Classroom Teacher - Chapel Haven Inc.
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: Certified Special Education Teacher - REACH Program
Job Location: New Haven, CT
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Chapel Haven Inc.
New Haven, CT 06515
Telephone: 203-397-1714 EXT 120
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Job Description:
DEPARTMENT:                  EDUCATION    
      

POSITION TITLE:              Certified Special Education Teacher – REACH Program
                                                           
SUPERVISION BY:             Director of REACH / BRIDGE
Supervisor of Education and Residential Services

DAYS/HOURS OF JOB:     40 hrs/week; M - F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, flexible to accommodate meetings.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
The Certified Special Education Teacher will teach functional courses with the aim of helping each student meet the Expectations for Graduation.  As a member of the Interdisciplinary Team, he or she will participate in creating and implementing Individualized Support Plans complete with goals for each resident. 
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF POSITION
-  Teach functional academic, life skills, and pre-vocational classes.
-  Create lesson plans for classes that follow the curriculum guidelines set forth by the 
    Expectations for Independence.
-  Participate in creation and implementation of Individualized Support Plans for each resident, as
    a member of the Interdisciplinary Team.
-  Submit progress reports and evaluations to meet Chapel Haven Schleifer Center, DDS, Public School Districts, and other agency requirements.
-  Maintain education files for all students on caseload.
-  Attend all required meetings, including but not limited to:  Interdisciplinary Team,   
    departmental, agency staff, Placement and Planning Team.
-  Monitor and implement Individualized Education Plans for all students following them.
-  Administer assessment and screenings as recommended by IEP team,
-  Maintain on-going communication with residents’ parents.
OTHER RELATED DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS
-  Provide transportation of residents/students as needed.  Use of own vehicle may be required.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
-  Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education or related field.
-  Connecticut Certification in Special Education.
-  Eligibility for/or currently hold Connecticut Certification in Special Education.
-  Eligibility for/or currently hold State DSAP certificate
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
-  Experience working with people with cognitive disabilities.
-  Experience teaching.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
-  Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
-  Ability to affect and maintain positive working relationships with students, families, staff, and
    the general public.
-  Knowledge of the PPT/IEP process.
-  Ability and willingness to adapt a flexible schedule as the position requires.
-  Valid Connecticut driver’s license; ability to obtain Public Service License.
-  Ability to obtain State of Connecticut Medication Administration Certification.
- Ability to stand, sit and walk for periods of time
FLSA STATUS:  EXEMPT
 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.

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