Special Education Teacher - Helen Thackston Middle School
Edison Learning, Inc. - York, PA

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As a member of a teaching team, the Special Education Teacher will be responsible for teaching students, who have a variety of disabilities, in an interesting, stimulating, and effective manner. He or she uses a variety of instructional methodologies and curriculum resources to meet the child’s individual needs. They regularly administer different forms of student assessments and use the information gained from these to guide instructional planning.

The Special Education teacher works as a team member, participating in common planning, professional development, and curriculum design. Incumbents will collaborate with house team members to analyze different forms of student assessments, communicate with parents and other team members about student progress, and plan for further instruction to meet the unique learning needs of their students. They work to integrate technology into their teaching and professional activities.

Main Responsibilities:
Provide special education services identified on the IEPs of students with disabilities. Special education teachers may be required to provide academic, behavioral, and/or independent functioning services.
Provide special education services in a variety of service delivery models such as monitoring, collaboration or consultation, co-teaching or team teaching, facilitated instruction, resource room, direct instruction, or a self-contained classroom.
Collaborate with SEC to develop IEPs.
Collaborate with SEC on progress monitoring for students with disabilities (e.g., CBM, Benchmark Assessment System, etc.).
Communicate regularly with SEC for support and guidance on issues regarding the provision of special education services to students at assigned school(s).
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Key Behavioral Competencies:
Generally asks relevant and insightful questions to establish facts
Seeks to understand key decision making issues and characteristics when guided by others
Shows increasing understanding of EdisonLearning work processes and standards
Thinks to ask questions about actions required to produce expected results
Expresses interest in taking on varied projects and tasks to develop new skills in most situations
Develops and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers by being punctual and maintaining a pleasant work attitude
Shows that understands accepted professional conduct within the EdisonLearning environment by acting honestly and openly and responding positively to any feedback on professional conduct

Background Requirements:
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree required (master’s degree preferred)
Special Education teaching certification required in PA
Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience required