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Special Education Teacher for Private New York Schools Program

June 27, 2022

New York, NY


Under general direction, is responsible for conducting educational classes for special education pre-school and school age students or Early Intervention, Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) or Day Care programs in accordance with the needs of the students and in accordance with the regulations and requirements of the applicable governmental and other regulatory agencies. Acts as team leader of each student’s team. The Teacher is a management and supervisory position.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Plans and conducts classes/activities adapted to needs of students.

  • Assesses and prepares IFSP/IEP’s. Implements and evaluates short and long-term goals and objectives.

  • Participates in activities pertaining to student transitioning.

  • Participates in Initial Evaluations and Intake processes.

  • Provides educational assessment and evaluation on students annually in all educational domains.

  • Prepares and adapts all individual and group lesson plans and materials, equipment and furniture arrangement and necessary modifications of environment.

  • Maintains records of daily attendance and progress. Writes periodic progress reports, annual reports and other data as requested.

  • Ensures that services are rendered to students with utmost regard for their personal dignity, privacy, and confidentiality. 

  • Participates in activities outside classroom where necessary i.e. trips, pool, gym, libraries, lab, etc.

  • Serves and participates as a member at interdisciplinary team meetings, Annual Reviews, Parent Meetings, Special Review Committee meetings, In-Services, etc. as required.

  • Attends regular staff meetings, student reviews, district meetings and conferences.

  • Orients, trains, evaluates, delegates, supervises work of and effectively recommends hiring, disciplining, suspending, and terminating of Teacher Assistants assigned to his/her team. 

  • Obtains approval, requisitions and purchases class equipment and materials.

  • Assists with transporting students between buses and building as needed.

  • Implements universal precautions at all times.

  • Assists with toileting, feeding and positioning students as needed.

  • Attends supervisory and management meetings.

  • Assists students on arrival and departure with their outer clothing as needed.

  • Substitutes in another classroom as requested.

  • Participates in in-service training programs as requested.

  • Attends parent meetings as requested. Confers with individual parents on program content and progress as it relates to their child.

  • Assists with curriculum development.

  • Provides supervision and training to student teachers.

  • Keeps abreast of changes in field.

  • Performs other related duties as requested.


  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Good organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines

  • Proficiency in the use of a personal computer and appropriate software

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Must maintain confidentiality of students and staff records

  • Ability to analyze problems and determine corrective measures

Education and/or Experience–License/Certification:

  • Master’s Degree required

  • New York State Certification in Special Education for Special Education Teachers

  • New York State Certification in Early Childhood Education or N-6 (for Day Care and UPK Teachers)

  • Meet all additional NY State Certification requirements

Application Process:

Interested candidates must email their resume to Jacquelynn Mack at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. All submissions will be acknowledged. For any inquiries, you can call (212) 719-9600 EXT. 600.

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