Emotional Support Teacher - Special Education

Wilkinsburg School District - Pittsburgh, PA3.5

Full-time

Emotional Support

Special Education Teacher

Posting Date: August 30, 2018

Closing Date: September 28, 2018

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

The Wilkinsburg School District is seeking a full time, 10-month Elementary Emotional Support Special Education Teacher. This position’s primary roles are to develop & implement strategies to meet the needs of each individual student, instruct students in academic subjects according to school curriculum and daily classes using a variety of techniques to meet the students varying needs and interests as guided by the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and to plan and schedule lessons according to the daily schedule and approved curriculum.You will also assure that objectives for all lessons, units, and projects are demonstrated on lesson plans as well as providing a balanced program of instruction.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop & implement strategies to meet the needs of each individual student
  • Instruct students in academic subjects according to school curriculum and daily classes using a variety of techniques (e.g., multi-sensory, repetition, etc.) to meet the students varying needs and interests as guided by the Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Instruct students in daily living skills required for independent maintenance and self-sufficiency, such as hygiene, safety, etc.
  • Modify the curriculum as needed based upon techniques needed for individual learning styles
  • Implement and include in lesson plans and opportunities for students to experience a variety of learning techniques and methods that are used with ASD
  • Plan and schedule lessons according to the daily schedule and approved curriculum. Assure that objective for all lessons, units, and projects are demonstrated on lesson plans as well as providing a balanced program of instruction
  • Confer with parents, administrators, director of special education, school psychologist, and other professionals to develop Individual Education Plans (IEP) for each student in the assigned classroom as well as behavior plans
  • Confer with necessary professionals and supports to develop plans to assist in resolving student behaviors in the classroom
  • Establish organized classroom behavioral model and reinforcement systems (individualize when necessary)
  • Observe and collect data daily for IEP goals, student behavior, social, developmental, and academic performance
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their child’s progress, and to determine priorities for their child’s education
  • Maintain and update program books as required
  • Monitor teacher aides to ensure they adhere to classroom and school policy & program requirements

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Must hold a current, valid Pennsylvania Special Education PK-12 (9225) Teaching Certificate or Ment and/or Phys Handicapped K-12 (9235) Teaching Certificate

Interested persons should mail or email a letter of interest, resume, three recommendation letters, transcripts, certifications and clearances to:

Wilkinsburg School District – ES Teacher

Ms. Sheila R. Lubert, PRSBA

718 Wallace Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Phone: 412-871-2117

Fax: 412-371-4058

Job Type: Full-time

License:

  • PA Special Ed Teaching Cert (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)