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Art Teacher – Education Center South & WISCA

The Watson Institute is hiring a full-time Art Teacher to work with students with special needs in the Education Center South and WISCA programs at our Bridgeville location as well as with the WISCA program at our Sharpsburg location.

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Employment Type: Full-time

Responsibilities: 

  • Plan and conduct assessments
  • Record and interpret assessment data
  • Develop lesson plans specific to skills practiced in Art class
  • Adapt art projects to students’ abilities and needs
  • Complete student progress reports, specific to Art class
  • Order art supplies
  • Plan, implement, and adapt instructional activities
  • Organize and maintain a safe and effective learning environment
  • Utilize appropriate behavior management strategies and techniques
  • Communicate routinely with parents
  • Work effectively within a transdisciplinary educational team
  • Participate in Education Center activities
  • Supervise the activities of the classroom aide(s)
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills Required: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and present written and verbal information about students
  • Ability to organize the learning environment of students
  • Ability to work as a transdisciplinary team member
  • Ability to manage students’ behavior
  • Ability to plan and implement student instruction
  • Ability to supervise paraprofessional staff

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and Pennsylvania certification in art education required
  • Two years teaching experience in special education preferred
  • Most tasks require oral communication, visual and hearing perception, and the ability to get around the classrooms, cafeteria, gym, campus, etc.
  • Supervise students during emergency drills, play periods and community-based instruction; the ability to keep up with running children and/or to lift, position, or assist with lifting students is essential to perform this task
  • The essential functions of the job described require the ability to exert moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, kneeling, crouching and brisk walking, which may involve lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of objects and material of moderate weight (40 pounds)
  • Ability to physically restrain students for their safety and the safety of others
  • Current Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances required