Location: Horsham, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
The Quaker School at Horsham (TQS) uses research-based programs provided by compassionate professionals to enable each student with complex challenges to blossom and achieve meaningful personal, social and academic success. Our compassionate community builds trusting relationships among students, parents, therapists, faculty and staff.
The students at TQS in grades 9-12 have struggled in traditional schools and come with a pressing need for a safe learning environment where they can confidently face the challenges of learning. These students have a mix of disabilities: ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, expressive and receptive language disorders, and anxiety disorders. At TQS, we use the latest findings from educational research to guide our curriculum and nurture our students’ inherent curiosity and desire to learn.
The physical, mental and emotional well-being of faculty and staff is of top importance. We provide opportunities for fellowship, goodwill and experiences to create overall positive morale. We share the many positive achievements of our school community, and acknowledge and celebrate the personal and professional milestones within our faculty and staff community.
Position Title: Upper School Special Education Teacher
Status: Full-time, 10 months
- Teach assigned courses within a classroom setting of 8-10 students with complex challenges: developing lesson plans, managing student behavior, supporting students’ emotional and academic needs, evaluating student learning profiles and learning needs, establishing class activities, routines and procedures to provide for the optimal learning of all students.
- Employ special education strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of language, cognition and memory and instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques, such as project-based learning, multi-sensory learning, differentiated instruction and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests.
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects and communicate those objectives to students and families in our school learning management system.
- Assess academic and social growth of students, prepare reports, and keep appropriate records to include attendance, checklists, progress monitoring data, ratings forms and other record keeping activities as necessary. Use this information to differentiate instruction. Regularly administer subject-specific assessments for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans and keep complete, accurate and timely records of all assessments.
- Daily or weekly family communications, as outlined by school guidelines.
- Provide crisis intervention, as needed, for students including use of Safety-Care techniques for physical restraint as a last resort.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in special education
To apply visit: https://www.quakerschool.org/about/careers
NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION: The Quaker School at Horsham (TQS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental handicap/disability, citizenship, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs, activities or employment practices.
Connections working at The Quaker School at Horsham
About The Quaker School at Horsham
The Quaker School at Horsham (TQS) is a small, independent Friends school in suburban Philadelphia for students with complex learning disabilities. TQS uses research-based programs provided by compassionate professionals to enable each student with complex challenges to blossom and achieve meaningful personal, social and academic success.