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Job Description: Cantalician Center- Job Description Special Education Teacher (Preschool and School Age) GENERAL PURPOSE OF POSITION Provide education services for students with developmental disabilities. Provide direction and guidance to support staff; maintain records of student progress, and communicate effectively with families, students, staff and human services professionals. REPORTING RELATIONSHIP Reports to Principal ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES * Write specific lesson plans that adhere to the Common Core; are chronologically and developmentally appropriate; reflect differentiated instruction techniques; incorporate technology; and are creative. * Develop Individualized Education Plans ('IEPs') in accordance with current New York State Education and Cantalician practice, procedures and policies. * Formulate long-term goals and short-term objectives and implement all goals on each student's IEP. * Assure that IEP mandates are fulfilled and document progress toward goals on the IEP. * Use data collection systems as directed by IEP Coordinator and/or behavior staff. * Establish an effective data collection and charting system to monitor students' progress. * Make appropriate academic recommendations as a result of testing, professional judgment and students' needs. * Engage students in activities that are interesting, meaningful and individualized to reflect each student's developmental level. * Help each student to mature academically, emotionally and socially. * Provide care and instruction to promote a safe environment for students and staff. * Ensure a clean and orderly work environment. * Provide information about each student's progress to appropriate family members and human service professionals. * Attend CPSE-CSE meetings that may occur outside an employee's regularly scheduled work day. * Ensure that supplemental classroom aides and teacher assistants work productively as part of the classroom team. * Ensure that policies and procedures are being adhered to. * Promptly report instances of policy and procedure deviations to the Principal or designee. * Ensure that staff are engaged in classroom, and performing all duties and responsibilities as assigned by the teacher. * Ensure that students' augmentative communication devices are utilized throughout the day by all classroom staff. * Assume responsibility for the management of the class, students and staff, at all times. * Provide clear and succinct direction to students and staff. * Utilize Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention (SCIP) procedures. * Advocate for each student and family. * Organize and maintain daily, weekly and/or monthly notes, reports and/or records required for each student. * Foster students' independence ensuring that students achieve the greatest level of independence possible and appropriate for that particular student. * Ensure that verbal and written communications including tone, demeanor, and content with students, staff, and parents are at all times professional, appropriate and respectful. * Model and demonstrate expected student behavior. * Instruct student and family in treatment and procedures to be continued at home. * Participate in staff training, in-services, committee and departmental team meetings. * Refer students and their families to community resources and services. * Demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as in conjunction with other staff members and members of the instructional team. * Submit maintenance requests when necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the room and its content. * Consistently comply with all agency policies and procedures. * Constantly maintain high professional standards with regard to personal behavior and interactions with other staff, families, districts and the community at large. * Perform other duties as requested by the Principal and/or Director of Education. Experience and Skills: SKILLS AND ABILITIES * High level of written and oral communication. * High level of interpersonal skills. * High level of behavior management skills. * High level of knowledge of educational principles, especially those that apply to students with disabilities. * Possess good time management skills. * Knowledge of computers to prepare monthly lessons and progress reports and educational materials needed. MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR TRAINING * Must possess a Bachelor's of Art of Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. * .Provisional special education teacher New York State certification applicable to position * Permanent certification must be obtained and documentation substantiating same provided to the Agency within five years of provisional certification, unless a shorter duration is required by law. *Job Tracking ID:* 512714-540307 *Job Location:* Depew, NY *Job Level:* Entry Level (less than 2 years) *Level of Education:* BA/BS *Job Type:* Per Diem *Date Updated:* July 13, 2017 *Years of Experience:* Less Than 1 Year *Starting Date:* ASAP

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