November 2016 - Special Educator e-Journal

Table of Contents

  • Impact of Least Restrictive Environment Interpretation for Students with Severe Disabilities. By Amanda Berndt, Florida International University

  • Building Successful Partnerships Between Families and Schools: A Review of the Literature. By Kathleen A. Hogan, Marla J. Lohmann and Andrea R. Hathcote

  • Review of Ethical Leadership and Decision-Making in Education: Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Complex Dilemmas-4th Edition. By Deborah C. McLaughlin, Florida International University

  • (Pre) Literacy Skills and Deaf Children

  • Special Education Legal Alert. By Perry A. Zirkel

  • Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET

  • Acknowledgements

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Latest Employment Opportunities Posted on NASET

Special Education Teacher

Littlestown, Pennsylvania

Job Category: Full Time

 

Description:

The Hoffman Academy is a special education, private, academic school for students identified with social and emotional disorders. The school is aligned with, and located on the grounds of, Hoffman Homes for Youth- a psychiatric residential treatment facility outside Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Hoffman Academy educates approximately 100 students. The mission is to offer a learning environment combined with a therapeutic component. Teachers, therapists and direct-care staff work together to assist the children-in-care with achieving their treatment goals.

The Hoffman Academy is accepting applicants for Special Education Teacher positions. The Special Education Teacher is a full-time position with benefits.

The Hoffman Academy is looking for teachers to work in a creative and versatile environment geared toward educating and treating at-risk youth. The goal is to allow teachers the flexibility to deliver curriculum in the most effective manner. Teachers, at the Hoffman Academy, must be able to work as part of a treatment team (i.e. the student, therapist, direct-care staff, parents, etc.) and assist the student in defining and achieving successful outcomes. Teachers are encouraged to use the support of the therapists and direct-care staff. The principles of Sanctuary® and Trauma Informed Care are expected to be applied within the daily routines, interactions and interventions of the school day. Overall, teachers for the Hoffman Academy must exhibit an enthusiasm for educating distressed young people while coaching them toward a safe and productive lifestyle.

Salary: Starting at $45,000

 

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement IEPs and NOREPs as well as facilitate meetings with regard to these plans and the student's overall treatment program
  • Plan and teach appropriate and engaging lessons according to the students' ability and need
  • Collect and analyze student data
  • Participate as an active member of each student's treatment team; Assist the team in developing and implementing successful approaches for the student.
  • Maintain records and make reports as required by State Law, the State Board of Education, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the School.

 

Requirements:

Applicants must have Pennsylvania Certification in Special Education (7-12; N-12; and PK-8). Proper clearances, as defined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, are required.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive Major Medical Plan with Prescription Plan
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 403(b)
  • Paid Time Off

 

Contact:

Interested applicants may forward a resume to Walter Smith, Director of Education, via Email: wsmith@hoffmanhomes.com, Fax: 717-359-2600, or Mail: 815 Orphanage Rd., Littlestown, PA 17340. http://www.hoffmanhomes.com/menu/About/careers

 

 

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Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

Queens Village, New York

Job Category: Full Time

 

Description:

Full Time, 12 Month Teaching Position in a Unique Day Treatment/Therapeutic Preschool Program.

  • Work Collaboratively as Part of a Multidisciplinary Team to Implement Academic, Behavioral and Therapeutic Services for Special Education Students with Emotional Needs.
  • Provide Direct Instructional Services to Special Needs Students Both Individually and in Small Groups within a Center Based Classroom Setting
  • Implementation of Specialized Early Childhood Curriculum, Behavior Management Plans and Special Education Best Practices and Methodologies.

 

Requirements:

New York State Teacher Certification in Students with Disabilities (Birth-2), or Pending.

Experience in Special Education Preferred

Benefits:

Full Comprehensive Benefits Package; Competitive Salary; All NYC Public School Holidays

Contact:

Amy Levine, Principal
allifeline@aol.com

Please Visit our Website at www.lifelinecenter.org to Learn More About this Specialized Program

 

 

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Special Education Teacher

Alameda County, California

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

 

Description:

Seneca Family of Agencies provides an unconditional continuum of care for the most vulnerable children and families in California. We provide a range of school-based, community-centered and residential services to support the diverse needs of our clients.

