April 2016 - Special Educator e-Journal

Table of Contents

  • Update from the U.S. Department of Education

  • NCWD: Intersection: Navigating the Road to Work

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Latest Research in the Field - - Attention-Deficit Disorder/Hyperactivity Disorder and Psychiatric Comorbidity: Functional Outcomes in a School-Based Sample of Children

  • From the Journal of American Academy of Special Education Professionals (JAASEP):Preventing and Responding to Student Escalation: Combining De-Escalation Strategies and Function-Based Support by Chelsea Martel and Brian Cavanaugh

  • Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET

  • Acknowledements

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STEM Degrees Conferred per 1,000 Black Students Enrolled in 2009 [ 3 ]

Need to Further Invest in STEM Degree Completion

African-American and Latino college enrollment is up by more than a million students since 2008. [ 4 ] While these institutions have made considerable progress, there is more to be done.  Students of color still have low degree completion rates and low representation in STEM fields, where needs for professionals and technical personnel are growing tremendously. African-American students, like their Hispanic, American Indian, and Asian counterparts, are underrepresented in STEM programs and courses of study compared to their overall college enrollment rate. African-Americans received just 7.6 percent of all STEM bachelor's degrees and 4.5 percent of doctorates in STEM. [ 5 ] In 2011, 11 percent of the workforce was black, while 6 percent of STEM workers were black (up from 2 percent in 1970). [ 6 ]

Need to Further Address Resource and Achievement Gaps to Increase Degree Attainment

Despite educational progress over the past seven years, including climbing graduation rates and shrinking dropout rates, too many African-American students still lack access to the educational resources that offer a fair shot at success. than one-third of public high schools serving predominantly African-American students offer calculus. Only about 40 percent of public high schools serving predominately African-American students offer physics. [ 7 ] This lack of access to foundational STEM skills puts African-American students at a significant disadvantage in preparing for advanced STEM courses and careers. In addition to the resource gaps, African-American students exhibit achievement gaps, often established by the fourth grade and show little change after, according to the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Moreover, by the eighth grade, less than one-third of African-American students are proficient in math and science. A 2012 study amongst 34 industrialized countries belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that the U.S. ranked 27th on the math exams and 20th on the science exams. [ 8 ]

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are high school courses through which students can acquire college credit. African-American students represent 16 percent of all high school students, but only 9 percent among students enrolled in an AP course. [ 9 ] Moreover, of those African-American students enrolled in an AP course, only 4 percent received AP test scores that qualified for college credit. No African-American students took the AP computer science exam in nine states: Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Mississippi has the highest share of African-Americans of any state. [ 10 ],  [ 11 ]

Administration and Department Efforts to Support STEM Degree Attainment

From early in his Administration, President Obama has made STEM education a priority. The Administration's actions to accelerate progress include:

  • The America's College Promise proposal makes two years of community college free for hard-working students, and also offers two years at four-year HBCUs and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) at no or at a significantly reduced cost.
  • The Administration has secured more than $1 billion in private investments for improving STEM education as part of the President's Educate to Innovate campaign.
  • Thanks to deep public and private commitments, our nation is 50% of the way towards achieving the goal the President set in 2011, of preparing 100,000 new math and science teachers by 2021, and a historic 25,000 additional engineers are graduating yearly compared to when President Obama took office. [ 12 ]
  • This White House has announced more than 350 commitments from college and university leadership and others to provide pathways for underrepresented students to attain STEM degrees.
  • President Obama has started traditions such as the White House Science Fair to honor young people using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to improve their communities and the world.
  • And in his final budget announced last month, the President sustains this impressive track record with an investment of $3.0 billion across 14 Federal agencies for dedicated STEM education programs.

The Department of Education, specifically, administers a number of impactful STEM programs to improve student preparedness and increase degree attainment, including:

  • The Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program that funds collaborative partnerships between STEM departments at institutions of higher learning and high-need school districts after states hold their own competitions.
  • The Teacher Quality Partnership that improves the quality of new teachers by creating partnerships among institutions of higher education, high-need school districts, and early childhood education programs.
  • The Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program that assists predominantly minority institutions in effecting long-range improvements in science and engineering education programs and in increasing the flow of underrepresented minorities, particularly minority women, into science and engineering careers.
  • The Upward Bound Math-Science Program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The aim is to encourage students to pursue postsecondary degrees, and ultimately professions, in these fields.
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Special Education Teacher

San Jose, CA

Job Category: Teaching

 

Responsibilities of the Special Education Teacher:

  • Develop programs that meet with unique cultural, educational and developmental needs of the students enrolled at the school site and ensure the achievement of excellent educational standards.
  • Develop written materials for communicating with parents and teachers.
  • Develop and implement an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  • Promote and safeguard the welfare of the students.
  • Ensure the achievement of excellent educational standards at the school.
  • Requirements of the Special Education Teacher
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in the field of Special Education from an accredited university program
  • Preliminary or Level I Special Education Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe
  • Holds a teaching license, credential or permit
  • Administrative credential in special education, a plus

Special Education Teacher Benefits

  • Excellent salary, Sign-on bonus, Relocation assistance, Employee Referral Bonus
  • Attractive Medical, Dental and Vision benefits (100% covered for employees)
  • 401K retirement plan
  • Paid sick leaves during the year
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Email career@alphavistausa.com with questions.

 

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Early Childhood Special Educator

Bahrain

Job Category: Early Intervention

 

Description:

Magnum Medical has openings for Early Childhood Special Educators to work with children of American military families stationed at Bahrain. Position works in a home-based early intervention program, providing services to infants and toddlers of American military families stationed overseas.

Requirements:

Requirements include a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Special Education, US citizenship, a minimum of two years experience within the last five years working with developmentally delayed children in the 0, 1 & 2-year age population in a home-based early intervention capacity, and a current state teaching license/certification to teach in this capacity.

Benefits:

Benefits, generous paid time off, relocation, and competitive tax-advantaged compensation provided.

