SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ

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Reports to the Assistant Director. Coordinates educational and behavioral programming for secondary level students with developmental disabilities, specifically autism, enrolled at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center; trains and supervises university undergraduate practicum students; works with families of the students who attend the DDDC; coordinates inter-department activities as related to educational and behavioral assessment, intervention and transition for a particular group.

Job Requirements
Requires a bachelor’s degree in education with NJ Teacher certification (N-8, P-12, including CE/CEAS), and having a Teacher of the Handicapped Certification or Teacher of Students with Disabilities endorsement/CE/CEAS, as outlined by the New Jersey Department of Education Office of Licensing and Credentials. Teachers who do not meet DOE requirements, but who are eligible under IDEA flexibility rules, will have a maximum of 2 years to complete requirements as outlined by the NJDOE. In addition, this position requires a N.J. Driver’s License; effective communication skills and computer literacy and a minimum of 1-2 years experience working with individuals with autism, behavioral technology, data management, goal assessment and planning, family programming, and paraprofessional supervision. Knowledge of Advanced Behavioral Technology, research, and an understanding of DDDC’s research and mentoring models are desired, and Master’s degree preferred. Teachers who do not meet DOE requirements, but who are eligible under IDEA flexibility rules, will have a maximum of 2 years to complete requirements as outlined by the NJDOE.

Special Conditions
Selected candidates will be subject to a criminal history background check. In accordance with New Jersey State law, applicants must agree to undergo, and authorize the university to conduct fingerprint, criminal history, and/or child
abuse record checks with various law enforcement agencies, including but not limited to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Identification Division and/or The New Jersey Division of State Police Bureau of Identification. Applicants must also assume any costs incurred by the university associated with the background investigations whether required by statute or not. In accordance with state-mandated requirements, a Mantoux test will be administered to successful applicants to verify the absence of tuberculosis. In addition, the successful applicant, at the cost of the university, will be required to be inoculated against Hepatitis B, unless the successful applicant waives this vaccination in writing.

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