December 2015 - Special Educator e-Journal

Table of Contents

  • Update from the U.S. Department of Education

  • Assisted Therapy Dogs for Children with ASD

  • Buzz from the Hub

  • Intersection: Navigating the Road to Work

  • Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET

  • Upcoming Conferences and Events

  • Funding Forecast and Award Opportunities

  • Acknowledements

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Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET

Special Education Teacher

San Francisco, Pacifica, Oakland, San Jose, San Pablo, Hayward

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

Description:

ChanceLight is currently hiring Special Education Teachers in the Northern California region, including: Pacifica, Oakland, Pittsburg, San Jose, San Pablo, Hayward, Fairfield and Concord.

ChanceLight™ Behavioral Health & Education is the nation's leading provider of behavioral health and education solutions for children and young adults. Formerly known as Educational Services of America (ESA), ChanceLight serves more than 13,500 clients and students each day. Spectrum Center, a division of ChanceLight, operates 25 schools and programs in California, Florida and Tennessee and partners with more than 115 school districts to operate schools and programs for students with special needs. The Special Education Teacher plans and prepares curriculum, classroom schedule, lessons/plans, and other instructional materials to meet individual needs of students, considering state and school requirements and physical, emotional, and educational levels of development. The Special Education Teacher will report to the Program Director and will have an Exempt FLSA Status.

We Offer a Competitive Salary, Excellent Benefits, and Relocation Assistance!

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) from four-year college or university
  • related special education teaching experience and/or training
  • valid state teacher's special education license and/or appropriate credential.

 

Benefits:

ChanceLight offers a professional working environment with an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: Choice of two medical plans, Dental, Vision, Life and long term disability insurance, Employee assistance program, Flexible spending accounts, Health savings account option, 401k retirement savings plan, Education assistance, Research and publishing opportunities, Supervision for ABA certification, Competitive compensation, and Relocation assistance.

 

Contact:

Please Apply by Copying and Pasting this Link to your Browser:http://bullhorn.personified.com/client/jobInfoApplicationRespMgmt.action?EntityID=17342&source=NASET.org

 

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Elementary Special Education Teacher

Brooklyn, NY

Job Category: Elementary Special Education Teacher

 

DESCRIPTION:

The New American Academy (TNAA) transforms the fundamental structures of schooling through an innovative K-5 public school model. Developed in collaboration with the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE), the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), and the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), TNAA employs collaborative teacher-teams, a mastery-based career ladder, and looping cycles to empower learners and inspire leaders.

OUR SCHOOL

The New American Academy Charter School (TNAACS) empowers learners and inspires leaders to make this a better world. Through our collaborative teacher teams, mastery-based career ladder, and looping cycles, we offer personalized rigorous instruction that enables our students to succeed in high school, college and their future lives. TNAACS is located 5800 Tilden Avenue East Flatbush, Brooklyn.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and teach clear and engaging lessons that follow the rigorous, Common Core aligned curriculum
  • Provide individual or small group instruction for students who require additional academic support
  • Differentiate small group instruction for students with special needs
  • Assist regular education teachers with specially designed instruction when necessary
  • Provides support for Special Education student achievement in the general class through training teachers and assisting with lessons plan development
  • Assist with planning for classroom and testing accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Prepare student individualized education plans in consultation with staff and families to ensure success for all students
  • Utilize formal and informal assessment data to drive instruction and ensure student mastery of standards
  • Create and maintain strong relationships with students and families

 

BENEFITS:

TNAACS offers competitive teacher salaries commensurate with experience, and a comprehensive benefits package. We are a Equal Opportunity Employer and, as a school serving a diverse group of students, we work to reflect this diversity in our staff as well. No phone calls, please.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and responses to the following essay questions to: lwatkins@thenewamericanacademy.org. In the subject line please indicate position applying. For example Special Education Teacher TNAACS.

Please see our website for more information about our school. We thank you for your interest in our school and welcome your application to be part of our team.

Essay Questions: Please respond briefly to the following questions (maximum one page for each question).

1. How do you develop your learning environment to meet the varied social, emotional, and academic needs of your students?

2. Please describe your approach to supporting children with special needs. How do you maintain high expectation while meeting the individual needs of children?

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Intervention Specialist- Canton, OH

Canton, OH

Job Category: Full Time School Base

Description:

Join a fun, flexible, team-build environment as a Virtual Intervention Specialist with Light Street Special Education Solutions, a division of Learn It Systems.

