The Long-Term Substitute Teacher is responsible for providing day-to-day coverage of classrooms, in the absence of a Certified Special Educator, and for ensuring the continuity of educational instruction to assigned students within a classroom. The Long-Term Substitute Teacher will provide day-to-day supervision and feedback to classroom staff in regards to ongoing implementation of the IEP and BSP for each student. Long-Term Substitute Teachers are expected to implement and model highly technical clinical and teaching programs that require staff to be constantly alert and ready to respond to student's needs. Students served may exhibit aggressive and/or self-injurious behavior. Long-Term Substitute Teachers may be asked to assist with assessments or program development, commensurate with their training and experience. Long-Term Substitute Teachers may also be asked to assist with formal staff appraisals and/or corrective action, with assistance and support from the Behavior Analyst, Assistant Director or Director.
Education/Training: Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Education, Human Service Field or Psychology. Enrollment in a state-approved teacher preparation/ certification program in Special Education required, and completes the required number of credits each semester leading towards a minimum of Level I Teacher Certification. Eligibility for PDE-issued Emergency Permit required.
Certifications/Licensure: Eligibility for Emergency Permit by the Pennsylvania Department of Education required. A valid US driver's license and a minimum age of twenty-one (21) years old. Must be capable of attaining approved Melmark driver status. Successful completion of employer provided certification in CPR, First Aid and Crisis Intervention.
Skill(s): Strong teaching and interpersonal skills, with emphasis on students who are emotionally, behaviorally, physically and/or developmentally challenged. Experience or interest in the principles and application of Applied Behavior Analysis. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows Operating System.
Experience: Prefer at least one year experience working in a classroom setting with specialized populations.