Manchester, CT - Special Education Teacher


A Special Education Teacher position is now available in Manchester, CT through Adecco Medical & Science.

This is a contract opportunity, with the possibility of extensions.

The responsibility of the Special Education Teacher is to strengthen a student's academic, vocational, behavioral, emotional, and social skills, enabling the student to maximize his/her potential and return to mainstream community schooling. The Special Education Teacher will implement an education program that facilitates the treatment process in compliance with the student’s IEP.

Education, Experience and Other Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Special Education from an accredited college or university.
CT Certification in Special Education required.
Minimum two years teaching experience in a regular or special education classroom setting is preferred.
Training in PMT, CPR, mandated reporting and professional boundaries is required.
Must have a positive attitude, demonstrated good judgment and ability to establish rapport with students and colleagues.
Knowledge of IEP development including goals and objectives, accommodations and modifications is required.
Knowledge of materials and functions of a Positive Behavioral Support system is necessary.
The ability to work with students and other employees from diverse ethnic, economic, educational and religious backgrounds is requisite as is commitment to the CT Code of Responsibility for Teachers.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administers and interprets educational diagnostic testing that culminates in a comprehensive educational evaluation and/or IEP.
Performs behavioral observations to obtain baseline data; writes a report that assesses the student’s entry levels of behavioral, emotional and social functioning.
Creates instructional opportunities that support students’ academic, social
and personal development; designs tasks that meet curricular goals, build upon students’ prior learning and advance the students toward important learning goals.
Demonstrates proficiency in central teaching concepts and skills, tools of inquiry and structures of the discipline(s) s/he teaches.
Employs a variety of instructional strategies that enable students to think critically, solve problems and demonstrate learning skills.
Monitors students’ understanding of each lesson and adjusts teaching as necessary.
Establishes and maintains appropriate standards of student behavior and creates a positive learning environment that reflects a commitment to students and their successes.
Demonstrates a commitment to his/her students and a passion for improving their educational performance.
Functions as a member of the PPT team for each student. Reviews the academic performance of each student quarterly, at PPTs and via report cards.
Participates in therapeutic holds in accordance with PMT training if a student is at risk of hurting her/himself or another human being.
Works with Teacher Support personnel to ensure student success.
Participates in implementation of the Positive Behavioral Support system.
Participates in creation and use of forms and data collection instruments to record a student’s daily/weekly performance.
Provides updated written progress reports as requested by supervisor, other team members, LEA, DCF, or parents.
Effects communication within the interdisciplinary framework of the agency; writes a report when involved in a critical incident.
Supports other members of the educational and/or treatment team and participates actively in team processes and functions.
Actively participates in planning and implementation of extracurricular activities sponsored by the Learning Center; supports other activities and events sponsored by the agency.
Creates and implements an annual professional growth plan.
Attends in-service training sessions and regularly scheduled department meetings on an on-going basis and participates meaningfully.
Maintains current Connecticut Teacher Certification.
Displays exemplary role modeling while working.
Performs all other duties as assigned by the Director of Education.

Shift Start/End Time: To be determined.
Dress Code: To be determined.
Contract Length: Now until December 31, 2020

If you are interested in this position, please click APPLY NOW. If you have questions or would like additional information, please apply and we can discuss any questions you may have at that time. While applying, please upload a .DOC or .DOCX formatted resume for our review.

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