Special Education Teacher - Elementary

Department: TPC-School Middle School Site.
Operating Unit The Providence Center
Location: Providence, RI
Job ID: 6643
Job Status: Full Time
Shift: Days
End Date:

Job Title:              SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Division:               Child & Family

Department:         TPC School

Location:              Hope Street

FLSA:                   Exempt

Position is full-time, 37.5 hours per week with a half hour for lunch. The hours for these positions are Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm.*

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

OCCASIONAL DUTIES:  Serve on appropriate Providence Center committees.

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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  1. Bachelor's degree in Special Education required
  2. 3 years prior special education or clinical experience 
  3. Experience with special needs children preferred
  4. RI Middle School/Secondary Special Education certification
  5. Valid driver’s license and valid auto insurance

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret, professional journals and other documents. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, parents, siblings and other Center staff.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move, with the assistance of other staff, up to 50-100 pounds and perform restraints individually or with other staff.  The number of staff needed depends upon the student and size/strength of the staff member. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

 

EOE/F/M/Vet/Disabled