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Teacher of Students with Autism and or Students with Severe Intellectual Disabilities (B.R.I.D.G.E.S

Position Type:
High School/Special Education

Date Posted:

Mount Pleasant High School

Date Available:

Closing Date:
Until Filled

Brandywine School District Terms of Employment: 10 Months/Year Benefits Type: Benefited - Regular Full Time Reports To: Building Principal Salary: Commensurate with the Brandywine School District's Teacher Salary Schedule To Apply: Please visit our District web site & click on Employment Opportunities Job Goal: To provide children, adolescents and young adults with the tools to acquire skills to maximize independence in the areas of academics, socialization, self-control of behavior, activities of daily living, and communication. Job Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in Special Education preferred.
  2. Possess or be eligible for educator licensure and/or certification in Delaware for Teacher of Students with Autism or Severe Disabilities or possess certification as an Exceptional Children Special Education Teacher with the willingness to take required additional 15 credits of coursework to be eligible for certification as a Teacher of Students with Autism or Severe Disabilities.
  3. Experience with students with autism and or severe disabilities.
  4. Experience in classroom management, organization, planning, instructional delivery, leadership, and technical skills; and the ability to utilize differentiated instructional methods to engage students in positive learning experiences.
  5. Ability to motivate and build relationships with students and parents to promote student achievement and strengthen community partnerships.
Essential Functions:
  1. Develop daily and unit lesson plans and a scope and sequence that are thoughtful, goal-oriented and aligned with curriculum and integrate technology; maintain pace of learning and provide opportunities for student differences; and check for student understanding and convey appropriately high expectations for students.
  2. Carefully plan for substitute teachers when unable to attend school and relate lessons to the state content standards in the core content areas as well as in specific content area.
  3. Create and maintain a classroom environment to encourage all students to be engaged and work toward meeting the standards; maintain accurate, thorough records of student achievement and behavioral performance; and complete progress and grade reports promptly and as scheduled using automated systems.
  4. Promote a high rate of student interest and provide prompt and specific feedback in a constructive manner and opportunities for active participation; demonstrate fairness and consistency in dealing with students; and speak and write clearly, correctly and at an appropriate level for student understanding.
  5. Comply with policies, regulations and procedures of school district and building; communicate effectively with parents and work collaboratively with staff.
  6. Display high level professional conduct and image at all times; establish and maintain an acceptable attendance record; and participate in extra-curricular activities and/or leadership roles outside the classroom.
  7. Continue to grow as a professional educator with classes/workshops for professional development in specific areas of interest and/or need and coaching and feedback from administrators and peers.
  8. Perform other duties and/or complete special projects as assigned.

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