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Special Education Teacher

Make an impact and join the team at Ivymount School and Programs as a Special Education Teacher! For over 50 years, Ivymount has served students with special needs, many of whom are on the Autism Spectrum or have other developmental learning needs. Ivymount uses evidence-based practices to inform curricula and methods of instruction.

You will gain valuable experience in the field of special education, make a significant contribution to the lives of students, and learn from experts in the field in a collaborative, dynamic environment. A leader in special education, Ivymount provides exceptional training and professional development opportunities, including tuition reimbursement! 

Summary: Responsible for development, implementation, monitoring, and reporting related to designated content area curricula.

Essential Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in special education and/or designated content area
• Maryland Standard Professional Certificate in Special Education or eligibility for Conditional Certificate. If teacher holds a Conditional Certificate, teacher must complete requirements for a Standard Professional Certificate within the required timeframe.

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills
• Experience in Special Education or a related field
• Two years’ classroom teaching experience as a lead teacher
• Experience teaching designated content area
• Understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related disorders
• Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise classroom staff
• Exceptional attention to detail, strong organizational and time management skills
• Cooperative participation within an interdisciplinary team
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Support of program philosophy
• Computer skills related to common office tasks such as email, conducting internet searches, and using MSOffice (e.g., MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint)

Desired Qualifications
• Master’s degree in special education or designated content area
• Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification or enrollment in a BCBA certification program
• Experience with parent/guardian communication
• Experience planning and implementing instructional lessons based on evidence-based practices
• Knowledge of and experience with assistive and instructional technology

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop, implement, and monitor content instruction and related materials to ensure alignment with course requirements, Individualized Education Plans (IEP), and student performance
• Create and implement instructional plans based on evidence-based practice
• Supervise classroom staff’s instructional planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting related to the content area
• Implement classroom/individual behavior management programs
• Participate in the IEP development process as assigned (e.g., administer assessments, write reports, attend meetings)
• Report on student progress as assigned (e.g., quarterly report cards, academic checklists)
• Administer and maintain updated student assessments
• Communicate with parents/guardians related to content area
• Hold confidential all knowledge of students and their families

Other Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Participate in all relevant meetings (e.g., team meetings, parent meetings, IEP meetings)
• Conduct supervision meetings with classroom staff providing instruction in the content area
• Participate in supervision meetings with Program Supervisor/Coordinator/Director
• Attend all program/division/school meetings
• Contribute relevant information for performance reviews of classroom staff providing instruction in the content area
• Assist in staff training as assigned
• Other related job duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor

Professional Development and Training
• Complete and master all training components within designated training period
• Maintain certification as a Special Education Teacher
• Attend all ongoing training as assigned
• Seek resources necessary for performing responsibilities related to students, parents, or team members

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Ivymount School and Programs
11614 Seven Locks Road
Rockville, MD 20854