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Special Education Teacher

Employer
SESI Schools
Location
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Salary
Competitive
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Description

Position at SESI Schools
* Now Hiring for the 2022-2023 School Year *



Special Education Teacher


About Us
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, provides specialized education programming for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting. We believe that all children deserve an education that goes beyond academics and enables them to realize their full potential and grow into responsible, self-sufficient adults. SESI operates over 50 AdvancED/Cognia accredited Special Education schools and 80+ in-district classrooms nationwide. Our certified teachers and staff provide individualized academic and behavioral interventions with an innovative learning approach, personalized attention, and all the necessary support services students need to overcome barriers to education. Our purpose drives our performance and we are looking for individuals who want to make an impact.

The Opportunity
The Special Education Teacher will be responsible for providing academic, emotional, and physical services for students who require additional support to thrive in school. They will diagnose learning skill deficits, deliver high quality instruction and curriculum as provided by SESI, and collaborate with both school personnel and families to provide services to students. Every child deserves to reach their full potential and we're looking to hire an exceptional teacher who will play an essential role in fueling student success.

You Are
Someone who is passionate about serving students with special needs so that they can perform at their highest level and realize productive, fulfilling futures. You believe that ALL children can learn and have the desire to make a positive impact in the lives of students. You excel at building relationships, collaborating with a team, and persevering through difficult challenges. You have a sense of optimism, a willingness to learn and grow, and a commitment to improving outcomes for students.

The Responsibilities
  • Teach the knowledge and skills, nurture the confidence and character, and meet the needs of all students by utilizing SESI instructional models, strategies, and curriculum
  • Develop and maintain individualized skill-appropriate lesson plans.
  • Utilize school's behavior management and intervention strategies including but not limited to de-escalation techniques, crisis management, and physical restraint when necessary to maintain the safety of students and staff
  • Establish and maintain student forms and files as required by SESI, local, state, and/or federal agencies including but not limited to
    • Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
    • Behavior Intervention Plans
    • Incident Reports
    • High Risk Evaluation Forms
  • Drive, record, and track student growth and progress towards academic, social, and emotional goals
  • Supervise students and ensure they are always monitored, including to and from appropriate locations within the school
  • Attend and document conferences, meetings, and trainings with supervisors
  • Maintain a clean and safe academic learning environment for all students
  • Light lifting, walking, and/or climbing stairs may be required
  • Other duties may be assigned

The Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning required
  • Valid special education teaching credential appropriate to the role (strong preference but not required)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office preferred

The Perks
  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Continued instructional coaching and leadership support

Physical Environment/Working Conditions
As a condition of employment, staff will be required to be either fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or produce a weekly negative Covid-19 test result. Prospective employees who are partially vaccinated (have received the first vaccination shot and are able to provide a photo of their vaccination card) are able to start work with the understanding they must be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their hire date and must test weekly until they are fully vaccinated. Unvaccinated individuals have the opportunity to demonstrate they are entitled to a reasonable accommodation with respect to this policy for a valid medical or religious reason. All staff are required to wear an approved mask, if and when reporting to a physical work site where they are interacting with others.

Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
FullBloom provides education and behavioral health solutions for children and their families, leading to better life outcomes, regardless of the learning obstacles and other challenges they face. The company's team of over 5,000 education and healthcare professionals work to achieve measurable and sustained academic and behavioral gains through evidence-based programs that include specialized education, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapies, intervention services, and professional development. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, FullBloom supports tens of thousands of children and families, over 500 school districts, and more than 25,000 teachers annually through its three operating divisions - Catapult Learning, Specialized Education Services, Inc (SESI), and Little Leaves. www.fullbloom.org
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