Autistic Support Teacher

School District of Hatboro-Horsham
Horsham, PA, US
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Welcome to the Hatboro-Horsham School District!

At Hatboro-Horsham School District we are focused on continually examining our district practices and structures. We advance, promote, and advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion to enhance alignment with the tenets of the whole child. We are committed to creating and maintaining environments in which each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Hatboro-Horsham draws strength from the rich variety of perspectives and life experiences of our community. As an employee of the district, you can anticipate that your meaningful contributions will authentically further the District's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Mission Statement - The School District of Hatboro-Horsham will prepare and challenge all students to excel academically and to develop social skills and creativity by providing exemplary and innovative educational programs through a supportive collaboration of educators, students, parents and community stakeholders.

Vision Statement - Hatboro-Horsham School District is comprised of a cohesive, supportive group of dedicated staff, students, parents, and community members united in our commitment to pursue excellence in education. We intend to realize our highest potential as an educational community by setting clear, measurable goals, employing best practices, engaging in effective communication, and utilizing resources wisely. We will use our successes as a catalyst for future growth, change and improvement.

This position will be located at Crooked Billet Elementary School.

Through instruction and action employ the District's philosophy of education, instructional goals and objectives, and performance expectations to inspire students to gain knowledge and life skills. Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences for all children.

Autistic Support Teacher- Elementary School Level- Individual would join an existing team of teachers to provide support to students grades K-5 who require autistic support programming. Successful candidate should have a knowledge base and related experience in supporting the unique academic, emotional, and behavioral needs that an individual may encounter when supporting students with autism. Our elementary school program is designed to provide a continuum of services from most intensive to least intensive supports, with students grouped with case manager to support student's level of needs. The ability to effectively collaborate with parents and a team of professionals (general education teachers, related service providers, outside providers, administrators, other special education teachers) is essential. Special Education Certification is required.

Requirements: Candidate should have experience in ABA and/or training in behavior modification and the ability to organize and implement an instructional program for students identified as needing support in the areas of academics, behavior, and interpersonal skills. Strong organizational skills and data collection management is needed.

In addition, candidate should have a thorough knowledge and understanding of differentiation, ability to utilize assistive technology to support curriculum access, strong consultative and collaborative skills, and a working knowledge of how to use community resources to enhance post-secondary opportunities.

Current PA Special Education Certification, additional endorsement for the Autism Certification is preferred, experience with and/or formal education in autism is required.

The position holder must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. It is the responsibility of the employee to inform the HHSD Director of Personnel of any and all reasonable accommodation that will be required.

Hatboro-Horsham School District is an Equal Opportunity Employment, Educational, and Service Organization.

The Hatboro-Horsham School requires all employees to adhere to PA School Code and policies set forth by the School Board, which is an essential function of employment. In addition, regular attendance to work is an essential function of employment.
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