New Mexico, High School Special Education Teacher, SY21-22

Employer
K12 Inc.
Location
New Mexico, United States
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 08, 2021
Ref
NEWME19472
Grade Level
High School
We are currently seeking to create a pipeline of High School Special Education Teachers in New Mexico for the 2021-22 school year. This post is not tied to a specific position. Qualified candidates will be asked to complete a video interview which will be reviewed and saved for future positions. However, we also encourage you to apply to specific positions as you see them.

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Summary: Special Education Teacher is a state certified teacher responsible for delivering specific course content in an online environment. The Special Education Teacher must provide instruction, support, and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students’ individual needs as defined by each student’s Individualized Education Program. The Special Education Teacher works actively with students and parents to advance each student’s learning and is also responsible for the compliance documents required in serving students with special needs.

This is a full-time position. Ability to work independently, typically 40+ hours per week is required. Ability to maintain a professional home office without distraction during workday, typically 9-5 (or 8-4) or as defined by the school.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Ensure all special education and related services are provided as determined by the IEP team by:
    • Communicating with parents and applicable related service staff to ensure that students with special needs are receiving the appropriate therapies
    • Developing compliant IEP’s, progress reports and other state specific required special education documentation
    • Facilitating and leading collaborative special education meetings such as annual IEP meetings
    • Using provided resources to ensure accommodations and modifications for students with disabilities such as assistive technology, supplemental curriculum, and accessible text
  • Make modifications and accommodations to Stride K12 lessons and assessments as specified by the IEP
  • Ensure inclusion and success of student in the general education classroom
  • Collect data and work samples to monitor student progress towards Individual Education Program (IEP) goals and objectives
  • Document all contact with parents and interventions with students
  • Analyze student data to prescribe remediation and enrichment as needed
  • Provide rich and engaging synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences for students
  • Commitment to personalizing learning for all students
  • Demonstrate abelief in all students’ ability to succeed and meet high expectations
  • Maintain grade book ensuring student academic integrity, makes student placement and promotion decisions, and alerts administrators to concerns about student performance and progress
  • Prepare students for high stakes standardized tests
  • Understand that a primary responsibility is to establish and maintain positive rapport with families and regularly communicates with and responds to students and learning coaches/parents in a timely manner
  • Support learning coaches/parents with student curricular and instructional issues, as well as basic troubleshooting in a virtual classroom environment that is in line with academy policies and procedures
  • Travel as required (on average once per month and/or approximately 10% of the time) for face-to-face professional development, student testing, and as required by school


Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree AND
  • Active State Special Education teaching license AND
  • Ability to clear required background check


Residency Requirement: Must reside in the state of New Mexico.

OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other teachers tointerpret and produce numeric, tabular, and graphic representations of student data, and use it to drive instructional decisions
  • Receptive to receiving coaching on a regular basis with administrators
  • Ability to embrace change and adapt to ensure excellent student outcomes
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Word; PowerPoint
  • Ability to rapidly learn and adapt to new technologies and teaching platforms
  • Strong written/verbal communication skills


DESIRED Qualifications:
  • Experience working with the proposed age group
  • Experience supporting adults and children in the use of technology
  • Experience teaching online (virtual) and/or in a brick-and-mortar environment
  • Experience with online learning platform



Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This is a home-based position.

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

****We are currently seeking to create a pipeline of High School Special Education Teachers in New Mexico for the 2021-22 school year. This post is not tied to a specific position. Qualified candidates will be asked to complete a video interview which will be reviewed and saved for future positions. However, we also encourage you to apply to specific positions as you see them.****