Special Education Teacher

Job Description: Special Education Teacher

Reports to: ADVANCE Academy School Director

Main Function:

Directly supervise and administer classroom instruction for each student assigned to his/her classroom in The Matthew Reardon Center for Autism’s ADVANCE Academy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Confers with parents, administrators, testing specialists, therapists, and others to develop IEPs for students.
  • Prepares lessons and other instructional materials according to the achievement levels of students and the goals established by the IEPs. Lessons may focus on academic, social, daily-living, and vocational skills, along with other skills as appropriate.
  • Instructs students in academic subjects, utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis techniques, including discrete-trial teaching, activity schedules, and reinforcement systems.
  • Directly supervises classroom instruction for each student and other staff as assigned.
  • Coordinates all material with teaching team members.
  • Communicates with Center leadership (as needed) regarding the progress of students and continued development of curriculum.
  • Maintains daily observation notes, program data, and graphs of learning progression.
  • Maintains daily written communication with parents and participates in quarterly parent/teacher conferences, as needed.
  • Observes, evaluates, and prepares reports on progress for IEPs of students.
  • Develops and maintains classroom
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Organizational/Departmental Requirements:

  • Exhibition of good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Contribution to a positive work climate and to the overall team effort of the organization. 
  • Adherence to all organizational policies and procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to interpret guidelines and requirements
  • Ability to multitask and work within established deadlines
  • Punctuality and reliability

Experience, Education and Other Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or Special Education, or a related field preferred. Education background must comply with accreditation and GSNS requirements.
  • Teaching Certification preferred but not required. Compliance with accreditation and GSNS standards must be met. If certified in another state, steps should be taken to obtain certification in Georgia.
  • Experience/training in educating children with neurological impairments with related communication delays preferred.
  • Experience with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) preferred

Send resumes and inquiries to Jack O’Connor, Advance Academy Director, joconnor@matthewreardon.org