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International School of Beijing

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Intensive Needs Teacher / Life Centered Education class (Tentative)

JOB GOAL / PURPOSE:
To work closely with the Director of Student Support Services in the development of an inclusive program for students with intellectual/cognitive disabilities; to lead professional learning about disability and inclusion; and to teach and program for students with intellectual disabilities.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBLES:
● Teaching:
 Teaches students with intellectual disabilities
 Plans and implements an individualized program for each student using modified and Life Skills / Functional Academics curricula
 Manages unexpected student behavior using positive behavioral interventions
● Facilitating / Leading:
 Leads professional conversations about the appropriate integration of students with intellectual disabilities throughout the school
 Teaches neurotypical students about disability awareness and champions awareness events and programs that highlight inclusion (i.e. World Autism Day/Down Syndrome Day, Best Buddies, Special Olympics, etc.)
 Supports parents in their understanding of disability and long-term planning and impact
● Documenting / Reporting:
 Writes comprehensive Individual Learning Plans for each student
 Reports progress to parents, students, and grade level teachers
 Creates lesson and unit plans for each student appropriately aligned with age and/or grade expectations
● Learning:
 Participates in professional learning to maintain knowledge of current pedagogical practices, understand the school and local community, and build skills where improvement is needed

Supervises:
• Instructional Assistants

Directs:
● Instructional Assistants to implement modified curriculum, manage unexpected behaviors, and facilitate appropriate integration

Collaborates with:
● Director of Student Support Services in the development and implementation of an intensive learning needs program for students with intellectual disabilities
● Classroom teachers in the appropriate integration of students with intellectual disabilities in classroom settings, strategies for social inclusion, and disability awareness
● Parents in developing individual learning plans based on current and future student needs and family plans

Attends:
● Student support team meetings
● Grade level team meetings

Engages:
● in positive and authentic interactions in order to build strong relationships with colleagues, students, and parents
● in challenging and joyful learning

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
● Master’s Degree with certification in Special Education with an emphasis in severe/profound disabilities or intellectual disabilities
● Current teaching certificate
● Minimum two years’ experience of successfully teaching students with intellectual disabilities in an inclusive school setting
● Expertise in current special education pedagogy, research, and practices
● Proficient knowledge of curriculum modification and implementation of a Life Skills curriculum
● Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and partner with parents
● Strong oral and written communication skills, in English

Starting

1 Jul 2021

Apply By

28 Feb 2021

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor

Cover Letter

Required

Minimum Experience

5 years
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Job Structure

Instructional Coach
Common Core
Whole School
Learning Support and Enrichment
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