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K-4 Special Education Teacher

Special Education Teacher

Responsibilities:

  • Exemplify, advocate and operationalize the mission, vision and core values of the school
  • Teach and reinforce all school-wide expectations, systems, and routines
  • Create and/or implement rigorous lesson plans, with clear and measurable objectives, which include strategies tailored to meet the needs of special education students and support high academic achievement
  • Provide in-class and/or out of class instruction per students’ IEPs
  • Modify and create lesson plans that accommodate various learning styles and needs
  • Employ strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory
  • Develop flexible groups for students within individual classes in collaboration with classroom teachers
  • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and professionals to develop and implement IEPs designed to promote students‘ academic, physical, and social development; Communicate with students and families regularly to discuss student progress.
  • Complete administrative responsibilities in a timely manner

 

Qualifications and Certifications

  • New Jersey Students with Disabilities teacher certification
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Firm belief in the ability of all students to achieve at high levels, and high expectations for low-income children to become college ready and attend selective universities
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching special education students
  • Experience teaching in an urban environment, with demonstrated quantifiable and objective student performance gains that surpass state or local averages
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team, especially with parents and community members
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Detail oriented, with excellent organization skills
  • Self-reflective and analytical problem solver
  • Openness to feedback, willingness to take personal responsibility, and a desire to learn from others
  • Unwavering in pursuit of excellence even in the face of difficult opposition and challenges
  • Exemplify, advocate and operationalize the mission, vision and core values of the school
  • Teach and reinforce all school-wide expectations, systems, and routines
  • Implement highly rigorous visual arts program
  • Coordinate two Art Shows per year
  • Create and implement rigorous art lesson plans, with clear and measurable objectives to meet standards
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and implement strategies for all students to reach success
  • Deliver whole class, small group, and individual instruction in an engaging and motivating manner that fosters student achievement
  • Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior
  • Communicate regularly and maintain strong relationships with students and families
  • Attend a minimum of seven school-wide evening events per year
  • Continue to develop professionally by participating professional development opportunities within and independent of the school environment
  • Arrive at school each day by 7:15 a.m. and leave no earlier than 4:30 p.m.
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the Principal

Special Education

Teacher

Responsibilities:

Exemplify, advocate and operationalize the mission, vision and core

values of the school

Teach and reinforce all school

-

wide expectations, systems, and routines

Create and/or implement rigorous lesson plans,

with clear and measurable

objectives, which include strategies tailored to meet the needs of special

education students and support high academic achievement

Provide in

-

class and/or out of class instruction per students’ IEPs

Modify and create lesson plans

that accommodate various learning styles

and needs

Employ strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the

development of sensory

-

and perceptual

-

motor skills, language, cognition,

and memory

Develop flexible groups for students within individu

al classes in

collaboration with classroom teachers

Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers,

and professionals to develop

and implement

IEPs designed to promote

students‘ academic, physical, and social development; Communic

ate with

students and families regularly to discuss student progress.

Complete administrative responsibilities in a timely manner

Qualifications and Certifications

New Jersey Students with Disabilities teacher certification

Bachelor’s degree required, Ma

ster’s degree preferred

Firm belief in the ability of

all

students to achieve at high levels, and high

expectations for low

-

income children to become college ready and attend

selective universities

Minimum of 2

years’ experience

teaching special education students

Experience teaching in an urban environment, with demonstrated

quantifiable and objective student performance gains that surpass state or

local averages

Demonstrated ability to work well in a team, especially with paren

ts and

community members

Excellent written and verbal skills

Detail oriented, with excellent organization skills

Self

-

reflective and analytical problem solver