February 2013 - Special Educator e-Journal

Table of Contents

  • Update from the U.S. Department of Education

  • Special Education Resources

  • Update From The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

  • Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET

  • Upcoming Conferences and Events

  • Funding Forecast and Award Opportunities

  • Acknowledgements

  • Download a PDF or XPS Version of This Issue


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Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET

Special Education Teacher

Tolleson, Arizona

Job Category: Full Time

 

Special Education Teacher - Severe Mental Retardation

Special Education Services (a member of The Menta Group) is currently seeking progressive state certified special education teachers to join the clinical teams at our therapeutic day schools in the cities of Tolleson / Phoenix Metro Area and Casa Grande. Hours are anywhere from 1 day to full time with great health benefits.

Southwest Academy Tolleson (SWA) and Southwest Education Center Casa Grande (SWEC-CG) are special education schools developed for Kindergarten through twelfth grade students in the Pinal and Maricopa Counties areas who are challenged by social-emotional, learning, developmental, and behavioral difficulties. The curriculum is taught with an engaged learning methodology that nurtures academic, behavioral, and social-emotional growth. Our educational model encourages the development of academic and social-emotional skills in a positive and well-structured learning environment, with a focus on preparation for post-secondary education, employment, and citizenship. We have a no refusal, no suspension, no expulsion policy, offering a continuum of services to meet the educational needs of this challenging student population.

Programming is designed for students with significant cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. The curriculum is individualized to meet each student's special needs with an emphasis on four major community living domains: self-management/home living, vocational, recreation/leisure, and general community functioning. The curriculum is taught both in school and out in the community. It includes functional academics and embedded training in social-emotional skills, communication, and motor skills.

We believe that every child can and will learn. Our students are preparing to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Community Ready (3 C's). Our goal is to ensure that all students master the academic and social skills necessary for an independent and productive life. We create an Optimal Learning Environment that is well structured, engaging, safe, instructional, and responsive to students needs.

We are looking for a state certified teacher with experience in working with Severe Mentally Retarded students either full-time or part-time. This position offers an access to medical, dental, vision plans, 403(b), sick pay, holiday pay, and personal/vacation days. The salary range is comparable for the position and area, depending upon certification and qualifications.

Requirements:

  • Emphasis on work skills as a basis for a career path curriculum
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing
  • Flexible in which subject areas that they can work
  • Student focused approach while presenting general areas of required subject material.
  • Willingness to be trained in working with Behavioral/Emotional Disordered students
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast paced environment
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Arizona State Teaching Certification in Provisional Severely and Profoundly Disabled Special Education, K-12 Certificate
  • Ability to teach in a self-contained classroom for a full teaching day with youth having problems with ED, OHI and MIMR disabilities.
  • Employment contingent upon a background-check, approved driving record, and an employment physical.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and fingerprint clearance card
  • Must be at least 23 years of age.
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

Application procedure for Southwest Academy:
Apply at: www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply
Tolleson, AZ
Dawn.massani@menta.com
Phone: (623) 478-5000
Fax: (623) 478-5026

 

Application procedure for Southwest Education Center:
Apply atwww.thementagroup.org/careers/apply
Casa Grande, AZ
mitch.henderson@menta.com
Phone: (520) 421-2389
Fax: (520) 421-2996
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Special Education Teacher

Casa Grande, Arizona

Job Category: Full Time

Special Education Teacher - Severe Mental Retardation

Special Education Services (a member of The Menta Group) is currently seeking progressive state certified special education teachers to join the clinical teams at our therapeutic day schools in the cities of Casa Grande and Tolleson / Phoenix Metro Area. Hours are anywhere from 1 day to full time with great health benefits.

Southwest Education Center Casa Grande (SWEC-CG) and Southwest Academy Tolleson (SWA), are special education schools developed for Kindergarten through twelfth grade students in the Maricopa and Pinal Counties areas who are challenged by social-emotional, learning, developmental, and behavioral difficulties. The curriculum is taught with an engaged learning methodology that nurtures academic, behavioral, and social-emotional growth. Our educational model encourages the development of academic and social-emotional skills in a positive and well-structured learning environment, with a focus on preparation for post-secondary education, employment, and citizenship. We have a no refusal, no suspension, no expulsion policy, offering a continuum of services to meet the educational needs of this challenging student population.

Programming is designed for students with significant cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. The curriculum is individualized to meet each student's special needs with an emphasis on four major community living domains: self-management/home living, vocational, recreation/leisure, and general community functioning. The curriculum is taught both in school and out in the community. It includes functional academics and embedded training in social-emotional skills, communication, and motor skills.

