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Special Education Teacher (Autistic Support) – Long Term Substitute

Title
Special Education Teacher (Autistic Support) – Long Term Substitute
Location
Lakeland Elementary School Scott Campus
Description
Special education teacher for the Elementary Autistic/Emotional Support program works within the elementary school setting to facilitate instruction specific to social cognitive, executive functioning and pragmatic language deficits associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The work includes the use of evidence-based assessment and intervention practices in the prevention, assessment, intervention, and program design efforts that are integrated within the school.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
• Work closely with reading specialists, regular education teachers, occupational therapists, physical therapists, school psychologists, audiologists, guidance counselors, social workers, and others.
• Work with school and district administrators in designing and implementing programs.
• Evidence-based decision-making and accountability, including gathering and interpreting data with individual students, as well as overall program evaluation.
• Facilitating student access to general curricular and extra-curricular activity
• Developing individual and/or group instruction to meet the diverse needs of students
• Provide transitional support in inclusive/integrated learning environments
• Assist in development of and provide continued support with students’ Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
• Re-evaluate IEPs when appropriate
• Family-school collaboration
• Maintain knowledge of legal, ethical and professional practices in compliance with federal and state mandates, as well as local policies concerning performance
• Other duties as assigned.


Requirements
Required:
• PA certification in Special Education, K-12 (9225)
• Knowledge of special education practices including identification of students with disabilities, IEP development, re-evaluation, transition, parent rights
Preferred:
• Experience with research-based instructional practices associated with students with ASD.
• Experience conducting functional behavioral assessments
• Certification in content area field (Reading Specialist, Jr High Math, Jr High English)
• Experience working with Autistic and/or Emotional Support students

Please forward your letter of application/letter of interest, certifications, and resume to Julie Martin.

Position will remain open until filled.
Contact Julie Martin
Phone: (570) 254 - 9485
Fax: (570) 254 - 6730
jmartin@lakelandsd.org
1355 Lakeland Dr., Scott Township, PA 18433