Special Ed-UPK Teacher Job Description



Special Ed-UPK Teacher Job Description
Preschool Special Education Teacher
(Rochester, NY)
Full and Part Time position available as a Preschool/UPK Special Education Teacher in an
integrated setting with itinerant teaching options. The successful candidate will serve as a
key member of a collegial and diverse team in a highly professional, integrated preschool
community. Become a part of a nationally accredited organization offering the highest in
quality early care and education using an evidence-based curriculum and truly
developmentally appropriate practices to address. Within this climate, a successful
candidate will be supported in the use of strong therapeutic methods and provided with
opportunities for continued professional growth and leadership roles.
• Plan and implement the daily classroom curriculum/program and activities in coordination with the
General Education Teacher in this integrated classroom. Included would be activities consistent
with the HighScope Curriculum and the New York State PreKindergarten Foundation for the
Common Core
• Maintain an attractive, orderly, stimulating, and safe classroom environment.
• Evaluate the growth and development of each child on an on-going basis, utilizing assessments
provided by program and district. Maintain files on each child to include developmental progress
and any other pertinent information.
• Write individual plans for children based on the above assessments.
• Hold formal parent conferences twice annually and more frequently when appropriate.
• Communicate daily with parents regarding the day’s events and happenings.
• Maintain daily attendance records. Follow guidelines of the Office of Child and Family Services.
• Demonstrate willingness to expand knowledge of teaching skills, learning styles, and other information
that will enhance the level of support and care to children and parents enrolled in the program.
• Regularly attend and participate in staff meetings and in-service workshops offered at RCN and in the
community related to Universal Preschool Curriculum and early childhood learning
• Set the example that supports and enforces classroom and agency policies.
• Perform other duties as assigned by your Supervisor.
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Preschool Special Education Teacher
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• NYS Certification in Early Childhood Special Education, (birth - 2nd grade)
• Two (2) or more years’ experience with children, and one (1) year specific to Early Childhood
Education and/or Special Education preferred
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
• Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office software.
• Must pass required criminal background check.
• Regular walking, standing, kneeling, stooping, bending, sitting on the floor, and
carrying or lifting up to 50 pounds.
• Bilingual (English/Spanish/Nepal) a plus, but not necessary.
To Apply:
Nancy Consol, Director of Special Education
Rochester Childfirst Network
941 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
[email protected]
Preschool Special Education Teacher
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