Job Summary: The Teacher will work with students with Autism in a highly structured, managed, and organized classroom setting of up to 16 students per caseload. Teachers will utilize a variety of curriculum options designed to meet the needs of each individual student and will ensure that lessons and teaching methods are modified appropriately for each student while maximizing small group instruction and inclusion with general education peers. Students will be taught using current research and practice in applied behavior analysis, along with research-based educational programming aligned to the state standards with the goal of preparing students for maximum success in a school setting with their typically-developing peers.
Provide autistic support case management for a caseload of up to 16 students.
Teacher will be responsible for providing modifications to student assignments, supplemental materials to support students with academic assignments, overseeing and facilitating daily schedules, implementing and ensuring fidelity with positive behavior support plans, one-to-one instructional support, and collaborating with various professionals on behalf of each student to ensure academic success, including management of support staff within the classroom. Specific duties Include, but are not limited to:
Responsible for planning instruction for all students in classroom in accordance with ASUA’s curriculum and student’s IEP goals
Supervise assistant teacher and/or instructional assistants with classroom by providing direction on programming and data collection for all students
Implement Positive Behavior Support Plans for students under direction of BCBA or Behavior Specialist
Provide direct instruction to students in one-to-one and small group settings
Write compliant and effective IEP’s for caseload students, with support from Educational Director
Attend, participate in, and facilitate IEP and Student Progress meetings for caseload students
Complete Student Progress Summaries for meetings (every 8 weeks for each student)
Complete Trimester IEP Progress Reports (3 times per year)
Ensure data is collected on all behavior and academic goals
Ensure daily communication logs are completed daily for all students
Update IEP at a Glance for students after IEP updates
Provide adaptive/self-help skill instruction for students according to their individual needs/IEP goals or SDI, instruction on skills includes but not limited to potty training, brushing teeth, feeding, and dressing skills
Collaborate with related service providers (speech, OT, PT, Vision, behavior, etc) to ensure generalization of skills and implementation/use of assistive technology. * Travel between campuses as needed and directed.
Competence in assessing student progress towards IEP goals and objectives and ability to write a quality review of records and IEP based on student progress and performance
A firm understanding of all current legislation surrounding special education and any changes made to it.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated ability to follow established policies and procedures
Able to work independently and effectively with other team members.
Good team player and very reliable in working without close supervision
Job Type: Full-time
Certifications and Qualifications:
Pennsylvania Certification in Special Education (Public or Private School)
Current (dated within a year) Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances