Special Education Teacher

Calais School | Whippany, NJ

Posted Date 7/13/2023
Expiration Date9/30/2023
About the School:
The Calais School is a state-approved provider of special education for students with special needs. The school serves students in grades K through 12 Plus with multiple learning disabilities. It is our goal to help each and every child realize and build on their strengths and gifts. We are committed to cultivating the potential of every student, making a difference, one child at a time. Our employees know firsthand all the benefits of working for The Calais School and how we foster a culture of collaboration, teamwork, and the highest service and support to our students.
As a Special Education teacher, you will be responsible to teach students who have a wide range of learning,  mental and emotional disabilities.  You will adapt lessons to accommodate students with mild and moderate disabilities.
  • Assess students to evaluate their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Teach students as an entire class or in small groups
  • Grade students’ assignments to monitor progress
  • Communicate with parents about students’ progress
  • Work with individual students to challenge them, to improve their abilities, and to work on their weaknesses
  • Prepare students for standardized tests required by the state
  • Develop and enforce classroom rules
  • Supervise students outside of the classroom—for example, at lunchtime or during detention


Skills and Knowledge:
  • Valid New Jersey Teacher of the Handicapped License or Teacher of Students with Disabilities 
  • Elementary School Teacher - K-8
  • Minimum of 2 years teaching experience in special education
  • Experienced with special needs students and their parents
  • Effective communicator with strong oral and written skills that work with all audiences
  • Demonstrate creativity, flexibility, and perseverance in dealing with challenging learning, behavioral, family, and classroom situations
  • Demonstrate ability to observe, evaluate, report, and record students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health
  • Knowledge and demonstration of using innovative skills in instruction (analytical thinking, problem solving, communicating, collaborating, and finding and evaluating information)
  • Possess a clear and effective pedagogy that embodies the belief that instruction must be engaging, relevant, rigorous, and provide real world opportunities for scholars to live their learning
  • Ability to maintain strong classroom management and hold scholars accountable for upholding school rules, collaboratively-developed norms, and classroom expectations
  • Proven at being an active participant in a supportive professional community that fosters respect, trust, risk taking, open-mindedness, flexibility, collaboration, and continuous improvement
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects including proven track record of high achievement in the classroom
  • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player
  • Working knowledge of proactive communication with colleagues about scholar needs to ensure integrated support
  • Maintain confidentiality
Type of Job (K-12 or Higher Ed.)

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