Location: West Hartford, CT Category: Gengras Center School Posted On: Tue Oct 29 2019 Job Description:
This position supports The Gengras Center by developing and implementing the instructional strategies and activities that reflect knowledge and understanding of students' intellectual, physical and social development. The teacher must have knowledge of teaching skills and competencies, be proficient in reading, writing and mathematics, and be capable of using computers, assistive technology and adaptive equipment that will enable the students to learn and participate.
Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to)
Demonstrate knowledge in the following areas:
Various disabilities and the impact of disabilities on classroom performance.
Implementation of strategies to facilitate student learning and behavior management.
Appropriate use of formal and informal assessment strategies and instruments; legal provisions, regulations and guidelines regarding student assessment.
Individualized Education Plans and Behavior Intervention Plans.
Planning and Placement team process.
Data collection and interpretation to program effectively for students.
Demonstrate understanding of state curriculum standards.
How students learn to read and respond to text; understanding of reading and writing as interactive process.
How students learn mathematical concepts, procedures and tasks.
Occupational/life skills curriculum and relevance to independent living and employment.
Plan and implement instructional strategies and activities that reflect knowledge of students' intellectual, physical, and social/emotional development.
Create, select and adapt a variety of instructional activities, utilizing adaptive equipment, technology, and other resources to support student learning.
Coordinate with Gengras transdisciplinary team to facilitate integration of functional/academic skills throughout the curriculum.
Collaborate and help facilitate development of community-wide special projects, and activities that enhance learning.
Communicate effectively with students, staff, families, community members, administration, and sending district personnel.
Provide Director/Assistant Directors with lesson plans, quarterly goals, and progress updates.
Assist in the identification and implementation of program goals and objectives.
Certified in Special Education; Master's Degree in Special Education preferred.
At least 2 years' experience working with special needs students.
Knowledge and experience in Special Education instruction.
Knowledge of teaching skills and competencies.
Proficient in reading, writing and mathematics.
Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.
The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in the Catholic tradition, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.