Under the direction of the Director of Academic Services, the special education teacher plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students with disabilities in a variety of educational settings. The person in this position is responsible for creating a flexible program and learning environment that provides specialized instruction for students with disabilities, such that the students benefit from the general education curriculum to the greatest extent possible with necessary supports in place. This is an 85% position.
20% of this position is responsible for teaching a Math course.
Develop individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development in collaboration with parents, teachers, administrators, sending districts, and other professionals.
Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students.
Employ best-practice strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of academic and cognitive skills.
Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition as determined by the students' individualized education programs (IEPs) to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests.
Modify the general education curriculum for students with disabilities using instructional techniques and technologies.
Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
Meet with parents to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their individualized educational needs.
Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities.
Develop plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students in the classroom and small group settings.
Assist in the collection of data for providing progress monitoring and assessment of academic skills.
Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team as appropriate.
Participate in scheduled morning and lunch student supervision duties.
Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities.
Perform related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of the necessary principles and application of theory into practice for effective instruction and positive behavioral supports that are beneficial for implementation with all students with disabilities. The special educator also demonstrates an understanding of the federal, state, and local mandates governing the determination and delivery of special education services; displays the ability to work effectively with administrators, colleagues, families, and the sending district, students, and community members.
Education and Experience
Requires a Bachelor's Degree. Must be eligible or possess a valid Special Education Professional License from the State of Vermont.
- Position Type: Part-time
- Positions Available: 1
- Salary: $32,553 to $42,738 Per Year
Job Category: Special Education > General Special Education Employer Description
The Sharon Academy (TSA) is a state approved independent day school. We are credited by the State of Vermont and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). We are members of the Coalition of Essential Schools, the Vermont Independent School Association, the Independent School Association of Northern New England, and the National Association of Independent Schools. As an approved independent school, our tuition fees can be paid by any Vermont town that normally tuitions students to public schools. Approximately 86% of our students are publicly funded; the remainder pay tuition privately.
Founded in 1996, The Sharon Academy prides itself on being an innovative, academically challenging school that offers the advantages of a small school environment and the best of both private and public school education. Learn more about us... Equal Opportunity Employer
The Sharon Academy is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. Job Requirements
- No experience required
- Bachelor degree preferred
- Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
- Kate Fabrikant, Assistant Director of Human Resources
- 6704 VT RT 14
- Post Office Box 207
- Sharon, Vermont 05065
- Phone: (802) 763-2500
- Fax: (802) 763-2502
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