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Teacher of the Handicapped - Full Time - Behavioral Health

  • Requisition # 2024-145816
  • ShiftDay
  • StatusFull Time with Benefits


Our team members are the heart of what makes us better. At Hackensack Meridian Health we help our patients live better, healthier lives — and we help one another to succeed. With a culture rooted in connection and collaboration, our employees are team members. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how we support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we keep getting better - advancing our mission to transform healthcare and serve as a leader of positive change.

The Teacher of the Handicapped assists with implementing the New Jersey Department of Education Core Curriculum Content Standards while providing a well-developed senior and junior high school level program for classified pupils.  Incorporates the organization's Mission, Values, and Service Standard Behavior guidelines in the fulfillment of all duties and responsibilities.


A day in the life of a Teacher of the Handicapped at Hackensack Meridian Health includes:


1. Provide well-constructed  lessons that meet the requirements and the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (Common Core) for an academic subject.
2. Lessons should be presented that focus upon proficiency levels based on standards developed by the National Council of Teachers and the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards.
3. Lessons should have clearly stated objectives, builds on previous learning and relates to future lessons that contain a summary of key points.
4. Prepare lesson plans that reflect a logical sequence of learning objectives and activities that reflect the National and New Jersey State curriculum standards.
5. Utilizes a variety of learning materials and activities and utilizes discussion and questioning techniques effectively.
6. Assesses and monitors students' progress frequently and by appropriate means, feedback, and modifying the lesson as needed.
7. Reports accurate and relevant information regarding student progress and achievement at conferences, IEP meetings, drafts PLAAFP's, on report cards, on progress reports and to administrative staff as needed.
8. Participates in school-based committees in developing programming and curriculum for the students.
9. Provides clearly articulated behavioral expectations to students and provides students with feedback and reinforcement regarding their behavior.
10. Applies the school-wide behavior rewards program and behavioral contracts as directed.
11. Enforces school rules consistently and contributes to the maintenance of a safe and orderly environment.
12. Maintains constructive relationships with other staff members.
13. Maintains positive and appropriate relationships with students.
14. Seeks assistance from appropriate personnel whenever student related or school related problems occur.
15. Implements student-related intervention plans and other plans related to the daily operation of the program as directed by an administrator.
16. Assist content teachers with modification lesson planning and implementation when needed.
17. Other duties and/or projects as assigned.
18. Adheres to HMH Organizational competencies and standards of behavior.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

1. Bachelor's Degree.
2. Minimum three (3) years as a Teacher.
3. NJDOE Criminal History Review.
4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
5. Proficient computer skills that may include but are not limited to Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite platforms.


Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

1. Special Education teaching experience with adolescents.


Licenses and Certifications Required:

1. Teacher of the Handicapped or one of the following certifications WITH a NJDOE Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification (or in the process of obtaining): K-8, K-12 with subject area or 7-12 with subject area.


If you feel the above description speaks directly to your strengths and capabilities, then please apply today!

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At Hackensack Meridian Health, we help our patients live better, healthier lives – and we help one another succeed. Here, competitive benefits are just the beginning. It’s also about how our team members support one another and how we show up for our community. Together, we’re ready to transform health care and advance our mission to serve as a leader of positive change.


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