Position might be part-time or full-time. Teachers must have a Special Education K-12 Cross Categorical teaching certificate. Programs will provide reading, mathematics, and writing to students with special needs.

The subject areas and times of instruction will vary depending on the requirements of the school system and the needs of the school population. Intervention Specialists work with children who have cognitive, emotional, learning, and/or physical disabilities.

Requirements:

  • Administer pre-and-post assessments to students, write and track progress reports, and complete all other Learn It Systems required reporting
  • Create and maintain student files and other administrative duties as needed
  • Provides an educational program for students as defined in the students Individualized Education Program (I.E.P.).
  • Completes necessary reports and record keeping as required by state and federal guidelines
  • Participates in professional growth activities through staff development, in-service, workshops, and higher education
  • Ability to work, collaborate and guide paraprofessionals as requested
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Supervisor or his/her designee

Position Requirements

  • Active and valid Special Education K-12 Cross Categorical teaching certificate issued by the appropriate State Department of Education
  • Bachelor's degree minimum
  • Teaching experience with elementary, middle, and/or high school students
  • Experience working with students with special needs
  • Competitive Compensation

    • Direct Deposit
    • Continuing Education Allowance
    • CF & New Graduate Mentorship Program
    • Leadership Training Program
    • Paid Association Dues
    • Unlimited Referral Bonuses
    • Professional Development & Training
    • Comprehensive Benefits, including Medical,
    • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance
    • 401K Retirement Plans
    • Professional Liability Insurance
    • Licensure Reimbursement
    • Relocation Assistance and Travel Reimbursement (for many on-site positions)

 

Contact

Please apply directly at: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=opi31fwv&s=NASET

Discover your career at: http://light.rabbitholeconsulting.com/jobs-and-benefits/

 

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Special Education Teacher- Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Job Category: Full Time School Base

 

Description:

Join a fun, flexible, team-build environment as a Virtual Intervention Specialist with Light Street Special Education Solutions, a division of Learn It Systems.

Position might be part-time or full-time. Teachers must have a Special Education K-12 Cross Categorical teaching certificate. Programs will provide reading, mathematics, and writing to students with special needs.

The subject areas and times of instruction will vary depending on the requirements of the school system and the needs of the school population. Intervention Specialists work with children who have cognitive, emotional, learning, and/or physical disabilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Administer pre-and-post assessments to students, write and track progress reports, and complete all other Learn It Systems required reporting
  • Create and maintain student files and other administrative duties as needed
  • Continually communicate with school personnel and parents to deliver a high quality program
  • Provides an educational program for students as defined in the students Individualized Education Program (I.E.P.).
  • Communicates regularly with parents and professional staff regarding the educational, social, and personal needs of students
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Supervisor or his/her designee

 

Position Requirements:

  • Active and valid Special Education K-12 Cross Categorical teaching certificate issued by the appropriate State Department of Education
  • Bachelor's degree minimum
  • Teaching experience with elementary, middle, and/or high school students
  • Experience working with students with special needs
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Direct Deposit
  • Continuing Education Allowance
  • CF & New Graduate Mentorship Program
  • Leadership Training Program
  • Paid Association Dues
  • Unlimited Referral Bonuses
  • Professional Development & Training
  • Comprehensive Benefits, including Medical,
  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance
  • 401K Retirement Plans
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Licensure Reimbursement
  • Relocation Assistance and Travel Reimbursement (for many on-site positions)

 

Contact:

Please apply directly at: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=o5q31fwj&s=NASET
Discover your career at: http://light.rabbitholeconsulting.com/jobs-and-benefits/

 

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Special Education Teacher

Culver City, CA

Job Category: Full-time teaching position for non-public school

 

Description:

Exceptional Children's Foundation (ECF) provides the highest quality services for children and adults who are challenged with developmental, learning and emotional disabilities – empowering them to reach their greatest potential. Each year, ECF serves more than 3,700 clients and their families at 15 sites throughout Los Angeles County. Established in 1946, ECF is the only organization of its kind in California to provide a lifespan of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

The Special Education Teacher will provide an educational program for students who are developmentally disabled or have special needs. Ensure progress on all IEP goals and district and state requirements. Continually assess student needs, and design and deliver lessons based on those needs and state standards. Work closely with parents/care providers, classroom team, school staff and administrators to ensure students' needs and goals are met.

