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Special Education Teacher, Intensive Treatment Program (ITP) School at 650 Ridge Rd

650 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218, USA Req #245
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

***$3,000 SIGN ON BONUS!!*** 

Competitive Salary for NYS Certified Teachers between: $54,800 - $73,000

Uncertified rate is $52,800


Make a difference.  Embrace challenges.  Create connection. Serve others.


If those statements ignite you, you’re at the right place.  We are looking for Special Education Teachers to join our Education Team and open new Intensive Treatment Program classrooms for students ages 5-21 at our 650 Ridge school site in Lackawanna, NY (just 10 minutes south of Buffalo)!


Our education program strives to provide specialized, high quality educational programming for students with and without disabilities across Western New York. Our programs serve Pre-K through 12th grade students in 5 schools, with a focus on blending academic and social emotional support  to meet the diverse needs of all learners.


Learn more about our school-based Intensive Treatment Program (ITP), click here: https://olvedu.org/itp-school



  • $3,000 sign on bonus for this position (Full amount is paid once NYS Certification is obtained)
  • Paid School Breaks (approximately 7 weeks!)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Additional Paid Time Off (PTO) 
  • Health, dental & vision insurance options
  • Paid Employer sponsored life insurance
  • Supplemental insurance programs for additional life insurance, short-term disability, accident & cancer insurance
  • Up to $600 every year for completing biometric health screenings on a single health insurance plan & up to $1,200 if a spouse completes too!
  • Free dental insurance



  • Small class sizes (6 students, 1 teacher and 3 behavior support technicians per classroom)
  • Teacher Mentor Program
  • Casual dress code
  • OLV Tuition Reimbursement up to $7,200
  • Qualifying Non-For-Profit for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program (click here to learn more: https://studentaid.gov/manage-loans/forgiveness-cancellation)
  • Take advantage of our Dental & Outpatient Mental Health services while working
  • Up to $180 annual gym reimbursement
  • $$ Employee referral program $$


ITP School    


Full Job Description

Responsible to: Principal
Job Summary:
The Intensive Treatment Program (ITP) will include working with adolescents, typically 12 – 18 years old that are diagnosed on the Autism spectrum with mental health concerns and developmental or intellectual disabilities.  The Special Education Teacher plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students with Autism, Intellectual Disability, and/or mental illness in a variety of educational settings. The person in this position is responsible for creation and oversight of an instructional environment utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis methodology. 
Essential job duties:
1. Creates an educational climate that promotes success, independence, a productive atmosphere, and provides students with encouragement, safety and stimulation.
2. Completes weekly lesson plans based on a developmentally appropriate curriculum which follows the New York State Education Department Learning Standards.
3. Creates an Individual Education Plan (IEP) utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis protocols to establish goals and objectives.
4. Prepares lessons and other instructional materials to meet individual needs of students based upon their IEP.
5. Create activity schedules, daily schedules, as appropriate.
6. Supervises Special Education Technicians in the delivery of Discrete Trial Training, Verbal Behavior Intervention, Pivotal Response Training, etc.
7. Demonstrate adequate knowledge of: subject matter, ability to think critically, and individualized instruction.
8. Implement and monitor effectiveness of behavior management plans in collaboration with Behavior Technicians, Special Education Technicians, BCBA, BCaBA.
9. Act as leader of classroom staff including assistants, therapists, and social workers.
10. Conduct regular team meetings and participate in multidisciplinary meetings, as required.
11. Complete log notes based on student goals as per the IEP (progress and/or regression).
12. Complete Quarterly Progress Reports on all students that are distributed to parents and other providers, as appropriate.
13. Complete Annual Review Reports/Amendments/Regression Statements (including writing appropriate observable and measurable child centered goals).
14. Participate in and share appropriate information at CSE meetings, treatment team meetings, etc.
15. Upon discharge of student from program, provide receiving providers with copies of behavior plans, communication boards, CD of materials that include any programs the youth is working on, description and pictures of sensory breaks, daily schedule, social skills materials, PECS binder/board template, IEP, discharge summary.
16. Mentor and train new teachers as requested by supervisor.
17. Maintain client confidentiality within HIPPA/FERPA and agency guidelines.
• Computer skills
• Knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis methodologies
• Knowledge of use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication Devices
Minimum Education:
Bachelor`s Degree in Education, Master’s Degree preferred
Minimum Experience: 3-5 years’ experience with individuals with developmental disabilities.  Previous working experience working with Autistic clients preferred, but not required.
Required License/Registration/ Certification:
New York State Teacher Certification: Students with Disabilities
OR- currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program leading to NYS certification
• Continuing education as per NYS Office of Profession guidelines
• All required agency trainings (including Applied Behavior Analysis, SCIP-R)
• All trainings required by programs in which you service individuals
Physical Requirements:
• The frequent physical demands of the position are standing, walking, climbing, talking, hearing, repetitive motions, and eye/hand/foot coordination.
• The occasional physical demands of the position are lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, handling, grasping, and feeling.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $51,900.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $70,000.00
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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  • 650 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218, USA