Contact:

Lynn Romer at LynnR@magnummedicaloverseas.com or fax resume to 513-984-4909

 

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Multiple Teaching & Staff Support Opportunities

New York, NY

Job Category: JOB FAIR: COLLEGE & CAREER READY HIGH SCHOOL

 

ABOUT THE EVENT

Are you interested in learning more about a career path at one of NYC's College & Career Ready High Schools? At this event you'll have the opportunity to meet with current teachers and principals from our schools and learn about current openings.

WHEN

Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

WHERE

John Jay College of Criminal Justice - 524 West 59th. Street Moot Court, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10019

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

  • Teachers
  • Guidance Counselors
  • College & Career Advisors

 

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We seek talented staff with demonstrated desire & capacity to work in high schools that focus on:

  • Early College
  • Career & College Planning
  • Project-Based Learning
  • STEM
  • Culturally Responsive Education
  • Innovative Pedagogy
  • Social Justice

POSITIONS AVAILABLE

The positions available vary by school. Subject to sufficient budget, positions in the school may include, but are not limited to, the following titles: English 7-­?12, Mathematics 7-­?12, Sciences (all 7-­?12 titles), Social Studies, Students with Disabilities (all titles), Health Education, Physical Education, Literacy, Reading Teacher, Special Education, English to Speakers of Other Languages, Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Technology Education, Career and Technical Education (Technical Subject titles preferred)

To RSVP for the event, please visit:

http://bit.ly/CollegeCareerHSJobFair4916

 

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Senior Test Developer, Alternate Assessment

Washington, DC

Job Category: Full Time

 

Description:

The Assessment Program at AIR is a well regarded organization that is growing rapidly. We focus on providing our clients with customized assessments that not only measure student achievement against state standards, but also provide meaningful score reports that can help students, parents, and educators address any areas of student weakness. Our environment is fast-paced and requires people at all levels who are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the work done on time while maintaining high quality.

The growth in AIR's Education Assessment Program has fueled the need for a Senior Test Developer, Alternate Assessment. This role will be involved with American education test development and alternate assessment projects, working with a number of state agencies and consortiums to meet their educational measurement, professional development, and public outreach needs.

Responsibilities:

The Senior Test Developer, Alternate Assessment will lead state assessment projects and project tasks that include the development and management of alternate assessment programs for students with severe cognitive disabilities. The person in this position also would lead tasks related to test administration accommodations, research on alternate assessment and accommodations, and technical assistance in assessment and special education.

Duties include:

  • Managing internal and external item development to meet internal and external deadlines, which includes writing and reviewing items as well as training staff to understand the features of a quality item and work with them to improve the quality of their item writing and reviewing
  • Leading client committee meetings in which stakeholders review the content and grade-appropriateness of test items;
  • Leading constructed-response scoring activities to identify exemplar student responses, monitor scorer training, and audit scoring sessions;
  • Writing, revising, and reviewing test items (questions) based on scientific state standards and benchmarks, content correctness and appropriateness, fairness, and project specifications;
  • Helping develop new machine-scored item types;
  • Developing ways to use the new item types to assess aspects of science content not amenable to paper-pencil assessment;
  • Resolving client feedback on test items and test forms;
  • Assembling and reviewing field test and operational test forms, working with technical staff to meet content and statistical specifications;
  • Designing, and resolving client feedback on test specification documents, style guides, test blueprints, and specific student aids;
  • Supporting technical staff at client committee meetings in which stakeholders review statistical data of administered test forms;
  • Managing test item pools.

Required travel for this position ranges from 4 week to 10 weeks per year. Candidates should be able to travel as required for 2-3 days at a time, mostly in the June/July timeframe.

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org. To apply, please go to https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/8617/senior-test-developer%2c-alternate-assessment/job. Candidates must apply online for consideration. EOE.

Requirements:

  • Advanced degree(s) in special education required (specialization in severe cognitive disabilities desired as well as some coursework in assessment, educational measurement or research).
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working in educational measurement is required.
  • Project and task management at the state or district level
  • Prior teaching experience in a special education classroom or a regular classroom with considerable experience in inclusion.
  • Experience working with students with severe cognitive disabilities is desired; experience working with other special education students will be considered
  • Must demonstrate the ability to identify problems and conceptualize solutions, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines, work collaboratively with others, and mentor staff.
  • Must be comfortable with and interested in learning new technologies.

 

Benefits:

AIR offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including a fully funded retirement plan, generous paid time off, commuter benefits, and tuition assistance. For more information, please visit our website at www.air.org.

To apply:

Please go to - https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/8617/senior-test-developer%2c-alternate-assessment/job

 

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Learning Specialist Grades 7-12 (Part-time)

Rockville, MD

Job Category: Part-Time Special Educator

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support and intervention in the area of executive functioning and self-advocacy skills.
  • Provide support to teachers on differentiated instruction and classroom accommodations.
  • Interpret psycho-educational evaluations and make recommendations.
  • Appraise student learning levels and needs and establish learning objectives to address these needs.
  • Write Education Plans with measurable goals and student reports to monitor progress.
  • Provide direct support services to students in Structured Study Hall and/or in their mainstream classrooms.
  • Use on-going diagnostic prescriptive teaching methods to assist students in developing skills and strategies to become successful lifelong learners.
  • Communicate regularly with parents of students on caseload.

Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to work with staff and parents dealing with sensitive and confidential issues concerning a child's learning differences.
  • Must have leadership skills and experience conducting parent meetings.
  • Experience supporting students with executive functioning challenges required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.

Education and Experience:

  • Master's Degree in Special Education from an Accredited University.
  • At least 3 years teaching experience preferred.

Benefits:

Comprehensive employee benefits package to include group health insurance, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account, matching retirement plan, life insurance, long term disability and long term care.

Contact:

Qualified candidates should submit letter of interest and resume to www.cesjds.org/careersJob Code LS800.

