Provide language-based approaches in a small class, highly structured alternative school. The special education teacher will function as a member of a treatment team, which will address the educational, social and emotional needs of the students as set forth in the IEP and in the treatment plan.
Responsible for implementing specially designed language based literacy instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing addressing curriculum frameworks in groups up to 10 students.
Train teaching and support staff in the strategies employed by the CBDS school for the remediation of language based reading disabilities.
Plan and conduct in-service training.
Consult with administration concerning staff, instructional, and/or student needs.
Develop a working relationship with each student where limits are clearly identified and expectations are positive.
Organize and manage a highly structured classroom environment implementing behavioral interventions when necessary.
Be responsible for each student throughout the school day providing close supervision and monitoring at all times.
Work cooperatively with the Associate Director of Education/Principal and/or designee in all matters concerning students and parents.
Look for guidance and leadership from the Associate Director of Education/Principal and/or designee in working with individual students.
Provide clear, concise reports, including intervention methods already employed, when seeking the aid of the Associate Director of Educational Services.
Develop and operate an academic program geared to each student’s individual level with particular focus on individualizing accommodations.
Select appropriate materials for instruction.
Keep daily lesson plans on each student specifically listing activities to be covered in major subject areas. Plans will also include all other activities with time and locations clearly identified.
Supervise Instructional Assistants
Maintain student files, including communication, administrative information, IEP, progress reports, and inside and outside testing.
Discover each student’s appropriate levels by the use of standardized testing or teacher created curriculum based testing.
Manage an in-depth language arts program with strong emphasis on reading and writing.
Has awareness of reading decoding and comprehension levels and specific skills being worked on weekly for each student.
Provide 35 minutes of reading instruction per group with teacher or aide daily to be followed by written independent reinforcement work as appropriate.
Take an active role in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process and work to ensure that IEP’s are current and objectives are implemented.
Develop and implement goals and benchmarks for IEPs.
Write detailed quarterly progress reports.
Be aware of each student’s strengths and weaknesses and be able to knowledgeably discuss their learning style, skills taught, and application of strategies at team meetings and parent meetings.
Maintain communication with parents, school system, and other staff regarding students and meet as needed.
Be fully aware of resources within the school, the school system and the community to help in reaching the goals.
Utilize/perform appropriate and approved therapeutic restraints when deemed necessary.
Attend staff meetings as directed.
Demonstrate a continued awareness and commitment to cultural diversity, religious and personal values, and traditions of persons served and their families in order to accomplish the mission of the organization.
Participate as a member of the professional treatment team.
Demonstrate and awareness and knowledge of The Children’s Study Home policies, practices and procedures and to adhere to the rules and regulations of the Agency.
Perform other duties deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor.