Special Education Teacher, Lourie Center School

Rockville, MD
Feb 05, 2018
Jun 22, 2018
Full Time
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To qualify you must possess a minimum of a bachelors degree and ability to be certified by MDSE to hold a provisional or Standard I teaching certificate.

Two years teaching experience in early childhood/elementary special education is required.

Skills and Abilities:

Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the nature and needs of exceptional children, normal developmental processes, curriculum development and programming, psychodynamic and behavioral management skills, psycho-educational assessment, special education record keeping and monitoring tools for children ages 4-10 years old.

The ability to teach different subjects utilizing a variety of approaches/methods that address the individuals and groups needs.

Have the capacity to identify concerns and needs of parents of children with emotional and multiple areas of difficulty as part of an ongoing therapeutic process.

Ability to demonstrate skills in oral and written presentation of diagnostic findings, progress reports, anecdotal records, development of behavioral goals and objectives for individual educational plans and weekly lesson plans.

Supervisory experience and expertise in teaching theoretical approaches and in integrating diagnostic assessment and curricular programming and practices used in early childhood special education.


Develop and implement an individualized early childhood special education curriculum and schedule for the classroom .

Conduct formal and informal psycho-educational assessments of enrolled students and interprets test results to parents, professionals and school personnel from other jurisdictions.

Write integrated developmental status reports on each student in the program in collaboration with other team members.

Develop, with team members and parents, an Individualized Education Plan (I.E.P.) for each full-time student.

Maintains ongoing data collection and monitors progress of each child's I.E.P. objectives.

Develop individually tailored materials for use in the classroom activities with the assistance of the classroom team and with input from the school team , as appropriate and necessary.

Conduct Functional Behavior Assessment and develops a Behavior Intervention Plan on all classroom children.

Primarily available to any crisis that may occur in and out of the classroom during related service groups.

Communicate and coordinate with related services on areas of concern and corresponding interventions for the child within the classroom setting while also being the key contact for parents and outside agencies regarding the childs educational functioning and classroom adaptation.

Provides supervision and training of classroom aides, assistant teachers, and student teachers.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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