At our school programs, Seneca seamlessly interweaves special education services with rich therapeutic and behavioral supports. Our students are referred to us after years of school failure; it is our goal to provide an enriching and successful environment where students' strengths are celebrated and their needs addressed with a variety of targeted interventions.

Within the program, our Special Education Teachers are responsible for providing multi-grade, standards-based instruction and academic interventions that afford students the opportunity to thrive academically. The teacher works on a dynamic team to provide a clear, consistent structure for the classroom, ensuring that the academic, social, and emotional needs of each student are met within the guidelines of the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) and the Treatment Plan.

Now hiring in:

  • San Leandro
  • Fremont

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to implement academic, behavioral, and therapeutic services for special education students with emotional disturbances
  • Utilize backwards design principles to deliver differentiated curriculum, rooted in the state content standards
  • Use student-centered instructional methods as defined by the school's Learning Principles
  • Employ authentic and norm-referenced assessment strategies to monitor progress and guide instructional planning and decision making
  • Provide an individualized academic intervention program to target at-risk learners.
  • Perform all duties related to the development of an IEP: assessment, goal setting, implementation and progress reporting
  • Engage caregivers in the educational process, providing frequent opportunities to discuss student growth and needs
  • Participate in professional learning communities to enhance practice and create coherence
  • Facilitate and/or participate in required meetings (classroom, site wide and supervision)
  • Co-lead the classroom team to maintain a structured therapeutic learning environment based on Seneca's philosophy
  • Intervene with the clients' behavioral program as needed. This includes physical management of the clients (implementation of Seneca Center's Ahimsa Model Training) as necessary to ensure safety
  • Maintain a high standard of professional behavior at all times
  • Perform all other duties as necessary for the good of the agency as instructed by supervisor

 

Hours:

  • Monday - Friday
  • School hours Year Round

 

Qualifications:

  • Qualified teachers will hold a valid Special Education Credential - Mild/Moderate.
  • Current California Education Specialist Credential may qualify
  • Experience teaching Special Education preferred
  • Valid California Driver's License and ability to be insured by Seneca's insurance carrier
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other state or federal requirements

 

Compensation:

  • Comprehensive employee benefit package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Program
  • $2,700 classroom petty cash budget
  • Specialized training & support
  • Yearly professional development budget
  • Two to three full-time Classroom Counselors to provide behavioral and academic support
  • 7 weeks of school breaks
  • 1 week of PTO, and 4 weeks of teacher days off
  • We provide a 403b retirement plan

Please apply directly through our website at: http://senecafoa.org/online-application?position=special_education_teacher

Employment opportunities are, and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes and abilities. It is the policy of Seneca Family of Agencies to grant equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, Vietnam Era Veteran status, age, religion, political affiliation, gender or sexual orientation. Seneca is committed to providing a fair, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We welcome candidates that will promote and value diversity and exercise teamwork and collaboration.

 

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Special Education Specialist

Dover, NH

Job Category: Full Time

 

Description:

This position is contingent upon a contract award (expected September, 2016).  The preference for this position is to be based in Dover, NH; however, individuals with extensive professional, industry-based alternate assessment experience who are able to travel onsite for program orientation and training may be considered.

The Special Education Specialist (SPED) provides technical assistance across one or more contracts in administering assessment programs for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Develops special education content materials for professional development, item development and the administration of alternate assessments.  Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Under the supervision of program leadership and/or the Senior Special Education Specialist:
  • Collaborate with and provide technical assistance to Measured Progress Program Manager(s), subcontractors, and/or the state education agencies regarding the program's design, planning and implementation.
  • Conduct in-state professional development workshops with educational professionals on the implementation and scoring of alternate assessments.
  • Develop and write administration manuals, resource guides, scoring guides, and presentation materials as needed.
  • Collaborate with Measured Progress Curriculum and Assessment staff to develop and refine alternate assessment items as needed as well as the overall assessment design.
  • Act as the main liaison with Measured Progress staff and the state agencies on all development issues for the contract, conducting in-state development meetings as required.
  • Collaborate with the Measured Progress Program Managers and/or subcontractors with communicating the program’s design, objectives, deliverables, budget, and deadlines to internal personnel to ensure the contract is carried out on time and according to specifications.
  • Assist with the creation of contract specific test designs and specifications for current contracts and/or proposals.

