Special Education Teacher $2,500 Hiring Incentive (Fairmount Campus- Lower Middle School)
Company: Kennedy Krieger Institute
Posted on: September 10, 2023
The Special Education Teacher will teach a varied population of
students in a full day non-public setting. The Teacher implements
the program as outlined in the IEP of each student, adapting
instruction to differing academic, medical, developmental, and
technological needs of the students and adheres to the curriculum
as identified by MSDE. Additionally, the Teacher demonstrates
understanding of and commitment to the KKI mission, helping
students achieve their potential and participate as fully as
possible in family, school and community life while striving to
excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest
At the Fairmount Campus, we are committed to providing special
education program in which the uniqueness of each student is valued
and understood. We want to enable students to reach their potential
in all aspects of life - academically, socially and behaviorally -
and help lead them toward the ultimate goal of nurturing their
independence now and in the future.
Our curriculum focuses on building essential skills based on
standards and curricula identified by the Maryland State Department
of Education. Students receive ongoing instruction in
reading/English language arts, mathematics, science, social
studies, physical education, health, music, fine arts and career
We are a nonpublic special education day program approved by the
Maryland State Department of Education. We operate on an 11-month
- Classroom Management
Maintain a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and
orderly. The classroom should have materials and routines that are
clear and present; allowing classroom staff and students to be
Collaborate with parents and guardians to involve them in the
student learning process. Ensure collaboration of classroom staff,
student team members and I.E.P. team members and participate in the
professional learning community.
Communicate effectively with students and staff members including
facilitation of and participation in meetings and in-services; this
should be done with consideration for disability based needs of
each student. Communicate effectively with classroom staff members,
parents and guardians while providing clear expectations and
specific feedback using clear, concise and professional written and
- Instruction and Knowledge of Students
Demonstrate knowledge of instruction by using appropriate special
education best practices and strategies for instruction that
include effective and engaging lesson plans with innovative and
creative problem solving with the use of technology based on the
content area and prior knowledge of the student. Utilize data to
inform instruction by implementing comprehensive formative and
summative data collection systems. Demonstrate knowledge of student
strengths and needs using effective teacher behaviors that provide
the student with appropriate accommodations and an opportunity to
learn, while providing verbal and non-verbal praise that maintains
clear and appropriately high expectations to achieve goals.
- Planning, Preparation and Knowledge of Students
While planning, utilize data from I.E.P. goals, and informal and
formal assessments that demonstrates knowledge of students by ;
incorporating, multiple special education strategies and modalities
that match the needs of the students. Demonstrate characteristics
of effective planning by developing measurable short and long-term
plans that align with content, curriculum, and state standards,
incorporating technology and multidisciplinary input.
- Supplemental Duties
Participate in school-based committees, on special projects and
provide mentorship to colleagues as appropriate.
Eligibility for MSDE Special Education Certificate in Infant-Grade
3, Grades 1-8, or 6-Adult, based on the teacher's assignment,
required. If a teacher holds a Maryland Conditional Certificate in
Special Education, the teacher must complete all requirements posed
on the MSDE evaluation for a Professional Special Education
- Special Education Teacher I requires Bachelors Degree in
Special Education or appropriate content area.
- Special Education Teacher II requires Masters Degree in Special
Education or appropriate content area.
- Special Education Teacher III requires Masters Degree in
Special Education or appropriate content area, plus 30 additional
- Special Education Teacher IV requires Masters Degree in Special
Education or appropriate content area, plus 60 or more additional
academic credits (and may include PhD/EdD).
Previous teaching experience is preferred, but not required.
PCM training will be provided by department. Employee must achieve
and maintain certification at the "Practitioner" level (or higher)
according to the timeline established within the departmental
Kennedy Krieger Institute offers excellent benefits including
medical, dental, vision, 401K with match, tuition reimbursement,
free parking and child care subsidies! In addition, we offer rich
professional development opportunities.
We require full COVID vaccination or documentation of medical
and/or religious exemption(s) approval for this job as we are a
healthcare institution committed to putting health and safety first
for our patients, students, employees, and the communities we
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