 

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 

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Elementary School Instructional Specialist

Pittsburgh, PA

Job Category: Faculty/Teacher

 

Description:

Falk Laboratory School, a coeducational K-8 school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, seeks one full-time educator to work with children with a range of learning profiles and challenges, emphasizing support for their educational needs beginning August, 2016. The candidate must have empathy for, and a genuine interest in, developing positive education experiences for elementary and middle school students with learning disabilities, executive function difficulties, and other learning differences. Collaboration across disciplines and grade levels is essential to this position.

Among the professional duties of an Instructional Specialist are the following:

  • Establish strong rapport and productive educational connections with students.
  • Collaborate with staff members and parents/guardians in order to create and implement intervention programs that maximize students' access to the general education content.
  • Administer initial screening and diagnostic testing in both reading and mathematics to identify students who are in need of remedial instruction.
  • Develop and teach motivating, engaging lessons that are grounded in best practices, and are appropriate to students' ages, grade levels and abilities.
  • Use appropriate classroom management to support a high-quality learning environment.
  • Understand an array of modifications and adaptions to support instruction.
  • Observe, evaluate, and prepare reports on students' progress.
  • Share your expertise with colleagues as a member of the Student Services Team.

Materials can be uploaded to: http://www.education.pitt.edu/facultysearch. For full consideration please submit:

1. Letter of application
2. A resume
3. An educational philosophy that includes ideal classroom experiences in language arts
4. Three letters of recommendation
5. Official transcripts
6. PA instructional certificate or equivalent

The review of applications will begin on March 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Offer of employment is contingent on candidate satisfactorily obtaining and passing the following prior to commencement of appointment: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

  • A Master of Education Degree
  • Current Pennsylvania state certification in the field of Special Education preferred
  • Several years of satisfactory teaching experience in a school environment preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective organization and time-management skills

 

Benefits:

Salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience. Falk Laboratory School, which is a department in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, offers excellent benefits.

Contact:

Materials can also be mailed directly to the co-chair of the search committee, Mr. David Ross

Address:
Falk Laboratory School
c/o Ms. Tina Mattis, University of Pittsburgh, 4060 Allequippa Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Email: dmross@pitt.edu

Website: www.falkschool.pitt.edu

 

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Instructional Specialist - Special Education

Instructional Specialist - Special Education

Job Category: Instructional Specialist

Position Summary

To design the scaling of intervention services for math and literacy across the network
To support lead special education teachers and intervention teachers across the network.
To ensure that the state and federal compliance requirements for students with disabilities are met.

 

Core Duties and Responsibilities

MEET REGULARLY WITH SCHOOL BASED TEAMS IN CHARTER SCHOOLS TO:

  • Develop and facilitate the implementation of a school-wide literacy and math intervention program
  • Work through APs to coach literacy intervention and math intervention teachers across the network
  • Review student achievement and assist with placing students in appropriate reading and writing intervention and support services
  • Lead the development of systems and structures at the school level to track intervention progress
  • Manage and support the implementation of these systems and structures across schools.
  • Develop a network level team of SPED teachers that provides opportunities for self directed learning through the framework of improvement science.
  • Develop and provide ongoing professional development to special education teachers and school leadership teams across the network.
  • Design adult learning modules that develop capacity in essential areas of SPED services and instructional strategies that support all learners.
  • Ensure that all special services for students at a given school are being coordinated effectively and that schools are in compliance with IEPs.
  • Liaise between schools and CSE to advocate for particular students when applicable.

WORK WITH OTHER NEW VISIONS STAFF TO:

  • Share user based study of projects that improve outcomes for SPED students
  • Understand and monitor the implementation of these systems and structures
  • Analyze performance data using the student sorters and special education data systems to track student progress
  • Explore electronic platforms and virtual learning opportunities that promote and support special education compliance, instruction and advocacy

Education and Experience

  • Masters-level degree
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in public education, preferably urban schools and secondary level

Required Skill Sets and Knowledge Base

  • Expert knowledge of intervention and differentiation strategies
  • Expert knowledge of one or more core content areas at the secondary school level
  • Expert knowledge of systems specific to ELLs at a state and federal level
  • Skills related to the design, implementation, and assessment of effective secondary curricula for ELLs
  • Leadership in providing professional development and supports to educators
  • Experience with teaching reading and writing skills to secondary school students
  • Excellent written, oral, organizational, and interpersonal skills including strong facilitation skills;
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively

NEW VISIONS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Apply for the Instructional Specialist - Special Education position on the New Visions for Public Schools website.

http://www.newvisions.org/pages/instructional-specialist-special-education

 

 

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Special Education Teacher

Grand Rapids, MI

Job Category: Education

 

EXCELLENCE IS CHOICE

Our real masterpiece is the unleashing of human potential. While our main focus is on creating the conditions of success for children to achieve their dreams, we also focus on developing one another through meaningful relationships, challenging work, constructive feedback, sound professional training, and a true commitment to nurturing the career path of each team member.

OPEN POSITION

Special Education Teacher
(Full-time, Benefits)

Mentor and support will be provided.

Greater Detroit, MI Area

SCHOOLS WE SERVE:

JOB GOAL

To provide students with a first class learning experience, contributing to their development as responsible citizens and leaders in their communities.

TO JOIN OUR DYNAMIC TEAM

To apply, please visit: http://www.applitrack.com/choice/onlineapp.
Applications will be accepted until position has been filled.

MIChoice & Choice Schools Associates LLC are an Education Service Provider for charter schools in Michigan and is the employer. EEOC

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE

  • Valid Michigan Elementary/Secondary Teacher Certificate with an endorsement any of the following:
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Learning disabled
  • Emotional impairment
  • Demonstrated competence as a teacher.
  • Montessori certification desired.
  • Excellent verbal and written expression.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Works well in a collaborative environment.

CONTACT:

Courtney Kingma - Human Resources Generalist
courtneykingma@choiceschools.com
616.785.8440

TO JOIN OUR DYNAMIC TEAM

To apply, please visit: http://www.applitrack.com/choice/onlineapp.
Applications will be accepted until position has been filled.

