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Teacher - Elem. Special Education Behavior Disorder (SY 22-23)

Employer
Providence School District
Location
Providence, RI, US
Salary
Competitive
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Under direction of the school principal and/or appropriate supervisor, the special education teacher of behavior needs provides direct instruction, instructional and behavioral support, to students enrolled in a behavior intervention classroom and works in collaboration with general education teachers. Assists in the development of Individual Education Programs (IEP) and behavior plans. Implements all district Special Education procedures.

Salary note: 10 extra days

EDUCATION TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree in applicable field of education from an accredited college or university.

RIDE Requirements: Elem. Sp. Ed. 1-6 and Elem. 1-6 or Elem./Mid. Sp. Ed. K-8 or Sec. Grades Sp. Ed. Teacher, Gr. 7-12 with Any Sec. Content or Mid./Sec. Sp. Ed. 7-12

ESL Preferred

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND CURRICULAR LINKAGES
  • Creates a classroom environment that provides for student involvement in the learning process and enables each student to achieve learning objectives.
  • Participates in district and school-based professional development activities.
  • Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration and work time that provides students with opportunities to learn, observe, question, and investigate.
  • Instructs students individually and in groups using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.
  • Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests
  • Knowledgeable in the use and implementation of assistive technology
  • Takes all necessary safety precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Develops and maintains positive and cooperative interactions and communications with parents, colleagues and community.
  • Monitors and assesses student progress and adjusts student instruction accordingly.
  • Makes recommendations about appropriate accommodations for all types of formal assessments
  • Makes recommendations to mainstream staff about the types of accommodations, adaptations, special resources, courses, classes, and classroom adjustments that are appropriate for each special education student
  • Develops IEPs in accordance with state and federal regulations
  • Creates and implements behavior intervention plans needed to achieve a positive learning environment
  • Consistently implements the classroom behavior management point/level system
  • Maintains data to support the effectiveness of intervention techniques
  • Works with behavior coaches to develop individual and classroom interventions
  • Documents incident reports relating to crisis/time out/restraint
  • Schedules three year re-evaluations for students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal regulations
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS STANDARDSplemental Information
  • Must meet the "highly qualified" criteria as defined by the "No Child Left Behind Act of 2001."
  • Coursework/knowledge/experience with students exhibiting behavioral challenges in the school setting is preferred.
  • Knowledge of techniques that address and develop positive social behavior.
  • Certification in Crisis Intervention Techniques/restraint techniques or willingness to become certified.
  • Must understand and be willing to work within the parameters of an Aligned Instruction System, including teaching a unified curriculum.
  • Record of involvement in professional organizations (such as National Middle School Association (NMSA), Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Children and Adult with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) etc.)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with PC-based computer applications, Microsoft Office applications, email, web applications, and industry specific technology.
We offer a complete benefits package to full-time employees including health care, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, holidays, and Personal Time Off (PTO).
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