Classroom Teacher - Applied Behavior Services
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: Special Education Teacher Social Emotional Room
Job Location: 115 May Rd Wentzville MO 63385
Beginning: Jul 17, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Mild/Mod. Cross Category Disabilities
District: Applied Behavior Services
OFallon, MO 63376
Telephone: 314-369-4235
Job Description:
Summary:  Under the direction of the Special Education Director, the special education teacher provides special education instruction to students in accordance with the minutes of their IEPs.  The special education teacher plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students with disabilities in all activities during the center program. The person in this position is responsible for creating a flexible program and learning environment that provides specialized instruction for students with disabilities, such that the students benefit from the education curriculum to the greatest extent possible when supported with supplemental aides, accommodations, and other needed supports.

Starting Job Salary: $50,000-$70,000 annually for full time employment of 40 hours a week. 
  • A competitive salary with a guaranteed 40 hours/week
  • Excellent health benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage with employer paying a portion of premiums
  • Paid time off
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee appreciation activities
  • Company matched 401K (fully vested after 1 year of employment)
Schedule: Full time hours in a year-round special education school setting.  Teachers must be on site to plan and teach from 8:30am-3:30pm Mon-Fri.  In addition, teachers will engage in 5 or more additional hours per week of planning and other tasks outside of classroom time.  This time can be done on or off site.  This is a position at a year round school with a 2 week break at the beginning and end of the summer along with winter and spring breaks of 1-2 weeks in length. 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Applicants should have experience with:
  • Participating in clinical teams with other professionals.
  • Development and ongoing management of student IEPs and behavior plans.
  • Developing individualized and appropriate activities and instruction for the curriculum and IEP goals.
  • Collecting, graphing, analyzing, displaying, and discussing data-based progress is a must.
  • Instructing students in a special education setting.
Education and/or Experience:
  • Missouri special education certification cross-categorical K-12 required.
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree (education degree preferred)
Instructional Skills:
  • Strong knowledge of the principles and practice of Applied Behavior Analysis is preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of the behavioral, cognitive, educational, vocational and social challenges encountered by persons with emotional and developmental disabilities.
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks/goals for self and others.
  • Effective negotiation and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with various technology including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, tablet apps.
  • Extensive experience in working with students with emotional and/or developmental disabilities
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Patience
  • Ability to interact well with children, adolescents, and adults
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a therapy team member
  • Effective with shifting roles, responsibilities, and expectations in a changing environment.
  • Effective skills in communicating student and instructional expectations to others.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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