Summary: Instruct students with learning disabilities using NHS instructional strategies and programs in a safe and supportive classroom environment; foster cooperative social behaviors.
- Provide instruction, individually and in groups, in assigned subject area
- Adapt instruction methods to meet students’ varying needs and interests. Provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences that allow all children to build upon their prior knowledge and current skill levels.
- Use a variety of formal and informal assessments to monitor student progress and achievement of the instructional objectives and IEP goals.
- Observe and evaluate students’ performance, behavior, social development and physical health. Document student learning through the use of portfolios and records, as requested.
- Confer with administration to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
- Establish and carry out rules for behavior to foster and maintain appropriate behavior, both in the classroom and within the school community.
- Communicate to parents the level of student achievement and progress toward established classroom, school and state standards and students’ IEP goals. Confer with parents or guardians, administration, counselors and other professionals to resolve behavioral and academic problems.
- Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records as required by law and school policy.
- Work constructively with colleagues and others for the purpose of improving the quality of students’ behaviors and academic success.
- Participate in school activities and events.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to maintain professional confidentiality concerning individual student data and achievement.
- Maintain professional competence and skills through in-service education, consultation with administration and colleagues, independent study and self-selected professional growth activities.
- Maintain a high level of professional integrity.
- Communication and problem skills needed to handle classroom situations and to work effectively with parents/guardians on student issues.
- Organizational management and planning skills.
- Written communication skills.
- Excellent verbal communication skills. Ability to deliver clear, cohesive instruction.
- Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or Literacy
- NYS provisional certification in teaching field preferred
- Prior teaching experience with learning disabilities preferred.
- Training in multisensory reading such as Orton-Gillingham, Wilson Language System, etc.
- Able to work some flexible hours to accommodate parent/guardian meetings, school activities, and other mandated events/meetings.
The Norman Howard School is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status, gender identity, transgender status, or any other characteristic protected by law.