About the Position:
A Teacher II position is open in the Susan Gray School for individuals who have experience working with children with developmental and/or physical disabilities. As a Teacher II, you will independently lead the teaching team to plan, develop, and implement classroom instructional programs and activities, as well as lead in the development of individual educational programs (IEPs) for an inclusive classroom including typical and atypical developing children. Additionally, you will provide counseling, leadership, and oversight to junior teachers and assistants, and also counseling and other assistance to students and families to promote the development of each child.
About Susan Gray School:
For nearly four decades, the Susan Gray School has served young children with developmental disabilities and young children who are at risk for developmental delay. The school has the distinction of being the first nationally recognized inclusive preschool where typically developing children learn alongside children with disabilities in an educational setting. More information about Susan Gray School can be found here: http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/admin-offices/sgs/index.php.
About Vanderbilt University:
Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 located a little more than a mile from downtown Nashville, TN. The university's students, faculty, staff and visitors frequently cite Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. VU is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #1 in the Princeton Review among 382 top colleges and universities for ‘happiest students’ - as well as #2 for ‘best quality of life’ and ‘great financial aid,’ #5 for ‘best run colleges’ and ‘beautiful campus,’ and #6 for both being in a ‘college city that students love’ and having ‘great campus/city relations.’
Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintains a clean, safe, orderly learning environment which contributes to children's physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development.
Provides educational services in a manner consistent with compliance requirements.
Collaborates with classroom team members to plan and implement daily curriculum and individual education plans.
Collaborates with children's extended educational teams to plan assessments, data collection needs, and develop educational plan.
Completes educational assessments using measures appropriate for the child
Develops and maintains positive relationships with parents.
Evaluates effectiveness of daily curriculum, classroom team efficiency, and individual educational plans on a regular basis.
Mentors and supports students working within the classroom environment.
Mentors and supports staff working within the classroom environment
Displays a commitment to the early childhood field.
Completes additional responsibilities as assigned by the SGS administration.
In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, VU offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview