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Special Education Teacher – St. Katherine School

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Position Length: Permanent
  • Contact Person: Kathleen Gould, Director of Special Education, kgould@archphila.org

Job Description

IMMEDIATE OPENING

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

St. Katherine School is special education school that serves students with intellectual and multiple disabilities. The teacher must have a degree in special education elementary and their PA certification. The following are the requirements of the position.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Possess a true passion for special education and the students that St. Katherine School serves.
  • Develop and implement IEP goals and objectives designed to meet the individual needs of the students in the classroom.
  • Establish and maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning by providing access to a variety of learning materials and teaching strategies to meet the learning needs of students, behaviors, and organizing and effectively structuring learning experiences in the classroom and community settings.
  • Demonstrate a clear and deep understanding of disability categories under IDEA and in determining student needs. Ability to apply that understanding in short term and long term planning for student learning.
  • Apply knowledge of special education procedural requirements; data collection, IEP technical compliance, student progress monitoring and individual program development.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with building level staff and outside agencies. Ability to coordinate multiple paraprofessionals to meet the educational, personal care and social needs of the students.
  • Specific knowledge and skills in working with students who have limited functional communication, cognitive, and behavioral challenges.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution with certification in Special Education

Candidates interested in the position should send their cover letter, salary requirements, resume, and transcripts to Kathleen Gould, Director of Special Education at:

kgould@archphila.org

Please mark STKS-Teacher-2019 in subject line.

Interviews will be granted to the most qualified applicants.

PA required clearances, Safe Environment Clearances and official transcripts will be required before employment can begin.

As a religious organization, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is also bound by Canon Law and Catholic teachings.  For this reason, there may be occasions when an employee’s failure to adhere to the truths of the Catholic faith are a factor in employment-related decisions.  In the event an employee fails to adhere to, or takes a position publicly that is contrary to, Catholic doctrine and teachings, or any policy or procedure maintained by the Archdiocese, the employee may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Employment practices will not be influenced by an individual’s legally protected status or any other basis as may be required by local, state and/or federal law as those laws apply to the Archdiocese.

Any employee with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace is encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of Human Resources.  Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal.  Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

 

Posted on October 30, 2019

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