 

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Special Education Specialist

Olympic Valley, CA

Job Category: Director

 

Description:

Squaw Valley Academy is looking for an experienced boarding school Special Education certified teacher to join our team and assist in the daily instruction of our students.

The ideal candidate will hold a Master's degree in Special Education, be currently certified and have 2+ years high school experience teaching in Special Education. Boarding school experience a plus.

Assist students in subjects of concern in two Resource classes (address study and organizational skills) and provide support to students in core classes. Assist in IEP/504 reviews, educating/informing faculty of best modalities for student success.

Evaluate and assist students class work, performance, and assignments. Prepare supplemental course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments and handouts. Individualize curriculum content to address various learning needs Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Prepare and submit required reports related to instruction (Individualized Educational Plan goals, progress reports so on) Participate in all faculty campus and community events. Act as academic advisor to group of students (address study and organizational skills)

Run and coordinate 5 day a week, three hour daily Afternoon Learning Center. Assist with the daily boarding school coverage of afternoon activities, evening study hall and weekend duty.

Room and board included. Salary range is above average plus medical and dental Ins.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will hold a Master's degree in Special Education, be currently certified and have 2+ years high school experience teaching in Special Education. Boarding school experience a plus.

Benefits:

Room and board with above average salary with medical and dental Ins.

Contact:

No phone calls please.
email: wgrant@sva.org

 

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National Leadership Program Director

Rockville, MD

Job Category: Director of Fellowship Program for People with Disabilities

 

Description:

RespectAbility's National Leadership Training Director will work directly withRespectAbility Fellows to provide the professional work experiences the Fellows need to advance in their careers while also advancing the mission of RespectAbility. Although Fellows report to assigned departments, the National Leadership Program Director will ensure that each Fellow has the resources and training needed to complete required tasks.

Requirements:

  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of the organization, including "Nothing about us without us."
  • Experience in working with people with disabilities and the disability community (including those with non-visible disabilities such as mental health).
  • Detail oriented and highly motivated professional.
  • Minimum of 5 years professional and leadership experience, preferably in the area of staff training and mentoring people with disabilities in a professional office environment.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Outstanding knowledge of ADA and other accommodations.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work flexibly and full time in a fast-paced, fast-growing, dynamic non profit environment.
  • Bachelor's degree. Advanced degrees in social work and/or special education strongly preferred.

Benefits:

Paid vacation, paid sick leave, health insurance for employee paid 100%, lunch each day, close to White Flint Metro.

Contact:

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, President, jenniferm@respectabilityusa.org AND Tonya Koslo, Dir. of Admin., tonyak@respectabilityusa.org

Website: www.RespectAbilityUSA.org

 

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Special Education Teacher

Culver City, CA

Job Category: (K-12) Special Education Teacher

 

Description:

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:

Education: 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.

Experience: Two years teaching experience in special education classroom.

Knowledge/Abilities/Skills: Knowledge of Welligent and MS Office helpful. Behavior Management and Confidentiality Training required.

Benefits:

  • Paid time off during Spring and Winter breaks.
  • Vacation and sick time accrual.
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits.
  • Professional Development Plan for Teachers.
  • Sign-on bonus.

Contact:

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
hr@ecf.net or fax to (310) 391-1059

 

 

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Special Education Teacher

Houston, Texas

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

THE SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER WILL:

1. Teach students receiving Special Education services by:

a. Consistently using research-based practices in a productive, collaborative, and inviting learning environment challenging all Students with disabilities to achieve high levels of learning
b. Effectively communicating learning expectations using both language of the standards and researched-based strategies that engage Students in learning.
c. Consistently demonstrating high expectations for all Students with disabilities, including the expectation that students will take responsibility for their own learning and behavior.
d. Using accessible instructive or assistive technology effectively to enhance the learning of Students with disabilities.
e. Specializing instruction to meet the cognitive and developmental levels, processing strengths and weaknesses, learning styles, and interests of Students with disabilities.
f. Delivering instruction to Students with disabilities which fosters the development of higher-order thinking/reasoning skills.
g. Establishing classroom rules, practices, and procedures that support a positive, productive learning environment that maximizes instructional time in the small group classroom or in inclusive general education environment.

2. Assess students and utilize assessments to create specialized instruction that fosters continuous improvement for students with disabilities.

a. Use formative assessment strategies to monitor student performance and progress on IEP goals and objectives and to adjust instruction in order to maximize student achievement on KHPS and TEA-approved curriculum and to measure mastery of IEP goals and objectives for Students with disabilities.
b. Use diagnostic assessment strategies to identify individual and class strengths, misconceptions, and areas of weakness and to specialize instruction in order to maximize achievement of Students with disabilities on KHPS and TEA-approved curriculum and to measure mastery of IEP goals and objectives for Students with disabilities.
c. Use a variety of summative strategies to evaluate Student status and to specialize instruction in order to and to measure mastery of IEP goals and objectives for Students with disabilities.

3. Collaborate with general education teachers to plan appropriate instruction for students with disabilities.

a. Develops an organizing framework for specialized instructional planning through collaboration with general education and/or related service providers.
b. Collaborates with general education teacher and/or related services providers in planning
i. specialized instruction that reflects knowledge of both content and effective instructional delivery.
ii. accommodating assessments to measure student progress towards achieving mastery of IEP goals and objectives and KHPS expectations.
iii. for the appropriate delivery of specialized instruction through flexible grouping or in small group class.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Knowledge:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, with a focus on Education, plus a minimum of 1-5 years of teaching experience
  • Texas Teaching certificate in Special Education
  • Qualified in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015

Key Competencies:

  • Maximize literacy learning among students;
  • Implement positive behavior supports (for students with challenges functioning in traditional settings)
  • Ability to teach students with significant disabilities
  • Work efficiently, effectively and respectfully with teachers and leadership
  • Use technology to support access to the general curriculum, participation, and learning
  • Be able to help school teams implement effective practices for diverse learners in general education classrooms.

