Head Teachers are responsible for the planning, implementation, and continuing evaluation of individualized skill acquisition programs and behavior reduction programs for all students within his/her classroom.
- Ensuring that a variety of behavior analytic teaching methods are utilized with all students (e.g., incidental teaching, fluency training, discrete-trial teaching);
- Ensuring that student motivational and reinforcement systems are managed correctly by all staff;
- Attending all student clinic meetings and other relevant meetings with parents or outside professionals;
- Conducting preference assessments for students in an ongoing manner;
- Conducting home visits for assigned students;
- Collecting, summarizing, and evaluating data on skill acquisition programs and behavior intervention plans, including written reports and visual graphic displays of data;
- Assisting with development, implementation, and review of Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) for all assigned students;
- Conducting data reviews across assigned students;
- Assigning and reviewing progress reports;
- Supervising and providing training for assigned instructors;
- Conducting weekly classroom meetings;
- Ensuring that IOA data are collected on a regular basis across students;
- Meeting weekly with Clinical Supervisor;
- Managing and organizing educational, teaching materials, and environment.
- Holds a NY State teaching certificate in special education;
- Holds a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as education, psychology, or social work;
- Has a minimum of three-year’s experience working in a school setting for children with autism;
- Demonstrates extensive knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis;
- Demonstrates the ability to work effectively with students;
- Demonstrates the ability to work cooperatively with administrators, teachers, instructors, and parents;
- Demonstrates the ability to plan, schedule, and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously;
- Demonstrates superior written and oral communication skills;
- Demonstrates the ability to design and develop standards-aligned curricula and IEPs;
- Demonstrates the ability to use relevant technologies.
NYC Autism Charter Schools offer a comprehensive benefits package as well as opportunities for ongoing professional development, including supervision toward certification in behavior analysis and tuition assistance for graduate and post-graduate work.
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: Careers@nycacharterschool.org