Special Education Teacher

  • Job Tracking ID: 512714-716715
  • Job Location: Depew, NY
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: December 29, 2019
  • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Monday - Friday 7:30am-2:30pm.


Provide education services for students with developmental disabilities. Provide direction and guidance to support staff; maintain records of student progress, and communicate effectively with families, students, staff and human services professionals.


Reports to Principal


  • Write specific lesson plans that adhere to the Common Core; are chronologically and developmentally appropriate; reflect differentiated instruction techniques; incorporate technology, and are creative.
  • Develop Individualized Education Plans ('IEPs') in accordance with current New York State Education and Cantalician practice, procedures and policies.
  • Formulate long-term goals and short-term objectives and implement all goals on each student's IEP.
  • Assure that IEP mandates are fulfilled and document progress toward goals on the IEP.
  • Makes appropriate academic recommendations as a result of testing, professional judgment and students’ needs.
  • Engages students in activities that are interesting, meaningful and individualized to reflect each student’s developmental level.
  • Help each student to mature academically, emotionally and socially.
  • Provide care and instruction to promote a safe environment for students and staff.
  • Ensure a clean and orderly work environment.
  • Provide information about each student's progress to appropriate family members and human service professionals.
  • Attend CPSE-CSE meetings that may occur outside an employee's regularly scheduled work day.
  • Ensure that supplemental classroom aides and teacher assistants work productively as part of the classroom team.
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are being adhered to.
  • Promptly reporting instances of policy and procedure deviations to the Principal or designee.
  • Ensure that staff are engaged in classroom, and performing all duties and responsibilities as assigned by the teacher.
  • Ensures that students’ augmentative communication devices are utilized throughout the day by all classroom staff.
  • Assume responsibility for the management of the class, students and staff, at all times.
  • Provide clear and succinct direction to students and staff.
  • Utilize Strategies for Crisis Intervention and Prevention (SCIP) procedures.
  • Advocate for each student and family.
  • Organize and maintain daily, weekly and/or monthly notes, reports and/or records required for each student.
  • Use data collection systems as directed by IEP Coordinator and/or behavior staff.
  • Foster student’s independence ensuring that student achieves the greatest level of independence possible and appropriate for that particular student.
  • Ensure that verbal and written communications including tone, demeanor, and content with students, staff, and parents are at all times professional, appropriate and respectful.
  • Models and demonstrates expected student behavior.
  • Establish an effective data collection and charting system to monitor students' progress.
  • Instruct student and family in treatment and procedures to be continued at home.
  • Participates in staff training, in-services, committee and departmental team meetings.
  • Refers students and their families to community resources and services.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work independently as well as in conjunction with other staff members and members of the instructional team.
  • Submits maintenance requests when necessary to ensure the proper functioning of the room and its content.
  • Consistently comply with all agency policies and procedures.
  • Constantly maintain high professional standards with regard to personal behavior and interactions with other staff, families, districts and the community at large.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Principal and/or Director of Education.

Experience and Skills:


  • High level of written and oral communication.
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • High level of behavior management skills.
  • High level of knowledge of educational principles, especially those that apply to students with disabilities.
  • Possess good time management skills.
  • Knowledge of computers to prepare monthly lessons and progress reports and educational materials needed.


  • Must possess a Bachelor’s of Art of Bachelor of Science degree in Education, preferably special education.
  • Provisional special education teacher certification (either from the New York State Educational Department or accepted by them.)
  • Permanent certification must be obtained and documentation substantiating same provided to the Agency within five years of provisional certification, unless a shorter duration is required by law.

Job Benefits:

We offer a friendly work atmosphere plus an excellent benefits package including 13 paid holidays, paid school recesses (after 90 days of employment), PTO (paid time off), health & dental insurance, agency paid life insurance & long term disability, 401k retirement plan, on-site daycare, on-site fitness center, crop share, professional development reimbursement & more!



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