The Children's Home of Kingston
  • Kingston, NY, USA
  • 26.79
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Defensive Driving



Position Summary:

The Health Teacher will educate students on the importance of maintaining good physical and mental health. Some of the topics they will discuss are hygiene, sexual health, drug abuse prevention, nutrition, and physical exercise. After 90 days of continuous employment new hire will receive $400 Sign In Bonus.


Position Responsibilities:

In a manner consistent with CHK's Mission Statement and applicable laws and regulations, an employee in this position shall:


  • Develops and differentiates instructional materials to support student learning
  • Supervises students
  • Manages student behaviors
  • Develops and administers health education curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials, and utilizes appropriate equipment for subject area; translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction
  • Guides students in the selection of projects or experiments
  • Completes and submits lesson plans using school-wide format
  • Establishes effective classroom routines and assists in daily school operations
  • Reviews and enacts services and accommodations as outlined by students' Individual Education Plan (IEP) and Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)
  • Communicates with colleagues, supervisors, parents, and residential staff as needed regarding student progress
  • Monitors student progress and provides remediation or enrichment as appropriate
  • Maintains accurate record of student performance
  • Reports incidents as needed and in accordance with office protocol
  • Participates in CSE meetings, and monitors student progress toward IEP goals
  • Completes required documentation as required by administration, including treatment team forms and BIP progress monitoring notes
  • Performs other duties as assigned by administration such as breakfast duty, bus duty, and ISS duty
  • Implements Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) techniques effectively and consistently
  • Participates and promotes the school's Positive Behavior Interventions Supports (PBIS) program
  • Attends all trainings and meetings as required by administration




Essential Skills and Experience:


  • Ability to speak, read, and writes English fluently, which allows full communication with agency staff and 3rd
  • Ability to perform highly exacting work, complex in nature, and to exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to evaluate facts, interprets results, and makes recommendations.
  • Ability to use sound judgment while following agency policies, practices and procedures.
  • Possess a valid driver license with a driving record acceptable to CHK's insurance carrier and possess the ability to drive agency vehicles to other agency sites and places for training purposes.

Education, Training and Experience:


  • Current NYS Certification in Education; Special Education preferred
  • Experience working with students with various cultural backgrounds



Physical Demands and Work Environment:


  • Prolonged periods standing and walking throughout school and classroom
  • Must be able to list up to 45 pounds at a time
  • Must be able to kneel, sit, stand, crawl, push, and pull to assist and teach children throughout the day

Children's Home of Kingston is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.


General Sign-Off: The employee is expected to adhere to all CHK policies and practices.


I have read and understand this job description and fully accept the responsibilities of this position.

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