Spectrum Schools and Centers is seeking a Special Education Teacher (Mild/Moderate w/Autism Authorization or Moderate/Severe Credential) for its campus located in Daly City, California to start in late May, 2013. This is a 12-month position with generous paid time off and comprehensive benefits plan.
The position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develops and implements individualized academic programs by performing formal and informal assessments of academic achievement, social-emotional development, and vocational skills according to governmental and organizational guidelines. Prepares materials, individualized lesson plans, and activities according to assessment goals.
Demonstrates knowledge of effective instructional techniques by using a wide variety of materials and mediums of delivery and avoiding overuse of any one medium.
Demonstrates knowledge of IEP and treatment planning process by reviewing referral and assessment data to obtain each student's history, issues, and disabilities; by preparing for IEP and treatment planning meetings, providing current, specific data, and creating appropriate goals and objectives; by developing and employing strategies and interventions; by monitoring and evaluating student progress; and by sharing information.
Manages the classroom to maintain a safe, secure, and effective learning environment by providing a high degree of structure, clear expectations, and consistency. Implements expectations and consequences as appropriate for each student as outlined in behavior management plan.
Maintains a firm, fair, and consistent approach to the instruction of students and promotes student involvement by reinforcing positive behaviors as outlined in the behavior management plan for the facility and classroom.
Anticipates potential behavior problems in students by maintaining line-of-sight supervision of assigned students at all times and assessing their behavior patterns.
Ensures the rights of all students are observed and protected through the use of appropriate and respectful communication, proper de-escalation techniques, and correct physical restraint methods when necessary.
Projects a positive role model image for students and colleagues by participating as a team member, cooperating with staff, demonstrating compromise and appropriate expression of opinions, attending staff meetings as required and actively participating in all other school related activities/functions. Utilizes chain-of-command in all aspects of program and follows organization's policies and procedures.
Maintains appropriate relationships with the students by treating students in a respectful manner at all times, by eliciting students' interest and cooperation, and by maintaining appropriate boundaries.
Ensures compliance with all company policies, procedures and other regulatory requirements by reporting any known or suspected violations to the supervisor or through other means identified in company policy. Maintains confidentiality of all student records per program guidelines.
Demonstrates knowledge of Integrity Assurance Review (IAR) standards by responding to feedback about observations and areas needing development, showing steady improvement or maintenance of 100%, identifying new areas for growth, and expanding skills.
Promotes and maintains positive community relations by coordinating efforts with outside agencies, groups, and individuals to expand the teaching program. Communicates and cooperates with families, relevant external personnel, and staff members, ensuring all communication of information (written and verbal) is clear, concise, legible, accurate, and courteous.
Provides timely, accurate, and professional documentation by recording daily grades/points, progress notes, progress reports, report cards, IEP goals and objectives, incident reports, and behavior data in accordance with standard practices of the facility. Documents all external and internal contacts and relays student information according to company and governmental guidelines.
Assures the classroom physical environment is conducive to learning by maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of the classroom and work areas, including but not limited to desk, shelves, and storage areas. Assures that wall hangings and posters are appropriate and promote a positive learning atmosphere and that class schedules and student progress charts are clearly and creatively posted. Assures proper maintenance and operation of equipment used in the classroom.
Maintains adequate inventory of classroom supplies, by monitoring daily use of supplies and preparing replacement order as necessary.
We offer comprehensive benefits, generous paid time off and opportunities for growth and advancement.
Equal Opportunity Employer
California Special Education Credential (Mild/Moderate w/Autism Authorization; Mod/Severe) or qualifications met for University Internship, experience with children with special needs.
Training in applied behavior analysis and expereince with functional, community-based curriculum a plus.