The National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) is currently seeking a Special Education Teacher to teach Spanish, Art, Health, and Physical Education to educationally, emotionally, behaviorally and physically handicapped students. Special Education Teachers provide academic and social supports in a variety of content areas and provide positive behavioral supports intended to enhance learning in accordance with the IDEA, NCLB and state and local guidelines. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the following:

  • Develop and implement teaching strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of educational deficiencies.
  • Instruct students in academic subjects, using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition, in order to reinforce learning and to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
  • Instruct students in daily living skills required for independent maintenance and self-sufficiency, such as hygiene, safety and food preparation.
  • Confer with parents, guardians, group home staff, administrators, testing specialist, social workers, and professionals to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students educational, physical, and social development.
  • Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lesions promoting learning, following approved curricula.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve student’s behavioral and academic problems.
  • Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory-and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among the students for whom they are responsible.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on students and activities, as required by laws and administrative regulations.
  • Meet with parents, staff and guardians to discuss their student’s progress, and to determine their priorities for their student and their resource needs.
  • Monitor instructional assistants to ensure that they adhere to our programs special education requirements.
  • Observe and evaluate student performance, behavior, and social development.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  • Prepare classrooms for class activities and provide a variety of materials and resources for students to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and imaginative play.
  • Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
  • Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate student progress.
  • Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants.
  • Teach and model socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
  • Be familiar with and manager data related to our behavior management program.


Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; preferably in education or related field, eligibility for state special education certification.

Certification is REQUIRED!

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