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Special Education Teacher

Company: Mount Prospect Academy
Location: North Hampton
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:


Squamscott River Academy



Job Description: Special Education Teacher

Reports To: Director of Academics



Position located in North Hampton, New Hampshire


Salary from $45,000+ based on experience and qualifications.



Full-time, Day Shift, Monday thru Friday, and Great Benefits!



The Special Education Teacher will work closely with the whole school team to ensure the safety and well-being of the students while they participate in the academic program. The teacher will facilitate classes during the 8 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday workday. Academic program is year-round, and the teacher will work the calendar year with the exception of several vacation periods. They are responsible for generating lesson plans to instruct their students in areas of need per IEP goals and/or core content area, as well as other assigned subject areas. They prepare project-based assignments, utilize a variety of assessment methodologies and engagement tools to support student learning. They also assess students' progress and abilities throughout the school year providing progress and quarter grades.



Company Background



Welcome to Mount Prospect Academy (MPA), a rapidly growing nonprofit agency founded in 2003, with the goal of helping struggling adolescents find a "zest for life" and succeed in the "business of life."

MPA has evolved to offer a variety of mental health support services to a diverse population of "hard to treat" and "difficult to place" adolescents. Our targeted services include home and community-based treatment, residential treatment programs, group homes, and special education schools. MPA is known for its ability to achieve successful outcomes with difficult-to-serve individuals throughout New England.

Mission:

MPA'S mission is to provide a caring, safe therapeutic environment where students have the opportunity to grow and acquire the skills they need to reach their educational and social potential. We aim to develop trusting relationships with students and facilitate experiences that promote their ability to self-regulate; manage thoughts and feelings; and develop feelings of safety, confidence, and competency.

Academic Services:

Academic instruction and hands-on experiences are core elements of Mount Prospect Academy's holistic treatment philosophy. We specialize in working with difficult-to-serve youth who have not succeeded, academically or behaviorally, in a more traditional academic setting.

We provide full school days at MPA's academic programs. Our teachers provide competency-based instruction, and they employ innovative strategies to help non-traditional students learn. We offer academic support services for individualized learning, and our students have full access to the general education curriculum, as outlined in the New Hampshire curriculum standards.

Summary:

The Special Education Teacher will work closely with the whole school team to ensure the safety and well-being of the students while they participate in the academic program. The teacher will facilitate classes during the 8 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday workday. Academic program is year-round, and the teacher will work the calendar year with the exception of several vacation periods. They are responsible for generating lesson plans to instruct their students in areas of need per IEP goals and/or core content area, as well as other assigned subject areas. They prepare project-based assignments, utilize a variety of assessment methodologies and engagement tools to support student learning. They also assess students' progress and abilities throughout the school year providing progress and quarter grades. They will also provide evidence of Individual Education Goal (IEP) goal progress for students with this entitlement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:


  • The teacher functions as part of the academic and treatment team and is responsible for educating and overseeing the supervision of students while in school.
  • The teacher provides instruction, grading and assessment of the assigned academic courses and grade level following the school curriculum.
  • Implements student Individual Education Plan (IEP) program needs including direct support, collaboration or meetings as assigned.
  • Maintains and submits documentation including lesson plans, progress reports, grading, IEP evaluation and ITP progress as needed.
  • Monitors, directs and implements behavioral interventions within the classroom as needed.
  • Monitors, maintains and requests academic materials and supplies related to instruction subject areas including completing appropriate forms.
  • Participates in on-going school curriculum development, professional development, evaluation and assessment as requested.
  • Participates in mandated and assigned professional training offered in the program.
  • Directs and supervises teaching assistants with collaboration with the Dean of Students and Academic Director.
  • Aids in developing school field trips.
  • Participates in faculty meetings as required.
  • Always maintain students' confidentiality and reports all pertinent information to supervisor.
  • Pursues appropriate channels of communication.
  • Understands the administrative structure, chain of command and program philosophy of Mount Prospect Academy.
  • Appropriately represents Mount Prospect Academy to the community, students' parents and outside agencies.
  • Follows all company policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.




    Benefits (Full-time):


    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Retirement Plan (403B)
    • STD & LTD
    • Life Insurance
    • AD & D
    • Comprehensive wellness initiatives
    • Paid time off
    • Employee discount program
    • Expense reimbursement
    • Further education opportunities



      Requirements, Education and/or Experience


      • Must be 21 years of age.
      • Bachelor's Degree Required.
      • Currently certified by NHDOE in Special Education, or enrolled in an approved program to complete certification
      • Prefer: BA in field of academic content (English, Math, Science...). A preference will be given to teachers with educational experience related to students with identification/diagnosis with emotional disturbances, attention issues or mental health conditions.
      • Prefer: NH DOE certification/teaching license. Two or more years' experience in instruction in the field of general education and/or special education, preferably middle school and high school levels.
      • Note that we can support someone to obtain this certification and develop a professional development plan to ensure it is obtained in a timely fashion.
      • Prefer two years' experience interacting with children/youth, including but not restricted to, camp counselor, coach, babysitting, parent.



        Mount Prospect Academy assures equal opportunity and public access and, if necessary, affirmative action in all its policies regarding employment and provision of services. MPA does not discriminate in its hiring, programs or policies on the bases of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.

        Mount Prospect Academy strongly recommends, but does not require, that all MPA faculty (employees) stay protected against COVID-19 by getting their primary vaccine series and stay up to date with a booster dose if they are eligible to receive one.PI2c0521702135-31181-34129157

Keywords: Mount Prospect Academy, New England , Special Education Teacher, Other , North Hampton, Northeast

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