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and a valid Special Education Internship, or Preliminary Level 1, Clear Level II, or equivalent California State Special Education Credential. Master's Degree preferred. Two years teaching experience in special education classroom; expertise in high school math and science. Knowledge of Welligent and MS Office helpful. Bilingual (English/Spanish) helpful but not required.

Benefits:

Nine paid holidays plus 10 days paid time off during winter break and five days paid time off during spring break. Vacation and sick time accrual. Medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans.

Contact:

Qualified applicants may submit an employment application or cover letter and resume by mail, email, or fax to: Exceptional Children's Foundation, 5350 Machado Road, Culver City, CA 90203, hr@ecf.net, (310) 391-1059(310) 391-1059 .

To learn more, visit www.ECF.net and connect on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/ConnectwithECF.

 

Exceptional Children's Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or intellectual disability, medical condition (including pregnancy and medical conditions related to childbirth), military or veteran status, marital status, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by state or federal laws.

 

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Special Education Teacher

Chicago, IL

Job Category: Special Education Teacher - Secondary

 

Overview:

Thresholds is growing and seeking new talent to fill over 100 positions! Named as one of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For and a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace, we provide mental health services to more than 7,300 adults and youth. We primarily provide direct service to our members through community outreach including case management, counseling, advocacy, referral, and crisis intervention. To educate the members of the Thresholds Young Adult Program School. To develop a sound academic curriculum that is stimulating and effective.

Responsibilities:

• The Teacher has the direct responsibility for the supervision of all members in the classroom or as assigned.
• The Teacher plans and develops a course of study according to curriculum guidelines of school district and state requirements.
• Develops and presents specific lesson plans, using a variety of means, including lectures, projects, group discussions, exhibits, field trips, audiovisual and library sources, computers and the Internet.
• Prepares assignments and tests for in-school preparation and homework. Monitors, assists, correct, and grades student performances.
• Conducts standardized tests in accordance with district policies and state law.
• Counsels students when academic difficulties or behavioral problems arise.
• Serves as classroom and/or skills teacher to members of the Thresholds Young Adult Program. These duties shall include but not be limited to: completion and maintenance of daily and emergency lesson plans, completion and implementation of IEP’s (Individual Education Plans), assessment of the student member abilities, needs and progress, effective instructional organization and planning, instruction in instruction in required academic areas as assigned.
• Develops service and education plans in cooperation with the member, their families collaborating agencies and others as necessary. Service and education plan development includes but is not limited to a comprehensive assessment of the members’ functioning levels and community supports thus requiring home visiting and contact with collateral treatment providers.
• Develops and implements a Thresholds Service Plan and IEP which addresses the member’s needs according to the goals of Thresholds.
• Performs and participates in crisis intervention when necessary.
• Completes all assigned paperwork in a timely fashion.
• Assures that all Thresholds records are organized in a systematic and organized fashion.
• Completes all paperwork necessary for the Illinois State Board of Education.
• Performs and participates in crisis intervention in accordance to TCI and Thresholds standards. Models best practices for crisis intervention as trained in TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) to other staff. Performs and supervises physical management when necessary, depending on program. Attends all TCI trainings in the required time frames. Must pass TCI exam.

 

Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Education required.
• Must have Special Education Secondary Education Degree
• Experience working with individuals who experience emotional disturbance and behavioral disorders
• Computer proficiency, including the ability to use email, navigate and enter notes into electronic medical records and working knowledge of pertinent software.
• Must obtain satisfactory results from an Illinois State Police Conviction Background Check. Certifications/Licenses:
• Certified in Basic First Aid including the Heimlich Maneuver and CPR. (Or the ability to obtain certification within the first three months of hire)
• Current LBS1 license.

Benefits:

http://www.thresholds.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Thresholds-Benefits-Guide-2014.pdf


Contact:

Name: Michael Reynolds
Phone: 773-537-3803
http://www.thresholds.org/

Apply Using Link: http://www.jobs.net/jobs/hrsource2/en-us/job/United-States/Special-Education-Teacher/J3G4XD78HQ4V3WJ4TYJ/

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Special Education Teacher, Secondary Education - Full Time

Chicago, IL

Overview:

Thresholds is growing and seeking new talent to fill over 100 positions! Named as one of Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For and a Chicago Tribune Top Workplace, we provide mental health services to more than 7,300 adults and youth. We primarily provide direct service to our members through community outreach including case management, counseling, advocacy, referral, and crisis intervention. To educate the members of the Thresholds Young Adult Program School. To develop a sound academic curriculum that is stimulating and effective.

