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Special Education Teacher

Job Code:  130487
Facility: Lake Bridge Behavioral Health System
Location: MACON, GA US Southeast
Region: Southeast
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree 
Category: Education
FTE: 1
Position Summary:

 Lake Bridge Behavioral Health System is among the top psychiatric hospitals in Georgia and provides Macon behavioral health services for children and teens from all over the state, including Atlanta, Warner Robins, Milledgeville, Albany, Valdosta, and Columbus. We offer both inpatient and outpatient services for children and adolescents.

Lake Bridge is a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), one of the nation’s largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion. 


1. Instructional planning

a. Develops and/or uses a long-range plan of instruction that is in accordance with established curriculum objectives.

b. Develops and maintains daily, written plans based on curriculum, objectives and IEP goals.

c. Monitors student progress.

d. Constructs and/or uses clearly understandable tests which measure what is taught.

e. Adjusts plans, methods and tests to meet student needs.


2. Instructional methods

a. Teaches in accordance with adopted curriculum.

b. Paces instruction to meet students’ needs.

c. Communicates objective(s) and purpose(s) of lesson.

d. Relates instruction to specific and long-range educational objective(s) e. Explains and clarifies material in guided practice prior to assigning independent work.

f. Uses varied resources and materials based on student needs and the objective(s) of the lesson.

g. Utilizes a variety of instructional strategies to accommodate individual differences.

h. Incorporates instructional strategies which promote student’s critical thinking.

i. Provides feedback that motivates students.

j. Uses a variety of practical hands on activities that engage the majority of students to maintain a high level of interest.

k. Involves students in the learning process.

l. Has high expectations for daily and long-term students achievement.



3. Competency in subject matter

a. Demonstrates knowledge of subject area in lesson presentation.

b. Responds knowledgeably to student’s questions on the subject matter, basic facts or concepts.

c. Uses grammatically correct English in verbal communication.

d. Uses rules of spelling, punctuation, and grammar in written communication.


4. Classroom management

a. Assumes responsibility for overall disciplines in the classroom, following designated behavior management plans.

b. Organizes and arranges classroom so as to facilitate learning and minimize student disruption.

c. Sets limits of student behavior which are defined, communicated and monitored.

d. Treats all students in a fair and consistent manner.

e. Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.

f. Encourages students to be self-disciplined.

g. Maintains a classroom atmosphere that is appropriate to the learning activity taking place.

h. Perceives the needs and concerns of students and tactfully deals with them.

i. Reinforces student’s appropriate behavior.

j. Maintains a self-controlled manner in crisis or stressful situations.


5. Staff and professional responsibilities a. Maintains and submits accurate and timely records as required by law and educational guidelines.

b. Actively participates in school staff meetings.

c. Collaborates with other teachers to provide appropriate learning opportunities for students.

d. Reports student’s progress to guardian via quarterly report cards, mid-quarter reports, conferences, etc.





Education: Special Education Teacher Certification- State of GA required. Bachelor’s degree in Education preferred.


Experience: Teaching in a special education setting preferred.

Physical Requirements: Work is physically and mentally demanding. Extensive walking, standing, sitting and climbing stairs may be involved in the performance of job duties. The ideal candidate must be able to lift fifty (50) pounds.
Other: Performs other duties as assigned. **New hires must be able to attend a one (1) week New Employee Orientation on day shift, normally 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.
Lake Bridge Behavioral Health System is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Lake Bridge Behavioral Health System is n via e-mail, the internet, or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of lake Bridge Behavioral Health System. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Lake Bridge Behavioral Health System as a result of the referral or through other means.



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