10 Jul 2024

Teacher Special Education Teacher – PreK Program

The NY Institute for Special Education
 Bronx County, New York, United States

Job Description

Under the direction of the Principal or Assistant Principal, the Special Education Teacher performs duties in the areas listed below.  Special Education Teacher assignments will vary according to the needs of the Institute.

Job Expectations:

    • Evaluates the student’s ability and formulates the student’s developmental and educational profile through a variety of functional, behavioral and standardized assessments, skilled observation and checklists;
    • Collaborates with other disciplines to ensure team understanding of student educational strengths and needs, through evaluation, educational program planning and service delivery;  
    • Demonstrate understanding of typical child development and the 6 areas of development as they apply to the student’s growth and development;
    • Develop and write appropriate Individual Educational Plans (IEP) for each student assigned to the Special Education Teacher based on student needs and evaluation results.  Complete educational updates as needed;
    • Integrate therapeutic strategies and interventions into the classroom environment and comprehensive educational plan of the students in your assigned class;
    • To actively contribute to team planning and staffing meetings by sharing information with other staff members and using their input to formulate comprehensive and integrated plans for students.  All staff members are knowledgeable and have specific skills relevant to the needs of students that they work with; 
    • Supervise and monitor assigned teacher assistants, 1:1 aides, and subs assigned to your classroom on a daily basis to ensure that follow through with the goals and objectives of the educational program, routines and practice of the class;
    • Ensure that parents are informed of each student’s progress and provide assistance to families to help with carryover of skills.  Maintains a mature professional attitude in the interactions with students, families and other staff members;
    • Follow all procedures and routines of the assigned program and the whole of the Institute.  To conform to procedures and routines of the Institute, to ensure consistency and continuity of each child’s program.
  • To review physician orders, referral packet, school and student medical records;
  • Order and maintain special equipment and supplies as needed. If necessary, design and construct special equipment for students and suggest adaptations for students, including but not limited to PECS materials and/or visual supports;
  • Document and maintain log of all interventions recommended for use by therapists for students in your classroom and monitor expected outcomes;
  • Complete assigned paperwork as per the due dates stated by the program administrator (ex. educational evaluations, IEP’s, progress reports/notes, attendance books, bi-weekly newsletter, student portfolios, etc.);  
  • Maintain a current plan book of daily activities and schedules and submit the plan book to the Assistant Principal each week.  The plan book is a collaborative effort with classroom team members and must be completed with all team members input.  The completed Plan must be kept out and available for reference by staff and administration; 
  • Participate in school and community based professional development activities.
  • Applies ethics and standards of professional practice in the delivery of services and observes relevant laws and policies that govern practice;
  • Exhibits a mature professional attitude in interactions as evidence by effective   relationships with student’s families and other staff members;
  • Perform other duties not specifically listed in the job description and assigned by supervisor.


Physical Requirements:

  • Perform duties and responsibilities of the job without physical restrictions; 
  • Maintain level of activity and physical assistance consistent with the needs of young children with disabilities ranging in age from 3-5, including but not limited walking, lifting children up to 30 pounds onto a changing table, bending and sitting at child’s level to assist with activities and helping children on and off playground equipment.  


Education, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Have successfully completed and graduated from an accredited Special Education Program that is recognized by the State of New York and have completed all requirements for Certification as a Special Education Teacher 
  • Two years of experience as a Special Education teacher, preferably at the preschool level.  
  • Current New York State Certification in Special Education.

How to Apply

Please send CV/Resume to for consideration.

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

Job expires in 23 days.