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Special Education Teacher Cedarhurst School

Employer
Yale University
Location
Connecticut, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 15, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Special Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

 


Special Education Teacher

University Job Title: Special Education Teacher Cedarhurst School
Bargaining Unit: AFT - AFT (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Regular
Compensation Grade: Administration & Operations
Wage Ranges: Click here to see our Wage Ranges
Work Location: Outside of campus, within Connecticut
Worksite Address: 871 Prospect Street
Hamden, CT 06517
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Administration
Total # of Hours to be Works: 38.75

Position Focus:
Reporting to the Director, and with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent judgement and action, is responsible for the following:

Participates in the formulation of an "Individualized Education Program" for each student. Participates in the development of goals and objectives through the PPT process; is responsible for the implementation of goals in a student's IEP as well as the evaluation of progress in goals/objectives regularly or If only content area certified, contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of the IEP under the direction of a certified special education teacher.

Curriculum and lesson planning. Prepares daily instructional plans and materials consistent with subject matter, varying skill levels, particular modes of learning and different affective needs; adjusts and revises curricula based on the individual's needs and the range of needs in each class group; instructs students in groups or individually utilizing a variety of teaching techniques including formal lectures, group discussions, provides a structured and stimulating classroom environment; maintains student interest minimizes distractions; utilizes a schoolwide behavior intervention program including a token economy highlighting good choices; establishes achievable goals and objectives; provides positive reinforcement.

Serves in the role of Advisor for a select caseload of students. Instructs using classroom technology to provide. Proficient with Google Classroom and Zoom platforms. Utilizes multiple technological platforms to enhance instruction. Serves as a primary contact for parents regarding academic issues/concerns. Provides direction to teacher assistants as needed. Analyzes classroom situations, assesses students' clinical states, and as a result of these judgements, acts accordingly within a busy and sometimes crisis-oriented time frame.

Collaborates actively and routinely with clinical and behavioral staff. Observes, assesses and communicates students' behavior, cognitive and emotional problems to clinical staff. Implements PBIS interventions across 3 tiers, including positive reinforcement, coaching and teaching of expectations. Evaluates students' academic performance and progress relative to state standards and individualized goals; advises and councils select students in matters primarily related to academics, and secondarily on related social, emotional and behavioral issues.

Reviews, evaluates and modifies curriculum on an ongoing basis; recommends modifications in methods and materials; participates in report preparation. Ensures that matters pertaining to the protection of student rights are brought to the attention of the Director and clinical staff. Participates in the teacher evaluation process which follows the CT guidelines for Teacher Evaluation and Learning.

Participates in relevant professional learning. Drives school vehicles to transport Cedarhurst students to and from school related activities as outlined in the Cedarhurst policy on driving vehicles. Will assume any other duties assigned by administration.

Essential Duties:
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.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education required and three years teaching experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Classroom management skills.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Flexibility and adaptability.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Excellent verbal and written communication, problem solving, time management skills.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Eligible at the time of hire for the driver endorsement (A) to assist with transporting students for school activities.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Proficient with Google Classroom and Zoom platforms and able to utilize multiple technological platforms to enhance instruction.


Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Connecticut State Certification in Comprehensive Special Education and a core content area (other subject areas will be considered as needed) is required. Demonstrated experience in the implementation of PBIS. Demonstrated experience with students who have the Special Education labels Emotional Disability, Other Health Impairment and/or Autism.

Drug Screen: No
Health Screening: No

Background Check Requirements:
All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:
The University maintains policies pertaining to COVID-19. All faculty, staff, students, and trainees are required to comply with these policies, which may be found here:
https://covid19.yale.edu/health-guidelines



Posting Disclaimer:
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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