The Spectrum Program is a unique program designed to create educational options and interventions, within a regular school environment, for teens diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, Nonverbal Learning Disability, and the like ("ASD"). The program targets academically capable students diagnosed with ASD and takes a fresh approach to addressing their needs by both: a) including them in normal academic classes and campus activities, and b) providing concentrated, daily focus on improving our students' social and real-world functioning within the specialized Spectrum classroom. The program assists students grades 9-12.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The job of a Spectrum teacher is as unique as the program itself. Essential duties and responsibilities include:
Direct classroom teaching (student: teacher ratio 6:1) in the Spectrum classroom 3 periods/day with a Co-Spectrum teacher including a Film Production course
Coordination with academic teachers concerning the progress, accommodations/specific needs of each Spectrum student within the academic classroom
Teach, support and encourage time management and calendaring skills within the academic and social lives of our students
Ensure that Spectrum students are aware of their homework assignments, due dates and the time it will take to complete each assignment
Daily communications with parents and other support providers
Monthly parent meetings to review both the academic and social aspects of the student
Learning and teaching the Spectrum Program Curriculum including collaborating with the Co-Spectrum teacher for field trips, lesson plans and Spectrum events
One-to-one work with Spectrum students during students’ individual free periods to assist with executive functioning, academic reinforcement, informal “counseling” for both social and academic
Assisting with the collaboration and writing of goal and objectives for all students in the Spectrum Upper School Program
Must possess patience, creativity, solid communication skills, strong IT skills and an ability to work as part of a team.
Teaching experience is required.
Special Education experience and/or credentials, Master’s in Psychology, Master’s in School Counseling, MFT/LSW certification, ABA or Mindfulness training, as well as working knowledge and experience with Individual Education Plans are preferred.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should complete New Roads' online application, upload cover letter and resume at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=35125&clientkey=B58F74479D3E4429894E592A78B88B09