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Special Education Teacher

Merakey East Freedom, PA
  • Posted: September 16, 2019
  • Full-Time

Merakey is seeking a Special Education Teacher to join our Education and Autism division in our school in East Freedom PA
This position requires a current PA Special Education teaching certification.This is a full time benefited position with a traditional 10-month school year schedule and year-round salary. Additional hours and compensation available with ESY (Extended School Year) over the summer.
Benefits (including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, etc) are effective upon date of hire!
WHY TEACH AT MERAKEY?

  • Benefits are effective upon date of hire and including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, and much more
  • Teacher to student ratio never to exceed 1:8
  • Individualized approach for every student
  • 10-month traditional school year with paid summers off
  • Additional hours and compensation available with ESY (Extended School Year)
POSITION DETAILS
This position will serve as a Special Education teacher in an in-district classroom. This position's primary role is to develop & implement strategies to meet the needs of each individual student. The teacher will 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).
General 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
  • Work with other team members to create an inclusion plan between Merakey autism school and public school as needed
  • 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, school psychologists, 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
  • Complete report cards and data collection sheets for each child's progress by the 15 th of every month
  • 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
To fill out an on-line application: www.merakey.org/careers and send your resume to our recruiter Jennifer.utzig@merakey.org
If you meet the above criteria and are looking for a position that will allow you to make a difference in a person's life apply today.
ABOUT MERAKEY'S EDUCATION & AUTISM DIVISION
The Merakey Education and Autism Division focuses on a continuum of care throughout the lifespan. The core, fundamental principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are incorporated into a specialized approach across all service offerings. This division is supported by a senior management team of highly qualified professionals that provide training, supervision, guidance, and support to each of our specialized programs. This team is comprised of decades of expertise in education, autism, and behavioral health experiences.
Merakey opened their very first Licensed Private Academic School for students on the Autism Spectrum in the fall of 2005. Since inception, the Education and Autism Services have grown across the state of Pennsylvania providing support for all individuals across the lifespan.
Services include:
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Childcare/Pre-K Readiness
  • Licensed Private Academic Schools
  • In-District Specialized Classrooms
  • Therapy Services
  • Stepping Stones Plus
  • Adult Autism Services
  • Adult Autism Housing Services
For more information on each individual service, please visit: www.educationandautism.merakey.org at http://www.educationandautism.merakey.org/
  • Teachers working at a Merakey School are required to have a Bachelors degree in Special education, or a Bachelors degree with a minimum of 18 credits in special education and 6 credits in education theory.
  • Must possess either a Pennsylvania Private Academic certification or a Pennsylvania Special Education certificate.
  • Teachers working in a school district classroom are required to have a Pennsylvania Public school certification in Special education.
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East Freedom, PA
16637 USA

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