 

Requirements:


Master’s Degree in Education and a minimum of four (4) years teaching experience in special education (preferably with students with significant cognitive disabilities); or two (2) years special education teaching experience (preferably with students with significant cognitive disabilities), plus two (2) years directly applicable professional level alternate assessment experience.

Contact:

http://www.measuredprogress.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/

 

 

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Early Childhood Special Educator

Lakenheath, UK

Job Category: Early Intervention

 

Description:

Position works with children of American military families stationed overseas at RAF Lakenheath, UK. Provides early intervention services to developmentally delayed infants and toddlers, in a home-based program.

Requirements:

Position requires a Master's degree in Special Education, 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:

Paid relocation, medical, dental, generous paid time off, competitive salary and housing allowance.

Contact:

Lynn Romer at LynnR@magnummedicaloverseas.com or 800-852-5678 x.156 or fax resume to 513-984-4909

 

 

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Special Education Specialist

Multiple Locations

Description:

The primary responsibility of the Special Education Specialist is to provide instruction and other related services to Special Education students. The Special Education Specialist will also facilitate diagnostic assessment including administration, scoring and interpretation. Will review and revise IEP's as needed. Will support instruction in reading, math, and written language for students, tutor individual and small groups of students, administer and score academic testing, write individualized education plans and support other academic programs as needed. The Special Education Specialist will work under the leadership of the Program Specialist and the Director of Special Education. This position will be available to provide direct instruction to students 6 hours a day.

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:*

  • Provide instruction to students with special needs and identified learning disabilities in a special education program.
  • Tutor individual and small groups of students, reinforcing language and reading concepts.
  • Administer and score individual and group tests.
  • Schedule IEP meetings, coordinating schedules with parents, general education teacher(s), administrator, and all appropriate special education staff.
  • Conduct IEP meetings.
  • Communicate and coordinate special needs evaluation and testing with speech teacher, psychologist, and other service providers.
  • Communicate with parents regarding individual student progress and conduct.
  • Maintain progress records and record progress toward IEP goals.
  • Record progress within the independent study program.
  • Perform other duties in support of the Special Education Specialist program.
  • Support other academic programs offered within the independent study program.

Various openings in Burbank region, San Gabriel region, Victor Valley region, Inland Empire region, San Bernardino region, and San Juan region.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Special Education Specialist Certificate or ability to obtain Mild/Moderate Certificate.
  • Ability to teach students of grades K-12.
  • Ability to work with children of all ages.
  • Ability to understand, adopt, and support the independent study program, concepts and their philosophies.
  • Ability to organize and present ideas effectively in oral and written form.
  • Ability to make skillful decisions.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to operate a PC computer, word processor, copier, FAX, and other office machines.
  • BA/BS Degree
  • Valid California Teaching Credential in Special Education (Mild/Moderate)

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS Degree
  • Valid California Teaching Credential in Special Education (Mild/Moderate)

Contact:

Nehia Hearn
Human Resources Assistant
Direct: 626) 204-2552 Fax: 626) 685-9316
nhearn@ofy.org

 

 

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Special Education Specialist

Multiple Locations

Job Category: Special Education

 

Description:

The primary responsibility of the Special Education Specialist is to provide instruction and other related services to Special Education students. The Special Education Specialist will also facilitate diagnostic assessment including administration, scoring and interpretation. Will review and revise IEP's as needed. Will support instruction in reading, math, and written language for students, tutor individual and small groups of students, administer and score academic testing, write individualized education plans and support other academic programs as needed. The Special Education Specialist will work under the leadership of the Program Specialist and the Director of Special Education. This position will be available to provide direct instruction to students 6 hours a day.

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:*

  • Provide instruction to students with special needs and identified learning disabilities in a special education program.
  • Tutor individual and small groups of students, reinforcing language and reading concepts.
  • Administer and score individual and group tests.
  • Schedule IEP meetings, coordinating schedules with parents, general education teacher(s), administrator, and all appropriate special education staff.
  • Conduct IEP meetings.
  • Communicate and coordinate special needs evaluation and testing with speech teacher, psychologist, and other service providers.
  • Communicate with parents regarding individual student progress and conduct.
  • Maintain progress records and record progress toward IEP goals.
  • Record progress within the independent study program.
  • Perform other duties in support of the Special Education Specialist program.
  • Support other academic programs offered within the independent study program.
  • Various openings in Burbank region, San Gabriel region, Victor Valley region, Inland Empire region, San Bernardino region, and San Juan region.

