Teacher (of Students with Disabilities) Elementary School

  • Livingston NJ
  • Pillar Schools
  • Full-time

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Teacher of the Handicapped (TOH)/Teacher of Students with Disabilities (SWD)


Evaluates educational needs of each child; plans and executes individual programs; assesses effectiveness of each child's plan; documents observations and prepares reports




  1. Participates in conferences, IEP meetings, clinics and all trans-disciplinary meetings with administrators, staff and families assessing the needs, abilities, objectives and achievements of each student.
  2. Along with classroom team, develops specific, integrated goals for each child; maintains educational records and submits written reports evaluating each child's progress; prepares and implements written lesson plans; administers formal and informal tests and assesses progress.
  3. Integrates special educational program with other therapeutic services, including aquatic therapy, hippotherapy, if offered as part of the school’s program, as well as speech, occupational and physical therapies.
  4. Orients, trains, and directs Teacher Assistants, orients, trains, supervises, and evaluates volunteers and student teachers.
  5. Arranges and maintains bulletin boards; prepares attendance reports; performs other related record keeping and classroom upkeep functions as required; participates in special activities as appropriate.
  6. Informs Program Director of significant observations and concerns; maintains contact with parents / guardians of each child; makes referrals to social worker and/or nurse as needed.
  7. Keeps current of and adheres to safety and emergency procedures including universal precautions to prevent the spread of infectious disease.
  8. Implements appropriate behavior management techniques; effectively maintains classroom management.
  9. Keeps current on educational research, trends, and practices, and implements them when appropriate.
  10. Utilizes effectively a combination of appropriate teaching materials and techniques.
  11. Utilizes computer technology to support instruction and to manage classroom and administrative tasks.
  12. Acts as a good role model by maintaining appropriate classroom behavior and conversation in front of students and visitors at all times, 
  13. Performs other related tasks as required.


Detailed knowledge of practices and principles of education of children with various handicaps; knowledge of normal child development; ability to establish and maintain relationship with each child assessing abilities and limitations; to carry out program objectives; to learn use of and operate adaptive equipment; ability to perform strenuous physical activity; to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to respect and maintain confidentiality; to adhere to personnel policies and safety procedures; to establish and maintain proper working relationship with students, supervisors, administrators and families; basic knowledge of computer technology.


B.A./B.S. Degree; N.J. certification as Teacher of the Handicapped; previous experience with developmentally disabled students preferred; fingerprint examination and approval by State of New Jersey

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