Responsibilities:

• The Teacher has the direct responsibility for the supervision of all members in the classroom or as assigned.
• The Teacher plans and develops a course of study according to curriculum guidelines of school district and state requirements.
• Develops and presents specific lesson plans, using a variety of means, including lectures, projects, group discussions, exhibits, field trips, audiovisual and library sources, computers and the Internet.
• Prepares assignments and tests for in-school preparation and homework. Monitors, assists, correct, and grades student performances.
• Conducts standardized tests in accordance with district policies and state law.
• Counsels students when academic difficulties or behavioral problems arise.

• Serves as classroom and/or skills teacher to members of the Thresholds Young Adult Program. These duties shall include but not be limited to: completion and maintenance of daily and emergency lesson plans, completion and implementation of IEP’s (Individual Education Plans), assessment of the student member abilities, needs and progress, effective instructional organization and planning, instruction in instruction in required academic areas as assigned.
• Develops service and education plans in cooperation with the member, their families collaborating agencies and others as necessary. Service and education plan development includes but is not limited to a comprehensive assessment of the members’ functioning levels and community supports thus requiring home visiting and contact with collateral treatment providers.
• Develops and implements a Thresholds Service Plan and IEP which addresses the member’s needs according to the goals of Thresholds.
• Performs and participates in crisis intervention when necessary.
• Completes all assigned paperwork in a timely fashion.
• Assures that all Thresholds records are organized in a systematic and organized fashion.
• Completes all paperwork necessary for the Illinois State Board of Education.
• Performs and participates in crisis intervention in accordance to TCI and Thresholds standards. Models best practices for crisis intervention as trained in TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) to other staff. Performs and supervises physical management when necessary, depending on program. Attends all TCI trainings in the required time frames. Must pass TCI exam.


Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Education required.
• Must have Special Education Secondary Education Degree
• Experience working with individuals who experience emotional disturbance and behavioral disorders
• Computer proficiency, including the ability to use email, navigate and enter notes into electronic medical records and working knowledge of pertinent software.
• Must obtain satisfactory results from an Illinois State Police Conviction Background Check. Certifications/Licenses:
• Certified in Basic First Aid including the Heimlich Maneuver and CPR. (Or the ability to obtain certification within the first three months of hire)
• Current LBS1 license.

Benefits:
http://www.thresholds.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Thresholds-Benefits-Guide-2014.pdf


Contact:
Name: Michael Reynolds
Phone: 773-537-3803773-537-3803
http://www.thresholds.org/

Apply Using Link: http://www.jobs.net/jobs/hrsource2/en-us/job/United-States/Special-Education-Teacher/J3G4XD78HQ4V3WJ4TYJ/

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Special Education Teacher

New York, NY

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

 


The purpose of this position is to:

  • Provide instructional supports and accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Write and monitor Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Rehabilitation Act of 1978, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with support from the Special Education Coordinator.
  • Communicate regularly with Committee on Special Education (CSE) in your district and families of students with disabilities.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Compliance


Work with the school’s Special Education Coordinator:

  • schedule all IEP annual review meetings, triennial evaluations, reevaluations, and initials

Manage all paperwork related to preparation for IEP meetings this includes but is not limited to:

  • securing general education teacher reports, related service provide reports, conduct student interviews, and draft IEPs in SESIS at least one week prior to the IEP meeting
  • ensure all paperwork is sent to the CSE and families at least one week prior to the meeting

Track IEP annual goal progress this includes but is not limited to:

  • working with general education teachers to develop progress monitoring systems in co-taught classes
  • providing families and students progress reports towards IEP annual goals at least once per trimester

Develop Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP), as needed
this includes but is not limited to:

  • conducting teacher interviews, student interviews and doing a minimum of three Antecedent Behavior Consequence (ABC) Observations
  • developing a list of recommended intervention strategies and replacement behaviors for the development of the BIP
  • disseminate and coach staff and counselors on effective implementation of the BIP no later than one week after the creation of the BIP
  • contribute to Manifestation Review Determinations (MDR), as needed


Instruction


Work with general education teachers to:

