Classroom Teacher - The Village for Families & Children
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: Special Education Teacher II - Eagle House
Job Location: Hartford
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Comprehensive Special Education, Pre-K-12 (065)
Certificate: Comprehensive Special Education, Grades K-12 (165)
District: The Village for Families & Children
Hartford, CT 06105
Telephone: 860-236-4511
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Job Description:
Please submit an application through our Career Page: http://thevillage.org/careers/

Do you enjoy working with a specialized population, shaping educational experiences that will help them build social and emotional skills? Are you excited about taking a holistic approach to help children affected by trauma? At Eagle House, a psychiatric residential treatment program (PRTF), you’ll enjoy small class sizes and a hands-on learning environment. Work with a multidisciplinary team to plan field trips and activities that complement the curriculum and the milieu experiences of the children.

JOB SUMMARY
The Teacher II will be responsible to teach a classroom of up to 8 students with significant emotional, behavioral, learning and/or mental health issues. He/she will develop and coordinate the academic curriculum for the classroom; conduct formal educational assessments as assigned by the Planning and Placement Team (PPT) and write academic reports as required; participate in the development of the IEP and propose goals and objectives as well as other Individual Education Program (IEP) components as appropriate.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Student Oversight
  • Plan for and ensure the delivery of all required services to each student in the program.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with each student’s IEP and all relevant educational records.
  • Conduct educational intake assessments on new students.
  • Provide direct instruction to students in all academic areas.
Administrative
  • Work closely with collateral agencies to ensure appropriate transition and discharge planning for students.
  • Write all necessary academic reports for students including, but not limited to: evaluation reports if requested by a PPT, progress reports, report cards, etc. Draft IEP goals and objectives and other IEP components as appropriate.
  • Participate in regular program meetings, Clinical Rounds, individual supervision sessions, etc.
  • Implement appropriate behavior management systems within the classroom setting.
Leadership/Professional development
  • Participate in trainings, workshops and meetings identified by the agency
  • Maintain all necessary trainings and certification to perform job
  • Work closely with Education Coordinator, Program Director, and other Eagle House staff to ensure continuity of treatment services with residential program.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:
  • Master’s degree in special education.
  • Must hold current Provisional or Professional Educator Certification in Special Education from the Connecticut State Department of Education.
  • Must be able to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and coordinate classroom team.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of child development and the impact of emotional, behavioral & learning disabilities on learning

ABOUT EAGLE HOUSE
We’re expanding! As one of the leading providers of children’s behavioral health services in the state, and one of the few who run a psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF) – our Eagle House – we are pleased to announce that we are expanding this program to serve even more children.

Eagle House provides residential behavioral health treatment for children ages 6-12 who are transitioning from psychiatric hospitalization. Serving as a "step-down," Eagle House helps prepare them for community-based treatment and a family or foster care setting. Residents attend school onsite and receive intensive clinical support services, including ongoing nursing and psychiatry, family, group and individual therapy, and case management. Professional staff at Eagle House use an active engagement/coaching/trauma-informed model of care to build relationships with the youth in order to stabilize them, help them improve overall functioning, and build the skills necessary to transition into a family successfully and permanently.

ABOUT THE VILLAGE
The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve our mission "to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children" by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region.

Please submit an application through our Career Page: http://thevillage.org/careers/
 

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

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