Special Education Teacher - Summer Program

Manchester, CT

JOB TITLE:  Special Education Teacher - Summer/Durational/ESY

DEPARTMENT:  Education

SUPERVISED BY:  Lead Teacher I/Director of Education

JOB SUMMARY:

The Extended School Year (ESY) Special Education Teacher designs and deliver lessons geared towards the individual needs and capabilities of the students under their supervision. The Special Education Teacher sets learning goals for each student, assesses their progress, and record their evaluations. The Special Education Teacher updates guardians on the progress of their students and collaborate with parents to support with behavior needs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designs educational programs for students, formulates individual educational programs and presents these at PPT's.
  • Writes lesson plans based on each student's IEP.
  • Charts, graphs and collects data on student performance and behavior.
  • Directs teaching of students/supervision of lunch room.
  • Designs, implements and evaluates behavior management programs which are in accordance with the School's behavior management techniques and procedures.
  • Must participate in CPI training and become certified to perform therapeutic holds on students when necessary. Must participate in periodic re-certification as scheduled by the Crisis Intervention Coordinator.
  • Responsible for educational and/or developmental assessments of students annually and as needed based upon the progress of the IEP goals and objectives.
  • Supervises Teacher Assistants working in the classroom.
  • Writes student progress reports to be sent to the LEA and given and discussed with parents, based on goals and objectives in the child's IEP.
  • Maintains communication with school social worker, educational coordinator, therapists, speech and language clinicians and occupational therapist servicing the students. Participates in weekly team staff meetings.
  • Participates in team meetings to discuss student's educational programs on a weekly basis.
  • Orders classroom supplies and teaching materials in collaboration with the Educational Director.
  • Reviews and revises curriculum used in classroom.
  • Participates in PPT meetings regarding students.
  • Meets weekly with Lead Teacher to discuss students' programs, teaches techniques and other relevant matters.

QUALIFICATIONS:

B.A. required, State of Connecticut Special Education Certificate 165 preferred.