CONTINUED FROM JOB DESCRIPTION

4. Facilitate the ARD committee process by:

a. Meeting KHPS, state and federal guidelines for students being considered for and/or in Special education.
b. Ensuring that ARD committee meetings are scheduled at mutually agreeable times with parents and school personnel, giving notice through written and oral communication, meeting all timeline requirements
c. Gathering necessary data regarding individual students, such as grades, attendance, and disciplinary reports for ARD committee meetings.
d. Completing all necessary ARD/IEP paperwork.
e. Facilitating ARD committee meetings.

5. Lead SPED services on campus and serve as the liaison between campus and the regional Student Support Services team.

a. Assist in the coordination, planning, and delivery of professional development to meet identified needs of general education teachers.
b. Continually increase knowledge in special education law, disabilities, teaching strategies, response to intervention, and special education procedures
c. Be an active participant in the regional Special Education team and attend monthly meetings

Contact:

jobs@kipphouston.org
832-328-1051
http://kipphouston.org/

 

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Special Education Teacher Level I and II

Antioch and Pittsburg, CA

Job Category: Full Time

 

Description:

You have experience developing and implementing IEP's you have experience preparing materials, individualized lesson plans, and activities according to assessment goals.

The position responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of effective instructional techniques by using a wide variety of materials and mediums of delivery and avoiding overuse of any one medium.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of IEP and treatment planning process by reviewing referral and assessment data to obtain each student's history, issues, and disabilities; by preparing for IEP and treatment planning meetings, providing current, specific data, and creating appropriate goals and objectives; by developing and employing strategies and interventions; by monitoring and evaluating student progress; and by sharing information.
  • Manages the classroom to maintain a safe, secure, and effective learning environment by providing a high degree of structure, clear expectations, and consistency. Implements expectations and consequences as appropriate for each student as outlined in behavior management plan.
  • Maintains a firm, fair, and consistent approach to the instruction of students and promotes student involvement by reinforcing positive behaviors
  • Anticipates potential behavior problems in students by maintaining line-of-sight supervision of assigned students at all times and assessing their behavior patterns.
  • Ensures the rights of all students are observed and protected through the use of appropriate and respectful communication, proper de-escalation techniques, and correct physical restraint methods when necessary.
  • Ensures compliance with all company policies, procedures and other regulatory requirements by reporting any known or suspected violations to the supervisor or through other means identified in company policy. Maintains confidentiality of all student records per program guidelines.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Integrity Assurance Review (IAR) standards by responding to feedback about observations and areas needing development, showing steady improvement or maintenance of 100%, identifying new areas for growth, and expanding skills.
  • Promotes and maintains positive community relations by coordinating efforts with outside agencies, groups, and individuals to expand the teaching program. Communicates and cooperates.
  • Provides timely, accurate, and professional documentation by recording daily grades/points, progress notes, progress reports, report cards, IEP goals and objectives, incident reports, and behavior data in accordance with standard practices of the facility. Documents all external and internal contacts and relays student information according to company and governmental guidelines.

Requirements:

  • California Special Education Credential (Moderate/Severe w/Autism Authorization or Mild/Moderate with Autism Authorization or qualifications met for University Internship, experience with children with special needs.
  • Training in applied behavior analysis and experience with functional, community-based curriculum a plus.

Benefits:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Vacation
  • Sick Time

Contact:

Please email resume to: mcasillas@spectrumschools.com

Visit us at: http://www.spectrumschools.com/

 

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Director, Special Education - Assessment

San Antonio, TX

Job Category: Professional

 

Terms of Employment:

12 months/230 days per year. Salary is at Administrative Program Job Group 8 on the SAISD Compensation Plan on a term or probationary contract, as applicable. Annual salary range is $79,437.40 - $92,186.30 based upon directly related experience.

Primary Purpose:

Support all aspects of the special education program with a focus on assessment to include: overseeing behavior implementation specialists, LSSP/Evaluation staff, budget, related services, autism, and speech. Work in close collaboration with the Executive Director and the Assistant Superintendent by providing school data, professional development, and current special education pedagogy to include behavior management.

Education/Certification:

  • Valid Texas Principal/Mid-Management Certification or Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
  • Master's Degree from and accredited four year college or university in Special Education, Curriculum/Instruction, Education Administration, or related
  • Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the employee

 

Experience:

  • Three (3) years of successful teaching in the area of Special Education
  • Minimum two (2) years leadership (non-classroom) at the campus or central office level

 

Contact:

Celeste Macias
(210) 554-8400

 

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Director, Special Education - Secondary

San Antonio, TX

Job Category: Professional

 

Terms of Employment:

12 months/230 days per year. Salary is at Administrative Program Job Group 8 on the SAISD Compensation Plan on a term or probationary contract, as applicable. Annual salary range is $79,437.40 - $92,186.30 based upon directly related experience

Primary Purpose:

Support all aspects of the special education program with a focus on secondary to include curriculum alignment, development and implementation, and compliance. This position will work in close collaboration with the Executive Director and Assistant Superintendent by providing school data, professional development, and current special education pedagogy and practices.

Education/Certification:

  • Valid Texas Principal/Mid-Management Certification
  • Master's Degree from an accredited four year college or university in Special Education, Curriculum/Instruction, Education Administration, or related
  • Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the employee

 

Experience:

  • Three (3) years of successful teaching in the area of Special Education
  • Minimum two (2) years leadership (non-classroom) at the campus and central office level

 

Contact:

Celeste Macias
(210) 554-8400

 

 

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Director, Special Education - Elementary

San Antonio

Job Category: Professional

 

Terms of Employment:

12 months/230 days per year. Salary is at Administrative Program Job Group 8 on the SAISD Compensation Plan on a term or probationary contract, as applicable. Annual salary range is $79,437.40 - $92,186.30 based upon directly related experience

Primary Purpose:

Support all aspects of the special education program with a focus on elementary to include curriculum alignment, development and implementation, and compliance. This position will work in close collaboration with the Executive Director and Assistant Superintendent by providing school data, professional development, and current special education pedagogy and practices.

