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Special Education Teacher $2500 sign-on bonus

Company: Desert Choice Schools
Location: Tempe
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:Desert Choice Schools is looking for a Special Education Teacher or Teacher Intern at our location in Tempe, AZ for immediate hire.

  • Classroom size of 12
  • $2,500 Sign-on Bonus
  • Relocation Offered
  • Competitive compensation
  • 11 paid holidays and 6 days of paid time off
  • Professional Development opportunites
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401K

    • Creates and maintains staff and student schedules
    • Record attendance daily and report attendance record monthly to director of operations on the last day of every month
    • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct current student records and files as required by law and administration regulation
    • Assists in conducting any assessments
    • Schedule and conduct IEP meetings
    • Develop present levels, IEP goals and objectives, and transition plans and present to special education director 3 days in advance
    • Report quarterly progress and report to districts, parents and special education director on the corresponding due dates
    • Complete all district requirements on time, including but not limited to MIPPS billing
    • Take, track, collect and interpret data
    • Must conduct a weekly afterschool staff meeting, that overviews staff and student expectations, review of goals, student behavior plans and behavior protocols, review collected data with staff.
    • Must include a director or specialist in weekly afterschool staff meeting
    • Provide training and coaching experiences to staff based on the needs for classroom and individual students
    • Plan a monthly guide of lesson plans and provide a monthly draft to directors
    • Create a weekly lesson plan describing learning experiences; weekly lesson plans should correlate with student objectives from IEP and curriculum map, course guide
    • Creates a classroom environment that promotes individual and group learning that is appropriate to the maturity and interests of students
    • Creates educational experiences that provide each student with the opportunity to develop his/her potential in areas of self-help, self-advocacy, independent living, positive self-image, decision-making, social skills, and other life skills
    • Must allocate 3 hours of afterschool preparation time for lesson plans, development of IEPs, curriculum maps, classroom materials, classroom organization, update student data books, and meetings with parents, specialists, district representatives and directors
    • Communicates concerns, ideas, and provides updates with parents, directors, and specialists on a regular basis in a positive, ethical, professional and timely manner
    • Maintain and improve professional competence
    • Receive regular training and coaching until all levels are complete
    • Attend any trainings requires by Arizona Department of Education and directors
    • Conduct state required assessments and submit information to designated authority
    • Complete staff performance reviews per directors
    • Maintain and implement attendance policies with classroom staff
    • Perform routine physical requirements to fulfill duties in the classroom; PE, Yoga, and community outings
    • Provide crisis intervention
    • Maintains clean and organized classrooms on a daily basis
    • Act in a manner consistent with Learn/Chrysalis Academy's mission, values, policies and procedures.Qualifications:Five areas of accountability we ask you to dedicate to students:
      • Case manage and implement your students Individual Education Programs
      • Implement instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
      • Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
      • Assist in assessing dynamic curricular needs and offering plans for improvement to provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.
      • Implement our Positive Behavior Support Program which will provide the support necessary for students to make dynamic life-changes.Requirements:
        • Bachelor's Degree and teaching experience preferred
        • Valid State of Arizona "IVP" Fingerprint Clearance Card
        • Any of the following:
          • Valid State of Arizona Special Education Certification (Mild to Moderate required, Moderate to Severe preferred)
          • Valid State of Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate
          • Experience in ABA preferredAbout Desert Choice SchoolsDesert Choice Schools is a state-approved private therapeutic day school. We utilize a highly-structured, school-wide Positive Behavioral Supports program that teaches students Academic, Social, Emotional, Functional, Adaptive, and Problem-Solving skills. All DCS teachers and support staff are trained in a unique methodology that assists students with the development and maintenance of these skills. We are a tight-knit team that values colleagues who exhibit collaboration, integrity and the desire to make a difference in the lives of students who struggle, and who share a passion to help children and their families.
            We offer a competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits plan, including 401(k), paid holidays, tuition assistance, and personal time off.
            Learn It Systems/Desert Choice Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates must be presently eligible to work in the United States.
            Physical requirements
            The physical demands described here 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 frequently required to:

            • Must be able to assume and maintain a variety of postures (stoop, reach, stand, kneel, squat, sit, walk, lift, pull, grasp) for extended periods of time
            • Must be willing and able to implement safety measures consistent with Professional Crisis Management Association (PCMA) such as: therapeutic holds and transportation procedures utilizing quick body movements in the course of maintaining the safety of students with special needsCOVID Message:The health and well-being of our clients, staff, and community are of the utmost importance to LEARN Behavioral. With the continued presence of COVID-19, we are committed to providing our essential services to clients, while maintaining safety for everyone:
              • Face Coverings are required indoors
              • Daily health screenings are required of all staff and families
              • Vaccination is strongly recommended. We expect that our team will be required to be vaccinated in the future to comply with Executive and State mandates. Candidates should consider this requirement before applying.

Keywords: Desert Choice Schools, Tempe , Special Education Teacher $2500 sign-on bonus, Education / Teaching , Tempe, Arizona

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