Substitute Special Education Teacher

Job Locations US-AZ-Surprise
Job ID
2022-21019
Business Unit
Desert Choice Schools
Category
Special Education Teacher

Overview

Desert Choice Schools is looking for Substitute Teachers for our location in Surprise for this school year. The hourly rate is $22 and it is a part- time position.

 

Desert Choice Schools (http://www.desertchoiceschools.com), a Learn It Family of Companies division (http://www.learnitsystems.com), is a certified K -12 Private Day School approved by the Arizona Department of Education to provide Special Education Services for the following disability categories: Autism (A), Emotional Disability (ED), Mild Intellectual Disability (MIID), Moderate Intellectual Disability (MOID), Other Health Impaired (OHI), Specific Learning Disability (SLD), and Speech-Language Impairment (SLI).

 

Desert Choice Schools utilizes a highly-structured, school-wide Positive Behavioral Supports program that teaches students Academic, Social/Emotional Problem-Solving and Strategies. All DCS teachers and support staff are trained in a unique methodology that assists students with maintaining Positive Choice-Making. We are a tight-knit team that values colleagues who exhibit collaboration, integrity and the desire to make a difference in the lives of students who struggle to be successful, and who share a passion to help children and their families.

Responsibilities

Substitute Teachers will be a part of a team that works with students with emotional and behavioral needs providing therapeutic interventions, de-escalation, pre-crisis and post crisis interventions as well as instruction in the event our regularly scheduled educator is unable to attend work. This position is supported by one to three behavior technicians who assist the classroom teacher with classroom management, behavior documentation and reporting, implementing social/emotional/behavioral interventions as well as participating in teaching and instruction. Teachers are responsible for curriculum and instruction, classroom management, as well as other documentation and maintaining student records if needed.

  • Follows a school schedule
  • Work variable days/hours
  • Collaborate and able to receive to feedback, mentoring and direction from peers and supervisors
  • Maintain a professional and clinical perspective at all times, able to not internalize or personalize (e.g. emotionally) in regards certain student behaviors or mannerisms that occur
  • Must have the ability to safely and effectively use Crisis Management Interventions (including the use of therapeutic holds) of all involved (e.g. self, student, other employees

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Active and valid Substitute or other Education teaching certificate  issued by AZ State Department of Education or ability to get one
  • Valid AZ Fingerprints Clearance Card, " IVP" level or ability to get one
  • Experience working with emotional and/or behaviorally challenged students preferred
  • PCMA certified is a plus but not required.

Desert Choice Schools/Learn It Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicants must be presently eligible to work in the United States.

 

 

Physical requirements

 

The physical demands described here must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

 

·         Must be able to assume and maintain a variety of postures (stoop, reach, stand, kneel, squat, sit, walk, lift, pull, grasp) for extended periods of time 

·         Must be willing and able to implement safety measures consistent with Professional Crisis Management Association (PCMA) such as: therapeutic holds and transportation procedures utilizing quick body movements in the course of maintaining the safety of students with special needs 

COVID Message

The health and well-being of our clients, staff, and community are of the utmost importance to LEARN Behavioral. With the continued presence of COVID-19, we are committed to providing our essential services to clients, while maintaining safety for everyone: 

  • Face Coverings are required indoors 
  • Daily health screenings are required of all staff and families 
  • Vaccination is strongly recommended. We expect that our team will be required to be vaccinated in the future to comply with Executive and State mandates. Candidates should consider this requirement before applying. 

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