Education/Certification:

  • Valid Texas Principal/Mid-Management Certification
  • Master's Degree from and accredited four year college or university in Curriculum/Instruction, Education Administration, or related
  • Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the employee

 

Experience:

  • Three (3) years of successful teaching in the area of Special Education
  • Minimum two (2) years leadership (non-classroom) at the campus and central office level

 

Contact:

Celeste Macias
San Antonio ISD-Human Resources
(210) 554-8400

 

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Executive Director - Special Education

San Antonio, TX

Job Category: Professional

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

12 months/ 230 days per year. Salary is at Administrative Management Job Group XX-1 on the SAISD Compensation Plan on a term or probationary contract, as applicable. Annual salary range is $95,509.80 - $107,313.40 based upon directly related experience.

Primary Purpose:

This position is responsible for directing all aspects of the special education program to include curriculum alignment, development and implementation, as well as, budgeting and staffing. This position provides information and support to schools regarding compliance with legal mandates, rules and regulations which govern the provision of special education and related services to students. Additionally, this position will work in collaboration with the Assistant Superintendent and School Improvement Office on PBMAS, School Turnaround efforts, and System Organization.

Education/Certification:

  • Valid Texas Mid-Management/Principal certification or Special Education Supervisor certification
  • Master's degree from an accredited four year college or university in the field of education or a related area
  • Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the employee

 

Experience:

  • Three (3) years as a Special Education teacher
  • Five (5) years of administrative experience in education or a related field
  • Knowledge and experience in developing/implementing staff development

 

Contact:

Celeste Macias
San Antonio ISD - Human Resources
(210) 554-8400

 

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Behavior Implementation Specialist

San Antonio, TX

Job Category: Professional

Terms of Employment:

11 months /197 days. Salary is at Administrative Program Job Group 4 on the SAISD Compensation Plan on a term or probationary contract, as applicable. Annual salary range is $52,673.86 - $61,357.62 based upon directly related experience.

Primary Purpose:

Build learning capacity of teachers across the district to develop and implement behavior management strategies in classrooms and to provide specific behavior intervention supports to students in a co-teach setting. Effect positive behavioral change in students and provide supportive interventions to families and/or students.

Education/Certification:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four year college or university
  • Teacher certification or endorsement from TEA in the area of special education
  • Candidate must have satisfactory outcome of fingerprinting background check. Non-refundable fee (approximately $50.00) paid by the employee

 

Experience:

  • Three (3) years teaching or related experience
  • Experience developing behavior management strategies for students with disabilities
  • Experience consulting with parents, teachers and support personnel

 

Contact:

Celeste Macias
San Antonio ISD-Human Resources
(210) 554-8400

 

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Special Education Teacher (Arizona)

Phoenix, Arizona

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

 

EBS is seeking passionate, motivated Special Education Teachers who want to make a difference in the lives of exceptional children! EBS Special Education Teachers develop and implement all aspects of student IEPs and classroom instruction in order to maximize academic, communicative, behavioral, self-help, social and emotional success.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Organizing and implementing an instructional program that meets the developmental level and unique learning style needs of diverse learners
  • Creates a positive educational environment for all students using a multi-tiered system of supports
  • Utilizes Universal Designs for Learning and multiple modalities of instruction for engagement
  • Incorporates a system for data collection and analysis that drives academic decision making
  • Collaborates with other educators, related service providers and parents to maximize student outcomes
  • Uses professional quality communication skills to convey information to the student's team
  • Meets all district, state and federal requirements for the program to which they are assigned including, MET/IEP and Progress Report Deadlines
  • Utilize visual supports and structured teaching methodologies as appropriate to population served
  • Demonstrates an understanding of appropriate curriculum, differentiation and developmental instruction
  • Demonstrates an understanding of behavioral functions and implements a system of positive behavior interventions and supports

EBS offers customized salary packages for each individual employee. An EBS special educator's salary varies based on experience, education, employment setting, and location.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in Special Education
  • Appropriate State Certification/Licensure in Special Education
  • Current Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • SEI Endorsement (For AZ Candidates)

 

To Apply:

Please send updated resume to hr@ebshealthcare.com

 

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Special Educator Teacher - (Hawaii)

Honolulu, Hawaii

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

 

EBS is seeking passionate, motivated Special Education Teachers who want to make a difference in the lives of exceptional children! EBS Special Education Teachers develop and implement all aspects of student IEPs and classroom instruction in order to maximize academic, communicative, behavioral, self-help, social and emotional success.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating an optimal learning environment that is responsive to the needs of students with significant emotional and behavioral challenges
  • Organizing and implementing an instructional program that meets the developmental level and unique learning style needs of diverse learners
  • Creates a positive educational environment for all students using a multi-tiered system of supports
  • Utilizes Universal Designs for Learning and multiple modalities of instruction for engagement
  • Incorporates a system for data collection and analysis that drives academic decision making
  • Collaborates with other educators, related service providers and parents to maximize student outcomes
  • Uses professional quality communication skills to convey information to the student's team
  • Meets all district, state and federal requirements for the program to which they are assigned including, MET/IEP and Progress Report Deadlines
  • Utilize visual supports and structured teaching methodologies as appropriate to population served
  • Demonstrates an understanding of appropriate curriculum, differentiation and developmental instruction
  • Demonstrates an understanding of behavioral functions and implements a system of positive behavior interventions and supports

EBS offers customized salary packages for each individual employee. An EBS special educator's salary varies based on experience, education, employment setting, and location.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in Special Education
  • Appropriate State Certification/Licensure in Special Education
  • Experience working with children with emotional disabilities and challenging behaviors/self-contained teaching experience preferred
  • Current Fingerprint Clearance Card (if required for your state)

 

To Apply:

Please send a copy of your updated resume to hr@ebshealthcare.com

 

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Special Education Teacher - (California)

California

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

 

EBS is seeking passionate, motivated Special Education Teachers who want to make a difference in the lives of exceptional children! EBS Special Education Teachers develop and implement all aspects of student IEPs and classroom instruction in order to maximize academic, communicative, behavioral, self-help, social and emotional success.

