Classroom Teacher - Booker T. Washington Academy
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: Special Education Teacher
Job Location: Booker T. Washington Academy
Beginning: Aug 15, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Comprehensive Special Education, Grades K-12 (165)
District: Booker T. Washington Academy
New Haven, CT 06511
Telephone: 203-691-6535
Job Description:
JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Building Principal, the Licensed Special Education Teacher develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities; Evaluates and assesses student progress against instructional objectives; follows State mandated due process procedures and functions as IEP Manager to assigned students. 
Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following: 
  • Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student’s IEP. 
  • Assesses student progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques. 
  • Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals. 
  • Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program (IEP) plans for students to include: present levels of educational performance, special education needs, instructional goals and objectives, and the special education and related services required to meet those goals. 
  • Schedules team meetings and works cooperatively with child study team members and others in developing instructional goals and strategies. 
  • Coordinates the delivery of special education services in each student's IEP. 
  • Creates a positive learning experience with emphasis in individualized instruction using appropriate sources including i-pads. 
  • Serves as primary contact for the parent. 
  • Conducts special education evaluations and reevaluations. 
  • Provides direction, supervision and evaluation of educational assistants as directed. 
  • Complies with School policies and all state/federal rules and regulations. 
  • Completes all district and state reporting requirements. 
Other functions of the job include but are not limited to the following: 
  • Establishes and maintains student control and discipline in the classroom, school premises or during school activities. 
  • Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect consistent with district policies and procedures. 
  • Collaborates and consults with educational professionals and community service providers (i.e., social services, public health, medical providers etc.) regarding the needs of students. 
  • Provides consultation to classroom teachers regarding classroom adaptions, instructional modifications, adaptive equipment, behavior modification plans and other similar instructional interventions to meet the needs of students with disabilities. 
  • Performs other comparable duties of a like or similar nature apparent or as assigned. 
Knowledge Skills and Ability Required: 
  • Minimum B.A/B.S degree in teaching from an accredited institution in the appropriate special education area. 
  • Current Connecticut teaching license in required content area. 
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of special education and specialty area. 
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching of students with disabilities. 
  • Thorough knowledge of school rules, regulations and procedures; ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior. 
  • Ability to deliver and articulate oral presentations and written reports. 
  • Ability to effectively an analyze needs and problems objectively. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, students, parents, staff, administration and the general public. 
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program. 
  • Knowledge of relevant technology including the use of technology such as i-pads or tablet to individualize instruction. 
  • Meet professional teacher education requirements of school district and state. 
  • Knowledge and skills in working with children with ADD and behavior and emotional disabilities. 
  • Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis. 
Physical Requirements 
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift, move and/or support up to 50 pounds (and/or up to adult size body weight with two-to-three person lift). Position can require some degree of physical interaction with students who have difficulty controlling physical behavior. 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.