CLASS TITLE : Special Education Teacher - Itinerant Preschool (12-month) - .6 FTE REPORTS TO :
Supervisor, Child Find and Preschool SUMMARY :
To provide direct/indirect special education instruction for preschool children, ages three and four, with disabilities in a variety of least restrictive environment settings. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES :
Provide direct/indirect special education instruction for preschool children.
Administer formal and informal developmental assessments for children ages 3-5.
Participate in IEP Team meetings.
Complete Case Management duties in alignment with IDEA, COMAR, and BCPS policies.
Participate as the Part B representative at Infants and Toddlers Transition Planning Conferences.
Act as the initial contact for families as they transition to Baltimore County Public Schools.
Act as a liaison with home school staff members, Assessment Center staff members, and Infants and Toddlers staff members.
Support Birth to Five Office with duties aligned to supporting schools and the Child Find Assessment Centers to include early childhood placement. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
Education, Training and Experience :
Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in special education with early childhood experience plus three (3) years recent satisfactory teaching experience.
Licenses and Certifications :
Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland Professional certificate with an endorsement in special education birth - grade 3.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
Thorough knowledge of IDEA guidelines, IEP development, LRE (Least Restrictive Environment), and inclusive educational practices.
Demonstration of outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Demonstration of expertise and experience in early childhood assessment (birth to five) and early childhood education.
Demonstration of strong human relations, communication, and organizational skills.
Demonstration of strong computer/technology skills. PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS :
The work of this class entails physical efforts such as lifting pre-school students, frequent sitting on the floor, bending and stooping. Requires the ability to move throughout classrooms, schools and homes. Requires traveling to a variety of community settings including homes. The work also includes the operation of office equipment, including personal computers. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT :
Work may require a flexible work schedule to meet the scheduling needs of schools and other community programs. FLSA STATUS
: Exempt Eligible for membership in the Maryland State Retirement System.
This class specification defines the types of duties and level of difficulty of work required of positions in this title. It shall not be held to exclude duties not mentioned nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees. Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required Application Instructions Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
- Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
- Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
- Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
- Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.
- All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
- Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
- If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
- Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
- Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
- All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
- Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.
The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9600 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 118, Baltimore, MD 21220 (443-809-4360). Contact Information
Special Education Staffing Team
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204 Phone: