Works as a team member with Special Education Teacher to teach children with moderate to severe learning disabilities by utilizing curriculum material adopted by the school as well as appropriate supplemental and teacher-made materials. Develops appropriate lesson plans that accommodate the range of learning styles and specialized needs of students in the classroom. Creates a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement, and self-motivation. Actively participates with colleagues in school improvement activities, curriculum development, teaming, and collaboration. Documents progress on academic goals and objectives.
Position Salary & Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience. The Hyde Park Day School offers a comprehensive benefits package. This is an onsite position, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
- Teach children with moderate to severe learning disabilities.
- Develop appropriate lesson plans that accommodate the range of learning styles and specialized needs of students in the classroom.
- Create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement, and self-motivation.
- Actively participate with colleagues in school improvement activities, curriculum development, teaming, and collaboration.
- Document progress on academic goals and objectives.
- Perform basic hardware and software troubleshooting and correct problems when possible.
- Report hardware and software problems to Director or Principal.
- Encourage and support the use of technology as a teaching tool in the classroom.
- Assist in the development and maintenance of school multi-media presentations.
- Develop daily, weekly and unit lesson plans, in accordance with acceptable models of teaching, which take into account school policies, state guidelines, school district curriculum, philosophy, subject matter requirements, student classroom composition, societal need, and available resources.
- Plan lessons that accommodate the range of learning styles and specialized needs of students in the classroom.
- Plan for individual lessons, considering effective grouping practices and instructional methods and present subject matter to students using a variety of instructional techniques.
- Plan and prepare lesson procedures for substitute teachers.
- Develop interdisciplinary approaches to instruction, when appropriate.
- Plan collaboratively with faculty and staff.
- Analyze lesson presentation and anticipate when and how learning occurs through reflective practices. Identify curricular skills and concepts when developing and implementing instructional plans.
- Attend and participate in faculty meetings, parent conferences, and other meetings.
- Participate in transition activities for students preparing to return to their home school.
- Administer and interpret appropriate standardized and informal assessment instruments.
- Demonstrate a variety of teaching techniques and strategies that address the multiple intelligences and learning styles. Evaluate the success of lessons by determining how and to what extent students transfer.
- Develop and suggest appropriate instructional modifications for use in general education classes. Anticipate needs and demonstrate efficiency and organization when transitioning from one activity to another.
- Facilitate the development of classroom rules, which establish and maintain a safe and secure environment that is conducive to learning and clearly communicate expectations to students and parents.
- Maintain regular attendance as documented by the number of days present and attends required meetings.
- Exhibit punctuality as observed in arrival and departure times from building and required committee meetings.
Skills and knowledge Requirements:
Minimum of one (1) year of teaching experience preferred
Experience with children with diagnosed learning disabilities required
Assistive technology experience required
Experience with Orton Gillingham reading instruction preferred
Experience coaching or in extracurricular class setting preferred
Education/Experience Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from an accredited program required.
Master's degree preferred.
Special Education LBS1 endorsement preferred