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Special Education Teacher

It's a Sensory World! Farmers Branch, TX

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Job Description

Special Education Teacher

It's a Sensory World! – Farmers Branch, TX

 

Purpose of Position/Summary:

It's a Sensory World! is looking for a qualified special education teacher for ISW Academy, a private school program for children with special needs and learning differences.

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

The special education teachers at It’s a Sensory World! partner with the director of education, and their team, to develop and execute individual learning plans for the students in their classroom. At ISW Academy lead teachers are responsible for:

· collaborating with the administrative team to assess, evaluate and observe students and develop individualized education plans.

· offering direction in areas like course planning, professional development, standardized testing improvement...etc.

· individualized lesson planning

· parent communication and quarterly conferences

· classroom management

· performing duties assigned by the director of education

· communicating effectively, and in a timely manner, with parents/guardians of students to address complaints, issues or concerns.

· monitoring data and developing action plans.

· Monitoring and supervising assistants, interns or volunteers.

 

Core Competencies

· Strong communication skills (written/verbal)

· Results/action-orientation and management skills

· Organizational agility; flexibility

· Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, diversity and trust

· Able to successfully navigate a fast-paced environment with high demand

· Highly developed and strong strategic analysis skills

· Highly developed discernment and ability to use good judgement

 

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be confident, self-aware, creative, proactive, secure, highly organized and committed to the vision, mission and values of It’s a Sensory World! In addition, the following qualifications will generally define the candidate:

· Bachelor’s degree in a related field (special education/education, communication sciences and disorders, child development, etc.)

· Broad knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and methodology of special education and sensory integration, communication disorders, social-emotional learning and child development

· Ability to be creative in developing alternatives to meet the individual needs of a child

· Excellent communication skills and strong analytical and professional/report writing capabilities

· Strong attention to detail and the ability to exercise good judgement

· Ability to work independently, but also collaboratively and is able to thrive on a team

· Ability to execute professional meetings, calls, and emails with professionalism, courtesy and accuracy

· Personal qualities include maturity, humility, sense of humor, optimistic, driven, coachable, and positive

· Ability to effectively prioritize time to several tasks and is able to ensure completion

· Ability to delegate responsibilities to sensory motor coaches, assistants, interns and volunteers

· Have experience working with children with special needs and learning differences

· Have a strong desire to work with children with special needs of all ability levels

· Must pass a criminal background check

 

Personal Work Relationships

The person in this position works with parents, ISW staff, partners, administrators and service providers (therapists) on both routine and diverse problems. This individual must possess a variety of personal and interpersonal skills. This position and the culture of the organization requires a positive attitude, good judgement, and discretion.

 

Physical Effort

There are physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk and on occasion, run. The employee must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl and may be occasionally required to lift heavy objects, including a student. Teachers must be able to utilize close and distant vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.

 

Working Conditions

The work environment described in this document are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment can be quiet to extremely loud.

Company Description
About It’s a Sensory World!
Founded in October of 2007, It’s a Sensory World! was created by a parent, Rekha Suryanarayana, and a teacher, Angela Stephens. Together, their vision was to create a space where children with special needs would be accepted and celebrated. It’s a Sensory World! It began as the first recreation sensory gym in the state and the second in the nation. Over time, It’s a Sensory World! has grown to include unique, sensory-based educational and recreational programming filling the service delivery gaps in the region. It's a Sensory World! Serves hundreds of children with special needs, and their families, throughout the year and is well-known in the community for providing heartfelt, high-quality services.

It’s a Sensory World! is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We serve children with developmental delays and disorders, ages two to 18, utilizing a “bottom-up” approach to develop learning. This approach is derived from “The Pyramid of Learning,” formulated by Williams and Shellenberger, showing the correlation between a child’s sensory integration and their learning process. We aim to take a whole-child approach focusing on integrating the eight sensory systems, regulating the central nervous system, then enabling the child to learn higher-order skills.

Children with integrated sensory systems show an improvement in self-regulation, communication, attention, and cognition. Regulated children begin to show an increase in awareness, social skills, daily living skills, academic learning, and an improvement in behavior.

It’s a Sensory World! Academy: This therapeutic school program was developed to serve a unique population of students who have not found success in traditional educational settings. ISW Academy aims to teach each student the skills necessary to find success in a group environment while giving their family the strategies necessary to enrich their lives outside of the classroom.

It's a Sensory World!

Why Work Here?
Work with a passionate, mission-driven, supportive team.

About It’s a Sensory World! Founded in October of 2007, It’s a Sensory World! was created by a parent, Rekha Suryanarayana, and a teacher, Angela Stephens. Together, their vision was to create a space where children with special needs would be accepted and celebrated. It’s a Sensory World! It began as the first recreation sensory gym in the state and the second in the nation. Over time, It’s a Sensory World! has grown to include unique, sensory-based educational and recreational programming filling the service delivery gaps in the region. It's a Sensory World! Serves hundreds of children with special needs, and their families, throughout the year and is well-known in the community for providing heartfelt, high-quality services. It’s a Sensory World! is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We serve children with developmental delays and disorders, ages two to 18, utilizing a “bottom-up” approach to develop learning. This approach is derived from “The Pyramid of Learning,” formulated by Williams and Shellenberger, showing the correlation between a child’s sensory integration and their learning process. We aim to take a whole-child approach focusing on integrating the eight sensory systems, regulating the central nervous system, then enabling the child to learn higher-order skills. Children with integrated sensory systems show an improvement in self-regulation, communication, attention, and cognition. Regulated children begin to show an increase in awareness, social skills, daily living skills, academic learning, and an improvement in behavior. It’s a Sensory World! Academy: This therapeutic school program was developed to serve a unique population of students who have not found success in traditional educational settings. ISW Academy aims to teach each student the skills necessary to find success in a group environment while giving their family the strategies necessary to enrich their lives outside of the classroom.

Address

13617 Neutron Road Farmers Branch

Farmers Branch, TX
USA

Industry

Education

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