Special Education Teacher

Special Education Teacher

Special Education Teacher 150 150 Lionchaser
Micah's Promise
Published
October 5, 2022
Location
Columbus
Category
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Bobbi Starr
Phone
7065070825

Description

Organization Type: Non-Profit, Christian

Position Type: Full-Time; Salaried Exempt

Direct Report: Program Director

Department: Girl’s Residential Program (Ages 12-17)

Hours: 40 hours per week; 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, with flexibility if needed

Salary: Competitive pay and benefits.

Travel Requirements: Minimal

Education and Experience:

●      Bachelor’s degree or higher in education

●      Special education certification

●      Minimum three (3) years of teaching experience highly preferred

Position Summary: The teacher is responsible for the academic instruction, daily care, and supervision of Maximum Watchful Oversight (MWO) program participants in the center. This position partners with the therapeutic, life skills, and program staff to meet organizational goals related to the education program and individual academic goals for participants.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

●      Maintaining Program Structure

●      Assess student skills to determine individual needs and develop teaching plans

●      Adapt lessons to meet the needs of students

●      Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student

●      Plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities

●      Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one

●      Implement IEPs, assess student performance, and track student progress

●      Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect student progress and goals

●      Discuss student progress with the Program Director, HSP, therapists, caretakers, and case manager as needed

●      Prepare and help students transition from grade to grade and after graduation

●      Monitor the facilitation of life skills curriculum

●      Actively participate in program academic activities

●      Provide creative teaching styles to enhance student participation

●      Perform administrative functions as needed

●      Utilize the strength based approach with participants and staff

●      Ensure adherence to education program guidelines

●      Provide safety checks

●      Complete accurate and detailed academic support documentation

●      Participate as a team member in applying service plans, safety plans, behavior plans and response plans

●      Maintain accurate records of all academic records and report to Education Coordinator

Healthy Living

●      Use time on shift to engage with participants and develop intentional relationships

●      Cultivate an atmosphere of mutual respect through words and behaviors

●      Lead by example in modeling the characteristics of a Mission Driven Professional

●      Provide direction and encouragement to program participants

●      Practice and teach healthy boundaries to program participants

●      Provide support and crisis intervention as needed

●      Embody the spirit of a lifelong learner

Qualifications:

●      Never have been shown by credible evidence (e.g., a court or jury, a department investigation, or other reliable evidence) to have abused, neglected, sexually exploited, or deprived a child or adult or to have subjected any person to serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly negligent misconduct as evidenced by an oral or written statement to this effect obtained at the time of application and evidence of having made efforts to obtain and evaluate references from previous employers

●      Documentation of at least two professional, educational or personal references that attest to capability of performing the duties of the position and to suitability of working with or around children

●      Satisfactory preliminary criminal history background check determination and a satisfactory fingerprint records check determination as required by law

●      Satisfactory motor vehicle report (MVR)

●      Documentation from a licensed physician or other licensed healthcare professional of a health screening examination within thirty (30) days of hiring sufficient in scope to identify conditions that may place residents at risk of infection, injury or improper care

●      Current evidence of successful completion of a biennial training program in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and a triennial training program in first aid which have been offered by a certified or licensed health care professional; such programs shall be completed within the first year of employment

●      Participation in all required trainings and competency in areas of training content

 Position Requirements:

●      Minimal local travel required related to participant and program needs, as well as  occasional travel for training

●      Ability to lift objects up to 25 pounds, work for long periods at a computer, and drive  company vehicle as needed

●      Ability to administer physical restraints as governed by program policies

●      Satisfactory criminal  background and  fingerprint records check, as required by law

●      Clean Motor Vehicle Record

●      Documentation from a licensed physician or other licensed healthcare professional of a health screening examination within 30 days of hiring sufficient in scope to identify  conditions that may place residents at risk of infection, injury or improper care

●      Completion of a biennial training program in  cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and a triennial training program in first aid which  have been offered by a certified or licensed healthcare professional within the first 30 days of employment

●      Participation in all required trainings required by licensure and organization

Skills & Character Qualifications:

●      Strength-based, service driven approach

●      Analysis, evaluation, and objective critical thinking

●      Initiative for effective administration and organization

●      Efficiency and time management across multiple priorities

●      Communication and collaboration

●      Flexible team player

●      Crisis management

●      Communication and collaboration

●      Discretion and confidentiality for sensitive or restricted information

●      Relationship management across Micah’s Promise participants, staff, and partners

How To Apply