compensation: $45,000-$60,000 based on education, training, and experience employment type: full-time non-profit organization
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Creative Options Center for Early Education is currently seeking an EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATOR for our birth to five programs.
Successful candidates will be energetic, passionate, creative, reliable, and patient.
At five locations throughout Aurora and Denver, Creative Options Centers for Early Education serves children of all abilities and economic circumstances.
Our mission is to facilitate individual development for children through family support and a nurturing educational environment. We focus on a child's individual strengths while promoting his or her social, emotional, cognitive, communicative and physical development.
EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATOR: Assess and treat students with a variety of educational and medical disabilities. Work as part of the Developmental Services Team identifying and serving students who may be eligible for Special Education Services. Utilize Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment-2 and other current assessment instruments to determine a student's skills and abilities. Provide intervention appropriate to the developmental abilities and learning needs of each individual students. Modify/adapt classroom activities to ensure the successful participation of all students. Collaborate with general education teachers and provide appropriate support within the integrated preschool classroom. Gather and organize information to write educationally based Individualized Education Program (IEP) Ensure educational relevance when assessing and providing services to student's skills and abilities. Implement Multi-Tier Systems of Support (MTSS) and Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) initiatives. Employ a continuum of service delivery models in the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities. Work collaboratively with colleagues, families, students, other central providers, and building-based providers. Communicate evaluation results at evaluation meetings and interpret assessments. Follow compliance laws for meeting federal and state mandates as well as Head Start and organization policies in the performance of duties such as Individualized Education Program (IEP) development, Medicaid billing, report writing, and treatment plan/therapy log development. Use data-based decision making, including gathering and interpreting data with individual students to be responsible for progress monitoring and student outcomes. Travel to multiple schools/sites to provide itinerant services and other duties as assigned.
- Colorado Department of Education (CDE) endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education (Professional Teacher License or Initial Teacher License)
- Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Special Education. (Master's Degree preferred)
- Valid Colorado Driver's License
- Two years of Early Intervention, teaching, or Special Education experience
- Experience with formal and informal cognitive, social-emotional, and academic assessments used for students eligible for special education
- Knowledge working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations and families
- Ability to establish rapport with families and students with diverse cultural backgrounds
- Awareness of law and policies regarding special education
- Effective organization and computer skills.
- Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.
For consideration, please send cover letter, resume, college transcripts and three (3) professional references (supervisors) to our Human Resources Department at email@example.com or by fax at (303) 691-0846. EOE.
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