SBH certification or Intervention Specialist License (K-12 Mandatory) appropriate for working with ED/CD required. Experience working with children developmental delays preferred.
Assume lead responsibility for planning, managing delivering, and evaluating standards-based instruction for students with disabilities. Provide the leadership in creating a classroom environment that promotes high levels of achievement and social-emotional growth for all students.
• Bachelor’s degree, minimally.
• Special Education Teaching Credential: Intervention Specialist License (M/M or M/I), Alternative SPED License, Supplemental SPED License, or Education of the Handicapped Certificate in the SPED area appropriate for the teaching assignment (SBH, ED, MH, EC, etc.) required.
• Highly Qualified Teacher status in core subject areas required.
• Experience working with behaviorally challenged children/youth.
• Communicate accurately and effectively, both written and orally.
• Utilize good judgment under routine and stressful conditions.
• Demonstrate effective decision-making skills.
• Work professionally, effectively, and collaboratively with others.
• Ability to participate in physical interventions, when necessary, and with fidelity to the methods taught through the Therapeutic Crisis Intervention model. Physical interventions are low in frequency but require intense physical exertion. The object is to safely control/maintain a struggling and aggressive young person ranging from 50 – 250 pounds. Physical requirements include, but are not limited to: kneeling, possibly for extended periods of time on hard surfaces, bending, twisting, and holding.
• Ability to participate in the therapeutic camping and outdoor education/field trips which may involve hiking, biking, climbing, and swimming.
• Ability to use a computer and keyboard (eye-hand coordination and repetitive movements related to keyboarding).
• Ability to move around the classroom/center/community and sit and stand for more than an hour at a time.
• Ability to visually and auditorily assess and monitor the mental health status of students for safety purposes.
• Ability to meet driver eligibility standards and operate an agency leased vehicle (see physical form for additional information).
Positive Education Program has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is understood that the employee will also perform reasonable, related duties if requested by an immediate supervisor or other management staff. The employee is expected to follow all policies and procedures in accordance with the agency’s program and operations.