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Teacher: Special Education
Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
Schenectady, NY


Who we are looking for:

We are looking for caring, compassionate and engaging individuals to help promote students in their academic, social, communication, self-care, health, and physical growth.  

Successful candidates will exhibit the ability to interact with our students in a positive encouraging way, demonstrate a professional demeanor, patience, empathy and a positive attitude while possessing a strong desire to help others. Problem solving skills and commitment to the team is required.

What are the job duties:

  • Contributes to and plans lessons in conjunction with the designated curriculum framework
  • Works as a part of an inter-disciplinary team to meet each learner's individual needs
  • Collaborates with parents, administrators, language therapists, social workers, behavior specialists and others to develop individual educational programs for students.
  • Instructs students in all academic subjects.
  • Creates learning materials geared to each student's ability and interest, analyzes data and uses it to ensure growth of student
  • Trains, supports and supervises teaching assistants within the classroom and community setting
  • Conducts Functional Behavior Assessments and develops Behavior Support plans in conjunction with the Behavior Support Team
  • Develops and implements data collection systems for academic and behavior support, administers assessments as needed
  • Works with students to increase motivation, provides consistent reinforcement to learning, continuous assessment of level of functioning, and continuous feedback to student for all learning activities.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities:
    • Directly supervises up to 5 teaching assistants. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Why you should join us:

We offer competitive salary and benefits, including health insurance, dental and vision plans, life insurance, flex sending, a comprehensive wellness program, paid time off, paid training, education tuition assistance, scholarships, employee discounts and a 403(b)-retirement plan.

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We are passionate about helping students lead independent, productive and fulfilling lives. By joining our team, you will be provided a variety of opportunities in a rewarding career where it is possible to make a difference and significant impact in the lives of others. It is our goal to improve the lives of all members of the Wildwood Family.



  • Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university preferred; OR Bachelors degree and four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • NYS Special Education Teachers Certification
  • Required to complete, pass, and use CALM training, provided by the school, which includes de-escalation strategies and approved protective holds and movements for students
  • A valid NYS license and clean driving record are required as you will be responsible to drive students to activities
  • Reliable transportation, attendance and willingness to learn
  • Commitment to schedule, assigned job duties and performance expectations
  • Clean, appropriate and presentable appearance while on duty
  • Subject to NYS OPWDD mandated criminal background check, finger printing and a driving record verification
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