Under direction of the school principal and/or appropriate supervisor, the special education teacher provides direct instruction, instructional and behavioral support, to students enrolled in any of the following settings:
- Inclusion (providing special education services in the regular education setting)
- Self-Contained (providing special education services outside the regular education setting)
- Hybrid (providing special education services both in and outside the regular education setting)
- And/or any other special education setting.
This teacher works in collaboration with general education teachers.
EDUCATION TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
- Assists in the development of Individual Education Programs (IEP) and behavior plans.
- Implements all district Special Education procedures.
- BA in applicable field from accredited college or university
- Ability to instruct and support students at the middle and high school level; ability to develop and implement appropriate goals and objectives for each individual student.
- Good communication and human relations skills needed in order to collaborate with classroom teachers, related service providers, students, parents and community agencies, ability to work effectively and cooperatively as a member of the Team of Qualified Professionals and other school teams to implement administrative policies and procedures.
Secondary English with ESL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND CURRICULAR LINKAGES
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS STANDARDS
- Creates an 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 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
- Demonstrated proficiency with PC-based computer applications, Microsoft Office applications, email, web applications, and industry specific technology.
- You must complete the new hire compliance training prior to your first day of employment
- Bilingual Preferred
- Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check.
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).