Responsibilities include:

  • Organizing and implementing an instructional program that meets the developmental level and unique learning style needs of diverse learners
  • Creates a positive educational environment for all students using a multi-tiered system of supports
  • Utilizes Universal Designs for Learning and multiple modalities of instruction for engagement
  • Incorporates a system for data collection and analysis that drives academic decision making
  • Collaborates with other educators, related service providers and parents to maximize student outcomes
  • Uses professional quality communication skills to convey information to the student's team
  • Meets all district, state and federal requirements for the program to which they are assigned including, MET/IEP and Progress Report Deadlines
  • Utilize visual supports and structured teaching methodologies as appropriate to population served
  • Demonstrates an understanding of appropriate curriculum, differentiation and developmental instruction
  • Demonstrates an understanding of behavioral functions and implements a system of positive behavior interventions and supports

EBS offers customized salary packages for each individual employee. An EBS special educator's salary varies based on experience, education, employment setting, and location.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in Special Education
  • Appropriate State Certification/Licensure in Special Education
  • Current Fingerprint Clearance Card

 

To Apply:

Please send updated resume to hr@ebshealthcare.com

 

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Teacher

Washington, DC

Job Category: Teaching

 

Position: Teacher
Opening Date: School Year 2016-2017
Number of openings: Varies by content area

Our students need your expertise, passion and leadership.

We are looking for highly motivated and skilled talent to join our team at the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). We seek individuals who are passionate about transforming and improving educational outcomes for our students.

In DCPS, 4,500 teachers serve the needs of 49,000 students across 113 schools. As part of a comprehensive reform effort to become the best urban school system in America, DCPS intends to have the highest-performing, best paid, most satisfied, and most honored educator force in the nation whose work drives significant achievement gains for DCPS students.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement curricula to meet academic standards
  • Thoughtfully plan daily lessons and implement specific strategies to meet the needs of all students, providing extra support, enrichment, or variation of work when necessary
  • Be accountable for students' academic growth and increase each individual student's achievement
  • Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and diagnose areas of student misunderstanding
  • Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices
  • Create a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment
  • Reflect on successes and areas of growth as a teacher, seek to improve performance, and respond to feedback
  • Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions
  • Invest parents and families in their children's academic success through regular communication
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Possesses or is eligible for a valid District of Columbia Teaching License (for more information on DC Teacher Licensure, please visit the website of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education at http://osse.dc.gov/service/teacher-licensure)
  • Successful completion of Praxis I and II exams (unless holding a standard teaching license)
  • Strong instructional skills and classroom management
  • Ability to self-reflect on teaching practices and be responsive to feedback
  • Personal Qualities of Top Candidates
  • Commitment to Equity: Passionate about closing the achievement gap and ensuring that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education.
  • Leadership: Coaches, mentors, and challenges others to excel despite obstacles and challenging situations.
  • Focus on Data-Driven Results: Relentlessly pursues the mastery of instruction based on student performance, and is driven by a desire to produce quantifiable student achievement gains.
  • Innovative Problem-Solving: Approaches work with a sense of possibility and sees challenges as opportunities for creative problem solving; takes initiative to explore issues and find potential Innovative solutions.
  • Adaptability: Excels in constantly changing environments and adapts flexibly in shifting projects or priorities to meet the needs of a dynamic transformation effort; comfortable with ambiguity and non-routine situations.
  • Teamwork: Increases the effectiveness of surrounding teams through collaboration, constant learning and supporting others; sensitive to diversity in all its forms; respects and is committed to learning from others

 

How to apply:

To apply, visit our website at www.joindcpublicschools.com/teachers, and complete our online application.

QUESTIONS:

If you have any questions, please email us at teach.dcps@dc.gov.

 

STAY INFORMED!

Follow us on Twitter at @dcpsjobs, or become a fan of DCPS Jobs on Facebook.

Criminal Background Check

In accordance with the Criminal Background Checks for the Protection of Children Act of 2004, this position has been designated and identified as one which requires a criminal background check and/or traffic record check. If you are tentatively selected for the position, a criminal background check will be conducted. A final offer of employment is contingent upon the receipt of a satisfactory criminal background check.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, District of Columbia Official Code Section 2-1401.01 et seq. (Act), the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) does not discriminate (including employment therein and admission thereto) on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an interfamily offense, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination, which is prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is prohibited. Discrimination in violation of the aforementioned laws will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies of DCPS will be handled as follows:

Employees with inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies related to employment and employees should contact:

Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist
Office of Labor Management & Employee Relations
District of Columbia Public Schools
1200 First St, NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 442-5424

 

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Upper School Math Teacher

Coconut Creek, FL

Job Category: Full Time

Description:

  • Ability to articulate the Mission, Vision, and Values of the school both verbally and in writing
  • Comprehensive knowledge of curriculum and instruction within the appropriate content area and/or grade level
  • Ability to function as a student achievement advocate and advisor
  • In depth understanding of all elements, goals, instructional best practice strategies, embodied in the Academic Plan, as well as the ability to clearly articulate the plan to parents and students.
  • Outstanding listening skills
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly developed presentation skills
  • Effective organizational skills including but not limited to lesson planning, implementing units of study, differentiating instruction, designing and implementing assessments
  • Ability to monitor student progress and report information in a timely manner
  • Ability to manage, delegate and monitor tasks
  • Ability to mentor and coach students
  • Highly developed collaborative leadership skills and the ability to work well with and through others
  • Ability to prioritize and to expend allotted resources in alignment with stated academic priorities
  • Ability to foster and maintain a positive school climate

Requirements:

  • Implement the established curriculum as described in the NBPS curriculum maps
  • Maintain and update curriculum maps on Atlas Rubicon
  • Select and plan appropriate learning and teaching activities that are in alignment with NBPS standards and the Academic Plan
  • Exercise good classroom management with the use of fair and consistent standards and appropriate sanctions that are clearly articulated to the students
  • Encourage students to ask questions and to express their difficulties.

