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Special Education Teacher - Middle School

The Providence Center - Behavioral Health Job ID: 3024

520 Hope Street  Providence ,RI 
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Job Description
Provide direct therapeutic educational service at school, in homes, or at community sites. -Create learning experience using a broad base of general knowledge that reflects an understanding of the nature of the world in which we live. -Create learning experiences that reflect an understanding of the central concepts, structures, and tools of the inquiry of the disciplines they teach. -Create instructional opportunities that reflect an understanding of how children learn and develop. -Create instructional opportunities that reflect a respect for the diversity of learners and an understanding of how students differ in their approaches to learning. -Create instructional opportunities to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills. -Create a learning environment that encourages appropriate standards of behavior, positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation. -Foster collaborative relationships with colleagues and families to support students' learning. -Use effective communication as the vehicle through which students explore, conjecture, discuss, and investigate new ideas. -Use a variety of formal and informal assessment strategies to support the continuous development of the learner, completing triennial educational evaluations as assigned. -Reflect on their practice and assume responsibility for their own professional development by actively seeking opportunities to learn and grow as professionals. -Complete progress notes weekly, reporting both educational and behavioral data. -Develop and implement IEP's with IEP team input. -Participate with Treatment Team in conducting functional assessments of students’ behaviors, developing specific behavior support plans, implementing behavior interventions, and recording behavior data to measure progress. -Complete required reports and evaluations (IEP progress reports, grade cards, transition plans, and discharge summaries). -Maintain professional standards guided by legal and ethical principles. -Complete six month and annual evaluation of Teaching Assistant(s) as assigned. -Collaborate with Lead Teacher regarding TA performance evaluations and goals. Exhibit knowledge of health, safety, and emergency procedures of the learning environment. -Demonstrate knowledge of universal health precautions. -Demonstrate knowledge of lifting techniques. -Participate in sustaining a clean, health, and safe learning environment. -Recognize indicators of abuse (substance, physical, sexual, emotional) and demonstrate knowledge of RI reporting laws. -Apply appropriate procedures regarding crisis management, including de-escalation procedures, therapeutic holds, time out, restraint, and seclusion. -Complete and maintain required certifications such as CPR, First Aid, Crisis Management (Restraint), Teacher Certification, etc. -Complete required training (initial and refreshers) in crisis management. -Implement/perform appropriate crisis management techniques, including de-escalation procedures, therapeutic holds, time out, restraint (individually or with other staff), and seclusion according to policy and procedural guidelines and criteria for use. Communicate with families regularly. -Maintain regular contact through notes and phone calls. -Incorporate family into education and therapeutic process. -Conduct periodic home visits. -Support family in developing positive relationships with child. Respond appropriately to behavioral crises. -Intervene in a calm and timely manner to prevent behaviors from escalating. -Implement prescribed de-escalation procedures. -Use physical management procedures in accordance with training model guidelines, Center policies, and clients’ behavior management plans. -Provide clients with the opportunity to debrief following the incident, as appropriate. -Document crisis interventions in accordance with Center guidelines. Transport consumers in own vehicle or Center van to planned activities and appointments. -Drive carefully and abide by traffic rules. -Ensure that seat belts are worn by all traveling while traveling in Center or employee owned vehicles. Complete record-keeping in accordance with Health Information Services (HIS) and other Center requirements within required time frames. -Maintain ethical and confidential standards in accordance with Center and state regulations. -Follow required office procedures in a cooperative manner. -Initiate and process incident reports as per Center guidelines. -Adhere to Infection Control protocols. -Complete required documentation of crisis management procedures in a timely manner. Maintain cooperative relationships with Center staff, clients, local agencies and the public. -Communicate with various local agencies and other departments at The Center. -Work in cooperation with co-workers and supervisory staff. -Deal with co-workers regarding problems in a constructive manner. -Accept and use direction and supervision. -Benefit from constructive criticism and participate in developing corrective action plans as needed. Attend trainings and conferences. -Provide feedback to staff on the content of educational programs attended. -Attend mandatory in-service trainings and other trainings required. -Serve as a liaison with Providence Center therapists, program, and community agencies. -Maintain active involvement in professional and lay educational and/or mental health organizations in the community.
Required Education
Bachelor's degree in Special Education required. 3 years prior special education or clinical experience. Experience with special needs children preferred. RI Special Education certification required, as well as Early childhood and/or elementary and/or middle school and/or secondary certification. Valid drivers license and valid auto insurance.
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