Licensed Special Education Teacher - Sterling, VA

  • Center for Autism and Related Disorders
  • Sterling, VA
Recruiter: LeeAnne Ford Telephone: 818####### ext. 1052 Email: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER ORGANIZATION The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) is among the world's largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating children with Autism and related disorders. With U.S. and International Reach, CARD touches the lives of hundreds of children and their families. Through a network of trained teachers, therapists, supervisors and researchers we develop and implement quality, comprehensive and personalized treatment programs which lead to success, and in many cases recovery. CARD was started in 1990 by renowned psychologist and early researcher of Autism, Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh. She designed a unique treatment curriculum based on the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) method and built an organization of dedicated and trained staff. CARD Academy is a private day school for students with Autism, developmental delay and speech and language delays. The school serves students between the aes of 5 and 22. It is a year round program with services from September to August. DESCRIPTION The Special Education Teacher provides individualized education programs to students. The teacher is responsible for developing, implementing and relating the daily activities of the students to the core curriculum. Through continuous collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups, including parents, district and county personnel and various agencies, the Teacher provides for the academic, social and emotional growth of each student by using a variety of instructional strategies. The Teacher continually assesses each student's progress to maximize his or her fullest potential. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment Employ special education strategies and techniques during instruction in combination with Applied Behavior Analysis to implement the IEPs of students Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques Teach socially acceptable behavior Modify the general education curriculum for students with disabilities based using research based methodologies Implement the BIPs of all students according to best practices in ABA Provide support and direction to teaching assistants in the classroom to promote a safe environment that is conducive to learning for all students Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers and other professionals to develop IEPs designed to promote students' development Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to reaching assistants and students Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on students and activities, as required by laws, district policies and administrative regulations Provide crisis intervention, as needed, and as individual training level permits Assist in collection of data for providing appropriate classroom interventions Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings and other professional opportunities Perform related work as required Complete advanced training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) JOB REQUIREMENTS State Licensure in Special Education for grades K-12 with Autism Endorsement or appropriate certification to teach students with Autism Experience teaching or student teaching special education students including the development of curriculum, modification of curriculum and the development of the IEP process Knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other research based methodologies for teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Ability to maintain appropriate records, work and communicate effectively with students, parents, school districts and administrators Physical abilities to effectively work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders who may have behavioral challenges so that the safety of the students and staff are assured COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS Competitive salary based on experience Discretionary shared bonus plan Discretionary signing bonus 2 weeks Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holiday Break Schedule 1 week paid sick leave Paid holidays Paid CEUs and conferences Exceptional training program Educational Assistance Program, Master's in Psychology program and Bard Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) preparation program, licensure internship hours For qualifying employees, benefits include medical dental vision life insurance flexible spending program and 401K The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD) is currently hiring a licensed CA Special Ed teacher (K-12) for our private day school for students with Autism located in Thousand Oaks, CA The children are ages 3-22 years old. The ideal candidate should be able to create, manage and participate in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives. He or she will also be able to participate collaboratively and professionally with other teachers and staff to promote the general well-being of the school, and collective/individual interest of its staff and student body. The CARD Woodland Hills, CA School is a small licensed private day school educating students with Autism, Developmental Delay and/or Speech/Language Delay. Our framework and educational strategies are based upon the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Our students are staffed 1:1. Our licensed teachers oversee up to 6 students and also work in both the 1:1 and some small group work. The qualified teacher must be able to implement ABA curriculum in accordance with directives and guidelines by CARD clinicians. Must provide weekly, age appropriate, lesson plans for review; must be able to assess the developmental needs of children and works to incorporate individual students learning, physical and emotional needs. Ability to fulfill Students IEP requirements and collect and report on accurate data for progress reports. Will need to accurately and consistently follow Behavior Intervention Plans for each individual child. Must be able to communicate frequently and respectfully with children directly, in child-friendly tones and on their level; ability to ensure classroom management by setting rules and limits a must. Qualified candidates: must have a CA Special Education license (K-12); minimum 3 years work experience; Experience with ABA preferred; BCBA or willingness to begin work towards BCBA certification preferred. This position is Full Time/Exempt. Salary commensurate with experience. Full Benefits including, Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, 401K, paid vacation, sick and holiday and much more

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