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Teacher - HS Special Education (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 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.
  • Assists in the development of Individual Education Programs (IEP) and behavior plans.
  • Implements all district Special Education procedures.
EDUCATION TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

BA in applicable field from accredited college or university

RIDE REQUIREMENTS:

Secondary Grades Special Education Teacher, Grades 7-12

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND CURRICULAR LINKAGES
  • 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
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS STANDARDS
  • 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.
  • 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).
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