Non-Certified Special Education Teacher in Amherst, NY

Autism Services, Inc. Posted: 2023-05-18

Amherst, NY 14228

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K–12 School-Aged Program, ages 5-21

40 Hazelwood Drive, Amherst, NY
Mon, Tues, Wed, and Fri: 8am – 3:15pm, Thurs: 8am – 4pm

Salary: $40k
Excellent Benefits, 403(b) Plan with Employer Match, Five (5) Paid Break Periods

Autism Services is the only agency in WNY solely supporting autistic people. We pioneer innovative ideas and initiatives founded in respect for, and partnership with, the autistic community. ASI provides a variety of individualized programs and services to support autistic children and adults, and their families. As a result, we have amazing stories to tell! We promote success in academics, visual and performing arts, social skills, communication and life skills, with community integration at the heart of everything we do. We aim to provide safe, comfortable, engaging environments that provide meaningful activities for people to continue to develop new skills.
We invite you to take part in our mission of creating meaningful opportunities that enrich the lives of autistic people, their families and their communities.

The Special Education Teacher is committed to educating each student according to their Individual Education Plan (IEP) and develops creative lesson plans that make learning the core curriculum fun for students! Interactions are always respectful and the teacher seeks ways to ensure successful learning for all students, making adjustments as needed to instructional plans and responding to student’s interests and needs.

Non-Certified Special Education Teacher Responsibilities:
o Demonstrates knowledge of students. The teacher demonstrates thorough knowledge of students’ backgrounds, skills and interests, and uses this knowledge to plan for individual learning and/or small groups of students.
o Assesses student learning. The teacher’s plan for student assessment is aligned with instructional goals. Clear assessment criteria are used to monitor and plan for on-going instruction for individual students.
o Creates an environment of respect and rapport. Teacher-student interactions are friendly, demonstrating general warmth, caring and respect. Teacher demonstrates high expectations for student achievement and learning using strategies for students with Autism.
o Manages student behavior effectively. Teacher establishes clear standards of behaviors and responds to misbehavior in an appropriate, positive and respectful manner using the supports of a Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan if needed.
o Communicates effectively with families and other professionals.

Non-Certified Special Education Teacher Qualifications:
o Bachelor’s Degree with coursework in Education or Special Education preferred and working towards obtaining New York State Teaching Certification preferred.
o Or in lieu of degree, one-year cumulative experience working with people with developmental disabilities.
o Ability to meet physical requirements of the position when performing the following: standing, walking, sitting, grasping, bending, stooping, squatting, kneeling and climbing.

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