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The Early Childhood Special Educator will support the classroom teachers by providing additional support and resources to our students who require special education services.  Our program serves rising kindergartners in a full-day, six week summer learning program.

Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates mastery of related subject matter, instructional skills, and resource materials for course(s) taught.
  • Evaluating special-needs students, determining skill levels, and functional capabilities.
  • Reviewing IEPs and Modifying lessons and revising the standard curriculum to match the child’s functional capacity and accommodations
  • Co-teaching in integrated learning settings.
  • Meeting parents and others to review goals and assess progress.
  • Creating materials to assist in teaching.
  • Helping children, such as those with cerebral palsy, who need assistance with motor skills and eating/drinking
  • Providing an appropriate learning environment for students, such as those with sensory-processing challenges
  • Advising parents on how to work with their child
  • Instructing students one-on-one in imitation, repetition, and step-by-step problem solving
  • Completing evaluative and accommodation forms such as IEPs
  • Maintains a safe, organized classroom, which supports students’ independent learning, collaboration and choice.
  • Utilizes a variety of effective instructional and management
  • Provides a variety of assessments and uses assessments for planning and
  • Provide consistent, immediate feedback to student learning and asks analytical questions that elicit students’ responses that incorporate prior knowledge, life experience and interests that are directly related to the content
  • Monitor and maintain a positive classroom environment that supports the school wide behavior expectation in which most students are engaged, incorporates mutual respect and provides cooperative learning opportunities.
  • Uses available technology/instructional media to enhance the students’ learning
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members by communicating in a tactful, courteous, and confidential
  • Maintains a professional appearance and demonstrates behavior that is conscientious and
  • Engages parents and guardians thoughtfully in the education of their children utilizing culturally-competent practices.
  • Does not engage in discriminatory practices on any basis, including race, origin, gender, socio-economic status, disability, religion, or political affiliation.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred, and
  • Rhode Island PreK-2 Teaching Certification, Special Education Endorsement.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Knowledge and application of appropriate early childhood teaching strategies and
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, vendors, students, parents, the general public and others having business with Inspiring
  • Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications and equipment. Take ownership for the achievement results of their students.
  • Work collaboratively and approach all work with positivity and
  • Are goal-driven, problem solver, and embody a can-do spirit and strong work
  • Are dedicated to improving curriculum and instruction through data analysis, collaboration, reflection, feedback, best practices, and regular assessment.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Attend and actively participate in pre-service training. Attends weekly staff
  • Wears mask properly and follows RI DOH and CDC COVID
  • Must be able to pass background clearance

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@inspiringmindsri.org or call us at 274-3240.