Join Northwest School of Innovative Learning/Fairfax Behavioral Health today and provide help, hope, and healing. We currently have an available opportunity for a Special Education Teacher in our Redmond, Washington school.
Northwest School of Innovative Learning is committed to fostering the social, emotional, psychological, physical, and intellectual well being of each child. We believe students must be taught, encouraged, and expected to take responsibility for their choices at school, at home, and within the greater community. Our school works collaboratively with parents/guardians, school districts, and other involved professionals to support the needs of each student. Through the services provided, our students will gain the skills necessary to return to their home school districts.
The Special Education Teacher educates students and administers policies and procedures relating to all phases of education in accordance with current state and federal special education standards. In addition, the Teacher is responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising individualized direct care, educational group services and activities for each assigned student or group. This position defines and implements education and behavior goals as a member of the educational team. As an active member, this position provides continuous individualized tailored student care, observation, interaction, documentation, and role modeling to students while under the direct supervision of the School Supervisor. As Teacher, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.
Responsible for personal and Corporate Service Excellence standards.
Education: Master’s Degree in Special Education preferred. A minimum of three years related experience preferred. Current certification as a Special Education Teacher by the State of Washington required.
Experience: Minimum of two (2) years as an instructor in a Special Education classroom. Knowledge of educational theories and classroom teaching strategies with a good understanding of education and therapeutic intervention. Knowledge of current professional Education practice and techniques applicable to the care of severely behaviorally disabled students. Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the same. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate effectively with other staff, management, and physicians. Analytical skills necessary to observe educational practice as well as observe and interpret human behavior accurately. Knowledge of developmental stages preferred.
Responsible for constructing, implementing and maintaining individualized educational plans (IEPs) for assigned student case load. Has the ability on a consistent basis, to organize and conduct educational classes/groups, direct student needs (individually and as related to on the student’s IEP) and provide appropriate documentation. Successful completion of orientation
License: Valid teaching credentials and credentials to teach exceptional children, Special Education-endorsed in the State of Washington.
Additional Requirements: Successful completion of CPR certification. Successful completion of HWC (Handle With Care) training prior to assisting with a restraining procedure and within 90 days of employment. Successful completion of orientation training within 90 days of employment. May be required to work flexible hours. May require some travel.