    • Special Education Specialist Certificate or ability to obtain Mild/Moderate Certificate.
    • Ability to teach students of grades K-12.
    • Ability to work with children of all ages.
    • Ability to understand, adopt, and support the independent study program, concepts and their philosophies.
    • Ability to organize and present ideas effectively in oral and written form.
    • Ability to make skillful decisions.
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to operate a PC computer, word processor, copier, FAX, and other office machines.
    • BA/BS Degree
    • Valid California Teaching Credential in Special Education (Mild/Moderate)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Special Education Specialist Certificate or ability to obtain Mild/Moderate Certificate.
  • Ability to teach students of grades K-12.
  • Ability to work with children of all ages.
  • Ability to understand, adopt, and support the independent study program, concepts and their philosophies.
  • Ability to organize and present ideas effectively in oral and written form.
  • Ability to make skillful decisions.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to operate a PC computer, word processor, copier, FAX, and other office machines.

 

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS Degree
  • Valid California Teaching Credential in Special Education (Mild/Moderate)

 

Contact:

Nehia Hearn
Human Resources Assistant
Direct: 626) 204-2552 Fax: 626) 685-9316
nhearn@ofy.org

 

 

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Special Education Specialist

Multiple Locations

Job Category: Special Education

 

Description:

The primary responsibility of the Special Education Specialist is to provide instruction and other related services to Special Education students. The Special Education Specialist will also facilitate diagnostic assessment including administration, scoring and interpretation. Will review and revise IEP's as needed. Will support instruction in reading, math, and written language for students, tutor individual and small groups of students, administer and score academic testing, write individualized education plans and support other academic programs as needed. The Special Education Specialist will work under the leadership of the Program Specialist and the Director of Special Education. This position will be available to provide direct instruction to students 6 hours a day.

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to the following:*

  • Provide instruction to students with special needs and identified learning disabilities in a special education program.
  • Tutor individual and small groups of students, reinforcing language and reading concepts.
  • Administer and score individual and group tests.
  • Schedule IEP meetings, coordinating schedules with parents, general education teacher(s), administrator, and all appropriate special education staff.
  • Conduct IEP meetings.
  • Communicate and coordinate special needs evaluation and testing with speech teacher, psychologist, and other service providers.
  • Communicate with parents regarding individual student progress and conduct.
  • Maintain progress records and record progress toward IEP goals.
  • Record progress within the independent study program.
  • Perform other duties in support of the Special Education Specialist program.
  • Support other academic programs offered within the independent study program.

  • Various openings in Burbank region, San Gabriel region, Victor Valley region, Inland Empire region, San Bernardino region, and San Juan region.

    • Special Education Specialist Certificate or ability to obtain Mild/Moderate Certificate.
    • Ability to teach students of grades K-12.
    • Ability to work with children of all ages.
    • Ability to understand, adopt, and support the independent study program, concepts and their philosophies.
    • Ability to organize and present ideas effectively in oral and written form.
    • Ability to make skillful decisions.
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to operate a PC computer, word processor, copier, FAX, and other office machines.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Special Education Specialist Certificate or ability to obtain Mild/Moderate Certificate.
  • Ability to teach students of grades K-12.
  • Ability to work with children of all ages.
  • Ability to understand, adopt, and support the independent study program, concepts and their philosophies.
  • Ability to organize and present ideas effectively in oral and written form.
  • Ability to make skillful decisions.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to operate a PC computer, word processor, copier, FAX, and other office machines.

 

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS Degree
  • Valid California Teaching Credential in Special Education (Mild/Moderate)

 

Contact:

Nehia Hearn
Human Resources Assistant
Direct: 626) 204-2552 Fax: 626) 685-9316
nhearn@ofy.org

 

 

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Special Education Teacher

Fitchburg, MA

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

The Durham Center for Education, a division of The Institute of Professional Practice is seeking a Special Education Teacher to join our team of enthusiastic and dedicated professionals. Reporting to the school's Director, you will join a team of educators, dedicated to "getting to the heart of every child." The Durham Center is a small state of the art school for ASD students located in Central Massachusetts with easy access to Boston and surrounding cities.

