Bucks County IU

Special Education Teacher (2019-2020 School Year) (19-T47MW)

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TitleSpecial Education Teacher (2019-2020 School Year)
Posting ID19-T47MW



Special Education Teacher for classroom programs for middle and high school aged students at Foundations Behavioral Health.  Emphasis is on development of academic, social, pragmatic communication, functional living, and behavior skills.



Essential Functions:


• Overseeing the safety of students and staff throughout the day
• Adapting and modifying instructional materials
• Maintaining technology for students and classroom
• Collecting data daily/weekly on all Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals and reporting out in accordance with the school districts reporting schedule
• Developing, writing and implementing IEP’s
• Utilizing evidence based instructional materials and assessment



Supervisory Responsibility:  No supervisory responsibilities



Work Environment:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



Physical Demands: 


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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee may be required to stand for long periods, and to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.



Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:


This is a full-time, 193 day calendar position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. Hours of work vary depending on building, but are 7.5 hours per day.



Travel:   Light travel may be required as job duties demand.


Education and Experience:



      Level of Degree:

  • Bachelor's Degree and/or Master's Degree
  • K-12 PA Special Education Certification and/or Secondary Math and/or Science Certification.  
  • Other Secondary and Middle School Certification, along with relevant experience, may be considered.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in working with students in restrictive settings, i.e., residential, in-patient, partial, etc.
  • Ability to work with diverse learners.
  • Implement IEP's with fidelity.
  • Follow classroom schedule.
  • Direct support staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across a variety of team members including parents.


EEO/AA/VEVRAA Employer:  

The Bucks IU provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination of any type regarding race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is the practice of the Bucks IU to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The practice of providing reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If reasonable accommodation is needed at any point during the recruiting, hiring, or at any time during employment with the Bucks IU, please contact the Director of Human Resources at   



To be hired for this position you will need the required PA clearances to be dated no more than one year prior to your employment start date.  Click here to learn more about the required clearances.

Shift TypeFull-time, 10 month, 193 day calendar
Salary RangeProfessional (Teacher)
LocationFoundations Behavioral Health

Applications Accepted

Start Date01/30/2020