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Special Education Teacher, PK-4

Company: Behavioral Health Associates
Location: Jim Thorpe
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Behavioral Health Associates (BHA) empowers students by providing comprehensive and compassionate educational and mental health resources for all students through many programs, regardless of their circumstances. How we approach this incredible task changes constantly. At the heart of every decision we make is each student that comes to BHA. We strive to give each of them exactly what they need to become confident, happy, lifelong learner and a cherished member of society.

We currently have an opening through our satellite location in Albrightsville, PA, for a Special Education Teacher PK-4 to start at the beginning of the 2022-2023 School Year!

POSITION GOAL: The main goal of the Special Education Teacher is to identify the individual needs of each child and create a healthy, inspiring, and supportive learning environment. The student population worked with varies in needs based on individual student, i.e., high anxiety, low motivation, social skills deficits and many other areas that can affect a student's academic performance.


  • Teaching a small group of students and individuals inside and outside of the classroom
    • Preparing and executing lessons to complete learning objectives
    • Assessing the students' work done in class
    • Developing, adapting, and implementing education plans (IEPS) and teaching methods that are suitable for each student
    • Using special tools and equipment provided to stimulate an interesting and engaging learning environment, as well as supporting students' emotional needs
    • Coordinating with administration to create individualized learning plans for the student
    • Quarterly updating parents/home districts on their students' progress
    • Tracking the academic/behavioral goal performance of students for signs of progress
    • Working with student one-on-one when they need extra help or attention
    • Establishing and enforcing rules of behavior for students in the classroom
    • Establishing and communicating clear objectives for lessons, units, and projects
    • Adapting teaching methods and materials to meet the interests and learning styles of each student
    • Maintain working relationship with Instructional Assistant in classroom to complete daily behavior sheet and provide daily communication to parent/guardian
    • Perform other duties as assigned

      • Ability to build positive relationships with students, parents, co-workers and outside staff/organizations
        • Ability to work well with students from different backgrounds who have different abilities
        • Well-organized and self-driven to devise and adopt new techniques for teaching and keeping the class orderly
        • Ability to manage the classroom despite challenging behavior
        • Strong written and communication skills
        • Compassionate, kind and patient with children
        • Excellent leader and mentor for students
        • Strong attention to detail and an inquisitive mind to understand each individual student
        • Strong teaching abilities
        • Strong conflict resolution skills
        • Adapting teach methods and materials to meet the interests and learning styles of students
        • Proficient active listening skills to understand and adapt to student's various learning/emotional/behavioral needs

          • Minimum Bachelor's Degree
            • Special Education Certification (PK-4)
            • Experience with students with ASD is beneficial, but not required
            • NCPI training is beneficial, but not required
            • Restorative practice training is beneficial, but not required

              • Full Time
                • Paid Leave for Sick and Personal Days
                • Time Off for Holidays and Breaks
                • Paid Year Round
                • Choice of Two Medical Plans, Dental, Vision and Voluntary Life Insurance
                • Company Paid: Group Life Insurance and Employee Assistance Program
                • Retirement Plan with Company Match up to 3% of your Annual Salary
                • Tuition Reimbursement

                  When applying to this position, please include a copy of your Standard PA Teaching Application, letter of interest, resume, current clearances and PA Teaching Certification.

                  BHA is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. BHA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age or other legally protected status.

Keywords: Behavioral Health Associates, Allentown , Special Education Teacher, PK-4, Education / Teaching , Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

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