Special Education Teacher - Community Based - Fee for Service

  • Job Tracking ID: 512714-660926
  • Job Location: Depew, NY
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Per Diem
  • Date Updated: December 11, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:


Provide special instruction or family training services, as per the guidelines set forth by the New York State Department of Health to a diverse population of birth to 3 year olds with identified medical and/or developmental disabilities. Assess, plan, organize and participate in special instruction programs that improve cognitive and early learning development, improve or secure joint attention, support positive behavioral and social-emotional development, and/or any other developmental area as specified on a child’s individual family service plan.


Reports to the Early Childhood Community Services Director


  • Implement plans of care including activities and/or family training for children in accordance with Early Intervention requirements, Cantalician practices and policies, and the principles and practices of special education.
  • Assure that Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) outcomes are fulfilled.
  • Document progress towards IFSP outcomes at specified intervals.
  • Within scope of practice, implement plans of care that are chronologically and developmentally appropriate; reflect differentiated instruction techniques; incorporate technology when appropriate, and are creative.
  • Establish an effective data collection and charting system to monitor child’s progress.
  • Make appropriate service recommendations (e.g., increase/decrease services) as a result of informal evaluation, professional judgment and child’s needs.
  • Review clinical/educational records and case histories.
  • Evaluate effects of special instruction at various stages and adjust treatment to achieve maximum benefit.
  • Engage children in activities that are interesting, meaningful and individualized to reflect each child’s developmental level.
  • Obtain family’s informed consent to proposed interventions.
  • Assist families in creating Positive Outcomes (goals)
  • Ensure that intervention strategies are evidence based.
  • Develop and write required reports, according to specified formats, which may include collaborating with other treating professionals to determine child’s current level of functioning.
  • Organize and maintain required daily session notes and records for each child.
  • Maintain required signature verification forms.
  • Foster child’s independence ensuring that the child achieves the greatest level of independence possible and appropriate for that particular child.
  • Ensure that verbal and written communications including tone, demeanor, and content with child and parents are professional, appropriate and respectful.
  • Model and demonstrate expected child behavior.
  • Provide and demonstrate interventions for families to foster carryover at home.
  • Provide educational information about typical developmental milestones.
  • Refer children and their families to community resources and services.
  • Provide care and services to promote a safe environment for children and families.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently, as well as in conjunction with other staff members and members of the child’s team.
  • Consistently comply with all agency policies and procedures.
  • Constantly maintain high professional standards at work with regard to personal behavior and interactions with other staff and families.

Experience and Skills:


  • Demonstrate a high level of knowledge of developmental milestones and typical behavior patterns, especially those that apply to children birth-3 yrs. old and children with disabilities.
  • Possess good time management skills.
  • Show the ability and desire to work as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Display a high level of written and oral communication skills.
  • Display a high level of interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrate a high level of behavior management skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the information and techniques needed to support a variety of developmental disorders.
  • Display knowledge of computer and ability to utilize word processing programs.
  • Exhibit familiarity with applicable standardized/non-standardized tests and assessment tools.
  • Demonstrate an ability to administer diagnostic tests with a high degree of efficiency and to accurately score tests.
  • Exhibit the ability to interpret test results appropriately taking into account developmental norms, children’s progress or lack of progress and any other pertinent information helpful in determining service recommendations or changes.
  • Display the ability to communicate children’s current level of functioning or other pertinent information orally and in written reports.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current literature and trends relating to the profession.


  • Minimal: Bachelor’s degree in Special Education with initial certification for Students with disabilities B-2 plus a Master degree in a related educational field. Permanent Certification in Special Education with relevant early childhood experience.
  • Preferred: Master degree in Special Education with certification for Students with Professional disabilities B-2.
  • Continuing education credits necessary to maintain certification; proof of continuing education must be provided to the Human Resources if requested.



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