Organizational Overview: Headquartered in Worcester, Montgomery County, PA Variety – The Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley is an independent 501(c)3 corporation which is chartered by Variety International. The organization’s mission is to enrich the lives of children and young adults with disabilities through social, educational and vocational programs that nurture independence, self-confidence and prepare them for life. Variety serves children with disabilities throughout the five-county Philadelphia area, southern New Jersey and Delaware.
Brief Description: Special Education Teachers are responsible for overseeing and facilitating all student services and supports as outlined in their Individualized Education Program (IEP). Special Education Teachers develop accommodations and modifications to make material accessible and foster student growth across all areas, progress monitoring accordingly. Their duties ultimately include identifying student strengths and needs to create a nurturing learning environment throughout their ESY experience.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Implement student IEP goals and progress monitoring
Consistently implement behavioral plans and positive supports for students as necessary
Developing and maintaining daily classroom routines and schedules
Assist students in all aspects of daily programming including, but not limited to: social, academic, behavioral, and personal care growth and development
Provide direct supervision and care to ensure the safety and well-being of all students within the classroom
Manage and delegate duties to the assistant teacher and other classroom support staff, both internal and external
Collaborate with teacher mentor, related service providers, and parents to aid in student success
Maintain daily communication with parents via communication logs, emails, and/or phone calls
Model and maintain appropriate behavioral expectations across all environments, including but not limited to: conversation and social engagement, clean-up and self-care activities, listening, and everyday interactions for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social behavior in a culturally sensitive manner.
Maintain cleanly classroom equipment and work area
Respond to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
Attend weekly all staff meetings
Perform other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of classroom function.
- Certified Special Education license with Pennsylvania Department of Education
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in Special Education
- Knowledge of behavioral modification strategies and positive supports strongly desired
- Knowledge of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) based interventions preferred
- Classroom and teaching experience preferred
- The successful candidate will have excellent communication, organizational and collaboration skills, and demonstrated ability to build relationships with students, staff, and parents. They are passionate, creative, and flexible!
- Monday to Friday – late June to early August