Special Education Teacher

The J Arthur Trudeau Memorial Center
Coventry, RI 02816
Full-time, Part-time
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Job Description

Job Description

The Trudeau Center has been a Warwick landmark since the early 1960's. We were born out of a necessity and belief that people with disabilities should be allowed full citizenship within their own communities. Arthur & Evelyn Trudeau along with a legion of supporters tirelessly sought to create services such as special education, recreation, and vocational training. Today our comprehensive services include Early Intervention, Pathways Strategic Teaching Center's school for children with autism, enhancement of daily living skills and community participation through Community Support Services & Home Based Children Services, assorted work opportunities through Day Habilitation & Supported Employment, choices of where to live in Residential & Community Living, Recreation & Leisure Services, & Respite and Family Support ensure our commitment to family involvement & participation.

Special Education Teachers will assist in the development, refinement, and maintenance of behavior analysis educational and treatment programs, under the direction of the program Director, Director of Special Education or designated Behavior Analyst. Implement and supervise the implementation of such programs by lead teacher assistants and teacher assistants. Assist in trainings, monitoring of treatment integrity, and program evaluation. Facilitate student transitions into the program, within the program and from the program to other educational settings. Providing consultation and educational opportunities to the community under the direction of supervisors. 

Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education and special education, noted certification in elementary special education or all grades working with children with severe intellectual disabilities
  • Minimum of two years of experience working with children diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities utilizing applied behavior analytic teaching methods 
  • Experience developing individual child curriculum preferred, as well as experience in training others to implement behavior analytic teaching practices and behavioral/educational measurement
  • Skills in effective communication with parents and community based officials are essential
  • Ability to deal with the broad range of needs presented by students with autism, including significant problem behaviors. Work will often include sitting in small chairs or on the floor and require rapid movement to address safety and teaching needs of the children
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and work with students in such a way as involves physical contact, particularly when there is a child safety need 
  • Ability to assist student with self-care and toileting
  • Ability to communicate effectively- verbally & written 
  • Must have a valid driver's license, safe driving record, automobile insurance, and access to a vehicle to be used as directed and when needed for transport
  • Must have and maintain pediatric CPR certification 
  • BCI, Fingerprinting, and immunizations are required
  • Citizenship, residency, or work VISA in United States required 
Posting ID: 597498705Posted: 2021-03-02