Our students come to us with a variety of complex profiles, each unique, but each wanting to learn. We enjoy nurturing time spent in the classroom, gymnasium, and in the community. Our teaching is based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analytics, and teaching communication, social, functional and job readiness skills. Durham Center students and educators participate in community activities, work experience, and learning excursions.

To be successful in this role, you will be able to:

  • Develop and maintain measurable IEP plans for each student
  • Oversee and consult with specialists to ensure services are delivered in accordance with the IEP
  • Develop clear and concise written protocols for each IEP
  • Implement Massachusetts Department of Education MCAS requirements
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with colleagues, parents, school districts
  • Supervise and train paraprofessionals working in the classroom
  • Some of what we provide when you join our team:

We look for the following experience:

  • Master's degree in education
  • 3 or more years working with students with disabilities
  • Massachusetts certification in special education preferred
  • Outstanding medical, dental, and vision benefit package
  • Company paid short and long-term disability plans
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with immediate company match
  • Generous paid time off program including PTO and 11.5 paid holidays
  • Company paid continuing education programs
  • 36 hour work-week

If you want to have a meaningful and lasting impact on a young person's life, in a professional work environment that provides the tools for success, please send your resume and cover letter to: Rhonda Page, Director, Durham Center for Education at: careers@ippi.org

 

 

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Special Education Coordinator

Boston, MA

Job Category: Full Time

 

Uncommon Schools

Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students in high poverty, high need areas to graduate from college. Uncommon currently manages 44 schools serving nearly 12,000 students in six cities: Boston, New York City, Newark, Camden, Rochester, and Troy.

Who are we? We are a community of educators, families, and students united by the fierce belief that every student can graduate from college. We signed on to this mission because we believe educational inequity is an American crisis. We are an intensely committed group of people who bring tenacity, dedication, and celebration to our work each day. We love fun, and we love focus. With the right balance, we're able to ensure that our students are prepared to get to and through college.

Position Overview

The Special Education Coordinator is passionate about supporting the students who are at-risk for academic underperformance due to emotional and/or physical challenges so that they can succeed in the school's rigorous academic program. The Special Education Coordinator holds primary responsibility for providing academic, emotional, and physical services for students who require additional support to thrive within the school's core academic program.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all students receive the educational services that they need to succeed
  • Identify incoming students' special education needs as indicated by family questionnaire responses
  • Review the results of intake assessments of new students to identify special education needs
  • Schedule and providing pull-out services as needed
  • Schedule, coordinate, and chair team and pre-referral meetings
  • Conduct academic testing as part of the evaluation process
  • Coordinate and conducting classroom observations and testing (i.e. psychological) as needed
  • Ensure that all regular education teachers know and understand all classroom accommodations required by IEPs
  • Deliver one-on-one, small group, and whole class instruction as appropriate
  • Maintain student records regarding special education issues and preparing reports for regulatory agencies
  • Ensure compliance with all City, State, and Federal special education law and regulations
  • Contribute to the design of curriculum materials
  • Design and administer rigorous, standards-based assessments and using assessment data to refine curriculum and instruction
  • Help to create a culture of order, structure, humanity, and academic rigor in the classroom and school as a whole
  • Collaborate with other teachers, other school staff, and administrators to ensure that all our students climb the mountain to high school and college

To Apply

If you are passionate about improving educational opportunities for historically underserved children and communities, please visit our website at www.uncommonschools.org and apply online via the Special Education Team posting.

The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Qualifications

  • Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom.
  • Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom.
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects.
  • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player.
  • Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred.
  • Special Education teaching certification required

Belief in and alignment with Uncommon's core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.

Compensation

We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.

Contact

Madyson Lubba; mlubba@uncommonschools.org

 

 

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Special Education Teacher

Washington, DC

Job Category: Teaching

 

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:

KIPP DC is a non-profit network of high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools in Washington, D.C. Our sixteen schools and The Learning Center recruit and educate over 5,700 students on six campuses in the city's most educationally underserved communities across wards 5-8. At KIPP DC, we empower students to access opportunities that lead to a choice-filled life. Highly skilled teachers and leaders, more time in school, a rigorous college preparatory-curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support help our students climb the mountain to and through college.

