Special Education Teacher
APTS offers teachers an extremely supported environment in and out of the classroom. In the classroom, Program Facilitators help to present individualized lessons as well as support students through behavioral episodes. Both in and out of the classroom, teachers can rely on their pod's Data Analyst, Behavior Analyst, and Education Specialist to assist in developing and reaching student academic and behavioral goals. Employees duties include, but are not limited to:Develop and implement Individualized Education Plan (IEP) based on results of psycho-educational and other assessments, including implementing strategies developed by speech, occupational, physical therapists, or other IEP mandated service providersDevelop lesson plans on a weekly and monthly basis for each student based on their IEP goals/objectives and in keeping with state requirements (ie, Standards of Learning/Alternate Assessment)Carry out behavioral strategies, including crisis intervention, in keeping with APTS policies and procedures and regulations governing private special education day schoolsProcess with staff daily to ensure awareness of schedule and instructional activitiesAdminister Standards of Learning and other diagnostic testing as appropriate for level of training and student needConduct alternate assessments for students requiring themCoordinate and attend IEP and IDT meetings, parent/teacher conferences, and meetings with other professionals as appropriate and/or requiredWrite quarterly progress reports which include graphs for each students progressCollect data based on each students functional assessment and IEPProvide input in the development of each students Behavior Intervention PlanMaintain a clean and neat classroomProvide input regarding staff performance evaluations Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; use hand-to-finger, handle or feel objects, tool and student supplies; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; see, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, and occasionally to run. The employee must be able to provide physical crisis management. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds or more with or without assistance. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree preferred or 30 credits accrued towards Masters degree in education from an accredited universityCollegiate level or Post-Graduate level preferred.Provisional teaching license required.Must Possess a Virginia teaching certificate with a Special Education endorsement. In lieu of a complete endorsement, a conditional license may be granted if the teacher is actively working towards completing the endorsement. Salary/Benefits: APTS is now offering a 2-part $1000 sign on bonus. Part 1 will be paid to employee upon completion of 6 months of service and Part 2 upon completion of 1 year of service.APTS offers a competitive salaryInternal advancement opportunities,401k with employer contributionsMedical, dental and vision health benefitsDiscounted gym membershipTuition reimbursment for relevent degrees. We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a safe and drug-free workplace and require a pre-employment background screening. Company Description: APTS, or Alternative Paths Training School, is a private non-profit educational, vocational and behavioral consultation program for students and adults with developmental and other disabilities. Our school-based program serves students from 19 counties aged 5-22 at campuses in Alexandria, Manassas and Fredericksburg, VA and we provide consultation services throughout Virginia and Maryland.