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The teacher will guide the educational process and provide specialized instruction at the elementary, middle, or secondary school level for students with autism and related disabilities in classrooms of four to seven students. S/he will use various techniques to promote learning, including individualized instruction, problem-solving assignments, and small-group work. The teacher will develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each student that includes personalized goals that are tailored to the student's individual needs and ability. When appropriate, the program includes a transition plan outlining specific steps to prepare students with disabilities for middle school or high school or, in the case of older students, a job or postsecondary study. The teacher shall review the IEP with the student's parents, school administrators and other professionals. The teacher works closely with parents to inform them of their child's progress and suggests techniques to promote learning at home.
The teacher implements the Maryland State Curriculum as well as other appropriate guides and assigns work geared toward each student's needs and abilities. S/he is involved in the students' behavioral, social, and academic development, helping the students adapt in social situations and engage in socially acceptable behavior.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teaches classes at the elementary or middle school level, in core academic subjects, elective or special subjects, within a specific area of special education. Prepares, adapts, and delivers instructional material. Develops suitable curricula and effective teaching methods based on assessment of students' needs. Evaluates students' academic and behavioral progress and participates in review and revision of IEP, as appropriate. Prepare individualized education plans in consultation with parents and IEP team members. Designs instruction, both individual and small group, which parallels the general education curriculum. Creates and maintains student records, and prepares reports relative to the work. Assists other professional staff in developing Functional Behavioral Analyses and Behavior Intervention Plans based on Positive Behavioral Supports. Selects appropriate texts, electronic and digital learning aids, materials, and supplies. Participates in teacher training, as required. The teacher shall also maintain open communication with supervisory and administrative staff who provide support and guidance throughout all aspects of the program. Manage classroom organization.
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Special Education > Autism Special Education > General Special Education
Equal Opportunity Employer
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Must be certified in Special Education 1-8. Other requirements: Trained in the strategies of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Experience developing the practices of TEACCH Experience implementing Alt-MSA Trained in the implementation of task analysis and thorough data collection Experience with errorless learning, no-no-prompting, PRT, and/or Natural Environment Teaching Experience utilizing ABLLS-R or the VB-MAPP
Linwood Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Linwood Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Linwood Center expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Linwood Center’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
Bachelor degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
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