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24 Oct 2019

Teacher Special Education Teacher

New Visions AMS II
 Bronx County, New York, United States

Job Description

SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to:

  • Provide instructional supports and accommodations for students with disabilities
  • Write and monitor Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Rehabilitation Act of 1978, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with support from the Special Education Coordinator.
  • Communicate regularly with Committee on Special Education (CSE) in your district and families of students with disabilities.


  • Compliance
  • Work with the school’s Special Education Coordinator:
  • Schedule all IEP annual review meetings, triennial evaluations, reevaluations, and initials
  • Manage all paperwork related to preparation for IEP meetings
  • This includes but is not limited to:
  • Securing general education teacher reports, related service provide reports, conduct student interviews, and draft IEPs in SESIS at least one week prior to the IEP meeting
  • Ensure all paperwork is sent to the CSE and families at least one week prior to the meeting * Track IEP annual goal progress
  • This includes but is not limited to:
  • Working with general education teachers to develop progress monitoring systems in co-taught classes
  • Providing families and students progress reports towards IEP annual goals at least once per trimester * Develop Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP), as needed
  • This includes but is not limited to:
  • Conducting teacher interviews, student interviews and doing a minimum of three Antecedent Behavior Consequence (ABC) Observations
  • Developing a list of recommended intervention strategies and replacement behaviors for the development of the BIP
  • Disseminate and coach staff and counselors on effective implementation of the BIP no later than one week after the creation of the BIP * Contribute to Manifestation Review Determinations (MDR), as needed
  • Instruction
  • Work with general education teachers to:
  • Co-plan daily lesson plans that align the classroom instruction to the student’s IEP by utilizing principles of universal design, differentiation, and individualization strategies
  • Ensure students receive mandated accommodations on all in-class and state assessments
  • Advocacy
  • Communicate with families to:
  • Ensure guardians understand their rights and their students’ rights in accordance with IDEA
  • Ensure student needs (i.e. emotional, mental, or physical) are communicated to the teachers and help teachers understand when and how a student’s struggles may be related to their disability
  • Provide informational workshops on school supports and transition needs; this includes transition from grades 8 – 9, summer youth employment opportunities program (SYEP) through the Transition Coordination Center (TCC), and transition from grade 9 to post-secondary
  • Collect necessary documentation for transition support; this includes but is not limited to Level I and II Vocational Assessments, as well as all paperwork needed to complete SYEP applications, TOP applications, and ACCES-VR applications

Interacts with: Principal, APs, Special Education Teachers, NVCHS Instructional Specialist for SPED

Who is a New Visions Teacher?

New Visions seeks the most talented and dedicated educators to bring their skills, experience, and energy to a collaborative and innovative learning environment where teachers are empowered to meet each student’s unique learning needs and open the doors to new and rich opportunities. Our teachers are dynamic and innovative pedagogues who are committed to urban students and the issues they face every day.

Every New Visions teacher can expect to receive enhanced instructional support, a range of professional development opportunities and the opportunity to be part of a passionate team of colleagues. If you have the following qualities, credentials and experience, please consider joining our team:

  • NYS Teaching Certification in Special Education (or in process of reciprocity)
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred

New Visions for Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply

Please complete application here:

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.