Teacher, Special Education Co-Teacher 2021-2022 School Year

Houston, TX, US
Jun 11, 2021
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  • DAYS: 187
    MIN: $ 56,500
    *Based on 20-21 entry level salary


    JOB TITLE: Special Education Teacher - Elementary

    REPORTS TO: Principal

    WAGE: Exempt

    PAY GRADE: Classroom Teacher Salary Scale


    The Special Education Teacher is responsible for the instruction of eligible students with special needs as assigned by the Admission, Review and Dismissal Committee within the special education program and curriculum guidelines.

    All employees of SISD are expected to act with integrity, support organizational goals, communicate in a clear and respectful manner, championing the needs of our students and drive continuous improvement.



    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
    Valid Texas teaching certificate with required special education endorsements for assignments

    One year of student teaching or approved internship


    Knowledge of special needs of students in assigned area
    Knowledge of Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process and Individual Education Plan (IEP) goal setting process and implementation
    General knowledge of curriculum and instruction


    Implements instructional program.
    Utilizes knowledge of learning styles and modalities.
    Correlates Individuals Education Plans with regular program curriculum guides.
    Requisitions materials, equipment and supplies needed for implementation.
    Serves as a member of the Admission, Review and Dismissal/Individual Educational Plan Committee.
    Administers criterion referenced testing and recommends appropriate goals and objectives based on results.
    Participates in placement decisions based on educational, sociological and physiological data presented to the committee.
    Assists regular school personnel in providing an appropriate educational environment for mainstreamed students.
    Establishes new objectives based on the findings of the appraisal team to be presented as recommendations to the ARD Committee.
    Redesigns curriculum to suit new objectives.
    Suggests alternative teaching methods
    Serves alternative teaching methods.
    Serves as a co-teacher for a specific subject area as appropriate.
    Assesses relation between student performance and handicapping condition.
    Provides remedial or tutorial assistance to students.
    Utilizes the special education staff and coordinates input to meet the needs of each special education child.
    Requests and coordinates the available special services of the District as needed.
    Establishes frequent communication and cooperation with the student's family to facilitate the environment changes necessary to premeditate learning and/or behavioral changes.
    Maintains confidential records of assigned students and completes end-of-year reports and other evaluations.
    Fulfills the campus duties as assigned to other teachers' subject only to the program needs of the special education child.
    Complies with the position description of the regular classroom teacher as applies to special education students in co-teacher situation.
    Performs other appropriate duties as assigned by the principal.


    The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: physical mobility, standing, prolonged sitting, some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling , reaching/repetitive hand motions, and the ability to work with frequent interruptions. May be required to lift or position students with physical disabilities; control behavior through physical restraint; and assist non-ambulatory students. Exposure to biological hazards. Mental demands: Ability to maintain emotional control under stress; ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations; ability to interpret a variety of data, ability to be effective in both oral and written communication. Travel within the district as required.

    The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

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