• Special Education Teacher Intern- East Valley

    Job Locations US-AZ-San Tan Valley/ Queen Creek
    Job ID
    2019-4461
    Business Unit
    Desert Choice Schools
    Category
    Special Education Teacher
  • Overview

    Desert Choice Schools is looking for the Special Education  Teacher Intern for the East Valley.

     

    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

    Special Education Teachers work in a school-based setting and are responsible for providing an educational atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and psychological growth. This person is responsible for organizing and implementing an individual instructional program that will result in students achieving academic success in accordance with policies.

    • Develop and implement student Individual Education Plans.
    • Implement instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences. 
    • Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs.
    • Assist in assessing changing curricular needs and offers plans for improvement.
    • Provides a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in any field
    • Valid Arizona DPS Fingerprint Card with IVP status or ability to get one
    • Ability to enroll into the Intern Program( online) and work for us as a Teacher Intern full-time  with salary and benefits, we provide $ 2000 tuition reimbursment per calendar year.
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • At least 1 year of experience working with students with emotional disabilities preferred.
    • Spanish speaking a plus.  Not required.

    Desert Choice Schools offers a competitive compensation plan, comprehensive benefits and 401(k)plan.  We are most proud of Desert Choice Schools' collaborative team approach, professional development, and structured, strong mentorship program.

     

    Desert Choice Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Candidates 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 

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