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Special Education Teacher

Full-Time

Must have MA in Education, NYS Special Ed. Cert, a minimum of 2 yrs. experience. Must be highly organized, flexible and have excellent written and oral communication skills. 

  

Standards and Quality Assurance

  • Certification in the field of education/special education
  • Previous experience in the field of education
  • Be capable of physically assisting students with specials needs as required (positioning, lifting, transferring, restraining, etc.)
  • Have demonstrated ability to work effectively under the direction of others.
  • Have demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Have willingness to assume any responsibilities appropriate for the position.
  • Support the Mission Statement of the school.
  • Behave and speak in a professional manner at all times.
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality, and attendance.
  • Attend staff and team meetings.
  • Be proactive in matters relating to health and safety.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Teaching and Learning

  • Make knowledge accessible to all students.
  • Develop students’ cognitive capacity and respect for learning.
  • Foster students’ self-esteem, motivation, and sense of civic responsibility.
  • Maintain good order and respect among students, promote understanding of the school’s rules and values, safeguard health and safety, and develop relationships with and between students that are conducive to learning.
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality, and attendance.
  • Plan for and guide the learning process to help students achieve program objectives. Planning must be appropriate to the needs, interests, experience and existing knowledge of the students in the class. Lesson plans are to be submitted monthly to your Education Supervisor.
  • Maintain a classroom atmosphere conductive to learning.
  • Maintain an attractive and stimulating classroom environment, and contribute to displays in the school as a whole.
  • Implement useful diagnostic and progress assessment measures, and mark and assess      students’ work and development.
  • Select and use effective instructional methods and learning materials.
  • Establish a cooperative relationship with all assigned students.
  • Maintain open lines of communication with parents and guardians.
  • Engage in professional growth activities through an ongoing program of job-related knowledge and skill development.
  • Work collaboratively with other classrooms, related services, classroom staff, and program personnel to achieve each individual student’s needs and goals and the overall purposes of the school program.
  • Evaluate and review one’s own teaching methods, materials and schemes of work, and make changes as appropriate.
  • Supervision and provide feedback to classroom staff.
  • Take part in the corporate life of the school by, for example, attending assemblies and organization events and fundraisers.

Job Coach

Full-Time

The Job Coach will support and assist individuals with disabilities in the process of exploring, trying, seeking, securing and maintaining employment opportunities. The Job Coach will assess skills, and utilize an array of resources and teaching techniques to facilitate the job orientation, task acclimation, and job stabilization process.

Functions:

  • Evaluate the potential work sites to gain information regarding the social requirements, work schedule, core tasks, safety procedures and environmental cues necessary for individual to be successful at site.
  • Acclimate and orient individuals served to work site and safety precautions. Train individuals in core tasks. Develop, create and implement coaching strategies to expedite skill acquisition for those served, and maximize independence at all times.
  • Utilize natural supports at work location whenever possible and teach the utilization of these resources to the individual served. Ensure the well-being and safety of all individuals served, including providing travel training skills to and from community-based work locations.
  • Document services provided in compliance with agency, local, state and federal regulations.
  • Attend team meetings, professional development opportunities and parent conferences.
  • Act as liaison in a professional manner at all times between the individual served, employer, families, the organization and the community.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Services and /or Related field , And/or High School Diploma/GED and increased experience working with individuals with disabilities in community-based settings.
  • Must be able to provide own transportation and travel within the service areas as assigned

Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Full-Time

The DSP will be responsible for incorporating individual program plans into a daily schedule of activities that respond to stated goals. The DSP will provide direct care and hands-on assistance, supervision, instruction and guidance to the individuals served.

***DRIVING IS A REQUIREMENT FOR THIS POSITION.

Functions:

  • Create and carry out a schedule of activities that enhance core skills such as, but not limited to, communication and socialization, self-advocacy, hygiene and grooming, knowledge of available community resources, health and wellness, housekeeping and travel and safety skills.
  • Acclimate and orient individuals served to community-based volunteer sites, as well as, review all safety precautions and preparedness routines.
  • Train individuals in tasks expected at volunteer sites when indicated. Develop, create and implement coaching strategies to expedite skill acquisition for those served, and maximize independence at all times.
  • Ensure the well-being and safety of all individuals served, including providing travel training skills to and from community-based locations.
  • Help maintain a sanitary and safe environment both in the facility and at community routine placements. Report all equipment and/or maintenance needs in a timely manner.
  • Document services provided in compliance with agency, local, state and federal regulations within expected time frames.
  • Attend team meetings, professional development opportunities and parent conferences

Qualifications:

  • A  Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Services and /or Related field, and/or High School Diploma/GED and increased experience working with individuals with disabilities in community-based settings

Paraprofessional/RBT

Full-Time

Seeking RBTs/paraprofessionals for full-time work in a private school for children with special needs, located in Nassau County. Candidates must be patient and eager to work with children requiring support. Must be able to follow written academic and behavioral plans, as well as work well within a classroom team. Experience with ABA or special education is a plus!

Van Driver

Part-Time (Morning)

Organization for children and adults with special needs seeking a driver to drive clients on a small bus and/or van.

Monday-Friday 6:45am-9:15am

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Kulanu Center for Special Services

620 Central Ave, Cedarhurst, New York 11516, United States

(516) 569-3083 ext.235