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ARC GLOW - Administrative Office South Spec Ed Teacher Summer in Mount Morris, New York

Imagine a place that understands that you want to make a difference in peoples lives and then gives you the tools to do so. No one will tell you that these jobs are always going to be easy, but the people we support, their families and your colleagues will be the best community that you can be a part of while still calling it work. Our employees call it Arc GLOW. We are a not-for-profit organization offering services to individuals with disabilities and their families in Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming and Livingston counties. If you are looking to make an impact in someones life every day this might be the opportunity for you. PRIMARY FUNCTION: -Responsible for the efficient daily classroom activities. -Responsible for assessment and programming for preschool children, with various educational handicaps in a preschool class. -Supervise one teacher assistant and teacher aide as well as college students and volunteers assigned to the classroom. -Actively support the use of developmentally appropriate practices,as defined by the National Association of the Education of Young Children, while providing services to children. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: -Interacts with children in a developmentally appropriate manner. -Develops and implements developmentally appropriate curricula for preschool children under supervision of Education Coordinator. -Develops Individualized Education Plan (IEP) recommendations on each preschooler for CPSE. -Attends CPSE meetings. -Implements IEP and updates IEP based on educational assessments twice a year, mid year and end of school year. -Supervises and evaluates teacher assistant, teacher aide, foster grandparents, college students and other volunteers. -Confers with other staff members and therapists in providing comprehensive services to the children including weekly staffings, weekly planning meetings, parent-teacher conferences and home visits. -Assists Education Coordinator in organizing and presenting evening parent meetings, teachers meetings, and related activities. -Maintains accurate, up-to-date comprehensive records pertaining to attendance, health matters, educational data, and specialize services for each child. -Exercises caution in detecting and reporting all cases of suspected health problems and child abuse to supervisor. -Fosters a positive learning environment in which the children can acquire healthy self-images guiding them toward independence. MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS: -Conducts self so as to best contribute to, promote and implement the mission, philosophy and policies of the agency. -Encourages parents to be involved in their childs program and to serve as advocates for services in the community. -Confers with other staff members and therapists (OT, PT, SP/L) providing comprehensive services to children including weekly staffings and parent conferences. -Maintains overall organization of classroom environment. -Performs other related duties as assigned by teacher or education supervisor. -Attends all monthly staff meetings. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: -Interact with young children. -Effective communication (verbal and written) skills. -Ability to lift 40 - 60 pounds. -Maintains composure under pressure. POSITION PREREQUISITES: Education - B.S. / B.A. in Special Education Experience - Proven records of academic and student teaching excellence may be acceptable in lieu of on-the work experience. However, preschool experience is desirable. Skills - Valid NYS drivers license.