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Special Education Teacher, In Person (0700)

Company: Public Consulting Group
Location: Portland
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:

University Instructors, LLC is seeking talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences to lead, change, and inspire students in the Portland area. The team you'll support believes that every employee, despite having different roles, is an educator. We hope to attract talented educators who model the core Educator Essentials. With a focus on eliminating systemic racism and its adverse impact on student learning, we seek to hire individuals who bring a deep commitment to racial equity and social justice.

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is considered a minimum qualification requirement, and this proof will be requested during the hiring process.

SPECIAL EDUCATION MISSION STATEMENT

As a department, we are committed to reversing the trend of isolation and segregation of students with disabilities by ensuring all students have access to high quality instruction responsive to their needs and delivered by effective and culturally responsive educators within the Least Restrictive Environment. Our primary focus is to build capacity and to support all staff members to ensure effective instruction is the predictor of student outcomes.

Responsibilities:

POSITION SUMMARY

Social Emotional Teacher

In this role, you will serve students with ongoing significant social/emotional skill deficits and mental health needs that impede their ability to benefit from general education settings. Behavioral characteristics of these students may include: non-compliance; poor peer interactions; difficulty in following school routines and/or expectations; poor problem-solving skills; excessive fears/phobias; poor social skills; and sometimes verbal and/or physical aggressiveness.

You will provide a developmentally appropriate classroom environment for children with a wide range of abilities. Using a Collaborative Problem-Solving approach, you will provide specially designed instruction in social skills, school success strategies, conflict resolution, coping skills, and academics at the students instructional level. Such instruction occurs in the classroom setting with consultation and communication to families. Classroom environments feature clear expectations, community building, relationship building with adults and peers, positive support strategies, and encouragement. Related services are provided consistent with each student's IEP. Students have opportunities to participate in general education experiences.

Communication Behavior Teacher

In this role, you will serve students who have significant socialization, behavioral, and sometimes developmental needs related to communication and sensory challenges. Academic instruction is provided at students' instructional levels. Students have access to supplemental curriculum in social skills, behavioral training, and cooperative play and communication skills. Students learn strategies to address their communication, behavior, and sensory needs. Related services and assistive technology are integrated throughout the school day consistent with each student's IEP. Students have the opportunity to participate in general education experiences.

You will provide students on IEPs with characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder with teaching skills in the following areas: academics, functional daily routines, behavior/self management, social interaction and communication. Assessment and instruction to students in the subject area or grade level by teaching skills, content, and critical thinking. All instruction is tied to district and state performance standards. Assessment is continually used to adjust, inform, and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a wide range of students who have diverse modes of learning, and are served by Individual Education Plans.

Learning Center Teacher

In this role, you will provide curriculum, assessment and instruction to students in the subject area or grade level by teaching skills, content, and critical thinking. All instruction is tied to district and state performance standards. Assessment is continually used to adjust, inform, and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a wide range of students including students who are English Language Learners, Talented and Gifted students, have diverse modes of learning, and are served by Individual Education Plans. You must have a desire to involve parents as partners in education and have strong collaboration and communication skills with parents and colleagues. You will be responsible for student supervision, guidance, development, safety, and following policies, rules, and regulations.

Intensive Skills Center Teacher

Intensive Skills classrooms support students with learning needs due to cognitive deficits that impact their participation in the general curriculum. These programs provides specially designed instruction, as appropriate, in the areas of functional and basic academic skills, social skills, communication skills, and for some students, basic life routines.

You will provide individualized instruction in the areas of cognitive, communication, social and motor skills. Instruction occurs in self-contained setting with nurse and therapist goals and activities.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

To be considered for this role, you must:

Have background/experience working with students with severe developmental delays
Hold current pediatric CPR credential or willing to receive training as soon as possible
Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
Hold or demonstrate eligibility to obtain an Oregon teaching license with the appropriate Special Education endorsement (demonstrating eligibility may require that an individual be actively enrolled in a teacher/educator preparation program)

Preferred qualifications for the role include:

Training and/or experience in a similar classroom setting.
Bilingual in English and ONE of the following languages: Chinese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and/or Vietnamese. Bilingual stipends may be available.%794854%

Keywords: Public Consulting Group, Portland , Special Education Teacher, In Person (0700), Other , Portland, Oregon

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