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Fedcap Special Education Teacher in Valhalla, New York

We are hiring in Valhalla NY! Join us at Easterseals Valhalla for an exciting career as a Special Education Teacher.

MUST be vaccinated against COVID-19. Required to provide documentation during Onboarding process.

Easterseals New York operates programs that enable those with special needs to achieve equality, dignity, and independence in their own communities. It provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. We change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people's lives every day. Easterseals has been an American Institution since 1919.

Job Title: Special Education Teacher

Location: Valhalla, NY

FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Type: Full Time

Position Summary:

The Special Education Teacher works in our integrated preschool classroom and collaborates with the classroom staff to create a safe, warm and caring educational environment for our students. The Teacher will follow OCFS regulations, The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, schoolwide PBIS initiative, and collaborate with therapeutic staff, parents, education consultant, and administration.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Design a classroom environment that is both motivating and stimulating for students.

  • Provide a daily, written lesson plan.

  • Maintain periodic progress scales for each pupil and attend case conferences on each student at appropriate intervals during the summer session.

  • Implement behavioral system, as approved by treatment team and IEP

  • Assure that accurate attendance records are maintained and are to be submitted appropriately prior to the completion of the summer session.

  • Submit progress reports to appropriate parties as requested.

  • Attend school-specific and Agency-related staff and/or parent meetings/trainings as required.

  • Assure that all students are supervised at all times by a responsible individual who is a paid employee of the agency.

  • Develop a working relationship with the assigned professionals, as well as the coordinator of therapeutic classroom activities.

  • Collaborate with the Treatment Team regarding treatment of the children and diagnostic information.

  • Participate in meetings and workshops that would serve as community orientation regarding Easterseals.


  • Bachelor's Degree from accredited college or university.

  • Meet minimum requirements of the appropriate State Board of Education.

  • NYS Birth - 2nd certification / Students with disabilities.

  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

QUALIFICATIONS: 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Equal Opportunity Employer