contact:
Please visit www.cityofirvine.org/jobs for a detailed position description and to apply. EOE


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