||June 10, 2022
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We are hiring for the 2022-2023 school year!
Small classrooms, tuition reimbursement, and a paycheck every two weeks — does this sound like the right job for you?
EnCircle operates Minnick Schools in Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Wytheville, Wise, and Bristol. We serve students ages 5 to 22 who need extra support to find success in the classroom.
The SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER position is primarily responsible for performing the teaching and/or training services to students in the private special education day school. He/she will motivate students to develop skills in appropriate behavior and social interactions and teach assigned subjects.
*Ongoing professional development
*Tuition reimbursement for teachers
*Choose whether your pay is spread over 10 months or 12 months
EnCircle requires all employees be vaccinated for COVID-19. If you are hired, we will require you prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or are willing to be vaccinated subject to applicable laws.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
This position is primarily responsible for performing the teaching and/or training services to students in the Minnick School (MINNICK SCHOOL) private special education day school in a specialized subject or assigned group of subjects; motivates students to develop skills in appropriate behavior and social interactions; teaches or instructs in assigned subject matters; performs related work as required. Individual will work with general supervision. Limited supervision may be exercised over assigned paraprofessionals.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING, REQUIREMENTS AND PREREQUISITES
- Thorough knowledge of subjects taught and special education principles, practices and procedures.
- Thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching.
- Thorough knowledge of school rules, regulations, and procedures.
- Ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior and perform physical management of students.
- Ability to deliver articulate effective and professional oral presentations and written reports.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, parents, and administration.
- Demonstrated leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, staff, administrators, and parents in a private special education day school environment.
- Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
- Valid Virginia Drivers’ License and proof of insurance.
- Satisfactory Driving Record (less than 5 demerit points).
- Ability to work a flexible work schedule including weekend and evening work.
- Ability to acquire First Aid, CPR and SAFETY CARE Certification.
- Good oral, written, interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to organize work effectively.
- Ability to maintain records and prepare reports and required paperwork according to licensing and agency requirements on a timely basis.
- Basic computer skills, experience working with Microsoft Office preferred.
- Ability to observe health and safety regulations.
- Ability to promote a positive and supportive classroom environment.
- Ability to absorb, analyze organize and project information and ideas.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Functions: May be required to perform any of the following duties:
- Maintains and respects confidentiality of student and school personnel information.
- Meets and instructs the students(s) in assigned locations and at the designated times.
- Designs coherent instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, current instructional practices, students, the community, and curriculum goals.
- Plans instruction to achieve desired objectives that reflect the Virginia Standards of Learning.
- Prepares for classes assigned, maintains current lesson plans and shows evidence of lesson preparation upon request of the building administrator(s) or Directors.
- Analyzes individual, group, and program needs and plans for the appropriate use of time, materials, and resources to match the ability and needs of all students.
- Evaluates students' progress; provides students with specific evaluative feedback; maintains appropriate records and prepares progress reports.
- Uses a variety of formative and summative assessment strategies and instruments to make both short-term and long-range instructional decisions to improve student learning.
- Demonstrates an understanding of special education instructional strategies and methodology, curriculum, subject, and current instructional practices.
- Creates learning experiences that make the subject matter meaningful for all students.
- Differentiates instruction to meet diverse student needs.
- Uses materials, technology, and resources in a manner that promotes the development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
- Selects, evaluates, and refines a variety of teaching methods and instructional strategies for the active engagement of students and improvement of student learning.
- Ensures safe supervision of students and implements a classroom management policy that fosters a safe and positive environment for all students and staff.
- Creates a supportive learning environment for all students that encourages social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
- Uses effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster positive interactions in the classroom.
- Models professional and ethical standards as well as personal integrity in all interactions.
- Maintains professional boundaries in all interactions during and after school hours in accordance with school policies and protocols.
- Complies with and supports school and agency regulations and policies.
- Collects data as needed regarding students’ behaviors as identified by an Individual Education Plan (IEP), Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), or Individual Service Plan (ISP) or Protocol.
- Administers standardized tests in accordance with established procedures.
- Identifies and communicates specific student performance expectations; documents student learning gains using appropriate assessment instruments.
- Manages classroom procedures to maximize academic learning time.
- Serves as a mandated reporter for suspicions of child endangerment, neglect, or abuse.
- Forges partnerships with families to promote student learning at home and in the school.
- Works collaboratively with staff, families, and community resources to support the success of a diverse student population.
- Communicates with students, student counselors and parents through conferences and other means.
- Participates in curriculum development, faculty committees, and student activity sponsorship, as requested.
- Assumes responsibilities outside the classroom as they relate to school.
- Model’s non-discriminatory practices in all activities.
- Establishes and maintains positive rapport with students.
- Motivates students to achieve maximum potential.
- Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
- Takes responsibility for and participates in a meaningful and continuous process of professional development that results in the enhancement of student learning.
- Reports all student injuries, accidents and illnesses to the administration of the school immediately or as soon as is reasonably possible.
- Supports and implements the school-wide behavior program and all individualized student behavior intervention plans.
- Maintains Virginia licensure; assumes responsibility for professional growth and keeps skills up to date.
- Works in a collegial and collaborative manner with peers, school personnel, and the community to promote and support student learning.
- Provides service to the profession and to the agency as appropriate.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
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