LGBT Connect
Special Education Teacher (Therapeutic Preschool - Buffalo; Birth-2)

Special Education Teacher (Therapeutic Preschool - Buffalo; Birth-2)

locationBuffalo, NY 14201, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/23/2024
Education / Training
Full Time

Job Title: Special Education Teacher Department: Therapeutic Preschool


Gateway Longview’s Education programs support Pre-K through 12th grade students who struggle with behavioral, social, and emotional challenges.


Gateway Longview is an equal opportunity employer committed to championing the principles of anti-racism, justice, and equity. We welcome prospective employees from diverse cultures and backgrounds, for all positions, who will uphold our values and contribute to our mission. We aim to have a leadership and workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve.


Flexible working options; generous Paid Time Off; up to 13 paid holidays per year; medical dental and vision coverage; life insurance; 403b with employer matching and health savings accounts; wellness programs, healthy lifestyle incentives and employee assistance programs


$41,334 - $56,970 (yearly)

* Offers based on education and years of relevant experience

Professional Development Opportunities

Gateway Longview has a strong investment in developing the future leaders of the organization through trainings, advancement opportunities, and a formal leadership pipeline.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Safely and effectively managing a 6:1:1 specialized classroom
  • Engage students in activities that are interesting, meaningful and individualized to reflect each student's developmental level
  • Effectively incorporating support staff into the classroom program
  • Develop Individualized Education Plans ("IEPs") in accordance with current New York State Education and Gateway practice, procedures and policies
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
  • New York State Certification in Early Childhood Education (B-2) and as a condition of future employment must be working toward, or be willing to pursue, appropriate Special Education certification in appropriate grade levels
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity, compassion, patience, and active listening
  • Ability to effectively work with individuals from a diverse array of cultural backgrounds, beliefs, customs, and lifestyles
  • Ability to physically restrain if required

Preferred Qualifications
  • New York State Certification in Special Education (B-2)

We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleagues develop these preferred skills. We strongly encourage those who are passionate about fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable human service organization to apply.