Special Education Teacher-$4,000K Signing Bonus

The Villa of Hope | Rochester, NY

Posted Date 2/21/2024


Under the general direction of the Directors of Education, the Teacher is responsible for teaching students with special and general education needs; Carries out all job responsibilities with fidelity and accountability to the Agency’s Mission, Vision, Values, Guiding Principles and Strategic Plan.



  • Exercises full compliance with the Agency’s Code of Conduct, all Agency policies and procedures and Federal and State laws and regulations.
  • Maintains confidentiality and security for all client and staff related materials and/or records.
  • Supervises, escorts, and transports students throughout the entire day and after school when needed.
  • Manages student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
  • Exercises full compliance with the Justice Center’s Code of Conduct for People with Special Needs.
  • Maintains productive learning environment within the classroom.
  • Maintains current knowledge in special education field.
  • Develops appropriate curriculum for subject area(s).
  • Prepares IEP’s, report cards, transcripts, progress notes, team reports and other written records; includes such written information to prepare for long term coverage situations.
  • Uses relevant technology to support instruction.
  • Demonstrates, promotes and practices cultural sensitivity towards students and staff through respect and understanding achieved through training and Agency cultural activities.
  • Instructs students.
  • Prepares lesson plans and instructional material with attention to NYS curriculum and the individual needs of students.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with each student to enhance and promote growth and development
  • Evaluates and records the academic progress and behavioral status of each student.
  • Evaluates and recommends instructional materials.
  • Maintains awareness of current treatment plans of students in his/her class and is perceptive of the impact that relationships and activities may have on treatment plan objectives and reports these observations to the treatment team.
  • Attends planning and review conferences regarding students in class as scheduled.
  • Assists in orientation of new education staff.




Bachelor degree or higher from an accredited institution with current NYS Special Education Teacher certification required and Content Area certification preferred


Relevant teaching experience


Self-motivated, strong verbal and writing skills, attention to detail, problem-solving, flexible and adaptable

 Physical Demands:

Work is performed primarily in an education setting. Work entails an ability to handle people and situations with compassion, diplomacy and tact.  Work frequently involves an ability to work cooperatively in a team environment and to problem solve unexpected/unpredictable circumstances and to act appropriately in the event of an emergency. Work entails an ability to calmly and patiently manage threatening and assaultive situations.  Work requires a willingness to deal with intimate, personal issues.

 The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 The following lists physical demands an employee will perform on a regular basis: sitting, standing, bending, lifting, talking and hearing, and walking.  Must be able to perform a variety of tasks, climb stairs, move throughout the school and quickly respond to emergencies.  Position requires that the employee must be able to restrain clients utilizing Therapeutic Crisis Intervention.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully complete Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training: the ability to drop repeatedly to knees, twist and turn, exert oneself physically at an intense level, and support another adult’s weight.

Good vision is imperative. Must be able to talk and hear well.


Aware and able to use current technology within the classroom; Must have flexibility, patience, and resiliency to deal with sudden crisis and deviation from work plans and schedules.


Leading Self

  • Character and Courage (Integrity and Trust)-
    • Do the right thing, because it is the right thing, even when no one is looking. Truth to Power.
  • Customer Focus
    • Build positive relationships through communication and collaborative problem solving.
  • Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Justice and Equity
    • Believe in the dignity and humanity of all people to reach their full potential.
Employment Type
Full Time

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