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The School Board of Highlands County
Sebring, FL, US

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Elementary School Teaching/ESE

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Cracker Trail Elementary

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POSITION TITLE: Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Teacher

ASSIGNMENT: Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Teacher

  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution as determined by the Florida Department of Education
  2. Certified by the State of Florida in the appropriate subject area
  3. Physical Requirements: Light work, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects
  4. Satisfactory clearance of a criminal history records check and drug screening

  1. Physical dexterity tasks involving: lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing up to 50 pounds may be required

  2. Additional endorsement(s) in one of the following: Severe or Profound Disabilities, Orientation and Mobility, or Autism may also be required depending upon student classroom composition

  1. Aids in instructional and behavioral programming and works with program specialist and behavioral specialist
  2. Develops Individual Education Programs (IEP) for students collaboratively with other staff assuring an appropriate education, evaluate the attainment of annual goals and objectives for students
  3. Supervises paraprofessionals assigned to the program and provides leadership for them in the classroom by delegating activities and working collaboratively with them
  4. Reads, reviews and understands information provided through documents such as the Special Programs and Procedures, The Exceptional Student Education Handbook, technical assistance papers and other material provided
  5. Audits and maintains accurate student files and reports:
    • FTE - October and February
    • December Federal Count - Survey 9
    • Teacher and Para Class Schedules
    • Data collection for IEPs and Behavior Intervention Plans
  6. Attends monthly department meetings
  7. Identifies or develops long- and short-term plans based on student needs which are consistent with District and State curriculum requirements
  8. Plans and prepares lessons and instructional strategies which support the school improvement plan and the District mission
  9. Plans and prepares instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences
  10. Identifies, selects, and develops or modifies instructional materials to support learning objectives and to meet the needs of students with diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs
  11. Assists in preparing for changing curriculum needs and continuous improvement
  12. Maintains a positive, organized, and safe learning environment
  13. Establishes and utilizes behavior-management techniques which are appropriate and effective
  14. Assists in enforcement of school rules, administrative regulations, and Board policy
  15. Establishes and maintains effective and efficient record keeping procedures, including student records subject to the requirements of the Family Rights and Privacy Act
  16. Manages time effectively
  17. Manages materials and assigned equipment effectively, including record keeping and other inventory requirements
  18. Instructs and supervises the work of volunteers and aides when assigned
  19. Develop and utilizes assessment strategies (traditional and alternative) to assist the continuous development of learners
  20. Interprets and utilizes data (including, but not limited to, standardized and other test results)
  21. Establishes appropriate testing environment, and ensure test security
  22. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of curriculum content
  23. Applies principles of learning and effective teaching in instructional delivery
  24. Differentiates instruction by using a variety of instructional strategies appropriate for teaching students from diverse backgrounds with different learning styles and special needs
  25. Uses appropriate techniques and strategies to enhance the application of critical, creative, and evaluative thinking capabilities of students
  26. Uses appropriate materials, technology, and resources to help meet learning needs of all students
  27. Provides quality work for students, focused on meaningful, relevant, and engaging learning experiences
  28. Provides a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process
  29. Ensures student growth/achievement is continuous and appropriate for age group, subject area, and/or student program classification
  30. Provides instruction on safety procedures and proper handling of materials and equipment where appropriate
  31. Recognizes overt indicators of student distress or abuse, and take appropriate intervention, referral, or reporting actions
  32. Communicates effectively, orally and in writing, with other professionals, students, parents, and the community
  33. Collaborates with students, parents, school staff, and other appropriate persons to assist in meeting student needs
  34. Collaborates with peers to enhance the instructional environment
  35. Assists others in acquiring knowledge and understanding of particular area of responsibility
  36. Engages in continuing improvement of professional knowledge and skills
  37. Conducts a personal assessment periodically to determine professional development needs with reference to specific instructional assignment
  38. Acts in a professional and ethical manner and adheres at all times to the Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct
  39. Fulfills professional responsibilities
  40. Supports school improvement initiatives by active participation in school activities, services, and programs
  41. Performs other incidental tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position


Performs all other duties as assigned by the supervising administrator


Length of contract and number of hours worked are determined by specific allocation as approved annually during planning-budgeting process


Performance will be appraised annually in accordance with School Board policies


According to the School Board of Highlands County Instructional Salary Schedule


Except as provided by law, The School Board of Highlands County shall not on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political or religious beliefs, national or ethnic origin, or genetic information, exclude individuals from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity in any employment condition or practice, or be denied equal access to school facilities if the organization is The Boy Scouts of America or other patriotic youth groups.

APA Approved 7/28/2015
Modified 08/19/2021


All applicants for positions offered by the School Board of Highlands County will be evaluated for possession of the following personal qualities:
  1. Honesty, dependability, punctuality, accuracy, and diligence on the job
  2. Ability to relate well to fellow workers, parents, students, and the general public
  3. Habits of dress, grooming, and personal conduct suitable to the work site and school environment
  4. Willingness to use professional practices appropriate to public service and school settings
  5. Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, orally and in writing
  6. Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions
  7. Ability to access, organize, and maintain information needed in the performance of specific work tasks
  8. Willingness to become totally familiar with and to comply with school district policies, procedures, rules, and functions
  9. Demonstrate sensitivity to cultural diversity and to district expectations governing equity, non-discrimination, and equal opportunity
  10. Willingness to complete in-service training needed to enhance and update job performance over a period of service

Reasonable accommodations are available for qualified applicants with disabilities during the application and interview process.
To request accommodations, please contact:

Carla Ball, Director of Human Resources
426 School Street
Sebring, FL 33870
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