Employer: Capitol Autism Services/Land Park Campus

Expires: 03/31/2018

JOB SUMMARY:Under the direction of a Site Administrator or the Director, the Special Education Teacher provides instruction, assessment and program planning for special education students with Autism in a Non-Public School setting. The Special Education Teacher monitors and evaluates student progress toward IEP goals and problem behavior reduction as appropriate. Identifies instructional materials needed for progress toward IEP goals and increased success in the classroom setting. Land Park Campus utilizes various teaching methodologies to promote learning through a positive programming approach with Applied Behavior Analysis being the primary teaching methodology used.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Duties include but are not limited to:Assess the abilities and needs of students utilizing various assessment tools on an individual basis (DRDP, Brigance, ABLLS, HELP and other tools as appropriate)Develop proposed goals and prepare written summary of present levels of performance, define areas of needs and strengths for presentation at IEP meetingsPlan for special activities, develop materials/lessons to meet the needs of each studentTeach academic subjects and functional self-help skills, using methods and aids to assist in the education and /or rehabilitation processDevelop/adapt curriculum to make it relevant for each student assigned to classroomObserve students to evaluate, record progress, and detect any and all signs of progress and/or regressionWork collaboratively with others including parents, DIS providers and agency representativesAssist students with their toileting, feeding and other personal matters as neededPromote health and safety concepts and social interaction with all studentsSPECIAL SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:Knowledge of teaching methodologies such as Applied Behavior Analysis, TEACCH, PECS, etcEnergetic, HIGHLY organized individual with strong verbal/written communication skillsDedication, patience, tact, flexibility in approach and ability to work collaboratively as a teamAbility to successfully manage and train classroom staffAble to lead by example and motivate others to learnAble to maintain appropriate confidentiality and protect the rights of students at all timesKnowledge in Microsoft Office and the InternetAbility to pass a Department of Justice screeningMust provide proof of a negative TB screeningThis position requires the following physical activities: bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, reaching, sitting, standing, walking, lifting, talking, hearing, visual acuity, and the ability to lift up to 50 lbsQUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:Bachelors degree and Moderate/Severe CredentialA minimum of two years experience working with children/adolescents diagnosed with autismBENEFITS:(If working over 30 hours per week)Medical, dental, basic life insurance and AD&D (a portion paid by employer)401k optionVoluntary life insurance, vision, and AFLACPaid time off (PTO)