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Severe Needs/Life Skills Teacher

Anchorage School District-1
Aurora, CO, US
Closing date
Nov 26, 2021

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Job Category
Teaching, English / Reading / Language Arts Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Severe / Profound Disabilities Teacher
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Position Type:
Licensed - Severe Needs / Life Skills Teacher/Severe Needs/Life Skills Teacher

Date Posted:

Virginia Court Elementary School

Closing Date:

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Aurora Public Schools Compensation and Benefits
Salary: See the teacher salary schedule at Days/Hours: as designated by the school. - Days: 187 day position (new teachers 190 day position) General Description:
  • Work with severe/profound students with disabilities. In addition to developing literacy and math skills, transition planning, lifting, feeding, diapering are typically part of the job
  • Responsibilities include assessing, teaching and supporting students with disabilities in a continuum of services to include in-class and pull out option. Consultation and collaboration with general education and special education staff are essential components of this position.
  • Be able to demonstrate understanding and applications of standardized assessments for eligibility and general education assessments in literacy and math for programming purposes.
  • Understanding and application of Augmentative Alternative Communication systems is vital to this position.
  • Supervision of paraprofessionals is an essential component.
Education and Licensure
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Holds a Colorado teaching license or is currently eligible for one with the appropriate endorsement for this position
  • A completed Human Resources file including transcripts, student teaching verification, previous work experience
  • Acceptable Licenses
    • Early Childhood Special Ed (ages birth thru 8) Grades P3-2 only
    • Early Childhood Special Ed Specialist (ages birth thru 8) Grades P3-2 only
    • Early Childhood Special Ed (ages birth thru 5) Grade P3-K only
    • Early Childhood Special Ed (ages 3 thru 8) Grades P3-2 only
    • Special Education Generalist (ages 5 thru 21)
    • Special Education Specialist (ages 5 thru 21)
    • Profound Needs (ages birth thru 21)
    • Severe Needs Cognitive (ages 5 thru 21)
    • Educable Mentally Handicapped (K-12)
    • Multihandicapped (K-12)
    • Temporary Educator Eligibility Authorization (TEE)
Endorsement Category Special Education Generalist OR Trainable Child OR Teacher 2-Severe Needs Affective OR Physically Handicapped Strategic Plan: The teacher shall identify the development needs of students, shall maintain a productive learning environment, and shall work collaboratively to support the priorities of the Strategic Plan.
Condition of Employment: As a condition of employment, the individual selected for this position will be expected to complete the APS-sponsored Linguistically Diverse Educator (LDE) Certificate Program within the first three years of employment.
Click here to learn about the Culturally Linguistically Diverse Educator Certificate.
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