At KIPP DC, we believe the quality of instruction defines the rate and quality of student achievement. Therefore, teaching and learning is at the core of everything we do, and we view our Lead Teachers as a critical component of our mission and success with regards to ensuring all students learn and achieve within classrooms that are intentional, rigorous, and joyful.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

We are looking for highly dedicated educators who will bring an unwavering commitment to helping children succeed. KIPP DC's teachers are responsible for delivering effective, high-quality, rigorous instruction in their content areas, producing unmatched academic results and student growth. KIPP DC gives its students an intensive foundation in the core academic subjects with an emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for success in school and in life. The KIPP DC community holds itself to high standards, cognizant that success can be achieved by all, regardless of challenging circumstances, through team work, tenacity and focused dedication.

KIPP DC Special Education Teachers work closely both as a team and with General Education Teachers in order to plan targeted, high-leverage intervention for their students. Our Special Education Teachers seek first to diagnose student challenges and then to design individual programs and differentiated strategies in order to meet specific needs. The team serves students with IEPs and diagnosed disabilities, as well as with students who are identified as at-risk.

We are looking for hardworking, team oriented, and experienced teachers for 5-8th grade. While students receive instruction from 8:00am-4:30pm, KIPP DC teachers are on duty in school Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm, with most arriving before and staying after these hours. Many KIPP DC teachers take on additional roles within the school, including working as Saturday School Coordinators and Grade Level Chairs. Though they face demanding schedules, all KIPP DC teachers are strongly supported by experienced and dedicated leadership and staff. KIPP DC students have an extended school day, Saturday School, and a mandatory summer session.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Believe deeply in the mission and values of KIPP DC and subscribe to KIPP's Differentiators
  • Display an incredible work ethic and a passion for being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and adept at developing relationships
  • Commit/contribute to constant professional growth and development
  • Create and teach challenging and engaging lessons linked to state standards
  • Implement the school-wide student management policies within classrooms and everywhere on campus
  • Perform morning, lunch, and afternoon duties as assigned
  • Pass a criminal background check, as required by law
  • Additional responsibilities may arise during the school year. This could include but not limited to: attending staff and student field trips, open houses, parent-teacher conferences, home visits, and other events involving parents and students as needed. They will be communicated to all employees with as much notice and flexibility as possible.

BENEFITS:

KIPP DC offers an extremely competitive compensation and benefits package:

  • Salaries for staff are competitive with added compensation for KIPP DC's extended day and year, along with additional bonuses.
  • KIPP DC offers its employees competitive rates for medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance.
  • KIPP DC also offers its employees a 403(b) retirement account with employer contributions and matches vesting after 3 years.
  • Teachers are also supported with on the job professional development, a laptop computer for work, and access to a discounted cell phone plan for staff/student/parent calls.

CONTACT:

Katie McMahon
Associate Director of Recruitment
katie.mcmahon@kippdc.org
http://www.kippdc.org/careers/apply-now/

 

 

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Special Education Teacher

Washington, DC

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

 

Description:

Under general supervision of the House Manager, the incumbent is responsible for teaching and supervising a class of special needs students utilizing various techniques to promote learning. Duties include planning, organizing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating class activities, developing Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and working with assigned staff, therapists and students to achieve the IEP goals and objectives. The incumbent is responsible for supervising assigned students and classroom staff insuring that students and staff are compliant with all school policies and procedures. This position requires close supervision of students which includes the ability to keep up with running children and or to lift or assist with lifting students is essential to perform this task. An important aspect of the job is gaining knowledge of and implementing the assigned student's Individual Education Plan goals and objectives as well as ensuring accurate data collection and documentation of same.

 

Requirements:

The ideal candidate has a Bachelor's degree in Special Education, and holds or is eligible for District of Columbia teaching certification with appropriate endorsement. Prior teaching/instructional experience with individuals with special needs is preferred.

