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Teacher / Special Needs Education

The Learning Tree, Inc
Tallassee, AL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
The Learning Tree is a nonprofit organization that has been providing Behavior Analytic services for almost 40 years. The Learning Tree serves more than 600 children, adolescents, adults, and families throughout the state of Alabama with four regional campuses and operates seven different programs! Services within these programs include residential and educational services, outpatient clinics, and public-school consultation services.

Our special education teachers work within schools that we operate for our residents to receive an individualized education suited to their unique and specific needs in a nurturing, supportive environment using applied behavior analysis (ABA) principles. Children and adolescents in our educational and residential program receive 24-hour care. The disabilities of the children we serve range from nonverbal, lack of behavioral and emotional control, to those on the Autism spectrum.

Educational services The Learning Tree provides are certified by the Alabama Department of Education.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Service delivery for students under Teacher's supervision 
  • Development of Individualized Education Plan (IEP) 
  • Preparation of quarterly reports on objectives contained in IEP 
  • Preparation and implementation of lesson plans from selected content areas in various curricula 
  • Implementation of behavior development plans as developed by Instructional Supports Review Committee (ISR 
  • Supervision of Teacher Assistants in classroom 
  • Maintenance of appropriate professional relationships with superiors, colleagues, and parents 
  • Maintenance of appropriate professional credentials 
  • Maintenance of all documentation required by school 
  • Participation in required professional meetings (ISRC, IEP, staff training, etc.) 
  • Training of Teacher Assistants in IEP and behavior program implementation 
  • Performance appraisal and feedback on performance to Teacher Assistants 


Option #1: 

  • B.A. or B.S. in Special Education 
  • Current AL Teaching Certificate 
Option #2: 

  • B.A. or B.S. in Special Education 
  • Application for reciprocity for AL teaching certificate (if certified out-of-state) 
Option #3: 

  • B.A. or B.S. within the education field or a human services-related field  
  • Proof of current admission into an AL Special Education Teacher Certification program 
  • Interim Employment Certificate (IEC) with The Learning Tree, Inc. (maintenance requirements to be further specified) 

 Physical Requirements:  

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards. 
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal standards 

The Learning Tree, Inc


Tallassee, AL
36078 USA



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