Special Ed: Exceptional Children Teacher
The purpose of this position is to organize and implement an instructional program for exceptional children in the regular classroom or special education classroom setting and meeting the duties of teaching as outlined in laws and policies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Complete all required IEP documentation as required by NC Policies Governing Services to Students with Disabilities within applicable timelines and compliance standards.
•Confer with parents, administrators, related services, and other IEP team members to develop individual educational programs (IEP) designed to promote student's educational, physical, and social development.
•Serve as the case manager for an assigned group of students, organizing and maintaining the EC folder, coordinating all IEP meetings and facilitating progress monitoring and reporting on all IEP goals.
•Plan and deliver specialized, individualized instruction to address skills and strategies that students with disabilities need to access the core curriculum and function successfully within a variety of contexts, to achieve mastery of curricular standards and to achieve individualized goals and objectives.
•Assess, collaboratively analyze, interpret, and communicate students' progress toward measurable outcomes, using technology as appropriate, to inform both short- and long-term planning, and make ongoing adjustments to instruction.
•Collaborate with District EC leadership and support staff to provide services to students with disabilities.
•Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive behavioral interventions and supports.
•Employ specially designed strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory and perceptual motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
•Plan and conduct activities for a balance program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question and investigate.
•Teach personal development skills such as goal setting, independence, and self-advocacy.
•Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks and by holding IEP meetings at transition points (e.g., Elementary to middle school).
•Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of students, based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
•Collaborate with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic issues.
•Coordinate the inclusion of students with special needs into general education settings as appropriate and specified in the IEP.
•Monitor teacher assistants and volunteers to ensure that they adhere to IEP requirements including accommodations, modifications and least restrictive environment placement.
•Prepare, administer, and grade tests/assignments to evaluate students' progress.
•Instruct students in daily living skills required for independent maintenance and self-sufficiency, such as hygiene, safety, and food preparation.
•Act as a resource to the general education staff, teacher assistants, administration and parents as needed.
•Performs other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
•Knowledge of North Carolina Policies Governing Services for Children with Disabilities and required record keeping.
•Ability to plan and deliver specially designed instruction using evidence-based practices.
•Ability to coordinate/facilitate meetings with staff, parents, and students.
•Ability to communicate clearly in written and electronic formats; as well as; in-person.
•Ability to demonstrate patience and compassion when dealing with students and/or parents and their personal and educational needs.
•Skill in identifying student learning and personal needs and collaborating with district and school staff to provide needed resources or interventions.
•Skill in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, as well as Google Drive.
•Ability to use IEP development, progress monitoring and instructional software and technology.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
•Minimum: Bachelor's Degree in Education and/or Special Education
•Desirable: Bachelor's Degree in Special Education and two years' work experience.
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:
•Valid NC Teacher's License in Exceptional Children.
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When applying, please make sure to include all prior experience in your application.
Please provide at least two references. One must be the current or most recent supervisor and the other a previous supervisor.