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Company: Alternative Paths Training School (apts)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA

Date Posted: October 23, 2014

Source: Alternative Paths Training School (APTS)

Alternative Paths Training School (APTS) is a twelve-month private non-profit special education day school serving students ages 6-22 with Autism and other developmental disabilities.

APTS is currently in search of a Special Education Teacher for our Alexandria location.

Job Description: 

Employees duties include, but are not limited to:

- Develop and implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP) based on results of psycho-educational and other assessments, including implementing strategies developed by speech, occupational, physical therapists, or other IEP mandated service providers

- Develop lesson plans on a weekly and monthly basis for each student based on their IEP goals/objectives and in keeping with state requirements (i.e., Standards of Learning/Alternate Assessment)

- Included with the plans will be a list of materials (i.e., books, manipulatives, puzzles, etc.) needed for each lesson

- Turn in monthly lesson/program plans to the Educational Supervisor on the first of the month. The lesson plans should also ...
Alternative Paths Training School (APTS) is a twelve-month private non-profit special education day school serving students ages 6-22 with Autism and other developmental disabilities.

APTS is currently in search of a Special Education Teacher for our Alexandria location.

Job Description: 

Employees duties include, but are not limited to:

- Develop and implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP) based on results of psycho-educational and other assessments, including implementing strategies developed by speech, occupational, physical therapists, or other IEP mandated service providers

- Develop lesson plans on a weekly and monthly basis for each student based on their IEP goals/objectives and in keeping with state requirements (i.e., Standards of Learning/Alternate Assessment)

- Included with the plans will be a list of materials (i.e., books, manipulatives, puzzles, etc.) needed for each lesson

- Turn in monthly lesson/program plans to the Educational Supervisor on the first of the month. The lesson plans should also demonstrate how each students IEP objectives are linked to the activity and Standards of Learning and/or Aligned SOLs

- Ensure that all materials are available at time of lesson in accordance with lesson plans and plans are disseminated to appropriate staff

- Carry out behavioral strategies, including crisis intervention, in keeping with APTS policies and procedures and regulations governing private special education day schools

- Process with staff daily to ensure awareness of schedule and instructional activities

- Administer Standards of Learning and other diagnostic testing as appropriate for level of training and student need

- Conduct alternate assessments for students requiring them

- Coordinate and attend IEP and IDT meetings, parent/teacher conferences, and meetings with other professionals as appropriate and/or required

- Write quarterly progress reports which include graphs for each students progress

- Collect data based on each students functional assessment and IEP

- Provide input in the development of each students Behavior Intervention Plan

- Maintain a clean and neat classroom

- Provide input regarding staff performance evaluations

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; use hand-to-finger, handle or feel objects, tool and student supplies; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; see, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, and occasionally to run. The employee must be able to provide physical crisis management. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds or more with or without assistance.

Qualifications: 

- Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferred or 30 credits accrued towards Masters degree in education or a related field from an accredited university

- Collegiate level or Post-Graduate level preferred.

- Provisional required.

- Must Possess a Virginia teaching certificate with a Special Education endorsement. In lieu of a complete endorsement, a conditional license may be granted if the teacher is actively working towards completing the endorsement.

Salary/Benefits: 
APTS offers a competitive salary, internal advancement opportunities, 401k with employer contributions, medical/dental health benefits, as well as additional incentives for our employees.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a safe and drug-free workplace and require a pre-employment background screening.

Ask about our free or discounted gym membership as well!!!

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume to Tim Hall, Director of Educational Services via email: thall@aptsprograms.org or fax: 540.373.8762.
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