Homeroom Associate Teacher

Rockville, Maryland
Commensurate with education and experience
Apr 27, 2018
Jun 01, 2018
Full Time

The Ivymount School is a non-public, special education school serving over 200 students, ages 5 through 21, from throughout the Washington, DC area. For over 55 years, Ivymount has provided educational programs and therapeutic services for students with disabilities with the goal of enhancing the lives of our students through evidence-based instruction and interventions. Several programs are offered at Ivymount School to meet the wide range of needs throughout our student population. Within these programs, classroom models and instructional strategies are tailored to address the specific needs of our students.

Ivymount School currently seeks enthusiastic candidates for the Homeroom Associate Teacher positions at our Rockville, MD campus in our Model Asperger Program and our Multiple Learning Needs program. Homeroom Associate Teachers are responsible for coordination, supervision, and implementation of assigned curricula and programming, as well as classroom management of homeroom.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement educational programming for assigned curriculum areas (e.g., social skills, daily living, community) for assigned students, in collaboration with appropriate team members (e.g., Program Supervisor/Coordinator, Curriculum Coordinator, Associate Behavior Specialist/Behavior Analyst)
  • Coordinate educational programming in assigned curriculum areas for homeroom students with teaching staff and Related Services Providers
  • Develop and organize materials for instruction in assigned curriculum areas
  • Design student programming for classroom and school routines as assigned (e.g., arrival, lunch)
  • Develop, implement, and document behavior support programming under supervision of Associate Behavior Specialist/Behavior Analyst
  • Provide formative and summative assessment for ongoing monitoring of student performance
  • Develop classroom, student, and staff schedules
  • Oversee, supervise, and manage assigned homeroom responsibilities (e.g., staff and student attendance, associate and assistant teacher supervision, communication systems development)
  • Ensure regular parent communication for students in homeroom
  • Coordinate IEP development and writing process in collaboration with appropriate team members
  • Develop and write IEP goals related to assigned curriculum areas
  • Coordinate implementation of the IEP and assign data collection responsibilities
  • Coordinate IEP progress reporting/report cards with team members (e.g., content teacher, related service providers)
  • Provide training to all homeroom teaching staff as assigned
  • Complete state assessment accommodations and plans for assigned students, in coordination with relevant Content Teachers


  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or related field

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills

  • Experience with educational programming in the school and community
  • Understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related disorders
  • Experience implementing educational programming for assigned curriculum areas (e.g., social skills, daily living, community)
  • Knowledge of behavioral principles and instructional strategies based on applied behavior analysis
  • Superior ability to supervise and manage classroom team
  • Ability to perform several tasks simultaneously
  • Cooperative participation within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Computer skills related to common office tasks such as email, conducting internet searches, and using MSOffice (e.g., MSWord, Excel, PowerPoint)

Other Desired Qualifications

  • Experience developing educational programming for assigned curriculum areas (e.g., social skills, daily living, community)
  • Special Education Certification with Maryland State Department of Education
  • Master’s degree
  • Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst/Board Certified Behavior Analyst or eligible for certification
  • Vocational programming experience (if applicable)
  • Knowledge of and experience with assistive and instructional technology

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