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Special Education Teacher Long Term Substitute

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are a 58-bed long-term care facility for children with severe developmental and medical complex needs.  We share our love of fostering an atmosphere of gradual growth and the highest quality of life for our residents.  We are looking for energetic and passionate educators to help create a space that welcomes opportunities for the unimaginable. 

This position is a direct report to the Assistant Administrator of Programming.  The Special Education Instructor is responsible for carrying out the habilitation and education program plans developed for each resident assigned to his/her classroom.  The SEI will monitor and offer leadership and instruction to all LSTs assigned to his/her team, regarding their responsibilities in areas affecting programs.

Duties for Special Education Teacher Long Term Substitute

Provide learning, growth, and stimuli opportunities and support to the long-term residents in a meaningful and productive manner

Evaluate residents assigned to the classroom

Develop appropriate habilitation/education goals, objectives, and datasheets for each assigned resident

Evaluate each resident’s progress monthly to determine the appropriateness of IPP

Provide a varied schedule to increase multi-sensory and environmental awareness on all shifts

Provide age-appropriate classroom design and decoration

Provide daily Classroom Lesson Plan

Maintain daily classroom schedule of activities, events, and duties

Provide CBI outings and integration with the community as often as possible

Maintain toys and other educational/recreational aids

Attend professional meetings/seminars as assigned by the Educational Coordinator

Qualifications for Special Education Teacher Long Term Substitute

Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Must be able to accurately and effectively communicate with management and employees both verbally and in writing

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma or Equivalent

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in special education from an accredited college preferred

Valid teacher’s certificate in Special Education or Qualified with minimum certification requirements as outlined in Department of Education Memo No. 87-98 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Must be able to bend, stoop, lift, walk, and stand for extended periods of time

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently

Must be able to hear and respond to pages

Must be able to distinguish smells, tastes, and temperatures