Classroom Teacher - Elwyn
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Early Childhood
Job Title: Teacher (Preschool, Autism Spectrum Disorder) *$3K Sign-On Bonus*
Job Location: Elwyn
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Jul 25, 2022**
Certificate: Autism Spectrum Disorders PK-12
Certificate: Early Childhood N-3
Certificate: Special Education N-12
District: Elwyn
Elwyn, PA 19063
Telephone: 610-891-2003
Job Description:
$3,000 Sign-On Bonus payable in two equal installments of $1,500 within 30 days of completing 30th and 180th day of employment.*
POSITION SUMMARY: The teacher establishes and maintains a developmentally appropriate preschool classroom that fosters a supportive learning environment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The teacher provides consultation services to the education team, and assists with the supervision of the educational staff as delegated by the Center Director.
  • Prepare lesson plans, activities, and therapeutic strategies for use in the classroom as well as follow-up activities parents/caregivers may do to support the child's learning at home
  • Supervise children at all times ensuring that their health and safety needs are met consistently, as guided by best practices and center policies
  • Integrate each child's goals and objectives, as stated in their IEP, into classroom routines and activities
  • Maintain and evaluate students through progress monitoring including, but not limited to, classroom observations, data collection, curriculum assessment, and portfolio assessment
  • Consult and collaborate with parents, team members, school faculty, and other school/funding agencies regarding goal-related actions to support the child
  • Develop and implement curriculum that fosters independence, self-concept, personality, character, emotional, social, physical, and intellectual development of each child
  • Maintain rapport and communication with parents on a regular basis through parent newsletters, communication logs, and progress reports
  • Delegate staff to participate in inclusion activities
  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and crisis intervention using agency-trained protocols
  • Perform other duties as assigned
CONTACTS: Elwyn staff, parents/guardians, school district staff, behavioral health staff, service providers
  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood/Special Education; Master's preferred
  • PA School Certification in Early Childhood/Special Education
  • Three (3) years' experience working with young children with autism spectrum disorder
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage and prioritize multiple, often competing, priorities
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated strong time management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated excellent judgment with the ability to independently solve problems and make decisions with little or no need for direct supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate future needed changes or identify problem areas and take effective actions
  • Must be able to perform CPR and crisis intervention using agency-trained protocols
  • Must possess excellent customer interaction, collaboration, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated basic experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; Access, Publisher and report-writer experience preferred
  • Must have current, valid driver's license in state of residence, three (3) years driving experience in the United States, and acceptable driving record
Elwyn is an Equal Opportunity EmployerElwyn does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, pregnancy status, medical condition, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, sexual orientation or identity, age, national origin, citizenship, handicap status, marital or family status, mental or physical disability, perceived disability, military or veteran status, political activities or affiliations, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation.

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