Special Education Teacher/Associate Teacher: Content

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Job Location: Ivymount School - Rockville, MD

Position Type: Full Time

Salary Range: Undisclosed

Job Shift: Day


Summary: Responsible for development, implementation, monitoring, and reporting related to designated content area curricula, Associate Teachers perform these responsibilities under the supervision of Content Teacher/Program Supervisor/Program Coordinator.

Professional Development
  • We provide exceptional initial and ongoing training in the field of special education, annual tuition and workshop/conference reimbursement, access to journal and research databases, onsite trainings and workshops, and opportunities for promotion within Ivymount!

Growth at Ivymount
  • Ivymount has a strong culture of growing and promoting talented employees from within our organization!

Supervision in the Field of ABA
  • We provide supervision for employees seeking or maintaining their BCBA, BCaBA or RBT credentials

Health Benefits
  • We provide access to health & wellness benefits, including Medical & Dental insurance for employees working over 15 hours per week

403(b) Plan
  • We provide a retirement savings plan including both Traditional and Roth contribution options

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop, implement, and monitor content instruction and related materials to ensure alignment with course requirements, Individualized Education Plans (IEP), and student performance
  • Create and implement instructional plans based on evidence-based practice
  • Supervise classroom staff's instructional planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting related to the content area
  • Implement classroom/individual behavior management programs
  • Participate in the IEP development process as assigned (e.g., administer assessments, write reports, attend meetings)
  • Report on student progress as assigned (e.g., quarterly report cards, academic checklists)
  • Administer and maintain updated student assessments
  • Communicate with parents/guardians related to content area
  • Hold confidential all knowledge of students and their families

  • Bachelor's degree in special education and/or designated content area
  • Maryland Standard Professional Certificate in Special Education or eligibility for Conditional Certificate. If teacher holds a Conditional Certificate, teacher must complete requirements for a Standard Professional Certificate within the required timeframe.
  • Experience in Special Education or a related field
  • Two years' classroom teaching experience as a lead teacher
  • Experience teaching designated content area
  • Understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related disorders
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise classroom staff
  • Exceptional attention to detail, strong organizational and time management skills
  • Cooperative participation within an interdisciplinary team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Support of program philosophy
  • Computer skills related to common office tasks such as email, conducting internet searches, and using MSOffice (e.g., MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint)


Ivymount School and Programs provides school- and community-based services for children and young adults with special needs from throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The school program serves more than 200 students, ages 4 – 21, with speech and language impairments, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, health impairments, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The classrooms are structured to serve students with a range of academic and cognitive abilities, including, in some cases, those who have the potential to obtain a high school diploma. Ivymount Outreach Programs serve students, teachers, and parents to support children with learning and developmental challenges in the community through assessments, evaluations, therapies and professional development. The Maddux School is preschool-2nd grade program that combines creative approaches with traditional early childhood education in a unique transdisciplinary model. The goal in all of the programs is to help children and young adults achieve their highest level of development and independence and to live with dignity and self-respect. Ivymount School has been twice recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. Founded in 1961, Ivymount is celebrating its 60th year!

Hear from staff about what it's like to work at Ivymount:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m54Yu2uDFnA

                                                                Diversity and Inclusion Statement

                                 Ivymount School, Maddux School and Ivymount Outreach are committed to:

  • promoting policies, practices, training, and education that are proactively inclusive, culturally-sensitive, and embrace diversity and neurodiversity among the individuals we serve, staff members, and families     

  • acting as advocates for diversity within the greater community to create substantive change

  • identifying and discussing our differences and the impacts they have on our stakeholders, approaches, and actions

  • challenging ourselves to identify, understand, and correct inequities we may discover 


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11614 Seven Locks Rd.
United States
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