We believe that every child can and will learn. Our students are preparing to be College Ready, Career Ready, and Community Ready (3 C's).

Our goal is to ensure that all students master the academic and social skills necessary for an independent and productive life. We create an Optimal Learning Environment that is well structured, engaging, safe, instructional, and responsive to students needs.

We are looking for a state certified teacher with experience in working with Severe Mentally Retarded students either full-time or part-time. This position offers an access to medical, dental, vision plans, 403(b), sick pay, holiday pay, and personal/vacation days. The salary range is comparable for the position and area, depending upon certification and qualifications.

Requirements:

  • Emphasis on work skills as a basis for a career path curriculum
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing
  • Flexible in which subject areas that they can work
  • Student focused approach while presenting general areas of required subject material.
  • Willingness to be trained in working with Behavioral/Emotional Disordered students
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast paced environment
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Arizona State Teaching Certification in Provisional Severely and Profoundly Disabled Special Education, K-12Certificate
  • Ability to teach in a self-contained classroom for a full teaching day with youth having problems with ED, OHI and MIMR disabilities.
  • Employment contingent upon a background-check, approved driving record, and an employment physical.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and fingerprint clearance card
  • Must be at least 23 years of age.
  • Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

Application procedure for Southwest Education Center:

Apply at: www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply

Casa Grande, AZ
mitch.henderson@menta.com
Phone: (520) 421-2389
Fax: (520) 421-2996

Application procedure for Southwest Academy:
Apply at: www.thementagroup.org/careers/apply

Tolleson, AZ
Dawn.massani@menta.com
Phone: (623) 478-5000
Fax: (623) 478-5026
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Special Education Teacher

Wichita Kansas

Job Category: Education

Description:

Wichita Public Schools seeks special education teachers for employment in Wichita, KS. Instruct middle school special education students using various teaching methods, develop curriculum. Req's Bachelor's Degree & Kansas teaching license w/endorsement to teach Special Education. Work M-F 8-5, salary $39,470. Medical, dental, vision & life insurance offered. Submit resumes to Recruitment & Employment Office, Wichita Public Schools, Attn: Job Ref # WIC08959, PO Box 56625 Atlanta GA 30343.

Submit resumes to:

Recruitment & Employment Office
Wichita Public Schools
Attn: Job Ref # WIC08959
PO Box 56625
Atlanta, GA 30343.

 

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Special Education Teacher (Certified Severe)

Waltham, MA

Job Category: Teacher

Description

The Guild, a 766-approved, private day/residential year round school, is currently looking for a certified Special Education Teacher to work with students with cognitive disabilities and behavior disorders in our school program.

The teacher would be responsible for a classroom of 4-5 students and some of the primary responsibilities would be:

  • Planning and teaching functional academic lessons
  • Writing annual IEP goals and progress reports for 4-5 students
  • Implementing behavior treatment plans

The Guild School offers a supportive environment with on-site training and ongoing opportunities to share ideas in an open forum through frequent in-house team meetings and training opportunities.

Crisis Prevention Intervention, First Aid, CPR and other required training is on-site and 'paid time' for all employees. Support from teaching, clinical, behavior, and communication specialists help to promote independence for all students and provide growth in the special education field for teachers.

We are seeking teachers with a degree in Severe Disabilities Special Education who can offer our students the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and develop independent living skills.

Some employee benefits include: ongoing training and support from experienced professionals in the field, employer subsidized medical/dental/disability insurance, 403B retirement opportunities, paid holidays and accrued time off. We are in an easily accessible suburban location, 10 miles west of Boston.

Please visit our web site at: http://www.theguildschool.org

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Short Term-disability, Life Insurance. EAP, generous vacation and personal time, Tuition Assistance, Student Loan Repayment and 403B

Contact

Matt Carmichael
Human Resources Coordinator
The Guild for Human Services
411 Waverley Oaks Road
Waltham, MA. 02452-8449
Office (781)893-6000 ex.237
Fax (781)893-1171

 

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$125,000 Salary for Master Middle School Teachers

New York, NY

Job Category: Master Middle School Teacher

Description:

$125,000 Salary for Master Middle School Teachers!
Earn a $125,000 salary and join a team of master teachers at The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, recently featured on the front page of the New York Times: http://www.tepcharter.org/nytimes.php. TEP is a 480-student 5th through 8th grade middle school in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City.

