Position: Special Education Teacher
Status: School Year and Extended School Year Program
Job Summary: The Special Education Teacher will work with students with autism in a highly structured, managed, and organized educational setting of up to 8 students per caseload. Teachers will utilize a variety of curriculum options designed to meet the needs of each individual student and will ensure that lessons and teaching methods are modified appropriately for each student while maximizing small group instruction and inclusion with general education peers. Students will be taught using current research and practice in applied behavior analysis, along with research-based educational programming aligned to the state standards with the goal of preparing students for maximum success.
Certifications and Qualifications:
Pennsylvania Certification in Special Education (Public or Private School)
Current (dated within a year): Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances and
Negative TB test within three months of the hire date
Provide autistic support case management for a caseload of up to 8 students.
Teacher will be responsible for providing modifications to student assignments, supplemental materials to support students with academic assignments, overseeing and facilitating daily schedules, implementing and ensuring fidelity with positive behavior support plans, one-to-one instructional support, and collaborating with various professionals on behalf of each student to ensure academic success, including management of support staff within the classroom. Specific duties Include, but are not limited to:
Responsible for planning instruction for all students in accordance with ASUAs curriculum and students IEP goals with a specific focus on differentiated instruction designed to meet the individual needs of each student in all content areas.
Supervise assistant teacher and/or instructional assistants by providing direction on programming and data collection for all students.
Communicate in a timely and professional manner with parents though written, electronic, or telephone methods.
Implement Positive Behavior Support Plans for students under direction of Director of Clinical Programming and/or Behavior Specialist.
Provide direct instruction to students in one-to-one and small group settings
Write compliant and effective IEPs for caseload students, with support from the Director of Educational Programming.
Attend, participate in, and facilitate IEP and Student Progress meetings for caseload students.
Complete Student Progress Summaries for meetings (every 8 weeks for each student).
Complete Trimester IEP Progress Reports (3 times per year).
Ensure data is collected on all behavior and academic goals.
Ensure daily communication logs are completed daily for all students.
Provide adaptive/self-help skill instruction for students according to their individual needs/IEP goals or SDI, instruction on skills includes but not limited to potty training, brushing teeth, feeding, and dressing skills.
Collaborate with related service providers (speech, OT, PT, Vision, behavior, etc) to ensure generalization of skills and implementation/use of assistive technology.
Ensure timely completion of all IEP compliance job duties (IEP writing, revisions, and meetings, RRs, goal data collection, progress reports) and manage all case management duties as required.
Travel between campuses as needed and directed.
Duties can be performed in the building, community, or in other off-campus locations.
Sitting, standing, lifting and carrying (up to 50 pounds), reaching, squatting, climbing stairs, kneeling, and moving light furniture may be required. Adequate vision and hearing ability for monitoring childrens verbal and non-verbal responses. Ability to provide a quality behavioral and speech/language model for students and staff.
A Step Up Academy reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $55,000.00 - $79,999.00 per year
Paid time off
Monday to Friday
COVID-19 considerations:ASUA has a comprehensive health and safety plan.
Work Location: One location