  • co-plan daily lesson plans that align the classroom instruction to the student’s IEP by utilizing principles of universal design, differentiation, and individualization strategies
  • ensure students receive mandated accommodations on all in-class and state assessments



Advocacy


Communicate with families to:

  • ensure guardians understand their rights and their students’ rights in accordance with IDEA
  • ensure student needs (i.e. emotional, mental, or physical) are communicated to the teachers and help teachers understand when and how a student’s struggles may be related to their disability
  • provide informational workshops on school supports and transition needs; this includes transition from grades 8 – 9,  summer youth employment opportunities program (SYEP) through the Transition Coordination Center (TCC), and transition from grade 9 to post-secondary
  • collect necessary documentation for transition support; this includes but is not limited to Level I and II Vocational Assessments, as well as all paperwork needed to complete SYEP applications, TOP applications, and ACCES-VR applications


Interacts with:

Principal, APs, Special Education Teachers, NVCHS Instructional Specialist for SPED


Required Education, Certifications and Experience:

  • NYS Teaching Certification in Special Education (or in process of reciprocity)
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Preferred



Contact:
Zenita Ifill
HR Associate
New Visions for Public Schools
https://www.newvisions.org

 

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Special Education Teacher (Elementary/Middle)

Washington, DC

Job Category: Special Education Teacher (K-8)

 

ABOUT THE SCHOOL

Excel Academy Public Charter School is Washington, DC's first public school for girls. We serve over 800 Preschool through 7th grade girls. Our mission is to provide our students with a solid academic foundation and enrichment opportunities to prepare them to succeed in high school and college and to develop the skills and confidence they need to make healthy, positive lifestyle choices.

For additional information about Excel Academy, visit www.excelpubliccharterschool.org.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

We are seeking Special Education Teacher to work with our Middle School Girls. A teacher at Excel is directly accountable to the Principal for student academic success, maintenance of rigorous school culture, and mission advancement. Teachers are responsible for the following:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching and Learning

  • Creating curriculum including unit and lesson plans aligned to Common Core standards
  • Structuring compelling, standards-based lessons that challenge students' critical thinking and align with lesson, unit, and grade-level objectives
  • Participating in all professional development opportunities;
  • Providing rigorous instruction in core subjects daily and use a variety of strategies to engage students in the classroom;
  • Teaching students with disabilities in an inclusion setting and implement IEPs as necessary;

Assessment

  • Assessing students academic and developmental growth through observation and a variety of assessment methods
  • Use assessment data to refine curriculum and instructional practice;

School Culture

  • Create a positive learning environment that promotes high expectations and provides opportunities for all students to experience success
  • Maintaining positive, professional relationships with students, families, and colleagues
  • Communicating with students, parents, school staff to ensure that students are on-track in their learning and making progress towards goals
  • Oversee student lunch periods, arrivals and dismissals, recess and playground duties;
  • Keep comprehensive attendance and tardy records on all students

 

Excel is seeking educators with the following skills and characteristics:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required. Concentration or advanced degree in education preferred.
  • Meet the Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act
  • Two or more years of teaching experience as an elementary or middle school teacher in an urban environment preferred

Skills and Personal Characteristics

  • Passionate, creative, and ambitious individual completely aligned with Excel Academy's mission and a strong belief that all students can learn;
  • Desire to improve the educational outcomes for young children and to beheld accountable for student academic growth and academic results;
  • Strong verbal, writing, editing and mathematical abilities;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team of professionals, families, and community leaders;
  • Individual with a professional demeanor, strong work-ethic, and high energy;
  • Detail driven work style with excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work with efficiency;

 

Excel Academy offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Email a cover letter and resume to: teacherjobs@thetensquaregroup.com. Please use Middle School Special Education Teacher as the subject line of the email. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

 

 

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Special Education Teacher

Concord, CA

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

Are you a Special Education Teacher or a Resource Specialist? Or even a Speech-Language Pathologist? Progressus Therapy has a position for you in the Concord area of CA. Join a team of professionals working towards positive outcomes for students. Special Education Teachers and Resource Specialists play in integral part in the lives of children. We need your help immediately. Call Progressus today at 800-239-7979800-239-7979 FREE to speak to a Career Services Manager.

