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Music Instructor – 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.

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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 or Music Education required
  • One of the following is required: PA Teaching Certification in Music K-12 (preferred) or Certified Music Therapist
  • 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.