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Special Education Teacher

Company: Mhy Family Services
Location: Mars
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Are you looking for a career where you will be able to impact the lives of students? MHY Family Services is seeking a Special Education Teacher. Apply now and become part of the supportive and dynamic culture at MHY Family Services Benefits Include: Full time/salaried position Excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits Employer paid life insurance & short-term/long term disability insurance 403(b) Retirement plan w/ Employer Match PTO offered within the first year of employment Paid holidays Why MHY Family Services? MHY Family Services is an organization that you can be proud to be a part of, where you will be coached, challenged, and empowered to grow as a person and a professional. MHY Family Services (MHY) is over 140 years old and a non-profit organization that provides support and services through residential, educational and community-based programming all over Pennsylvania, primarily in Western PA. MHY strives to meet the changing needs of at-risk youth and their families through a practical and holistic approach to treatment. Youth and families have the opportunity to learn skills that help them manage and cope with trauma-based issues and to re-engage with home, school and community. About the Special Education Teacher position Provides an educational atmosphere that supports the intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual and emotional growth of students age 9-18. Responsible for designing and implementing curriculum, lesson plans and instruction that result in academic success in alignment with Longmore Academy---s goals and the mission of MHY. Ensures the physical and emotional well-being of students through positive direction and role-modeling, and otherwise contributes to an effective and positive school environment by performing the following duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES for the Special Education Teacher include the following. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned. Implements weekly lesson plans and instructional activities that support an environment in which students are engaged in meaningful learning experiences. Identifies, assesses and changes instructional resources in response to diverse student needs, backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs. Manages a caseload of Special Education students, compiles and documents progress monitoring, develops and revises IEP---s, facilitates IEP meetings, implements IEP and 504 plans. Supervises students at all times while in the classroom, as well as during arrival, dismissal, and breaks or lunches. Maintains effective and efficient records and associated procedures, including those related to student grades, attendance, discipline, etc. Assists in assessing and designing revised curriculum in response to changing curricular needs. Documents critical incidents and informs the Director of Education of the same. Communicates with the Director of Education, Special Education Coordinator, teachers, and residential managers, staff, therapists and students--- parents as required regarding student academic, behavioral or emotional needs or progress. Demonstrates advances in student academic and behavioral performance. Provides appropriate de-escalation responses to students as necessary, and leads others in following appropriate response methods. Supports all residents--- treatment and behavioral goals, and works with them to attain goals. Participates in team meetings, professional development, in-services and other MHY meetings as necessary. Models professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and the community. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position may at times have supervisory responsibilities of Teacher---s Aides. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree in a related field of study strongly preferred; a minimum of one year of prior related experience in classroom management and instruction of junior and/or senior high school students required; or equivalent combination of education and experience. PA state teaching certification required. Must be 21 years of age with current Act 33/34 and FBI Clearances. Current PA state driver---s license with an insurable driving record required. Must possess demonstrated PC skills including common MS Office applications. Additional training or licensing as required by regulations, or as deemed necessary by the Executive Director or Director. EOE %2776654%

Keywords: Mhy Family Services, Pittsburgh , Special Education Teacher, Education / Teaching , Mars, Pennsylvania

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