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Job Description
Elementary Teacher 

Goal
The Westview School seeks an inspiring elementary teacher who is responsible for implementing an effective instructional program in a learning environment that encourages students with Autism Spectrum Disorder to reach their full potential.

Qualifications
• Minimum BA in Education, required
• Valid Texas Teacher Certification, required
• Special Education Certification, preferred
• Prior experience working with children with special needs, preferred

Skills/Knowledge
• Dynamic educator with a willingness to innovate and inspire
• A proven ability to differentiate and work with students at all skill levels
• A positive attitude and a commitment to collaborating with others
• An ability to communicate well orally and in writing with students, staff, and families
• Excellent organizational skills

Duties
• Plan and deliver high-quality, engaging instruction to help students grow socially, emotionally, and academically
• Differentiate lessons as needed to give all students access to the curriculum regardless of instructional level or interest in the subject.
• Evaluate student performance on tasks established by the standards, using different formal and informal methods such as observation and/or performance-based tasks
• Maintain a safe, orderly, and supportive classroom by modeling expected behavior and standards, promoting positive interactions, and quickly addressing behaviors that are not in line with classroom behavioral expectations
• Communicate with parents regarding student progress, potential, and behavior periodically through written reports, phone or electronic means, as well as at parent and teacher conferences.
• Work collaboratively to achieve the mission of the school
• Maintain care/responsibility for school-owned equipment and materials to prevent loss or abuse
• Participate in staff development training to improve level of skills in working with students with autism
• Act as an ambassador for the school by attending school-wide events and supporting the school community outside of the classroom.
• Participate in extracurricular activities to show school support (Trunk or Treat, Family Fun Day, etc.)
• Meet regular and predictable attendance requirements, including attending team meetings, staff meetings, and professional development.

About Us
The Westview School is the premier school for children with autism in the greater Houston area. The mission of The Westview School is to provide a unique, specialized, and nurturing learning environment offering outstanding educational and social opportunities for children on the autism spectrum.

Vision
The vision of The Westview School is to provide a learning environment that is sensitive to the social, emotional, and academic needs of children with autism to ensure that they have opportunities to reach their full potential.  

Belief Statement
The Westview School believes that when children with autism are educated in a nurturing and supportive environment, they learn, grow, and develop a strong sense of self and an appreciation for others.