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Special Education Teacher, Early Childhood Education

1025 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218, USA ‚óŹ 51 St Johns Parkside, Buffalo, NY 14210, USA Req #344
Tuesday, June 4, 2024

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***$1,000 SIGN ON BONUS!!*** 


Certified Salary Range: $44,000 - $60,000


Uncertified Salary Range: $41,900 - $50,000


Make a Difference. Embrace Challenges. Create Connections. Serve Others.


If those statements ignite you, you’re at the right place! We are looking for Special Education Teachers at St. John's Parkside and Monarch Academy, our integrated Early Childhood Program for students 2.5-5 years old.


To learn more about our school, click here: OLVHS Early Childhood Education Program


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 6 schools, with a focus on blending academic and social emotional support to meet the diverse needs of all learners.



  • $1,000 sign on bonus for this position (Full amount paid out when NYS Certification is obtained).
  • Paid School Breaks 
  • Paid Holidays
  • Additional Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Free dental services at BVS Dental Clinic 
  • 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



  • 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)
  • Up to $180 annual gym reimbursement
  • Take advantage of our Dental & Outpatient Mental Health services while working
  • $$ Employee referral program $$


Eligibility Requirements:

  • New York State Teacher Certification: Students with Disabilities B-2
  • OR - currently enrolled in a teacher preparation program leading to NYS certification


Job Summary:
The Special Education Teacher plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students with disabilities in a variety of educational settings. The person in this position is responsible for creating a flexible program and learning environment that provides specialized instruction for students with disabilities.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Creates an educational climate that promotes success, independence, a productive atmosphere, and provides students with encouragement, safety and stimulation.
  • Completes weekly lesson plans based on a developmentally appropriate curriculum which follows the New York State Education Department Learning Standards.
  • Creates an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) for all students.
  • Prepares lessons and other instructional materials to meet individual needs of students based upon their IEP.
  • Demonstrate adequate knowledge of subject matter, ability to think critically, and individualized instruction.
  • Create, implement and share effective behavior management techniques or plans.
  • Act as team leader of classroom staff including assistants, therapists, and social workers.
  • Conduct regular community meetings and team meetings.
  • Communicate effectively with parents (through notebooks, phone calls, conferences, district meetings, etc.).
  • Complete log notes based on student goals as per the IEP (progress and/or regression).
  • Complete Quarterly Progress Reports on all students that are distributed to parents and the school districts.
  • Complete Annual Review Reports/Amendments/Regression Statements for school districts (including writing appropriate observable and measurable child centered goals).
  • Participate in and share appropriate information at CPSE/CSE meetings with school districts.
  • Mentor and train new teachers as requested by supervisor
  • Maintain client confidentiality within HIPAA/FERPA and agency guidelines.
  • Any other duty as assigned by your Supervisor.

Computer skills

  • Communication: Oral and written
  • Attention to detail: Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Dependability: Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations
  • Adaptability: Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace


Minimum Education Required:
Bachelor’s in Education or similar field.  Must obtain Master’s degree per NYSED guidelines.
Minimum Experience Required:
No experience required; 3-5 years is preferred.
Required Certification:
NYS Special Education Teacher Certification within 6 months of start date.
Physical Requirements:

  • The overall nature of the position is sedentary requiring little physical effort with occasional light physical exertion required. There is little, if any, exposure to environmental conditions.
  • The constant physical demand of the position is sitting.
  • 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.


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