TEACHER of the Handicapped
Archway Programs is seeking Full-Time Teacher of the Handicapped to service children with special needs during the regular ten month school year, and a special extended school year program during the summer.
- Teach students personal development skills such as goal setting, independence, and self-advocacy.
- Establish/enforce rules for behavior, policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
- Prepare assignments with measurable outcomes to evaluate student progress.
- Accompany your students to all assigned educational activities.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by NJDOE laws and Archway administrative regulations.
- Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities; implement a variety of instructional techniques and technologies to meet Archway’s special needs curriculum and other state-required core curriculum subjects.
- Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
- Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
- Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, related services professionals and special area teachers to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students’ educational, physical, and social development.
- Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors. (Weekly lesson plans)
- Monitor classroom teacher assistants and one-to-one aides to ensure that they deliver consistent service to students.
- Plan assignments for teacher assistants and one-to-one aides, and overseeing the implementation and evaluation of results.
- Administer Archway-developed placement testing and yearly standardized achievement tests, to determine students’ strengths and areas of need.
- Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule team teaching lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
- Organize, label and display educational materials in classrooms and hallways.
- Demonstrate an acceptable knowledge of computers, audiovisuals, and other technological equipment and materials to supplement educational presentations.
- Attend staff and committee meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
- Perform miscellaneous duties assigned by administration, such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
- Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
- Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
- Develops an annual Performance Improvement Plan (PIP), gains administrative approval, and successfully accomplishes tasks by June 30th each year.
- Attends and contributes to all districts Individual Educational Plan (IEP) meetings for assigned students.
- Implements students indicators developed during IEP meetings.
- Attends yearly sessions in behavior management offered by Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and shows mastery of Primary Restraint Training (PRT) following yearly instruction.
- Must hold required NJ Certification.
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