Leake and Watts Services

  • Teacher, Biondi Middle/High School

    Job Locations US-NY-Yonkers
    Posted Date 1 year ago(3/28/2017 11:23 AM)
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  • Overview

    Rising Ground is a leading social service agency dedicated to supporting children, adults and families.  Working together, we create strong foundations for success.  Our agency currently serves more than 11,000 individuals and their family members through 43 programs at 27 locations throughout the New York City area.  In our Head Start, Early Head Start, Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Child Care programs, teachers and staff provide the guidance, stability and assistance that young children need to thrive, striving to inspire a love of learning.  From play to structured lessons, our work with young children encourages them to actively question, explore and experiment while gaining a solid foundation for future success in and out of the classroom.  


    The main responsibility of the teacher is to provide instruction and supervision within a therapeutic classroom and to implement the philosophy of education as outlined in school policy. Other responsibilities include but, are not limited to:

    • Completing progress reports and Annual Review reports for the IEPs.
    • Delivering classroom instructional program and adjusting based on the needs of the students.
    • Selecting appropriate instructional materials.
    • Monitoring and assesses student progress and behavior.
    • Maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive for instruction.
    • Maintaining student report cards,  as a means of documenting student achievement.
    • Maintaining student attendance records.
    • Utilizing therapeutic intervention techniques to de-escalate problematic student behaviors.
    • Maintaining contact with parents, as necessary.
    • Assisting with daily student dismissal.
    • Carrying out other tasks that the administrators deem necessary.


    • M.A. in Special Education preferred.
    • Certification as a Special Education Teacher in NY State, 7th-12th
    • Ability to work with a diverse population
    • Ability to individualize instruction in a classroom setting
    • Ability to communicate and work within a therapeutic environment
    • Certification in NY State restraint procedure


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