Special Education Teacher Jobs – WISCA

The Watson Institute is hiring full-time special education teachers for the WISCA autism school programs in Sharpsburg and Bridgeville, PA. These positions will work Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and will follow the school calendar.

Please note: we are seeking applicants now for this 2024-2025 school-year position.

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Employment Type: Full-time

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and conduct assessments; record and interpret assessment data
  • Develop, maintain and monitor present education levels, goals objectives, success criteria and specially designed instructions for Individualized Education Programs (IEP)
  • Plan, implement and adapt instructional activities from online and offline curriculum
  • Support students of all ages and abilities with the online and offline curriculum
  • Organize and maintain a safe and effective learning environment
  • Utilize appropriate behavior management strategies and techniques
  • Communicate routinely with parents and appropriate school district personnel
  • Work effectively with the instructional team
  • Supervise the activities of the classroom aide(s)
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Skills: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and present written and verbal information about students
  • Ability to organize the learning environment of the 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

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred
  • PA Special Education Teaching Certification in Special Education
  • Highly qualified in a secondary content area (i.e. Math, English, Science) is preferred
  • Excellent skills in the use of the internet, Microsoft products and Apple products
  • Two years teaching experience in special education/children with autism preferred
  • Willing to be trained in working with an online curriculum
  • Willing to be trained in Comprehensive Crisis Management and ability to use the physical management strategies taught
  • 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, and which may involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and material of moderate weight (40 pounds)
  • Current PA Acts 34, 114 and 151 Clearances required
  • Pre-employment medical examination, including a tuberculosis test required

Job Benefits:

  • Qualifying employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program
  • 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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