TEACHER, SPECIAL EDUCATION CENTER PROGRAM-EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Location
Denver, CO, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Ref
43619
Grade Level
Early Childhood
If you are not currently a DPS teacher you must first apply to the general teaching position and complete the DPS Central Teacher Screening process before applying to teach at a specific school. If you have not completed this process you will find the Apply Now button above is not available. Candidates who are not current DPS employees may apply to the general teaching position here: Teacher General Application 2020-2021. Current DPS employees will find the general teaching position listed under the Hot Jobs section of Opportunities.

OAKLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Far Northeast

Innovation 186 work days per year

Innovation School \u2013 Please ensure you review Innovation Plan to understand terms and conditions of employment prior to applying. Innovation Plan is available at: http://portfolio.dpsk12.org/our-schools/innovation-schools/innovation-schools-of-dps/

FTE: 1.0

Salary: See DCTA Teacher Salary Schedule at http://careers.dpsk12.org/teachercomp/compensation-your-first-year/.

Subjects and Grades:

* Position begins in school year 2020-2021
* Early Childhood Special Education

Essential Functions and Objectives:

- The Special Education Center Program Teacher teaches a self-contained classroom for students whose educational needs center on development of functional academics and adaptive behavior skills. Emphasizes skill development in basic skills, concepts, recreation, leisure, community, vocational and domestic by infusing motor, communication and social skills. Assesses and develops inclusive settings to support educational, behavioral, social-emotional, physical, daily living needs of students in school and community. Monitors, supervises, coordinates and enforces rule of conduct and behavior for assigned students, and reinforces positive student behaviors in accordance with school and District policy. Observes, evaluates, reports and records students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health. Communicates with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.

Knowledge, Experience, & Other Qualifications:

- Must possess a current Colorado Department of Education Teachers License with endorsement in Special Education Generalist or Special Education Specialist.\nPrevious experience working with young special needs students and their parents preferred.
- Provides direct services to preschool age children with disabilities in the general ECE classroom. Consults with special education teachers in buildings for continuity of instruction and services. Participates in problem solving meetings for preschool age children enrolled in ECE classrooms. Instructional approaches will align with District ECE expectations paired with specially designed instruction in the areas of communication, motor, self-help and social skills, with emphasis on developmental curriculum that is evenly balanced among these areas.

Qualifications:

Please enter all of your education, licensure, and endorsements on your profile before submitting an application for this position. Candidates without a complete profile will not be considered. If your teaching license is pending, you are eligible to apply.

To see what qualifications are acceptable for this role, please refer to this teacher qualifications guide : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wjNPW43JNUZixwWegvfuzKstB7iJu6or/view.

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

Under the leadership of Superintendent Susana Cordova and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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