• Special Education Teacher

    The Progressions Companies IncPottstown, PA

    Job #684941407

  • Are you passionate about working with children that have behavioral health needs? Do you enjoy small class sizes and the ability to address individual learning styles? If so, we have a rare opportunity for you to join Progressions School and plant seeds for success! Position Summary: Plans and implements activities that promote the social, physical, and intellectual growth of students. Responsible for the care, learning, developmental activities, specialized programs and redirection of students. Maintains classroom records, cleanliness, and orderliness. Summary of Essential Position Functions: Maintains accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on students as required by the Department of Education and school administration. Completes weekly written lesson plans (providing opportunities to observe, question, and investigate) and prepares materials for all classes. Establishes clear objectives and communicates those objectives to students. Attends and participates in staff meetings and parent/student meetings as requested. (parent/teacher conferences, IEP meetings) Keeps the Director informed of any necessary information regarding the care and safety of students. Must be able to intervene and control agitated students through non-physical interventions. Teaches socially acceptable behavior employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement. Plans and supervises class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities and guides students in learning from those activities. Performs administrative duties such as lunch or bus duty and any other duties as assigned. Supervisory Responsibilities: Not applicable. Qualifications: Must possess a desire to work with students with emotional & behavioral challenges. This position requires individuals that are client focused; team oriented; great interpersonal and communication skills; flexible to sudden changes in workload, emergency or staffing; dependable; problem solving skills; focused on compliance and performance quality. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience: Must possess and maintain current valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania teaching credential Bachelors in Education with a Special Education certificate Clearances for Child Abuse, FBI and State Criminal ACT 48 credits must be current and up-to-date CPR/First Aid Certification Technical/Computer Skills: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Travel Required: No Work Environment and Hazards: Risk of exposure to disease and risk of physical injury associated with students who have the potential to act out or lose control. Physical Requirements: Must be able to stand at least 75% of the work day and to walk around the classroom as needed. Lifting/carrying up to 25 lbs occasionally.

    Updated 06/18/2018

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