Teacher for Special Education Classroom

Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Posted Under: New England, Northeast jobs in Other; Other jobs in zipcode 3031
Posted On: 2017-08-12 22:00:00

Under the direction of the certified educational supervisor, the Teacher develops a draft of the Individualized Educational Program for each student assigned to her/his class. Works closely with the primary therapists, related services personnel, the Principal and/or Assistant Principal to effectively address all aspects of the students' program for optimal progress.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES(Under the supervision of a certified administrator)
*Prepare a draft of the students' individual goals and objectives for PPT discussion and approval. Implement the Individual Education Programs for classroom students as approved by the PPT. Maintain written lesson plans, coordinating the scheduling of classroom activities/personnel with related services personnel, selecting appropriate learning materials, managing a classroom environment which encourages and supports student learning, and maintaining the upkeep of the materials and physical facility.

*Plans and coordinate programmatic monitoring and assessment of student objectives in conjunction with other members of the primary team. Submit progress reports by due dates, proofing and editing as needed; regularly alert supervisor to any issues or concerns; and report student progress at regularly scheduled team meetings to promote student learning.

*Participates in PPT's, Teams, Staff and training meetings as required. Serve as an integral member of the primary team. Disseminates relevant programmatic data on students' progress and assist in the integration of therapeutic interventions throughout the students' overall educational program.

*Oversees and delegates responsibility to the Assistant Teacher and other staff assigned to the classroom as appropriate for specific program implementation.

*Implements CCMC School policies and procedures in accordance with state and federal guidelines and regulations, and CCMC organizational policies and procedures.

*Participates in staff improvement activities including Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) training and behavior management. This may involve lifting and/or restraining of students in accordance with TCI techniques.

*Espouses CCMC's Core Competencies and Organizational Values in all customer interactions.

*Demonstrates knowledge of the age-related differences and needs of students age 4-21. Demonstrate cultural sensitivity in all interactions with students/families.

*Demonstrates support for the mission, values and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with the CCMC STANDARDS.


Supervises Assistant Teacher, Classroom Aides and Instructional Tutors within the classroom and reports to his/her supervisor.

Bachelor's Degree in field of Education from an accredited college or university required. Minimum of 1 year experience in a special education classroom preferred. Some experience with Emotionally Disturbed student population required.Knowledge of teaching methods, curriculum, child development and behavior management for the grade levels assigned

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled