SPECIAL ED TEACHER Job Description
Help youth build positive futures! Work with troubled teens in a therapeutic, special education program. This position teaches male youth (ages 12-17) and serves as a member of the treatment team for youth. By believing in each youth’s ability to hope and plan for a better future, we accomplish our mission of “Building positive futures for youth, their families, and our communities”. Be a part of a committed organization of staff who work passionately with these kids who have been affected by physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse and family distress.
Primary responsibilities of the teacher include:
- Develop and deliver effective, individualized instruction using a combination of direct, computer-assisted, and small group techniques.
- Implement and support New Haven treatment programs, interacting positively with youth as recommended through program counseling techniques and instruction.
- Demonstrate, oversee, and employ effective classroom management practices to insure that the environment is both conducive to learning and safe.
- Case Manage IEP’s, including ITP’s of all assigned students (12 per classroom)
- Communicate effectively with parents/guardians and staff.
Skills/ Requirements: Clear California Mild/Moderate Special Ed Teaching Credential REQUIRED. (Special ED Interns considered depending on program requirements and availability of fully qualified candidates). Prior teaching experience and experience working with adolescents in similar setting desired. Ability to engage, motivate, and manage behavioral treatment/educational plans. Ability to write and communicate clearly and professionally. Ability to represent organization internally and externally. Ability to work independently and as a team member. Basic computer skills.
Full Time, Salary DOE. School year 225 days.