Benefits:

Full benefits include, medical, dental, vision, 401k plan, employer paid life insurance, short-term and long term disability.

Contact:

Brandon Boston, Director of Lighthouse Point Academy
bostonb@nbps.org
Tele: 954-247-0011 ext 380

 

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Alternative Assessment Developers

Work from Home

Job Category: Freelance/Work from Home

Description:

State departments of education are increasingly interested in developing appropriate and useful standardized assessments for special education students. Ceres Publishing Services LLC (www.ceres-llc.com) is assembling a team of special education teachers or former teachers to lend their expertise to the development of state alternative assessments. Formats will vary, and will be based on team input. Standardized test development experience is a plus, but training and support from experienced test developers can be provided. Work will begin during the summer of 2016 and continue throughout the year. Team members can take on assignments of variable scope, according to their other work demands. Fee will be project-based, but typically test developers can expect to be paid at least $30 per assessment item.

 

Requirements:

Create test items for alternative assessments, working collaboratively via email and other online collaboration tools. Expertise in special education, including appropriate educational credentials and teaching experience, is required. Standardized test item development is a plus.

Benefits:

This is a freelance position; no job benefits are offered. Test developers can expect at least $30 per assessment item.

Contact:

To apply, please send an email detailing your relevant experience, along with a résumé, tocjohnson@ceres-llc.com.

 

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Special Education Teacher

Vestal, NY

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

 

Special Education Teacher - Institute for Child Development

About The Research Foundation for SUNY at Binghamton:

The Research Foundation, founded in 1951, exists to serve SUNY and to capitalize on the scope, scale and diversity of SUNY as an engine of New York state's innovation economy.

The RF supports nearly $1 billion in SUNY research activity annually, providing sponsored programs administration and commercialization support services to SUNY faculty performing
research in numerous disciplines.

The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private not-for-profit corporation that administers externally funded sponsored projects for and on behalf of SUNY. The Research Foundation is a separate employer from SUNY and the State of New York and offers separate compensation and benefit plans.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Formulate, write, and implement Individual Education Plans.
  • Develop, construct, write and implement habilitative programs for children.
  • Objectively evaluate child behavior and performance.
  • Monitor and objectively evaluate child behavior and performance and modify programs as required.
  • Conduct and Consult on program analyses to determine effectiveness.
  • Prepare written reports as needed.
  • Maintain frequent contact with parents or guardians of children, in oral and written forms, regarding child progress on IEP goals.
  • Participate orally and by providing written material in multiple weekly staff meetings.
  • Provide support, in vivo supervision and performance feedback to paraprofessional staff as directed.
  • Provide support, in vivo supervision and performance feedback to undergraduate practicum students as directed.

 

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Provide direct child instruction and care for 5-days a week as determined by the Unit calendar. Meetings, preparation, parent contact, etc. will occur outside direct child attendance times
  • Be available for ad hoc meetings and consultation during work hours as specified by Director of Educational Services, which may vary.
  • Participate in all habilitative, self-help and emotional development programs as requested.
  • Maintain appropriate cleanliness, organization and decoration of classroom.
  • Assist children to and from bus stop and monitor lunch period.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in analytical methods and written English expression.

 

LEVEL OF SUPERVISION:

Special Education Teachers will be supervised by and work closely with the Director of Educational Services. In vivo supervision of instructional effectiveness will be provided. In addition, consultation on program development, data evaluation and related responsibilities will be held bi-weekly.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Special Education
  • New York State teaching certification or eligibility
  • Must be fluent and easily understood in English with very good articulation to accommodate the communication and comprehension needs of the children served.

Please see the Research Foundation website for more information on qualifications and organizational policies.

https://rfbu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=63321

 

ANNUAL SALARY:

$33,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Full time position includes full benefits package through the Research Foundation of the State University of NY.

 

Research Foundation Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

The Research Foundation for SUNY is a private, not for profit corporation.

To apply please submit:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three letters of recommendation are required prior to employment
  • You may add additional files/documents after uploading your resume.
  • After filling out the contact information, you will be directed to the upload page.

Returning Applicants: - Login to your The Research Foundation for SUNY at Binghamton Careers Account to check your completed application.

Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

https://rfbu.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=63321

 

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Special Education Teacher

Phoenix, AZ and Tucson, AZ

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

Description:

$48,000/school year (180 days). Summers off with year round pay. Special Education Teachers needed in Arizona (Phoenix and surrounding cities). Needs are in the self-contained and resource settings serving students with emotional disabilities (ED), Autism (A), Severe/Profound (S/P), and Intellectual Disabilities (ID). STARS is the largest school contract agency in AZ. STARS is owned and operated by Occupational Therapists. You will be an employee and receive full benefits (see below). With a proven track record, STARS is able to offer you an unbeatable support system and resources. STARS is hiring for the 2015-2016 school year. STARS places Special Education Teachers throughout the Phoenix, Tucson and the surrounding area public schools.

Requirements:

  • Certification through the AZDOE, in Special Education
  • Arizona Fingerprint Card through AZDPS
  • We will help you get the credentials needed and reimburse you for the cost.

Salary:

$48,000/SCHOOL YEAR, BASED ON 180 DAYS

STARS also offers a fantastic benefit package including:

  • 16 weeks off
  • 100% Company paid Health, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • $1,000/year Continuing Ed Money
  • Paid DOE Certification Fees
  • Paid NASET Dues
  • Spanish Immersion trip
  • Hawaii Trip for two
  • 401K
  • 125 Plan
  • Direct Deposit
  • Evaluation tools and treatment supplies
  • Two company sponsored parties with professional entertainment
  • Company newsletter
  • STARS sponsored dinner meetings with national/local speakers

    • Yearly raises
    • Referral bonuses
    • Moving $
    • Birthday gifts and other appreciation throughout the year
    • Genuine Appreciation

YOU WILL FEEL LIKE A STAR!!!

Contact:

Brian Paulsen, COO #480.221.2573; Please email your resume to Jobs@StudentTherapy.com; Apply Online at StudentTherapy.com, we would love to hear from you!

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