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Special Education Teacher

Company: The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc.
Location: Stafford
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

ORGANIZATION

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, LLC (CARD) is the world's largest and most experienced organizations effectively treating individuals of all ages who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. CARD strives to meet the growing need for services by continuously opening new offices throughout the country to provide top-quality ABA therapy across all populations.
CARD was founded in 1990 by leading autism expert and clinical psychologist Doreen Granpeesheh, PhD, BCBA-D. CARD treats individuals with ASD using the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), which is empirically proven to be the most effective method for treating individuals with ASD and recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the US Surgeon General. With locations throughout US and internationally, CARD's mission is to provide access to top-quality treatment all over the world. Through its network of trained technicians, behavior analysts, and researchers, CARD develops and implements quality, comprehensive, and individualized treatment programs that lead to success.

2761 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Suites 105, 107, 109 Stafford, Virginia 22554

The Special Education Teacher provides individualized education programs to students. The teacher is responsible for developing, implementing and relating the daily activities of the students to the core curriculum. Through continuous collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups, including parents, district and county personnel and various agencies, the Teacher provides for the academic, social and emotional growth of each student by using a variety of instructional strategies. The Teacher continually assesses each student's progress to maximize his or her fullest potential.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment
  • Employ special education strategies and techniques during instruction in combination with Applied Behavior Analysis to implement the IEPs of students
  • Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques
  • Teach socially acceptable behavior
  • Modify the general education curriculum for students with disabilities based upon research based methodologies
  • Implement the BIPs of all students according to best practices in ABA
  • Provide support and direction to teaching assistants in the classroom to promote a safe environment that is conducive to learning for all students
  • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers and other professionals to develop IEPs designed to promote students' development
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to teaching assistants and students
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on students and activities, as required by laws, district policies and administrative regulations
  • Provide crisis intervention, as needed, and as individual training level permits
  • Assist in collection of data for providing appropriate classroom interventions
  • Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities
  • Perform related work as required
  • Complete advanced training in applied behavior analysis

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    • State Licensure in Special Education for grades k-12 with Autism Endorsement or appropriate certification to teach students with Autism
    • Experience teaching or student teaching special education students including the development of curriculum , modification of curriculum and the development of the IEP process
    • Knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other research based methodologies for teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Ability to maintain appropriate records, work and communicate effectively with students, parents, school districts and administrators
    • Physical abilities to effectively work with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders who may have behavioral challenges so that the safety of the students and staff are assured.

      COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

      • Competitive salary based on experience
      • Exceptional training program
      • Educational Assistance Program, Master's in Psychology program and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) preparation program, licensure internship hours
      • For qualifying employees, benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending program, 401K, earned paid vacation, sick and holiday pay, educational assistance program and corporate discount programs
      • 2 weeks Paid Time Off (PT0) and Paid Holiday Break Schedule
      • 1 week paid sick leave
      • Paid holidays
      • Paid CEUs and conferences
      • Discretionary signing bonus
      • Discretionary shared bonus plan
      • Work in conjunction with the local Clinical Manager
        On-boarding and training in beautiful Alexandria, VA

Keywords: The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc., Alexandria , Special Education Teacher, Education / Teaching , Stafford, Virginia

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