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Certified Special Education Teacher

Atlanta, GA

Job Category: Teacher

Posted on August 02, 2017

Maintaining Program Structure:

  • Assess students' skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans
  • Adapt lessons to meet the needs of students
  • Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student
  • Plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student's abilities
  • Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one
  • Implement IEPs, assess students' performance, and track their progress
  • Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students' progress and goals
  • Discuss student's progress with principal, program coordinator, therapists, parents, teachers, caseworker
  • Mentor and assist paraprofessional who work with students with disabilities
  • Prepare and help students transition from grade to grade and after graduation
  • Monitor the facilitation of life skills curriculum
  • Actively participate in program academic activities
  • Perform administrative functions as needed
  • Utilize the strength based approach with participants and staff
  • Ensure adherence to education program guidelines
  • Provide safety checks
  • Complete accurate and detailed academic support documentation
  • Participate as a team member in applying service plans, safety plans, behavior plans and response plans

Develop and Model Health Living for Participants:

  • Use time on shift to engage with participants and develop intentional relationships
  • Cultivate an atmosphere of mutual respect through words and behaviors
  • Lead by example in modeling a healthy lifestyle in the body, soul and spirit
  • Provide direction and encouragement to program participants
  • Practice and teach healthy boundaries to program participants
  • Navigate interpersonal conflict by speaking the truth in love
  • Provide support and crisis help as is necessary
  • Maintain a teachable attitude

Qualifications:

  • Never have been shown by credible evidence (e.g., a court or jury, a department investigation, or other reliable evidence) to have abused, neglected, sexually exploited, or deprived a child or adult or to have subjected any person to serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly negligent misconduct as evidenced by an oral or written statement to this effect obtained at the time of application and evidence of having made efforts to obtain and evaluate references from previous employers
  • Documentation of at least two professional or educational references that attest to the person's capability of performing the duties of the position and to the person's suitability of working with or around children
  • Satisfactory preliminary criminal history background check determination and a satisfactory fingerprint records check determination as required by law
  • Clean driving record is essential to fulfilling the job responsibilities
  • Documentation from a licensed physician or other licensed healthcare professional of a health screening examination within thirty (30) days of hiring sufficient in scope to identify conditions that may place residents at risk of infection, injury or improper care
  • Current evidence of successful completion of a biennial training program in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and a triennial training program in first aid which have been offered by a certified or licensed health care professional; such programs shall be completed within the first year of employment
  • Participate in all required trainings and show competency in skill areas of training content
  • Must be 25 years of age or older


Education and Experience:

Possess a bachelor's degree or higher in education; special education certification and at least 3+ years of teaching experience highly preferred.

Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • 401k

Contact:

Jackie Dixon-Parham- HR Director
Please send all resumes to employment@wellspringliving.org with Certified Special Education Teacher in the subject line.
Website: www.wellspringliving.org

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