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Company: Abilities United, Inc.
Location: palo alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

AbilityPath is hiring Inclusion Preschool Teachers for our inclusive preschool in Mountain View and Palo Alto!

The Inclusion Teacher provides guidance and mentorship in educating children in an inclusive and/or special day class environment with an emphasis on cognition, behavior, social-emotional development, and kindergarten readiness. The Inclusion Teacher adapts the preschool curriculum to best support children with a variety of special needs, and collaborates with the preschool teaching team, co-Inclusion Teachers and families.


We are a non-profit organization where we have been providing various programs and services for the lifespan of individuals with disabilities for the past 100 years! Our mission is to empower people with special needs to achieve their full potential through innovative, inclusive programs and community partnerships. In addition here at AbilityPath we stand for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.


* Passion for the mission * Awareness of, sensitivity to, and competence in supporting people with developmental disabilities * Team player, collaborate with team to provide engaging and age appropriate instruction to preschool age children * Committed to an inclusive approach and teaching model * Willingness to work within anti-racist and anti-oppressive frameworks and actively engage in ongoing learning about these frameworks.


* Supervise day-to-day operations of inclusive preschool classroom and ensure overall health/safety of the program (including allergy awareness and other dietary restrictions) and adherence to licensing standards * Provides effective classroom management in a co-teaching environment to create a thriving learning environment for children of all abilities * Responsible for ongoing development, evaluation and oversight of the child-centered, play-based curriculum for children with special needs * Lead staff in the supervision and guidance of children with special needs, ages 2 to 5 years old, planning and implementation of classroom activities * Collaborate w/ preschool teaching team, and Education Coordinator to create and adapt curriculum for children with special needs * Assist Preschool Site Director and Education Coordinator to mentor and support teachers with classroom and curriculum needs to ensure best practices are adopted and implemented * Assist Preschool Site Director and Education Coordinator with coordinating IEP and private pay service process to include development of appropriate goals and objectives for all children with special needs within the program * Provide care for each child's needs including changing diapers and assist with self-help skills * Identify developmental needs in children, advise and council parents regarding recommendations, and refer parents to appropriate resources * Participate in and conduct assessments and follow up with necessary reports * Partner with family and school district to development education goals and implement each child's IEP * Conduct DRDP reports and documentation for all assigned children in teacher's group. Work with team to assist with evidence collection * Conduct ECERs assessment with preschool teachers of primary assigned classroom. Provide list of required materials to Learning Links management staff to ensure classrooms are up to standards * Responsible for following all Title 22 regulations in the classroom * Comply with children's rights, Gatepath and program policies, CARF standards, NPS compliance, CCL regulations, CAL-OSHA, quality assurance standards, etc. * Must act as a Mandated Reporter, and responsible to report any known or suspected adult/child abuse * Must comply with applicable federal, state and local regulations and laws * Other duties as assigned.


Here at AbilityPath we support a healthy and balanced life. Our organization provides a well-rounded career experience that includes job training and development opportunities, employee recognition programs, paid time off, and other benefits creating a total compensation package.

For our full-time staff, we offer benefits including medical, dental, 401(k), in addition to other benefits!


All employees are providing with training staff in new procedures with the intent of protecting the health and safety of our staff and the people we serve. Parts of the plan we are developing include:

* Providing PPE for all staff including gloves and face masks. * Health screening for anyone entering a AbilityPath property including checking for fever and other symptoms. * Acquiring and distributing sanitation supplies such as Clorox wipes and hand for all locations and vehicles. * Frequent, professional deep cleanings. * Closely following state and county health official orders and ensuring our plans align. * Regular testing for our preschool staff


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and ability is qualifying, unless otherwise specified.

* Master's in Special Education w/ emphasis in Early Childhood Development or equivalent * California Special Education Teacher Credential preferred * Minimum three years of experience working w/ children ages 3-5 in an inclusive environment


* Valid California Driver's License/ID * Proof of negative TB test results * Verification of good physical health by physician * Ability to obtain criminal fingerprint clearance * At least 18 years of age


* Ability to physically respond to children with special needs * Ability to lift at least 25 lbs. as needed * Ability to sit, stand, stoop, and bend frequently * Ability to sit and keyboard as needed

Equal Employment Opportunity

AbilityPath is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry (including language-use restrictions and possession of a driver's license), citizenship, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, genetic information, marital status, domestic partner status, family care status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, military or veteran status, or other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. AbilityPath will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination against, harassment of, or disrespectful or unprofessional conduct toward an employee based upon any of the protected characteristics listed above or based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

Gatepath and Abilities United have a new name - AbilityPath - that more effectively conveys our mission of acceptance, respect, and inclusion! Learn more at

Keywords: Abilities United, Inc., Palo Alto , INCLUSION TEACHER, Other , palo alto, California

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