Job Title: Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT)
FLSA Classification: Fee for Service
Department: Preschool Special Education
Reports To: Supervisor of Educational Programs
Participate in the development, implementation and coordination of special education services including but not limited to evaluation, educational programming, therapeutic intervention, and exit planning provided for children identified with or suspected of having disabilities/delays impacting the whole child in compliance with standards of professional practice.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
Additional Duties May be Assigned
- Assessment of developmental delays of children within the special education scope of practice
- Implementation of appropriate goals, objective and activities to facilitate learning.
- Documentation of services provided as guided by Hear 2 Learn policy and those governing the discipline of special instruction.
- Educate child and caregivers, community members, and other staff on the daily support of successful educational strategies and techniques surrounding cognition, social/emotional and adaptive development within a multidisciplinary and developmental model.
- Maintain collaborative relationships with families, caregivers, staff members, community service providers, and outside providers.
- Upholding professional demeanor and practice while in attendance at school meetings (CPSE) and other community related events.
- Prioritizes and schedules work task independently.
- Maintains accurate educational records in accordance with professional standards, state guidelines, and school system/private pay policies. This includes: identifying progress/regression, annual reporting and goal creation.
- Participates in department educational activities and in continuing educational programs to update professional knowledge and skills.
- Attends mandatory agency staff meetings and department quarterly meetings.
- Participates in the departments Quality Improvement Projects.
This position is a key aspect of our quality assurance standards. It is also a key point of contact for many outside contacts and therefore spends time on phone, email, and other communications with providers and Hear 2 Learn staff. The majority of the time will be spent off-site.
Education and Experience:
- Masters Degree: Special Education.
- New York State Certification: Special Education Students with Disabilities Birth – Gr 2.
- Desire minimum of 2 years experience in the preschool population utilizing multidisciplinary teaming techniques.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Strong computer and data entry skills including Word and Excel required.
- Exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills required.
- Demonstrates knowledge and ability to independently assess behavioral and educational levels with the use of appropriate activities to address goals and objectives identified on the Individualized Education Plan.
- Knowledge and ability to independently present and interpret test findings to establish child’s current age level skill performance, differentiate instruction for all children, incorporate instructional goals and objective utilizing appropriate materials and perform ongoing assessment through observation and hands on service provision.
- Strong ability to administer and interpret educational / developmental assessments to develop appropriate child specific goals and activities.
- Strong working knowledge of computing and word processing documentation for data entry and report writing.
- High level of skill in the interpretation of assessment procedures and reports, specific to children with special needs ages 3 and 4.
- Fundamental research skills including a general understanding of research methodology, design, and statistics.
- High level of skill to adapt technology to intervention practices.
- Use of evidenced based occupational therapy theories, models of practice, principles, and clinical practice guidelines to develop intervention decisions.
- Ability to make decisions guided by established policies.
- Ability to analyze and solve problems.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
- Ability to maintain accurate and thorough records ensuring standards for consistency and patient privacy are maintained.
- High attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to provide a climate for motivation and create a supportive working relationship.