Teachers/Sp Ed Instructional Specialist
Instructional Support Center
Job Code: Sp Ed Instructional Specialist - 060165 Standard Hours: 40 Department: Sp Ed/Psy Instructional Srvcs - 221200 Empl Class: T2A Minimum Salary: $51,646.00/Annually
Maximum Salary: $104,500.00/Annually
Scheduled Days: 190
Target Openings: 1
License and Certification Qualifications: Eligible for Georgia Teacher Certification in Special Education preferred.
Education Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field required. Master's degree in related field preferred.
Experience Qualifications: Three years of successful teaching experience with an emphasis in special education required. Experience delivering professional learning opportunities and experience teaching professional learning teams preferred.
Skills Qualifications: Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks/projects concurrently; ability to create and deliver effective staff development; strong communication skills, both in oral and written format: strong technology skills, including the Lotus Notes Database and Microsoft Office Suite programs; knowledge and application of research-based instructional strategies; knowledge and application of special education case manager duties and responsibilities; ability to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations; ability to work successfully with colleagues; ability to project and generate a positive attitude; and ability to effect change.
Primary Responsibilities: Support, develop, and coach special education teachers on content knowledge and skills for effective teaching and learning.
1. Design and deliver professional learning for the special education program.
a. Provide professional learning opportunities by modeling and facilitating instruction with special education teachers.
b. Demonstrate practical application of research based, learner-centered instructional strategies including the Quality-Plus Instructional Strategies.
2. Demonstrate content knowledge and professional growth.
a. Engage in continual learning to deepen content and pedagogical knowledge in special education (current and emerging trends/needs).
b. Develop and improve knowledge through professional development, conferences, publications, and collegial networks.
3. Support local schools in the district.
a. Provide support and assistance to principals, assistant principals, department chairs, and other appropriate personnel who create and implement interventions and extensions in special education programs.
b. Support special education classroom teachers with effective classroom instruction, ongoing assessments, and effective classroom management.
c. Provide information to appropriate personnel regarding current research, knowledge, and trends in special education.
4. Model student support and provide guidance in classrooms as appropriate.
5. Perform Title II allowable duties as assigned.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. The employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and/or reach. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.