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Music Instructor Job – Friendship Academy

The Watson Institute is hiring a full-time Music Instructor at Friendship Academy, a special education school for children with emotional and behavioral disorders located 4 miles east of Pittsburgh, PA.

Job Benefits

At the Watson Institute, we invest in our employees personally and professionally. Check out a few of the employee benefits you’ll receive as a Watson employee:

  • Teacher Loan Forgiveness and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program access for employees who meet the forgiveness program requirements.
  • Ongoing professional development through continued education opportunities, training, and direct staff support.
  • Access to Tuition Reimbursement to pursue further education and advanced degrees.
  • Excellent medical, dental, vision, and additional voluntary benefits.
  • 403b retirement plan with employer contributions and match after 1 year of employment.

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Employment Type: Full-time

Music Instructor Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the content area, including relevant national and state standards in the area of music.
  • Demonstrate planning and preparation strategies and skills.
  • Implement strategies for motivating and managing students (i.e. Student Behavior Management System)
  • Demonstrate a range of instructional approaches and alternative methods of assessment appropriate for the strengths and needs of diverse learners, including direct instruction, inquiry-based learning, and hands-on projects.
  • Monitor, provide feedback and evaluate student progress.
  • Demonstrate communication and interpersonal skills appropriate for working in a multifaceted program.
  • Update Friendship Academy curriculum documents based on an established curriculum cycle.
  • Order materials and supplies with respect to curricular area.
  • Participate on committee as assigned (i.e. Arts Project Committee)
  • Other duties as assigned (i.e. cab duty, classroom coverage, emergency substituting, etc.)

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy required
  • Master’s Degree in Music Therapy preferred
  • Current PA Teaching Certification in Music Education required
  • Related work experience in field is preferred
  • Current PA Acts 34, 114 and 151 clearances required
  • Ability to exert moderate physical effort, typically involving some combination of bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, kneeling, and brisk walking.
  • Ability to physically restrain students for their safety and the safety of others.