Requirements

  • Valid California Credential for Resource Specialist, CLAD/ELA (or equivalent)
  • Teaching experience, including both regular and special education
  • Keen understanding of general special education testing concepts and methods
  • Able to provide behavioral analysis and positive intervention skills
  • Able to diagnose and provide remediation of various types of learning disabilities
  • Able to provide consultation, resource information and materials regarding students with exceptional needs to parents
  • Collaborative minded professional with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work and build strong relationships with parents, teachers and school administrators
  • Mild/moderate endorsement

 

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation with flexible pay options
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Plan for medical and dependent coverage
  • Professional Liability Coverage
  • Licensure reimbursement
  • 401(k) Retirement Saving Plan with a discretionary company match
  • Relocation assistance
  • Many More!

 

Contact:

Whitney Lohr
Careers Service Manager
813 549 5813813 549 5813
Whitney.Lohr@ProgressusTherapy.com

www.ProgressusTherapy.com

 

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Special Education Teacher

Philly, PA

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

 

Description:

Are you a Special Education Teacher or a Resource Specialist? Progressus Therapy has a position for you in the Philly area of PA. Join a team of professionals working towards positive outcomes for students. Special Education Teachers and Resource Specialists play in integral part in the lives of children. We need your help immediately. Call Progressus today at 800-239-7979800-239-7979 FREE to speak to a Career Services Manager.

Ask for Whitney Lohr, direct line - 813 549 5813813 549 5813

Requirements:

  • Valid California Credential for Resource Specialist, CLAD/ELA (or equivalent)
  • Teaching experience, including both regular and special education
  • Keen understanding of general special education testing concepts and methods
  • Able to provide behavioral analysis and positive intervention skills
  • Able to diagnose and provide remediation of various types of learning disabilities
  • Able to provide consultation, resource information and materials regarding students with exceptional needs to parents
  • Collaborative minded professional with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work and build strong relationships with parents, teachers and school administrators
  • Mild/moderate endorsement

 

Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation with flexible pay options
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Plan for medical and dependent coverage
  • Professional Liability Coverage
  • Licensure reimbursement
  • 401(k) Retirement Saving Plan with a discretionary company match
  • Relocation assistance
  • Many More!

 

Contact:

Whitney Lohr
Careers Service Manager
813 549 5813813 549 5813
Whitney.Lohr@ProgressusTherapy.com

www.ProgressusTherapy.com

 

 

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CHIEF OF PUPIL SERVICES

Norwalk, CT

Job Category: Administration

 

Norwalk Public Schools

On behalf of Norwalk Public Schools, the State Education Resource Center (SERC) is conducting a national level search for a full-time (12-month) position as the Chief of Pupil Services at Norwalk Public Schools.  The ideal candidate will possess a plethora of experience working in a public school district, an administrative position and in special education or a related position.  The highly qualified candidate can demonstrate:

  • Excellent leadership skills;
  • Successful engagement with boards of education, administrators, staff, families, and the community;
  • Effective strategic planning for improving and maintaining high academic performance and creating academic equity for students with disabilities; and
  • Development and implementation of systemic policies, practices, and structures to provide high quality supports and services for special education and related services.

All qualified applicants, including candidates of color, culturally, and linguistically diverse backgrounds and candidates with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.  Application review will begin on or about November 6, 2015; however, this position will remain open until filled.

General Summary

The Chief of Pupil Services will provide leadership and oversight for special education and pupil personnel services throughout the district.  Additionally, he or she will support policy development designed to provide consistency and compliance with all programs, services, resource distribution, processing and the assignment of special education and related services staff.

Reports To

Superintendent of Norwalk Public Schools

Directly Supervises and Evaluates

  • District level special education staff: Special Education Supervisors and Coordinators
  • School Health Services, through Director of Nursing
  • Inclusive Pre School Center, through Head Teacher
  • Gifted Education

Collaboratively Supervises and Evaluates

  • Other administrators in the supervision of personnel related to special education and related services

Applicants must have the ability to:

  • Effectively lead the public school district, families, and the community in improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities;
  • Oversee the systemic implementation of policies and procedures for special education and pupil personnel supports and services, including the implementation of regulatory compliance measures;
  • Manage the overall resources and budget analysis/oversight responsibilities for implementation of supports and services for students with disabilities; and
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with racially and culturally diverse community members, agencies, organizations, institutions, families, and educators to provide a cohesive and comprehensive system of support for students with disabilities.

