Special Education Teacher Substitute – LEAP Preschool – Sharpsburg

The Watson Institute is hiring a full-time special education teacher for LEAP Preschool, an inclusive preschool program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, at our Sharpsburg location.

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Employment Type: Temporary

Location: Sharpsburg, PA

200 Linden Avenue | Sharpsburg, PA 15215

Substitute Teacher Job Description:

  • Organize and maintain a safe and effective learning environment for preschool children with autism and typically developing children
  • Implement teaching strategies from the LEAP Quality Program Guidelines
  • Utilize appropriate positive behavior strategies and techniques
  • Adapt instructional activities as directed
  • Work effectively within a transdisciplinary educational team

Skills Required: 

  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to organize the learning environment of students
  • Ability to work as a transdisciplinary team member
  • Ability to plan and implement student instruction

Job Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education; advanced degree preferred
  • PA Special Education Teaching certification in mentally and physically handicapped or specific exceptionality/area
  • Experience working in an inclusive classroom environment preferred
  • Experience working with young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Two years’ teaching experience in special education preferred
  • Early Childhood experience and certification preferred
  • Ability to lift and position students weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Current PA Acts 34, 114, and 151 clearances
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