1 on 1 Special Education Teacher

Type: Full time Posted on Feb 20, 2013 00:00:00 AM

Position Description The IDEAL School of Manhattan is a growing school. We seek General Educators and Learning Specialists to fill expected vacancies for the 2013-2014 school year.

Founded seven years ago as the first of its kind in NYC, The IDEAL School is an independent, non-profit, inclusion school. We are expanding each year and currently have 105 students. The school philosophy of social justice uses a co-teaching model to maintain small class sizes and to provide a rich and rigorous program. One special educator and one general educator collaborate on curriculum, instruction, and assessments as they create an Individual Learning Profile for every student in their class of 16.

Our unique mission of inclusion is on the cutting edge of educational practices. Families with children with special needs join our Zenith Program in which mainstreamed students receive related services throughout the school day during our “no pull-out” Elective Periods.

Experience teaching students with profound disabilities
Experience using Boardmaker
Experience with implementing and using Augmentative Assistive Technology devices
Work experience implementing social skills strategies

We seek a high-energy, passionate, special educator to co-teach within our 16 student inclusion class. Co-teachers have a strong ability to collaborate and to follow the design of the established classroom routine. Special educators are responsible for the major portion of differentiation and goal setting for students in the Zenith Program. Additionally, they are responsible for attending CSE meetings and yearly goal reviews. We require that applicants have a masters degree and classroom teaching experience. All applicants must have a commitment to inclusion practices.

We seek candidates to work with individual children in the Dylan program. Examples include students with down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or students who need behavioral support.