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Special Education Teacher (Lower School)

Do you have a passion for education and being a part of a mission-driven organization?  Do you want to join a fast-growing company with excellent benefits, such as competitive health and wellness benefits, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off, and so much more?

The Pinnacle School, a private, special education day school for students in grades 2 through 12, is looking for a Special Education Teacher for a full-time school-based position.

RESPONSIBILITIES | WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Complete individualized Education plan (IEP) process, which includes IEP development, collaboration with multidisciplinary team members, and preparation of required paperwork.
  • Develop lesson plans which keep students actively engaged in learning by using a variety of instructional strategies. Lesson
    plans should be tailored to meet the individual needs of students based on IEP goals and objectives, including modifications listed in specially designed instruction.
  • Submit required documentation, including lesson plans, IEPs, report cards, progress reports, evaluation reports, and other
    related material in a timely manner.
  • Work collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary team to develop/design and implement appropriate services.
  • Set clear expectations for students’ behavior and provide and implement behavior management strategies and techniques to manage severe student behavior and maintain a safe and effective learning environment. Behaviors should be managed in an immediate, consistent, and appropriate manner. 
  • Deliver classroom instruction in a meaningful and appropriate way to enable students to progress toward the goals outlined in the IEP. Classroom time should be structured and scheduled
  • Provide appropriate guidance, leadership, and direction to staff within the classroom.
  • Conduct educational assessments and record/interpret data.
  • Maintain student confidentiality per agency policy. FERPA/HIPAA privacy rule regulations, and student/counselor confidentiality.
QUALIFICATIONS | WHAT YOU BRING 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Education, Literature or related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Valid Connecticut state endorsement 165-Special Education: Comprehensive, grades K-12
  • Minimum 2 years of experience teaching special education student populations with language-based learning differences
  • Familiar with the IEP process and the collection of progress monitoring data
  • Create and maintain an orderly and aesthetic learning environment that accounts for students social, emotional, and executive functioning need
  • Commitment to helping children of all abilities reach their full potential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a collaborative, enthusiastic style to fit with our small-team environment. 

BENEFITS | WHAT WE OFFER

Eligible Employees will receive competitive pay and benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Company-paid Short-Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Hospital, and Accident Coverage
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401K with 100% vested company contribution
  • Healthcare, dependent care, and commuter Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Rewards program which allows you to earn points to purchase items

Greenwich Education Group operates special education schools that offer unique environments and curricula customized for the specific learning styles of our students. It contains three NEASC-accredited, co-ed, independent day schools, Links Academy, The Pinnacle School, and The Spire School, which offer Executive Functioning coaching, unique learning environments, and curricula designed to meet the needs of their students.

New Story (the parent company) is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and embraces diversity in the workplace. We are also committed to providing a drug-free, safe workplace for our employees and the students we serve.