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 http://www.tepcharter.org

Learn more and apply today: http://www.tepcharter.org/apply.php
Open positions: http://www.tepcharter.org/open-teaching-positions.php

Info Session @ TEP

Thinking about applying for a teaching position at TEP? Attend an in-person information session with TEP's Principal, Zeke Vanderhoek. Take a tour of the school, and learn more about the teacher application process and teaching at TEP.

When: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 6PM (For online options, click here)
Where: TEP Charter School

Learn how to RSVP for the event by clicking the following link: http://www.tepcharter.org/session-for-teachers.php

We also have a Live Online Info Session too!

Click here for more information: www.tepcharter.org/info-session-for-teachers.php

Requirements:

http://www.tepcharter.org/overview-the-3Rs.php

Benefits:

http://www.tepcharter.org/overview-the-3Rs.php

Contact:

jobs@tepcharter.org

 

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Video Feedback Reviewers – Tools for Teacher

Flexible Location

Job Category: Seasonal

Video Feedback Reviewers – Tools for Teacher Excellence Flexible location

TNTP seeks part-time Video Feedback Reviewers with certification in elementary education and special education to review online teacher videos and provide detailed and concrete feedback to teachers to help them improve their practice. Reviewers will be TNTP employees based out of a home office anywhere in the United States (flexible location). These part-time positions are available immediately and are expected to last through June 2013 with the possible option to extend. This role requires approximately six hours of work per week from mid January 2013 until mid June 2013.

Tools for Teacher Excellence

TNTP's Tools for Teacher Excellence department will work to expand TNTP's impact through a number of "open source tools" for teachers, school leaders, district officials and policymakers, to help them support improvements in teacher effectiveness. Examples of "open source tools" we have already created include: Evaluation 2.0, a blueprint for better evaluations that can help every teacher succeed in the classroom, Rating a Teacher Observation Tool, a resource that identifies five simple questions that can help policymakers decide whether an observation framework is likely to produce fair and accurate results, and the School Leaders Toolbox, a collection of school-tested strategies and resources to grow great teaching teams.

Requirements

  • Strong education background and instructional skill set with at least three years K-12 teaching experience (required), preferably in high-need schools or with high-need populations
  • Track record of raising student achievement
  • Certification and experience teaching and/or supporting teachers in one of the following areas (required): elementary education or special education
  • Previous experience observing, evaluating, or mentoring teachers (preferred)
  • Ability to critically assess challenges and identify effective solutions
  • Access to high speed internet connection to complete video review at flexible times
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office suite and comfort learning and navigating an online platform
  • A willingness to commit to logging in daily, completing approximately six hours of work per week which may be non-standard hours and weekends

Compensation

The salary for this position is $25 per hour. TNTP offers a motivated team of dynamic colleagues, a collegial atmosphere that values professional development and valuable feedback, and the chance to impact the direction of a growing, mission-driven company that is committed to the success of our nation's children.

To Apply

Write a detailed cover letter that addresses the following prompts:

1. Briefly describe what you consider to be highly effective teaching. When you observe a highly effective teacher's classroom what do you expect to see?

2. Summarize your experience observing and evaluating teachers.

Please submit your resume and tailored cover letter online at:

http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH05/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=THENEWTEACHERPROJECT&cws=1&rid=1366

 

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Senior Vice President

Milford, MA

Job Category: Executive

Criterion Child Enrichment is conducting a nationwide search for a Senior Vice President of Early Childhood Services. Founded in 1985 as a not-for-profit organization, Criterion has served families for over 25 years and is a leading provider of early childhood education and early intervention services. Each year the agency serves over 5000 families with a program network that extends throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Senior Vice President will be responsible for implementation of Criterion's Mission and Strategic Plans and will supervise a Divisional Director who is responsible for the day to day operation of programs and services. Criterion's corporate office is located within a 40 minute drive of downtown Boston.

This recruitment is specifically focused on identifying an individual with the capacity to enhance and expand the agency's participation in professional education and applied research in the fields of early childhood education, early intervention and family-centered service delivery. Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to the agency mission and substantial clinical experience. Experience in fiscal and personnel management is preferred but not required as substantial training and support in these areas will be provided for the successful applicant. Applicants will receive a detailed prospectus describing agency programs and operations upon submission of a letter of interest and vitae.

Criterion Child Enrichment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants and employees are considered for positions without regard to mental or physical disability, handicap, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, ancestry, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or other categories protected by law.

Confidential applications may be submitted to:

Robert F. Littleton Jr. Ed.D., President
Criterion Child Enrichment
321 Fortune Boulevard
Milford, Massachusetts 01757

 

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