State certified teacher with at least 2 years of experience.
Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects such as English, mathematics, science and social studies.
Teacher must employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory of each individual student.
Prospect teacher should be able to plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
Maintains accurate and complete student records, and prepares reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
Works well with others, brainstorming and being organized are essential characteristics for this type of job.
Dealing with parents, administration and other teachers requires a professional attitude and the ability to work under pressure. Experience is required with federal paperwork such as IEP, or Individualized Educational Plan, that outlines the necessary supports, accommodations and goals for an individual child.
Be able to work with children who can vary from mild to severe disabilities, using specialized techniques to help them reach their goals.
Collaborate with other staff to help a child improve. This can include regular education, art, music and physical educational teachers, support staff, physical, occupational, speech and behavioral therapists and administration.
Responsible for doing record keeping on a child’s progress, dealing with problem behaviors and serving as a source of information and support in IEP meetings.
Assess students’ skills and determine their educational needs
Adapt general lessons to meet students’ needs
Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student
Plan activities that are specific to each student’s abilities
Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one
Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress
Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals
Discuss students’ progress with parents, other teachers, counselors, and administrators
Supervise and mentor teacher assistants who work with students with disabilities
Prepare and help students transition from grade to grade and from school to life outside of school
ABA experience is a PLUS!