Job Description

TEACHER, SPECIAL EDUCATION



About Abraxas:

Abraxas, a GEO Group company, is a leading provider of innovative and quality treatment programs for youth, adults and families. For 40 years, Abraxas has contracted with various county and state agencies for the operation of residential, community-based, detention/shelter services and alternative education programming.  We offer specialized services for hard-to-place juvenile populations including fire setters, sexual offenders and habitual offenders in addition to gender specific programming for females in need of treatment.



Summary

The Special Education Teacher position is responsible for providing specialized instruction in one or more subjects to clients in order to help them learn the subject matter and/or skills.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

• Employ a wide variety of instructional methods, behavioral tools, and materials that are most appropriate for meeting standard operating procedures and educational objectives that are outlined in the school curriculum.

• Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the clients' maturity.

• Create and maintain accurate client/administrative documents such as daily attendance and grade books; summarize achievements in reports for assigned clients including attendance and behavior.

• Develops daily lesson plans and completes all required educational paperwork

• Participate as an educational team member in coordination with the clients, staff, and school and represents the program in professional meetings, family meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.

• Knows and demonstrates special educational law or regulations as applying to the paperwork needed to carry a caseload.

• Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.

• Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.  

Job Requirements



Minimum Requirements

The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including: Bachelor’s degree in related field in subject matter that is utilized for teaching experience.

State certification (public level I or II) in special education.



Other Qualifications:

At least twenty-one (21) years of age.

Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).

Non-communicable diseases physical exam.

Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.

Valid registered vehicle insurance.

Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department

Equal Opportunity Employer