Colorado Nonprofit Association
Special Education Teacher – ASPEN
Job Summary and Purpose
Primary responsibility for development and implementation of the identified educational and therapeutic services to meet the needs of children assigned to a classroom. Participate as an integral part of the treatment team and responsible for implementing academic and behavioral goals from the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and treatment plans. Implement academic goals through individualized instruction and adaptive skills while using programming for students with Autism and/or cognitive impairments.
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Essential Job Functions
- Provide classroom instruction to identified core curriculum and implement IEP’s, PLP’s and treatment plans in an appropriate manner. Provide a clean, safe, and therapeutic learning environment.
- Represent each student’s academic, social, and emotional abilities and needs during monthly, annual reviews of the IEP and IEP reevaluations.
- Administer, interpret, and report assessments.
- Provide a therapeutic balance of hierarchy and affiliation, always demonstrating an understanding of the emotional needs of the children. Implement TCC procedures for behavior management (both verbal and non-verbal) and physical management, balancing client’s needs for structure, nurturing, learning and recreation.
- Form trusting relationships with the children by forming a therapeutic alliance and demonstrating an appropriate and nurturing adult role model.
- Assist in transitioning students to public school.
- Collaborate within the framework of a team.
- Responsible for maintaining up to date applicable personal professional license and/or professional certification in Special Education. The employee must ensure that a current and unexpired professional license or certification be always on file with the Human Resources Department.
- Respect racial, ethnic, and cultural differences of all clients and staff.
- Other related duties as assigned.
Other Job Functions
- Responsible for maintaining up to date applicable personal initial/professional license in Special Education Generalist from Colorado Department of
- The employee must ensure that a current and unexpired initial or professional license be always on file with the Human Resources
- Ability to implement behavioral management techniques as needed.
- On-campus environment, school based, and day treatment settings.
- Minimal travel may be required.
- Bachelor’s degree in special education
- Valid Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Teaching License with Special Education Generalist or equivalent—Autism certificate preferred.
- TCI trained and TCI refreshers maintained during employment.
- All candidates must have or qualify to obtain a current Colorado driver’s license (Must obtain license within 30 days of employment)
- All positions require criminal CBI background check, FBI fingerprint check, State of CO child abuse check, DMV driving record check, pre-employment drug test, pre-employment physical, academic credential verification, and reference check.