Teacher (EPW)/Special Education
Memorial Hospital of South Bend - South Bend, IN

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Schedule

8am - 1pm

Hours Per Pay Period

5 Hour Shifts; 50 Hours Per Pay Period

Responsibilities

TITLE: Teacher (EPW)

SUMMARY

Reports to the Manager, Patient Care Services. Under general supervision, develops, implements and evaluates a psycho-educational program for children and adolescents at Epworth Center with emotional and other developmental difficulties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1. Develops, implements and evaluates individualized special education curriculum and schedule for the classroom at Epworth Center by:
  • Conducting formal and informal psycho-educational assessments of assigned students and interprets test results for parents, health care professionals and school personnel.
  • Developing an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) for each student that addresses the student¿s individual needs and abilities.
  • Monitoring students¿ progress toward achieving educational goals and objectives.
  • Writing integrated developmental status reports on each student in the program in collaboration with other health care team members.
  • Serving as the key contact for parents and outside agencies regarding the child¿s educational functioning and classroom adaptation.
  • Providing regular updates for parents and suggesting techniques to promote learning outside of school.
  • Developing collaborative relationships with parents, colleagues and community members in order to better service students with emotional/behavioral disorders.
  • Utilizing structured teaching techniques in behavior management, communication skills and vocational skills to maximize student potential.
  • Developing individually tailored materials for use in the classroom activities.
  • Developing and implementing a classroom behavior management system and conducting behavior assessments. Developing a behavior intervention plan for individual students when necessary.
  • Assisting with crisis management that may occur in or out of the classroom.
  • Participating in and preparing documentation for interdisciplinary team meetings.
  • Attending initial, interim and annual meetings with local educational agency personnel.

Maintaining school records in a complete and organized format, including video consent form, progress and anecdotal notes and complete evaluations in a timely manner.

OTHER FUNCTIONS

1. Maintains professional knowledge, skills and competence in areas of responsibility by:
  • Attending in-services and department meetings; also participating in continuing education and attending conferences as approved.
  • Maintaining professional affiliations as appropriate.
  • Reading current professional literature and journals.
2. Contributes to the overall effectiveness of the department by:
  • Completing other job-related assignments and projects as directed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

1. Requires thorough knowledge of the needs of special education students, normal development processes, curriculum development and programming, psychodynamic and behavioral management skills, psycho-educational assessment and special education recordkeeping and monitoring tools..

2. Demonstrates the ability to teach different subjects utilizing a variety of methods/approaches that address the individual and/or group needs.

3. Demonstrates clear, effective communication skills, including well-developed verbal, written, and listening skills and the ability to present diagnostic findings, progress reports, objectives and lesson plans.

4. Demonstrates the interpersonal skills necessary to promote and maintain cooperative, courteous, and sincere relationships with patients, family members, physicians, team members, and the public.

5. Requires ability to independently prioritize and organize work activities and work effectively under pressure.

6. Requires ability to work effectively as member of an interdisciplinary team by being open and responsive to input from other team members.

7. Demonstrates computer literacy and the ability to use various computer programs.

8. Demonstrates knowledge of and a commitment to Memorial Health System¿s mission and values; and the organization¿s goal of providing exceptional patient experiences by following Memorial¿s Performance Essentials.

9. Requires the physical ability and stamina to perform the essential functions of the position.

The above level of knowledge, skills and abilities are normally acquired through the successful completion of a Bachelor¿s Degree in Special Education. Must be licensed or eligible for licensure in Indiana. A minimum of one year of special education classroom experience required. Non-traditional classroom experience is desirable.

WORKING CONDITIONS

1. Works in patient care and office environments with frequent changes in job demands

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