MAY 2008 - Special Educator e-Journal

Table of Contents

Message from the Executive Directors

NASET Launches New Online Job Service

NASET Launches New Resource: The Special Educator’s List of 100 Forms, Tables, Checklists, and Procedures

Letters to the Editor:  Autism Should Be a Singular Discipline for Undergraduate Study - Sara E. Nixon

This Just In……

Q and A: Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Evaluations, and Reevaluations

ews You Can Use from the National Dissemination Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)

Calls to Participate and New Projects

Special Education Resources

Upcoming Conferences, Workshops, and Events

Get Wired!—Websites, Blogs and Listservs

Funding Forecast and Award Opportunities

Latest Career Center Classifieds

Acknowledgements


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Latest Career Center Classifieds

Teachers/Childcare Professionals

Southborough, MA

Job Category: Teacher of Children with Autism

DESCRIPTION: For 30 years The New England Center for Children (NECC) has maintained a steadfast dedication to helping individuals reach their potential and live productively; to minimizing dependence and maximizing independence; and to eliminating isolation and increasing social, educational and employment opportunities through integration into all aspects of community life.

NECC uses the proven principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to build positive social skills and behavior.  Highly individualized treatment is the foundation of NECC’s worldwide reputation and record of success.  All of our programs; day, residential, transition, and community classrooms address the full spectrum of autism treatment needs.

Help us open doors and create independent and productive lives for students with autism and developmental disabilities. If you’re a highly motivated person who wants to thrive in a high energy, leading-edge educational environment, you will find that NECC is a great place to build your career and professional skills. We have upcoming openings for professional teaching positions.

All of our TEACHERS, regardless of previous experience, receive extensive training and learn to apply the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach children, adolescents and young adults to acquire skills and maximize independence in the areas of academics, socialization, self-control of behavior, activities of daily living, communication and employment services.  Whether working in the school or the community or the residence, all teachers are trained to competency and are expected to implement the full range of behavioral and educational programs individually designed for each student.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must be seeking a full-time position with the flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
  • Applicants must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and be physically, mentally and emotionally prepared for a challenging career experience.
  • Applicants must have their own transportation and be able to obtain a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.
  • Applicants must have positive academic and employment references.
  • Applicants must be bright, energetic individuals with a strong desire to work with children or young adults and with experience in or an interest in being trained in the principles of applied behavior analysis.

Our BENEFITS include:

  • SKILLS TRAINING in theoretical and practical applications of behavior analysis and behavior management techniques.
  • Comprehensive HEALTH, DENTAL AND LIFE INSURANCE program
  • Professional Development via ON-SITE GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS including;  a Masters in Intensive Special Needs through Simmons College,  or a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis through Northeastern University.
  • Generous TUITION REIMBURSEMENT for related fields.
  • COMPETITIVE SALARIES
  • 2 – 5 weeks of paid VACATION per year
  • RECRUITMENT BONUS PLAN
  • RELOCATION assistance and HOUSING available
  • On-site DAY CARE and INTEGRATED PRESCHOOL
  • EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PLAN Our EAP professional is on-site for your confidential assistance.
  • and MUCH MORE!

CONTACT:
Human Resources
The New England Center for Children (NECC)
33 Turnpike Road
Southborough, MA  01772
or at jobs@necc.org


K-12 Special Education Teaching Jobs

Nationwide

Job Category: K-12 Teaching Jobs

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 and worldwide. We have placed over 20,000 teachers and administrators in independent schools since 1977.

CS&A has thousands of positions available in all primary and secondary subjects each year.  Personal and professional placement services are free to the job-seeking candidate.

Requirements: Candidates will need at least a BA/BS in the subject area they will be teaching, although a Masters degree is preferred.  Experience working with children between the ages of 5-18 is preferred.  The ability to coach or direct extracurricular activities is very helpful.

Teacher certification is not required.

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


Educational Supervisor/Evaluator (Biling. Spanish)

Bronx, NY

Job Category: Community/Home-Based EI Evaluator

Location: Bronx, NY

Description:  RCDS, a partner of The MENTOR network, is a NY State Department of Health approved provider of home & community-based Early Intervention services throughout the New York metro area, Rockland & Orange Counties. RCDS is seeking a FULL-TIME BILINGUAL (Spanish) Special Educator to serve as our EDUCATIONAL SUPERVISOR providing developmental evaluations, peer supervision & effective representation of the agency at IFSP Meetings.

Requirements:

  • NYS Certification as a Special Education Teacher (Birth Thru Grade 2)
  • Ability to read, write & speak English & Spanish
  • Two or more years experience serving & assessing infants & toddlers with special needs

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive Health Care Benefits Plans
  • Vision & Dental Coverage
  • Paid Vacation
  • Sick & Personal Days
  • 401K Pla
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Authorized Mileage & Expense Reimbursement
  • State-of-the-art software systems for efficient case coordination & inter-disciplinary collaboration
  • Supportive & Caring Team Members

To apply send resume to:

E-Mail: Dawn Mastoridis,State Director, NY, TMN
        dawn.mastoridis@thementornetwork.com

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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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