NASET News Alert

Special Education Teacher

January 03, 2019

Alexandria and Manassas, VA

Current openings at our Alexandria and Manassas campuses

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$2,500 after 1 year of continuous employment.

APTSĀ® offers teachers an extremely supported environment in and out of the classroom. In the classroom, Program Facilitators help to present individualized lessons as well as support students through behavioral episodes. Both in and out of the classroom, teachers can rely on their pod's Data Analyst, Behavior Analyst, and Education Specialist to assist in developing and reaching student academic and behavioral goals.

Employees duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP) based on results of psycho-educational and other assessments, including implementing strategies developed by speech, occupational, physical therapists, or other IEP mandated service providers
  • Develop lesson plans on a weekly and monthly basis for each student based on their IEP goals/objectives and in keeping with state requirements (i.e., Standards of Learning/Alternate Assessment)
  • Carry out behavioral strategies, including crisis intervention, in keeping with APTS policies and procedures and regulations governing private special education day schools
  • Process with staff daily to ensure awareness of schedule and instructional activities
  • Administer Standards of Learning and other diagnostic testing as appropriate for level of training and student need
  • Conduct alternate assessments for students requiring them
  • Coordinate and attend IEP and IDT meetings, parent/teacher conferences, and meetings with other professionals as appropriate and/or required
  • Write quarterly progress reports which include graphs for each students progress
  • Collect data based on each students functional assessment and IEP
  • Provide input in the development of each students Behavior Intervention Plan
  • Maintain a clean and neat classroom
  • Provide input regarding staff performance evaluations


  • Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferred or 30 credits accrued towards Masters degree in education from an accredited university
  • Collegiate level or Post-Graduate level preferred.
  • Provisional teaching license required.
  • Must Possess a Virginia teaching certificate with a Special Education endorsement. In lieu of a complete endorsement, a conditional license may be granted if the teacher is actively working towards completing the endorsement.


  • APTS is now offering a 2-part $1000 sign on bonus. Part 1 will be paid to employee upon completion of 6 months of service and Part 2 upon completion of 1 year of service.
  • APTS offers a competitive salary
  • Internal advancement opportunities,
  • 401k with employer contribution
  • Medical, dental and vision health benefits
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Tuition reimbursment for relevent degrees


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