COMPANY OVERVIEW: Catholic Charities is the social ministry outreach of the Archdiocese of Washington. We believe in strengthening the lives of all in need by giving help that empowers and hope that lasts. Catholic Charities works to create a world in which every person is cherished, regardless of individual limitations, and strengthened in the use of personal gifts in order to reach his or her full potential as a valued member of the community.
We are looking for exceptional people who share our vision and values. Inspiring Hope. Building Futures.
Job Summary: The Certified Teacher will serve as lead instructor for the classroom team in promoting a healthy, positive, safe, stimulating and structured school environment for students with disabilities. The incumbent must establish channels for regular communication with students, parents, teaching staff and others regarding attainment of family and treatment goals. Also, the Certified Teacher will provide support to the overall school environment by assisting in developing, preparing and implementing strategies within the classroom and school-wide plans for positive student outcomes.
Essential Job Duties:
•Regularly collects data to document ongoing progress towards Individual Education Program (IEP) goals, Common Core Standards, and PARCC requirements.
•Regularly meets and collaborates with the Principal and classroom team concerning student goals, student needs, modification of assignments/lessons, etc.
•Supports the staff and Principal in gaining a better understanding of special education practices, conducting and/or arranging in-service trainings for Kennedy School staff.
•Prepares, writes and implements student IEPs utilizing OSSE’s electronic system (SEDS).
•Supports students in both traditional academics and functional academics, in the classroom and in the community (through transition activities such as Job Shadowing and Summer Youth Employment).
Education and Experience:
•Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education or related fields.
•Must be certified in Special Education (out of state certification is accepted) OR •Have passed PRAXIS 1 & 2. Masters in Special Education a plus.
•Minimum of 1 semester of student teaching experience teaching.
•Experience in behavior management a plus.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)