Kennedy Krieger Institute

  • PRE-KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

    Vacancy ID
    4981
    Pos. Category
    Special Education
    Job Location : Street
    3901 Greenspring Avenue
    # of Hours
    40.00
    Job Locations
    US-MD-Baltimore
    Pos. Type
    Regular Full Time
  • Overview

    the Pre-Kindergarten Teacher will use evidence-based treatment methods for preschoolers at heightened risk for or diagnosed with developmental delays. This staff member will provide on-site early childhood developmental enrichment/education and interventions to enrolled children. Instruction will be differentiated to learner needs, and aligned with the curriculum. The incumbent will lead in the implementation of all educational plans, monitor student progress, provide behavior support and manage the classroom to include training of caregivers/assistants and complete regulatory forms as required by funding agencies.

    Responsibilities

    1. Administer and score non-standardized, play-based and/or functional- behavior based, and/or developmentally based screenings and assessments that will help to inform need for referral, development of treatment goals and early childhood developmental enrichment/treatment implementation for children enrolled in CARD early childhood programs.
    2. Develop individual goals and treatment plans and oversee the overall development/management of the children’s early childhood educational and intervention program during regularly scheduled planning sessions.
    3. Provide individual and group instruction to children enrolled in CARD programs.
    4. Plan and implement positive behavior supports to include completing Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) (e.g., collecting assessment data) and implementing Behavior intervention plans (BIP).
    5. Develop data collection protocols/systems to be used during daily early childhood developmental enrichment/education/intervention to include collecting data on daily individual and group sessions, record/summarize data and obtaining follow-up data in a timely manner.
    6. Utilize and maintain up-to-date assessment and student data, inclusive of observation notes to prepare evaluation reports, progress notes and other correspondence.
    7. Participate in, contribute and provide training for caregivers/assistants to insure protocols are carried out correctly.
    8. Assist in the supervision of instructional assistants by providing timely updates to the supervisor so that appropriate/corrective feedback to be communicated back to staff.
    9. Initiate and maintain contact with KKI disciplines and outside agencies (schools, social workers). Incorporate feedback from other professionals into assessment and treatment plans.
    10. Communicate effectively and regularly with caregivers, teaching assistants, and other professionals collaborating with the classroom program.

    Qualifications

    EDUCATION:

    Bachelor’s degree with Maryland State teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education or a bachelor’s degree in any field pursuing residency through the Maryland Approved Alternative Preparation Program (MAAPP) required.

     

    EXPERIENCE:

    • Must have experience with autism and toddlers.
    • Previous experience in teaching and/or working in a childcare setting preferred.
    • Experience with special needs populations and young at-risk children also preferred.

     

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