Job Title: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
Division: Child & Family
Department: TPC School
Location: Hope Street
Position is full-time, 37.5 hours per week with a half hour for lunch. The hours for these positions are Monday through Friday, 8:00am 4:00pm.*
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provide direct therapeutic educational service at school
Create and conduct learning experiences using a broad base of general knowledge that reflects an understanding of the nature of the world in which we live.
Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
Use a variety of formal and informal assessment strategies to identify the needs of students
Develop and implement strategies to support the continuous development of each student
Participate with Treatment Team in conducting functional assessments of students behaviors, developing specific behavior support plans, implementing behavior interventions, and recording behavior data to measure progress.
Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports as required by law, TPC School Policy and administrative regulations
Confer with parents, administrators, and other professionals to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development
Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their childrens progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs
Assist parents with understanding and supporting educational objectives, learning expectations and behavioral standards
Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, and professional staff in order to resolve students' behavioral and academic challenges.
Create a safe, productive learning environment
OCCASIONAL DUTIES: Serve on appropriate Providence Center committees.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in Special Education required
3 years prior special education or clinical experience
Experience with special needs children preferred
RI Middle School/Secondary Special Education certification
Valid drivers license and valid auto insurance
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret, professional journals and other documents. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, parents, siblings and other Center staff.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move, with the assistance of other staff, up to 50-100 pounds and perform restraints individually or with other staff. The number of staff needed depends upon the student and size/strength of the staff member. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
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