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Consultant Teacher

Job Details

Full Time
4 Year Degree
$40,000.00 - $45,000.00 Salary/year


Job Summary

POSITION SUMMARY: As an instructional and support service specialist, the teacher shall provide ongoing counsel and evaluation in curriculum activities and methodological techniques at both the individual and system level. Collaborate with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan. Performs all job responsibilities in a manner that embodies the NSSA culture.



  • Serve on the diagnostic educational evaluation team considering placement or program change for children requiring special education and insure parental involvement in such activities.
  • Development of your assigned students’ educational curriculum in conjunction with classroom staff and clinical team.
  • Participates in and/or coordinates a variety of meetings (IEP, Department, and School) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. IEP) for the purpose of documenting students’ progress and that goals and objectives are being met.
  • Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals (e.g. behavioral, motor development and communication skills, academic needs, vocational abilities, etc.) for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents, administration and supervisor (s).
  • Evaluate students’ progress and update programming in accordance with written IEP’s and selecting appropriate methods and materials for classroom instruction.
  • Daily data collection and cumulative percentage recordings of each students’ progress.
  • Maintains up to date knowledge of all service documents and plans as related to clients assigned to work with. Implements all services as outlines in these documents and plan.
  • Teaches appropriate skills and involves individual(s) supported in meaningful and valued activities.
  • Obtains knowledge of individual(s) supported desired outcomes and works to ensure they are integrated into daily activities.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality of all personal information concerning individual(s) supported.
  • Knows, advocates and respects the rights of student (s) supported.
  • Exhibits professional behavior towards the student (s) supported, families, coworkers, school personnel and supervisors.
  • Strictly adheres to confidentiality guidelines, as well as NSSA policies and procedures.


  • The position requires the performance of tasks necessitating visual, manual, communicative, and analytic abilities within a team setting.
  • The position requires that work be performed in multiply settings. Therefore, the ability to travel independently in the community may be required 25% of the time.
  • The position represents the organization in many different forums. Professionalism in dress and conduct as well as appropriate representation of the agency is expected.
  • Responsible for compliance with federal and state special education regulations.
  • Responsible for maintaining all certifications and licensing necessary for employment.
  • Physical demands; Ability to lift, push, pull and/or hold at least 50 pounds or more, bending, lifting and the ability to stand for at least eight hours at a time.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Education, Special Education, Psychology or related field.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License, acceptable driving history and proof of auto insurance as required.
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience preferred.
  • New York State Certification in Special Education or Students with Disability a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Applied Behavior Analysis principles.
  • Requires basic language, written and computer skills necessary for communication and documentation.
  • Ability and willingness to support individuals with challenging behavior.
  • Ability and willingness to assist individual in activities of daily living including toileting and other self-help skills.
  • Ability to stand, walk, bend, and climb, ability to lift, push, pull and hold 50 pounds or more.
  • Responsible to report on time daily (Monday thru Friday) to work location (s) during operating hours: over a 12 month period, unless otherwise specified by supervisor.



Benefits: NSSA provides a professional and encouraging work environment that promotes collaboration and support to our employees. Our employees benefit from continuing training and development in autism, as well as Applied Behavior Analysis.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Supplement Insurance
  • Vacation, Personal and Sick Time
  • 401a Pension and 403b Retirement
  • Life Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Tuition Assistance on approved curriculum after 1 year of service
  • LegalShield
  • Employee Discount Programs

Career Info: . Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: NSSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. NSSA is a drug-free workplace.Job Type: Full-time