This is a full-time position in our center-based program in Newington, NH. The qualified person will provide direct instruction to students with autism, utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis principles. We are looking for a candidate who would also be interested in utilizing their Art experience to teach art classes to small groups one day per week in the center.
Some of the responsibilities include:
- One on one instruction and conducts, as appropriate, small group instruction
- Collects, tracks, graphs and analyzes data for assigned student(s)
- Assists with the development of student programming
- Maintains assigned student(s) individualized notebook of programs and data
- Prepares and implements teaching materials for assigned student(s)
- Communicates and works with designated families regarding educational concerns and opportunities and home and serving, for these families, as a communication link to the student(s) instructional team at Birchtree through daily communication logs, weekly phone calls and home visits
- Becomes knowledgeable and maintains an awareness of the contents of assigned students’ Individual Educational Plans (IEP) and all other related reports and evaluations
- Participates in team decisions, including the development of assigned student’s IEPs and implements same in the classroom
- Accompanies students on trips in the community
- Develops & Delivers once a week Art classes for all students
- Works closely with the Special Education Case Managers to enhance curriculum development with appropriate art activities and projects for all classrooms
- Plans instruction and leads its implementation, providing the instructional team with art concepts and activities to which the students should have access (i.e., which skills, within the context of autism, need to be addressed by individual students in keeping with age-appropriate sequences)
- Provides staff training on new materials and activities to ensure consistent use and implementation for all students
- Ensures activities are aligned with student IEP goals and objectives and the Birchtree Center Curriculum for all students
- Modifies group activities in consideration of each student’s learning profile and physical limitations
Qualifications: Undergraduate Degree, or significant active progress in a degree program in education or Art; N.H. Department of Education Certification in Art; ability to work effectively on a team; experience in teaching individuals with autism; basic computer literacy; excellent communication skills (written and spoken); and comprehensive fluency with varied and appropriate art materials and curricular resources.
Join a great team of dedicated individuals! We live/work by our organization’s simple but significant Philosophy… Be There, Be Kind, Have Fun, Promote Positivity! We offer a competitive salary, a great benefit package with FREE dental and long-term disability insurance and 99% of the health insurance costs are covered by Birchtree. In addition, our staff start with 6.5 weeks of vacation in their first year.
To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to Sarah Ouellette, Human Resources Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.