Special Education Teacher

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Special Education Teacher

Berwyn, PA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    The Teacher is responsible for providing educational instruction designed to promote intellectual, emotional, and social growth to assigned students in a structured classroom environment. They will develop teaching plans that are appropriate to the ages and populations served, specifically children and adolescents (ages 5-21 years) with emotional, developmental and/or behavioral needs.

    The teacher position requires that staff be aware that students who are served may exhibit aggressive and/or self-injurious behavior. Students served may have had multiple treatment failures prior to this placement. Teachers are expected to implement highly technical clinical and teaching programs that require teachers to be constantly alert and ready to respond to student’s needs.

    Classroom Teachers are responsible for the development and implementation of all academic programming, as well as clinical programming, of all assigned students.

    Some of the high-level responsibilities of the Classroom Teacher include:

    • Maintaining the health and safety of your students by supervising them, managing the classroom, and following official protocols
    • Assisting with the clinical side of the students’ treatment by following the procedures in their Behavior Support Plan and reporting on their progress
    • As an academic leader, you’ll be responsible for classroom instruction, individual educational plan development, and tracking progress to educational goals
    • Treating each student as an individual, managing their cases appropriately, and assisting other staff members in monitoring their progress
    • As a leader in our organization, you’ll conduct regular meetings, coordinate with other staff members, and maintain a high level of professionalism
    • Become a productive member of our team by seeking out educational resources, attending trainings, and achieving necessary certifications
  • Qualifications


    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Human Service Field or Psychology and must be eligible for emergency certification (BA and enrolled in 9 credits per year toward certification).


    • Special Education certification issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
    • 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.


    • Strong teaching skills with emphasis on students who are emotionally, behaviourally, physically and/or developmentally challenged.
    • Experience or interest in the principles and application of Applied Behavior Analysis.
    • Strong interpersonal skills are required.
    • The ability to train and supervise peers and ABA Counselors while working within the classroom setting. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows Operating System.

    Experience: Prefer at least one to two (1-2) years experience with specialized populations.

    If you want to make a difference in others' lives, are committed to professional growth and development, are committed to excellence and would like to be part of the exceptional group of people whom we are proud to call Melmark employees, apply now!

  • Industry
  • About Us

    Melmark is a multi-state human service provider with premier private special education schools, professional development, training, and research centers. We are committed to enhancing the lives of individuals with autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families by providing exceptional evidence-based and applied behavior analytic services to every individual, every day.