Classroom Teacher - University of Saint Joseph
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: Special Education Teacher
Job Location: The Gengras Center
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: University of Saint Joseph
West Hartford, CT 06117
Telephone: 860-231-5539
Job Description:
This position supports The Gengras Center by developing and implementing the instructional strategies and activities that reflect knowledge and understanding of students’ intellectual, physical and social development. The teacher must have knowledge of teaching skills and competencies, be proficient in reading, writing and mathematics, and be capable of using computers, assistive technology and adaptive equipment that will enable the students to learn and participate.
Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the following areas:
    • Various disabilities and the impact of disabilities on classroom performance.
    • Implementation of strategies to facilitate student learning and behavior management.
    • Appropriate use of formal and informal assessment strategies and instruments; legal provisions, regulations and guidelines regarding student assessment.
    • Individualized Education Plans and Behavior Intervention Plans.
    • Planning and Placement team process.
    • Data collection and interpretation to program effectively for students.
    • Demonstrate understanding of state curriculum standards.
    • How students learn to read and respond to text; understanding of reading and writing as interactive process.
    • How students learn mathematical concepts, procedures and tasks.
    • Occupational/life skills curriculum and relevance to independent living and employment.
  • Plan and implement instructional strategies and activities that reflect knowledge of students’ intellectual, physical, and social/emotional development.
  • Create, select and adapt a variety of instructional activities, utilizing adaptive equipment, technology, and other resources to support student learning.
  • Coordinate with Gengras transdisciplinary team to facilitate integration of functional/academic skills throughout the curriculum.
  • Collaborate and help facilitate development of community-wide special projects, and activities that enhance learning.
  • Communicate effectively with students, staff, families, community members, administration, and sending district personnel.
  • Provide Director/Assistant Directors with lesson plans, quarterly goals, and progress updates.
  • Assist in the identification and implementation of program goals and objectives.
  • Certified in Special Education; Master’s Degree in Special Education preferred.
  • At least 2 years’ experience working with special needs students.
  • Knowledge and experience in Special Education instruction.
  • Knowledge of teaching skills and competencies.
  • Proficient in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. 
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
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The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff, and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.

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