9 Jun 2022

Teacher 8th Grade Teacher

 Bronx County, New York, United States

Job Description

POSITION:                              8th GRADE TEACHER – The New LIFE School

REPORTS TO:                         Principal of The New LIFE School

CLASSIFICATION:                  Full Time

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:         Exempt



The New LIFE School provides an intensive educational and therapeutic environment for students with special needs in the 8th grade.  The Teacher addresses the academic, instructional, remedial, behavioral and adaptive needs of our students.  With expertise in the content area of instruction, the Teacher must also possess strong behavioral management skills and techniques that promote the classroom instructional process.  The Teacher must also understand and meet all reporting mandates of various governmental agencies.  The Teacher works cooperatively with fellow staff, parents, guardians, outside agencies and the Committee on Special Education (CSE) to better serve our students.



  1. Plan and implement appropriate and adapted classroom instruction for students in accordance with the mandates of each student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
  2. Prepare and implement short-term objectives to meet each student’s annual IEP goals.
  3. Handle clerical tasks related to the IEP in accordance with school procedures.
  4. Prepare daily lesson plans for all instructional periods in a format developed in collaboration with the school administration.
  5. Keep accurate records of individual student progress throughout the school year.
  6. Provide students and parents with feedback on student progress on at least a quarterly basis.
  7. Communicate on a regular basis with Related Services staff regarding each student’s social-emotional development in school and in the community.
  8. Maintain an appropriate physical environment in classroom and work areas.
  9. Effectively integrate the Teacher Assistant into all classroom activities.
  10. Develop curricula throughout the school year suitable for the class profile.
  11. Actively participate in regular student progress conference sessions.
  12. Assist and supervise students as required throughout the school day, including arrival and dismissal processes.
  13. Participate in the intake screening process as requested for potential new enrollees.
  14. Become familiar with each student’s initial case record review.
  15. Communicate on a regular basis with the parents and guardians of each student.
  16. Attend staff meetings before and after regular school hours and at other required meeting times and places.



+          Teacher Assistants



+          Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in content area; Master’s Degree preferred.

+          Dual NYS Certification in Special Education and content specialty preferred; candidates actively working towards teacher certification may be considered.



+          Minimum of 2 years’ classroom experience teaching students with special needs or related experience working with children and adolescents



+          Demonstrated ability to understand and implement NYS Learning Standards through the instructional classroom process

+          Demonstrated ability to provide effective classroom management skills and techniques for 8th grade special needs student population

+          Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with school administration, fellow teachers, Related Services staff, parents and guardians

+          Demonstrated ability to implement the mandates of each student’s IEP

+          Demonstrated ability to write appropriate and targeted student progress reports

+          Demonstrated ability to provide critical analysis of each student’s progress to CSE representatives, outside agencies, prescribing doctors, parents and guardians

+          Demonstrated ability to provide a safe and orderly classroom haven for our special needs students

+          Demonstrated ability to implement the school’s policies and procedures regarding Child Abuse identification and reporting

This position description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job.  These responsibilities may change at any time to meet the needs of our students or agency.


How to Apply

Please send all resumes and cover letters to (Christine Amodeo, Principal) and (Tina Pardakhti, Assistant Principal) with the job title in the subject line. You may also reach out to them with any questions.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

Job expires in 13 days.