Special Education Teacher for Infants and Toddlers - Phipps Community Development Corporation
Phipps Community Development Corporation (Phipps CDC) is a 39-year-old multi-service nonprofit providing a comprehensive network of educational, vocational and community development programs for residents of low-income communities across the Bronx and Manhattan.
Phipps CDC serves approximately 8,000 children, teens and adults in more than 40 programs and continues to expand. On-site and neighborhood-based social, education, and career services include: Head Start, after-school, summer camp, literacy and ESL, GED, college prep, work readiness, resident support, and family programs for children and adults. These services are funded by government grants and contributions from foundations, corporations and individuals.
Phipps CDC is the social services affiliate of Phipps Houses, New York City's oldest and largest nonprofit developer of affordable housing. The Phipps Houses mission is to create and sustain enduring communities through housing development, attentive property management, and residentially and community based human services.
The Special Education Teacher is an important part of the Head Start team serving children and families in the South Central Bronx. He/she is responsible for assessing the cognitive, motor and social-emotional needs of children and providing special education support services to individual and small groups of Head Start students using the Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP).
Major Job Responsibilities:
Organize, administer and coordinate all services related to service integration and disability services program.
- Perform classroom observations and give feedback to classroom teachers
- Submit written notes based on classroom observations
- Assist with the assessments of children
- Work collaboratively with classroom teachers to develop lesson plans and lead small group activities designed to meet children's individual cognitive, motor and social-emotional needs
- Assist in submitted referrals for children in need of further evaluation
- Communicate with parents about their children's overall development
- Develop and present workshops to program participants, staff and parents on subjects related to special education
- Model appropriate child development practices
- Attend staff meetings, professional development workshops and program events
- Communicate with all staff, parents, children and community members in a polite and respectful manner so as to represent the program in a professional way
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director
- Commitment to breaking the cycle of poverty and transforming communities
- Master's degree in Special Education.
- Minimum of five years of experience as a Special Education Teacher working with infants and toddlers and their families.
- Must be able to work as a part of a team with classroom teachers, therapist and program leaders.
This classification works under direct supervision of the Disabilities Coordinator as well as indirect supervision of the Director of Early Childhood Programs
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