Special Education Teacher-Autism
Devereux - West Chester, PA

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Devereux Children's IDD Services is seeking a FT SPED Teacher to provide educational instruction to an Short Term Intensive Residential program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Specific responsibilities include:

Demonstrates the ability to structure the unit physical and social environment so that every interaction and activity within the treatment program promotes positive goal-directed responses and/or social interactions from the client and facilitates the psychotherapeutic goals of treatment. Demonstrates the ability to purposefully manage and use the structured environment as an instrument for treatment in promoting desired behaviors, encouraging a sense of responsibility and self-control, and fostering optimal functioning in activities of daily living and interpersonal interactions (environmental / milieu therapy).

Demonstrates the skills, knowledge and abilities of employees to implement, develop and manage classroom program services to include assessment, RR’s , IEP’s, lesson plans, implementation of positive support behavior pan, and skill and behavior data. These services will be designed to meet specific therapeutic needs based on individualized annual plans, goals and objectives. These services will be delivered in such a manner that they attend to quality issues, (data collection, trend analysis, outcomes, corrective actions), the implementation of “Best Practices” and innovative methods of treatment and treatment delivery.

Performs initial screening and periodic assessment on a timely basis. Develops, implements, and monitors both individual, student, and classroom curricula to meet the educational, social, and behavioral needs of assigned students. Prepares IEP’s, progress reports, and other behavioral or educational data reports. Ensure that all IEP objectives and positive behavior support guidelines are followed with integrity at all times. Train new classroom staff in all classroom programs. Establishes a classroom environment that is conducive to maximum learning by maintaining structure and guiding students to socially appropriate behavior. Establishes a classroom environment that is clean, orderly, and safe. Supervises students and is responsible for their welfare, safety, and location at all times. Participates in multidisciplinary meetings to review and evaluate student’s progress, attends all staff meetings, training and in-services. Adheres to protocol regarding the development of new programs. Maintains confidentiality and professionalism at all time. Maintains integrity of notebooks and monitors notebooks to ensure that data are being summarized and graphed regularly.

Organization Profile

Devereux is a leading non profit behavioral health organization that supports many of the most underserved and vulnerable members of our communities. Founded in 1912 by Helena Devereux, we operate a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of individuals and families every year. We help empower children and adults with intellectual, emotional, developmental, and behavioral challenges to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Our Philosophy of Care operates under the core principles of Individualized Services; Effective and Accountable Services; and Positive, Behavioral Approaches.

Additional Details

The primary purpose of Devereux is to provide quality service to those entrusted to our care by their families, guardians, agencies, and other designated parties. The most critical resource we have to accomplish this task is our employees. No intervention can be implemented without the assistance of competent employees who are physically and mentally prepared to carry out this tremendous responsibility.

For this reason, in addition to a competitive salary, Devereux provides a comprehensive health and welfare benefits program to eligible full-time employees, family members, and domestic partners. Health and welfare programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services, and an Employee Assistance / Work Life Balance Program, as well as generous time-off policies, and a 403 B retirement plan. Additionally, voluntary, employee paid, Vision and Supplemental Life Insurance are available to FT employees.

**It is the intent of Devereux to continue to offer these benefits; however, we reserve the right to change or stop them at any time, with or without notice. Bachelor degree in relevant field and state special education certification required.
One year experience teaching in a Special Education classroom.??
Requires an understanding of learning theories related to working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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