Special Education Substitute Teacher

  • Intermountain Deaconess Children's Services
  • Helena, MT, USA
  • Jan 03, 2019
Part time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Do you want to help protect the joy of childhood and incite change?  Are you looking for a career that will give you a strong sense of purpose and is also meaningful and rewarding?  Do you want to make a difference in a child and family’s life?  Then we want to meet you.

With our holistic, integrated services and relationship based approach, we help families create and sustain nurturing, healthy environments where children can thrive and grow. Intermountain is a non-profit agency that has been impacting the lives of children and families for over 100 years and we are currently looking for a part-time to possibly full-time Substitute Teacher for our Helena Day Treatment Program.

Overview:
At Intermountain, we believe learning should be fun, and a child must be in a safe emotional place in order to learn.  For many children who come to Intermountain, school has not been a rewarding experience, socially or academically.  Intermountain School offers students a comfortable, fun and stimulating environment in which to learn.  Some of the highlights of our educational program include:

  • Each classroom is staffed by a certified special education teacher experienced in dealing with students with emotional difficulties, a trained special education technician, and a school support counselor
  • Educational program administered by the Director of Education Services who holds Master’s in Special Education and a K-12 Principal certification
  • Accredited by AdvancEd Northwest Accreditation Commission.
  • Certified Non-Public school for Montana, California, Washington and Illinois
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist
  • 1:4 staff to student ratio; 10-12 students per classroom
  • Six hour school day, 210 school days per year
  • Individualized educational programming to address each student’s unique learning style
  • Standards-based core curriculum including educational field trips, with electives such as art, Cultural studies, music, physical education/health and social skills
  •  Extracurricular activities include Bal-A-Vis-X, basketball, S’cool Moves, Brain Gym, drama, skiing, soccer and swimming.

Some of the challenges our clients may have are:

  • Emotional dysregulation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Intractable anger
  • Adoption issues
  • Attachment and relationship issues
  • ADD, ADHD
  • PTSD
  • Impulsivity, including lying and stealing
  • Oppositionality and/or defiance
  • Aggression towards self and others
  • School problems
  • Loss and grief issues
  • Poor social skills, and social development
  • High functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Peer relationships

Summary:
The Special Education Substitute Teacher assumes the lead role in, integrating and delivering group and individualized curriculum, in accordance with agency, state and federal special education rules and regulations, to children who receive services in a therapeutic treatment setting and who suffer from a variety of educational disabilities.

The Special Education Substitute Teacher is responsible for imparting their expertise to collaborative efforts with other professionals toward fulfilling the agency mission and to assuring excellence in the agency’s education program services.

Graduate from an accredited college or university with a B.S. or B.A. degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Special-Education K-12 is preferred.

Must possess and maintain a valid Montana driver’s license. 

Position is part-time to possibly full-time, salary commensurate with experience.