Status: Exempt, Full-Time
Reports To: Supervisor/Principal
We are looking for a Special Education Teacher to join our team of educators.
The Special Education Teacher provides students with disabilities (ages 3 to 21) a comprehensive educational program that leads to greater independence, a sense of pride in accomplishment and dignity. You will be responsible for teaching groups of students with mild to severe disabilities. You will modify existing curriculum on basic subjects (e.g. math, writing) to meet each student’s learning requirements and build individual lesson plans tailored to their specific needs. You will also discuss with parents and support staff about important matters that might impede students’ progress.
Ultimately, you will help and inspire children to achieve important learning milestones.
*Assess students’ abilities and craft teaching plans.
*Adapt learning materials to students’ needs.
*Keep track of and reflect on students’ progress.
*Monitor children’s behavioral patterns and arrange appropriate interventions if needed.
*Find engaging activities to teach skills (e.g. drawing and theater drama).
*Manage classroom crises and resolve conflict.
*Prepare students for transition to the next grade.
*Inform parents about their children’s performance and potential problems.
*Coach/mentor other professionals who work with children with disabilities.
*Collaborate with the support staff (e.g. school counselors and speech therapists) to create holistic intervention plans
*Performs other duties as assigned.
*Proven experience as a Special Education Teacher or relevant role
*Good knowledge of current special education topics and methodologies
*Experience working with children with a wide range of disabilities
*Ability to create IEPs
*A patient, resourceful, and resilient personality
*Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
*Bachelor's Degree in Special Education, Master's Degree in Special Education is a plus.
*Certification as New Jersey Teacher of the Handicapped or Teacher of Students with Disabilities with Elementary Education.
*Approved Criminal History Review from the NJ Department of Education, Office of Criminal History Review.
*Valid CPR certification and first aid certification preferred.
*Required skills, knowledge and ability to perform job.
*Ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships.
*Ability to direct the work of others.
*Ability to learn new tasks quickly.
*Effective oral and written communication skills.
*Knowledge of school environment.