Special Education Teacher

Special Education Teacher

Ct Junior Republic

Special Education Teacher

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POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Director of Education and Student Services, the Special Education Teacher plans and provides for appropriate educational experiences for students who have a wide range of learning, behavioral, and emotional disabilities; evaluates and assesses student progress aligned with their Individual Education Program (IEP); creates a flexible program and learning environment that the will allow students to succeed.

The Connecticut Junior Republic's (CJR) mission is to provide care, treatment, education and family support for at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they can become productive and fulfilled members of their communities.

The Connecticut Junior Republic's Cable Academic and Vocational Education Center for Boys (CAVEC) is located on the Litchfield campus and provides regular, special, vocational and alternative education programs, as well as enhancement, transition and related services.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate
Provide differentiated and integrated instruction in all academic content areas
Provide differentiated and integrated assessment and evaluation strategies to support student learning
Establish and support guidelines for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students
Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect consistent with the school's Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support Plans (PBIS)
Use technology to assist in developing, providing and supporting instruction for special education students
Confer with administrators, social workers, and other professionals to implement IEPs designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development
Develop, facilitate, evaluate, and interpret achievement testing and vocational aptitude examinations
Collaborate with vocational instructors to integrate course content and provide support for students experiencing academic difficulties in the vocational area
Assist in developing transition planning for students returning to the public school setting, workplace setting, and/or other educational programs
Provide educational case management services for identified students as needed.
Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities
Regular and consistent attendance
Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behavior and business practices, and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within program parameters
Ability to communicate, cooperate and serve people from all cultural identities with respect, professionalism, integrity and fairness in a manner that recognizes the individuality of each person
Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance program effectiveness
Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor


Bachelor's degree in an appropriate program for special education
CSDE certification in Comprehensive Special Education (#065, #165 or #265)
Experience with teaching students in special education programs
Experience with developing a positive classroom culture/environment based on diverse student needs
Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
Communication Proficiency
Collaboration Skills

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

CJR recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

CJR prides itself on offering competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, an enjoyable working environment, and opportunities for career advancement.

Vacation follows school calendar
12 Sick Days to Start (Accrued Annually)
Core Health/Dental/Life/LTD Insurance (at no cost to employee)
Low-Cost Additional Life & Short Term Disability
Matching 401k to 3%
Tuition Assistance
Esteemed History
Industry Leaders
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