1. Participates in the formulation of an Individualized Educational Program for each student. 2. Analyzes each student's specific academic and affective needs based on the student's social behavior, academic performance, previous histories (personal, academic, family). 3. Establishes academic goals; devises teaching strategies to achieve goals, evaluates and revises goals and strategies on an ongoing basis. 4. Presents Individualized Educational Program to representatives of local school boards. 5. Prepares daily instructional plans and materials consistent with subject matter, varying skill levels, particular modes of learning and different affective needs. 6. Adjusts and revises curricula based on the individual needs and range of needs in each class group. 7. Instructs students in groups or individually utilizing a variety of teaching techniques. 8. Provides a stimulating classroom environment; maintains student interest; minimizes distractions; enforces discipline. 9. Establishes achievable goals and objectives; provides positive reinforcement. 10. Analyzes classroom situations, assesses students' clinical states and as a result of these judgments, acts accordingly with a limited and often time crisis time frame. 11. Observes, assess and communicates students' behavior and cognitive and emotional problems to clinical staff. 12. Implements behavior management plans for all students based on assessments of students social-emotional functioning. 13. Evaluates student's academic performance and progress relative to individualized goals. Advises and counsels select students in matters primarily related to academics, and secondarily on other related problems. Communicates evaluation and problems to clinical staff. 14. Reviews and evaluates curriculum on an ongoing basis. Recommends modifications in methods and materials. Ensures that matters pertaining to the protection of student rights are brought to the attention of the Director and Clinical Staff. 15. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: Connecticut State Certification in Comprehensive Special Education.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Connecticut State Certification in Comprehensive Special Education.
Required Skill/ability 5: Eligible at the time of hire for the driver endorsement (A) to assist with transporting students for school activities.
Posting Position Title: Special Education Teacher Cedarhurst School
Required Skill/ability 3: Good oral and written communication skills.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Special Ed Teacher Cedarhurst School
Required Skill/ability 1: Proficient in curriculum development and implementation.
Required Skill/ability 4: Proficient with Google Classroom and Zoom platforms and able to utilize multiple technological platforms to enhance instruction.
Required Skill/ability 2: Proficient in classroom behavioral management strategies.
Bachelor's Degree in Special Education required and three years teaching experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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