DART Early Intervention Preschool Special Education Teacher At-Large
Homestead, PA 
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Job Description

Job Title: DART Early Intervention Preschool Special Education Teacher At-Large

Position Summary:

To evaluate and/or deliver special education services to young children in DART early intervention classrooms or community settings and/or provide itinerant consultative services based on program needs.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Select, administer, and interpret current standardized assessment tools for preschool-age children as needed to accurately identify their needs. Report assessment information clearly and accurately in ERs, and follow program and state guidelines for qualifying children for services.

  1. Schedule and complete in-depth evaluations based on the results of the screening/evaluation and/or a review of available records as needed.

  1. Develop appropriate IEPs based on evaluation results and the needs of the child within timelines. Schedule IEP meetings and send invitation to all required participants as needed.

  1. Instruct individuals, small group, and large groups as needed.

  1. Support children in community settings (e.g., preschools, childcares) as needed.

  1. Plan lessons embedding specially designed instruction; connect PA Early Learning Standards for Pre-K and children's IEP goals to the lesson plan as needed.

  1. Evaluate and monitor all students' progress based on assessments, data collection, input from related service providers, and observation as needed.

  1. Collaborate with all personnel/consultants delivering services in order to implement the specially designed instruction to meet all goals as needed.

  1. Effectively collaborate with parents/guardians and outside professionals to offer support for the continued implementation of specially designed instruction as needed.

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of early childhood curriculum and the ability to make adaptations and modifications to meet individual needs.

  1. Accommodate families who are observing and/or calling about possible placement as needed.

  1. Prepare duties and provide guidance for paraprofessionals related to duties within the classroom and with working with the children as needed.

  1. Coordinate the transition process for children preparing to enter kindergarten programs as needed.

  1. Valid PA certification in Special Education PK-8 required
  2. Valid PA certification in Early Childhood PK-4 preferred
  3. Experience working with the preschool population in Early Childhood Environments preferred
  4. Effective verbal and written communication skills
  5. Ability to build trust and positive working relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholder groups

  1. Ability to analyze and resolve complex issues, while remaining logical and interpersonal
  2. Excellent collaboration and leadership skills
  3. Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and work under pressure
  4. Self-motivator, independent, cooperative, flexible, creative, and responsible
  5. Ability to travel throughout the County required
  6. Ability to comply with the AIU Conduct policy

Additional Requirements:

    1. Current Act 114, Act 34 and Act 151 required prior to an offer (Must be dated within 1 year of hire date).
    2. School Personnel Health Record (Form H511.340) must be completed and received by Human Resources prior to hire date.
Working Conditions:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      1. Sitting for extended period of time
      2. Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling 35 pounds
      3. Ability to kneel, crouch, bend and reach to retrieve and handle teaching materials and supplies
      4. Moving fingers and hands in a repetitive manner
      5. Ability to speak clearly and distinctly when communicating with limited English speaking customers
      6. Hearing clearly
      7. Adequate vision to perform duties
      8. Ability to drive between sites as needed

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Disclaimer: The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of this position.

Reports To: Supervisor of Special Education

Department: DART

Position Schedule: August to August, 190 days Salary: Per the AIUEA Bargaining Unit Agreement Benefits: Per the AIUEA Bargaining Unit Agreement

To Apply: Create an on-line application and upload a cover letter, resume and transcripts at

Please send any questions to:

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or limited English proficiency in its educational programs, services, facilities, activities or employment practices as required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Section 504 Regulations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975, Section 204 Regulations of the 1984 Carl D. Perkins Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or any other applicable federal or state statute.

Primary Location: US-PA-Homestead
Work Locations:
475 East Waterfront Drive
Homestead 15120
Job: AIU JOB family
Organization: Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Schedule: Regular
Shift: Standard
Job Type: Full-time
Day Job
Job Posting: Oct 22, 2021, 2:42:10 PM

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to that individual's race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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