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Special Education Preschool Teacher

at Capitol Autism Services

Posted: 9/20/2019
Job Reference #: 49

Job Description

Location:
Land Park Campus

Job Code:
SEPT

# of Openings:
0

Special Education Preschool Teacher
Reports to:  Director                                                                Department: Land Park Academy
Status:  Full Time, Exempt                                                     Salary Range: Negotiable
Date:  April 1, 2010                                                                  Approved: Director    

JOB SUMMARY:
The special education preschool teacher develops and conducts individualized education programs for children with autism (ages 3-5) under the direction of the Site Administrator or Director in a classroom setting of a non-public school.   The preschool teacher will work with students using identified curriculum and assessment tools to meet their individual needs. Various teaching methodologies will be used to promote learning through a positive programming approach with Applied Behavior Analysis being the primary teaching methodology.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Duties include but are not limited to:
•    Assess the abilities and needs of students utilizing various assessment tools on an individual basis (DRDP, Brigance, ABLLS, HELP and other tools as appropriate)
•    Develop proposed goals and prepare written summary of present levels of performance, define areas of needs and strengths for presentation at Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings
•    Plan for special activities, develop materials and lessons to meet the needs of each student
•    Teach academic subjects and functional self-help skills, using methods and aids to assist in the education and /or rehabilitation process
•    Develop/adapt curriculum to make it relevant for each student assigned to classroom
•    Observe students to evaluate, record progress, and detect any and all signs of progress and/or regression
•    Work collaboratively with others including parents, DIS providers and agency representatives
•    Assist students with their toileting, feeding and other personal matters as needed
•    Promote health and safety concepts and social interaction with all students

SPECIAL SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:
•    Knowledge of methodologies such as Applied Behavior Analysis, TEACCH, PECS, ABLLS, etc
•    Energetic, HIGHLY organized individual with strong verbal/written communication skills
•    Dedication, patience, tact, flexibility in approach and ability to work collaboratively as a team
•    Ability to successfully manage and train classroom staff
•    Ability to lead by example and motivate others to learn
•    Ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality and protect the rights of students at all times
•    Knowledge in Microsoft Office and the Internet
•    Ability to pass a Department of Justice screening
•    Must provide proof of a negative TB screening
•    This position requires the following physical activities: bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, lifting, talking, hearing, visual acuity, and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
•    Early Childhood Education Specialist Credential (Special Ed) or Severely Handicapped Special Education Credential (with authorization for at least 3 years old and up) is mandatory
•    A minimum of two years experience working with children/adolescents diagnosed with autism

BENEFITS:
(If working over 30 hours per week)
•    Medical, dental, basic life insurance and AD&D
•    401k option
•    Voluntary life insurance, vision, and AFLAC
•    Paid time off (PTO)