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Teacher

Posted: 03/06/2020

Position Summary:

Responsible for the planning and implementation of an instructional program that provides related educational services for students with severe emotional and behavioral disabilities in a self-contained inclusion environment. Manages student behavior, assesses and evaluates student achievement, and modifies instructional activities, as required. Is responsible to instruct classes that are single or multi-grade level, subject, skill, or specialty-orientated. Also provides greater than average monitoring to protect the health and safety of clients while providing academic instruction and managing client’s behaviors. Reads and implements each client's individualized treatment plan, IEP, and 504 Plan. Is responsible to plan programming and is an active team member in carrying out treatment goals as a participating member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team.

 

This position does not have direct reports.

 

Essential Functions

·         Completes and documents teacher administered assessments.  Consistently reassesses for changes in the client's educational status or needs.  

·         Makes recommendations based upon assessment data.  Evaluates academic proficiency and determines appropriate academic curriculum for students based on: assessment data, age, strengths, and special needs.

·         Is an active participant in the Treatment Team.

·         Independently develops individualized and educationally appropriate goals and objectives for IEPs in all areas.  Develops individualized behavior plans and transition plans according to DOE guidelines.

·         Reinforces appropriate academic and pro-social behavior.

·         Delivers instruction designed to meet goals and objectives of IEPs and treatment plans.  Consistently incorporates technology into structured lesson plans.  Utilizes appropriate curricula and classroom modifications and accommodations.

·         Completes report cards according to set schedule.

·         Maintains a safe, clean, and neat classroom environment, recognizes potential risks and threats to safety within the therapeutic classroom environment. 

·         Demonstrates an ability to engage Instructional Assistants in classroom activities and classroom management. 

·         Structures and manages the classroom environment to promote safety and productivity. Teaches students to make decisions and role models appropriate behavior for them. 

·         Intervenes in escalating behaviors and utilizes de-escalation techniques; demonstrates knowledge of guidelines regarding behavioral interventions (quiet time, physical holds, and elopement).

·         Creates, follows, and updates progress for appropriate instruction plans for students without IEPs. 

·         May supervise Instructional Assistants.

·         Carries out other duties as assigned.

 

 

Requirements

Education/Experience/Knowledge/Understanding

·         Must have either B.A. or B.S. Degree in the Education field from an accredited college or university with at least five years of verifiable work experience preferably with children in grades K-8.

·         Must have a Special Education endorsement on a current license

·         Must have a working knowledge of Standards of Learning requirements, established by the VDOE

·         Must successfully complete all new hire orientation and training requirements

·         Must possess a valid driver’s license

·         Must be current on all mandatory annual retraining and in-services

 

Skills

·         Superb verbal, written, and listening communication skills

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and demeanor

·         Strong customer service skills and orientation

·         Proficient in the use of a PC in a Windows environment; in the use of the Internet; and in the use of MS Office Applications such as Outlook, Word and Excel, PowerPoint

·         Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work in high-pressure situations

 

Abilities

·         Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team

·         Ability to demonstrate dependability and flexibility

·         Ability to potentially be exposed to children who may ask inappropriate personal questions, display socially unacceptable personal behaviors, insult your physical appearance, age, sex, and race, use profanity, sexually explicit phrases, exhibit defiance, dishonesty, threats, accusations, and theft, assaultive behaviors and self-destructive behaviors.  

·         Ability and willingness to carry out the Childhelp mission and realize the Founders’ vision by embodying the cultural values and performance principles of Acting with Honor and Character; Being Open & Receptive; Caring About & Relating to Others; Nurturing Diverse Relationships; Performance Excellence; and Inspiration Leading & Managing

 

Physical Demands

·         Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects

·         No substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work.)

 

Preferences

·         Master’s Degree that is dually certified in both General Education and Special Education

Minimum of one year teaching experience in a residential treat