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Co-Teacher, Special Education

Employer
Spring Independent School District
Location
Houston, TX, US
Salary
Competitive
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Job Details

Position Type:
TEACHER - CAMPUS (CERTIFIED)/SPECIAL EDUCATION TCHR (CO-TCHR)

Date Posted:
4/1/2022

Location:
SPRING LEADERSHIP ACADEMY MS

DAYS: 187
MIN: $57,425
*Based on 21-22 Salary*

JOB TITLE: Special Education Co-Teacher - Middle School

REPORTS TO: Principal

WAGE/HOUR STATUS: Exempt

PAY GRADE: Teacher Salary Scale

PRIMARY PURPOSE :

The Middle School Special Education Teacher is responsible for the instruction of eligible handicapped students 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university


  • Valid Texas teaching certificate with required special education endorsements for assignments.

Preferred:
Minimum of one-year student teaching and approved internship


SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS:

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

MAJOR REPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
  • Implements instructional program.
    • Utilizes knowledge of learning styles and modalities.
    • Correlates Individual Education Plans with regular education curriculum guides.
    • Requisitions materials, equipment and supplies needed for implementation.
  • Serves as a member of the Admission, Review and Dismissal/Individual Education 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 students included in the general education classroom.
    • 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.
    • Provides alternative teaching methods.
    • Serves as a co-teacher or in class support for a specific subject area as appropriate.
    • Assesses relation between student performance and disabling 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 environmental 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 teacher's subjects 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-teach or in-class support situations.
  • Performs other appropriate duties as assigned by the principal.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing, and pulling, move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom or adaptive equipment. 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.

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.

Company

The Spring Independent School District serves over 35,000 prekindergarten through 12th-grade students in a diverse district located 20 miles north of central Houston.

Guided by its strategic plan, Every Child 2020, the district is preparing students for success in college, career and life. With literacy as the foundation for learning across all grade levels, the district offers academic programs that meet the needs of all learners. From high-quality early childhood programs to college preparation courses and career pathway exploration, there are programs and services designed to meet the needs of every Spring ISD student.

The district takes pride in always improving and evolving, including strengthening and expanding its special education and gifted and talented services as well as its award-winning performing and visual arts program to serve even more students.

  • In addition to bilingual instruction and English as a Second Language programs, which have been well-established for many years, the district has added a dual language program at three elementary schools.
  • An array of extracurricular opportunities, including UIL 16-6-A athletics and nationally recognized JROTC programs encourage students to explore and pursue their interests.

The district currently has 38 campuses that include 26 prekindergarten through 5th-grade elementary schools, seven 6th- through 8th-grade middle schools and five 9th- through 12th-grade high schools. That number will change soon with the construction of several new facilities – including two middle schools, three ninth-grade centers and a state-of-the-art stadium that will serve the entire district – all funded by a bond referendum approved by voters in 2016.

Find Us
Website
Telephone
2818916049
Location
16717 Ella Blvd.
Houston
Texas
77090
United States
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