The Chief of Pupil Services is able to:

  • Develop, manage, evaluate, and improve the systemic implementation of policies and procedures regarding special education and related services;
  • Ensure regulatory compliance related to disability and special education laws and regulations;
  • Support administrators and staff in the implementation of supports and services for students, including special education, related services, and the gifted and talented;
  • Review, analyze and evaluate existing programs, including student performance data, to lead strategic planning and implementation designed to achieve greater student success;
  • Oversee the maintenance of student records in accordance with federal, state, and local requirements to include the continuum of settings and an array of tiered instructional services;
  • Provide direction for child find, intervention supports, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and the 504 process;
  • Develop and lead the strategic planning for improved academic and life outcomes for students with disabilities;
  • Develop, support, and manage, in collaboration with the Superintendent, other administrators, and the Norwalk Board of Education the annual budgeting and planning process for special education and related services;
  • Manage the development and implementation of standard operating procedures and guidelines for practice;
  • Manage data collection, analysis, and utilization of special education and student services;
  • Cultivate effective partnerships with racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse families and educators; and
  • Develop and provide professional development for special education teachers, Central Office staff and, in some case, parents.

Education and Experience

  • Advanced graduate degree in special education or related services and educational leadership is required, a doctorate is preferred;
  • Certification as an Administrator or Supervisor, Provisional or Professional Certification is preferred;
  • Certification in special education or related services;
  • At least five (5) years of building level and/or central office administrative experience, to include direct staff supervision and program evaluation experience; and
  • At least ten (10) years of classroom experience in special education or related services.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • State and federal laws, statutes, and regulations pertaining to education overall education broad, special education, and pupil personnel services;
  • Staff evaluation and union contracts;
  • Strategic planning, policy development, and systems change;
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), IEPs, 504 processes, and compliance measures;
  • Effective collaboration with a Board of Education;
  • Effective school, family, community partnerships; and
  • Equitable mindset and practices, including race, English learners, and differences in abilities.

Skill in:

  • Administrating, organizing and managing systems for delivery of supports and services for students with disabilities;
  • Effective oral and written communication;
  • Developing and implementing strategic planning, policies, and practices for improved student outcomes; and
  • Partnering with diverse families, community members, and educators.

Ability to:

  • Work with and engage educators, community members, and families from culturally and racially diverse backgrounds;
  • Collaboratively lead and engage educators and families toward building consensus while being decisive and inclusive;
  • Foster a positive professional climate of mutual trust and respect among families, educators, and the community;
  • Place the interests of students and their families first and foremost;
  • Build passion about improvement for student learning performance; and
  • Recognize the value in providing professional learning opportunities to advance educators’ instructional preparedness for working with all students.

Term of Employment

Twelve-month year.

Evaluation

Performance to be evaluated by the Superintendent based on established actionable goals and outlined criteria.

Salary Range

$162,066 to $175,000
*Salary set annually pending Board approval

A thorough, updated resume and at least three current professional references must be submitted with the application package in order to be considered. Apply online at:www.ctserc.org (click on the "Employment” tab).

Norwalk is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of individuals from racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse backgrounds and from persons with disabilities.

 

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1-to-1 Assistant Educator for Autistic Student

Rome, Italy

Job Category: Special Education Aide

 

Description:

Special needs teacher to work as one-to-one assistant with a student in an international school setting in Rome, Italy.

ROLES AND EXPECTATIONS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Support individual student in the classroom setting and in a one-to-one setting, in collaboration with the classroom teacher
  • Create lessons and activities to promote academic, social skills and life skills development
  • Supervise student's independent work, facilitating and monitoring small groups in the classroom if needed or providing one to one support when needed.
  • Work collaboratively as a team member within the Learning Support Department
  • Record the progress of the individual student and refer this information to the case manager and the Learning Support Team
  • Respect the confidentiality of information regarding students and their families
  • Create and follow a sensory diet as needed
  • Assist student in transitioning from activity to activity throughout the school day

 

Requirements:

Bachelor's degree is required. Master degree is preferred.
State certification is preferred but not required.
At least two years of teaching or one-on-one aide experience required.
ABA-certified and Autism specialist preferred.

 

Benefits:

  • Unique and rewarding employment opportunity overseas.
  • Competitive compensation package for the location.
  • Opportunity to help a special girl reach her potential while living overseas.

Contact:

For more information or to state your interest, email jcshackworth@gmail.com.

Visit www.marymountrome.org for more information about the school setting.

 

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