Seneca Famliy of Agencies provides an unconditional continuum of care for the most vulnerable children and families in California. We provide a range of school-based, community-centered and residential services to support the diverse needs of our clients.
At our nonpublic school programs, Seneca seamlessly interweaves special education services with rich therapeutic and behavioral supports. Our students are referred to us after years of school failure; it is our goal to provide an enriching and successful environment where students’ strengths are celebrated and their needs addressed with a variety of targeted interventions.
Within the program, our special education teachers are responsible for providing multi-grade, standards-based instruction and academic interventions that afford students the opportunity to thrive academically. The teacher works on a dynamic team to provide a clear, consistent structure for the classroom, ensuring that the academic, social, and emotional needs of each student are met within the guidelines of the Individualized Educational Program (IEP) and the Treatment Plan.
Now hiring for Fall 2013 in the following locations:
- San Jose
- San Leandro
- Work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to implement academic, behavioral, and therapeutic services for special education students with emotional disturbances
- Utilize backwards design principles to deliver differentiated curriculum, rooted in the state content standards
- Use student-centered instructional methods as defined by the school’s Learning Principles
- Employ authentic and norm-referenced assessment strategies to monitor progress and guide instructional planning and decision making
- Provide an individualized academic intervention program to target at-risk learners.
- Perform all duties related to the development of an IEP: assessment, goal setting, implementation and progress reporting
- Engage caregivers in the educational process, providing frequent opportunities to discuss student growth and needs
- Participate in professional learning communities to enhance practice and create coherence
- Facilitate and/or participate in required meetings (classroom, site wide and supervision)
- Co-lead the classroom team to maintain a structured therapeutic learning environment based on Seneca's philosophy
- Intervene with the clients' behavioral program as needed. This includes physical management of the clients (implementation of Seneca Center's Ahimsa Model Training) as necessary to ensure safety
- Maintain a high standard of professional behavior at all times
- Perform all other duties as necessary for the good of the agency as instructed by supervisor
- Qualified teachers will hold a valid Special Education Credential - Mild/Moderate.
- Current California Education Specialist Credential may qualify
- Experience teaching Special Education preferred
- Valid California Drivers License and ability to be insured by Seneca's insurance carrier
- Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other state or federal requirements
- Monday - Friday
- School hours Year Round
- Competitive Salary
- Comprehensive employee benefit package, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
- Employer-paid Employee Assistance Program
- $2,700 classroom petty cash budget
- Specialized training & support
- Yearly professional development budget
- Two to three full-time Classroom Counselors to provide behavioral and academic support
- 7 weeks of school breaks
- 1 week of PTO, and 4 weeks of teacher days off