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Teacher - MS Special Education Exceptional Child Services ESL (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 special education administrator, the special educator will instruct functional daily living skills and coordinate services for students with moderate to severe language, learning, behavioral and/or social skills deficient consistent with their Individual Educational Programs (IEP) ECS special education teacher will carry the responsibility of educating children with disabilities who are diagnosed with a number of physical, mental and emotional disabilities. The ECS teacher will work with legally required federal paperwork called an IEP, or Individualized Educational Plan, that outlines the necessary supports, accommodations and goals for an individual child. These goals can encompass both academic and behavioral concerns. The ECS special education teacher is required to complete the necessary transition assessments, services and supports for the children in their classrooms. The ECS teacher will also be required to complete all of the necessary reporting and implementation for the R.I. Alternate Assessment. The teacher also directs meetings with parents and staff regarding the planning and making of necessary adjustments throughout the year. In the classroom, the teacher will work with children who can vary from moderate to severe and profound disabilities, using specialized techniques to help them reach their goals. The teacher will also be able to provide and meet the students' personal care and functional goals and objectives.

EDUCATION TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred.

RIDE REQUIREMENTS:
Sp. Ed. PK-12 Severe Profound with ESL or All Grades Sp. Ed. - Severe Intellectual Disability Grades PK-12 with ESL

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND CURRICULAR LINKAGES
  • Collect, complete and analyze ESY data both as written documentation and also input into web-based program.
  • Implement school to home strategies to maintain consistent attendance at ESY program.
  • To implement effective teaching strategies for students with moderate/severe disabilities, including techniques and assistive technology used with the diagnosis of Pervasive Developmental delay (PDD)/PECS and severe behavioral/emotional disability.
  • To implement the AAGSE curriculum in all areas of instruction at the elementary school level for students with severe to profound academic delays.
  • To coordinate Life Skills activities and teaching strategies with teacher assistants and any/all support and related service personnel consistent with their IEP.
  • To coordinate a parent component and work with families of students enrolled in this program for effective carry-over of activities from school to home.
  • To coordinate with appropriate community agencies to provide appropriate social activities for students enrolled in this program.
  • To implement all activities related to self-care skills which may include diapering and feeding of students.
  • Any/all duties assigned by the Director of Special Populations or Building Principal.
  • To monitor student progress on all aspect of instruction and goals and objectives.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS STANDARDS
  1. Experience completing the RIAA is a preferred.
  2. Experience with implementing transition services and experiences preferred.
  3. Knowledge and experience working with students with moderate/severe disabilities including successful experience with PDD students and/or students exhibiting behavioral/emotional issues
  4. Extensive coursework in the area of special education of the severe/profound disabled including the diagnosis of PDD
  5. Knowledge of community resources and wrap-around services for students with mild to severe disabilities
  6. Knowledge of current research and trends on educating students with mild to severe disabilities
  7. Monitor daily student attendance and implement Pro-active Strategies to increase student attendance at ESY.


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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