The iHOPE school community strives to provide comprehensive services for our students, who present with a variety of diagnoses including Traumatic Brain Injury, Acquired Brain Injury, and other brain-based disorders. Our students participate in academic instruction with appropriate modification and adaptation, as well as therapeutic services, based upon a collaborative, researched-based model that integrates current technology. iHOPE is committed to learners with complex needs and to their social, emotional, adaptive and educational advancement. Accessibility and integration into the larger community are at the core of our belief system.
The Associate Teacher will participate in lesson planning; implement individualized curriculum developed for our students; perform as a substitute teacher; contribute to supportive and challenging classroom environments; work collaboratively; and use developmentally appropriate instructional methods, under the supervision of the Special Education Director.
- Collaborates with classroom teacher in performance of teaching functions by performing certain teaching functions.
- Provides instructional and behavioral management support to students.
- Works with children in a small and large group setting as well as individually under the supervision of the Director of Special Education.
- Communicates with parents, staff and administration.
- Oversees a classroom of 6 to 8 school-aged children with brain injuries or brain-based disabilities when necessary and appropriate.
- Prepares lessons and materials to teach students both individually and in small groups.
- Prepares Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and quarterly progress reports, participates in IEP meetings, and participates in legal hearings when necessary and appropriate.
- Provides direction and supervision to the paraprofessionals in the classroom.
- Collaborates in the planning and implementation of a supportive and challenging developmentally appropriate program.
- Collaborates with each student’s therapy team as necessary and appropriate and implement therapy recommendations in the classroom as appropriate.
- Supports with providing direction and supervision to the paraprofessionals in the classroom.
- Participates in setting up, cleaning and maintaining classroom equipment and supplies.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in education or related field required.
- Two years of experience in an educational setting preferred.
- Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities 1-6 or 7-12, or Early Childhood and Students with Disabilities B-2, or NYS Initial Special Education Certification preferred or in process.
Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Exhibits exceptional interpersonal, problem solving, communication skills, along with the ability to take initiative, and a highly flexible personality type.
- Remote teaching skills.
Highlights for full time employees:
- Affordable medical, dental, and vision benefit plan options
- Commuter benefits
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Health Savings Accounts (HSA)
- Tuition reimbursement program
- Retirement savings plans
- Paid holidays and school breaks
- Ongoing trainings
- Career growth
- Work-life balance
- Employee discounts from various vendors including restaurants, gym memberships, retail, Broadway shows, theme parks, and more!
YAI/iHope has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for its staff. If hired, you will be required to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine pursuant to this policy from a provider of your choice, unless you are granted a reasonable accommodation based upon disability or religion pursuant to federal, state, or local law.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam or disabled veteran. YAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.