Contact:

St. Coletta of Greater Washington
Human Resources Department
1901 Independence Avenue SE
Washington DC 20003
202-350-8680

Applications accepted online ONLY at www.stcoletta.org

 

 

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Assistant/Associate Prof. Special Ed/Psychology

Mount Berry, GA

Job Category: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor

 

Description:

The successful applicant will assist in the development of coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis for Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst (BCaBA) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) preparation. Berry College currently has a 4-course sequence approved by the Behavioral Analyst Certification Board preparing students for BCaBA certification. Responsibilities may include 1.) Teaching courses such courses as Applied Practice in ABA, Single Subject Design in ABA, Advanced Strategies for Behavior Change in ABA, The Exceptional Child, and Ethics; 2) Assist in the development of a graduate course sequence and clinical experiences that would prepare students for BCBA and BCaBA certification; 3) Work with local schools to develop sites for practicum placements for students taking ABA coursework; and 4) Work with formal training collaborations with clinical facilities in the region that take a lead role nationally in the development of innovative use of ABA to treat severe behavioral disorders, language acquisition, educational deficits and feeding disorders. The faculty member is expected to engage in close collaboration with faculty in these facilities for providing classroom instruction and supervision of students in clinical practica. Service, including committee work at the college, school, and department level and student advising are expected. In addition, the successful candidate should demonstrate potential for research. It is expected that the successful candidate maintain an active research agenda.

Requirements:

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in Special Education, Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis, or Education and be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA or BCBA-D) by start date. Competitive applicants will have had previous experience in supervising clinical training in ABA.

Applicant should send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Karen Kurz, Assistant Dean Graduate Studies in Education, Berry College, P. O. Box 495019, Mount Berry, GA 30149-5019 (e-mail: kkurz@berry.edu). Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. A national background check may be required of applicants.

Contact:

Dr Karen Kurz
Berry College
P. O. Box 495019
Mount Berry, GA 30149-5019
email: kkurz@berry.edu

 

 

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Special Education Teacher

Barstow, California

Job Category: Full Time

 

Job Description / Essential Elements:

Special Education Teacher is sought by Barstow Unified School District in Barstow CA. At present there is a single job opening for a full time position for 7 hours a day 185 days per year. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications:

Eligible or holds appropriate California Teaching Credential for Special Education.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

Provides individual and small group assistance related to the pupil's specific learning disabilities, educational problems, and total educational adjustment. Other Duties: Evaluates pupils' academic and social growth, keeping appropriate records and communication progress with parents. Participates with the I.E.P. team to develop the individualized education program for each student placed in the class.

Requirements for Applying:

California Education Specialist Instruction Credential: Mild/Moderate (M/M) and/or Moderate/Severe (M/S) Minimum of three (3) years successful classroom contract teaching experience in a special education setting EL Authorization VPSS NCLB Certification in Subject (Verification Process for Secondary Teachers in Special Settings) Autism

Authorization SIGNING BONUS AVAILALBE (must possess Level I or Level II credential)

  • Attach copies of credentials
  • attach copies of testing (CBEST, CSET...)
  • please attach no more than three (3) signed letters of reference dated within the last three (3) years

Application Deadline: Until Filled

Upon hire ~ submit to a fingerprint background check, submit official transcripts and original official test scores, submit valid TB and physical

*SIGNING BONUS AVAILABLE TO FULLY CREDENTIALED SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS

To apply: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/848934

 

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Special Education Teachers

Manassas, Virginia

Job Category: Teacher

 

BASIC FUNCTION/NATURE OF WORK

The special education teacher's function is to develop and implement effective instructional practices based on the needs identified in students' Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). The teacher will develop, implement and monitor the students' Individualized Education Programs in collaboration with parents and other IEP Team members. The teacher will promote a collaborative relationship with school staff and parents that will foster inclusionary practices.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree preferred. Bachelor's degree required. PWCS is interested in candidates with ESL and bilingual credentials and foreign language fluency.

STATE REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

Hold a Virginia teaching certificate with endorsements in the area of disability served. In lieu of complete endorsement, a conditional license may be granted if the teacher is working toward complete endorsement at a rate of a minimum of six (6) semester hours per year.
EEOC/M/F/D/V

BENEFITS

  • Extensive professional learning opportunities.
  • Multiple medical, dental, vision plans to choose from.
  • Virginia Retirement System incl. life insurance
  • Supplemental retirement, life insurance, disability plans available.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • Personal and sick leave.
  • 195 day contract.

 

CONTACT

Coordinator, Recruitment & Retention
recruit@pwcs.edu
703.791.8950
Learn more about us at www.pwcs.edu .
Apply online now at https://jobs.pwcs.edu/Jobs/

 

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