A Teacher 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, 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.
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.
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.
Profile of an Ideal Candidate
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university's students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University 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. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of "America's Best Large Employers" and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2018 (Forbes).
About Vanderbilt Benefits
Vanderbilt University 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.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values.