BUILD (Bethel University Inclusive Learning and Development) is a two-year postsecondary residential program for students with intellectual disabilities. BUILD provides a comprehensive educational experience that fosters independent living, meaningful employment and life-long learning.
Provide oversight to the BUILD program in conjunction with the Director to ensure that students are able to successfully participate in and fulfill the requirements for an Applied Skills Certificate. Support BUILD program focus on developing independent living skills including developing and teaching BUILD Independent Living Courses, as well as designing and implementing personalized learning process to track student progress in development of independent living skills.
Ability to support Bethel University’s statement of Christian faith and share that knowledge with students and clients
Knowledge of characteristics of students with intellectual disabilities
Ability to plan, develop, and implement curriculum and instruction using principles of Universal Design for Learning
Knowledge of certification requirements and standards for Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)
Knowledge of community agencies and service groups focused on supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in developing their independent living skills
Ability to provide a supportive and caring environment for students
Ability to establish and maintain open and cooperative communication with Director, students, parents, and Bethel Community Members
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Ability to hire, train, and manage student workers as well as direct work of administrative assistant
3+ years’ experience teaching or working with students with disabilities. Experience teaching or working at transition or college level and administrative or team leadership experience preferred.
Master’s degree in Special Education or related field: Education, Leadership, Social Sciences preferred
Must be able work at a computer sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Ability to lift up to twenty pounds to transport instructional materials to classroom/work setting.
FTE/10 month position. Position requires some night or weekend engagements.