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Teacher - Exceptional Education

Employer
Henrico County Public Schools
Location
Henrico, VA, US
Salary
Competitive

Job Details

Job Title

Teacher - Exceptional Education

Location

Henrico, VA, US

Organization Name

HCPS - Pinchbeck Elementary School

About Us

Henrico County Public Schools is one of the six largest public school divisions in Virginia with a nationally recognized educational program. Henrico County is a suburban community surrounding the city of Richmond, VA. We are 104 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the east; 94 miles from the scenic Skyline Drive to the west; 106 miles from Washington, D.C. to the north; and 75 miles from the North Carolina border to the south.
Our Mission:
Henrico County Public Schools, an innovative leader in educational excellence, will actively engage our students in diverse educational, social and civic learning experiences that inspire and empower them to become contributing citizens.
OPPORTUNITY SCHOOL
Starting in the 2023-24 school year, Henrico County Public Schools will designate select schools with high rates of vacant positions and provisionally licensed staff as Opportunity Schools through the HCPS Career Ladder. This is a new pathway within the Career Ladder through which entire schools, selected by HCPS, receive compensation supplements, additional staffing resources and specialized professional learning. https://henricoschools.us/opportunity-schools/

General Statement of Duties

Under the direction of the school principal, the special education teacher plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students with disabilities in a variety of educational settings. The person in this position is responsible for creating a flexible program and learning environment that provides specialized instruction for students with disabilities, such that the students benefit from the general education curriculum to the greatest extent possible when supported with supplemental aids, accommodations, and other needed supports. Classes taught may be single or multi-grade level, subject, skill or specialty oriented. Works within a team or departmental setting but may work independently in a unique teaching specialty.

Essential Duties

  • Provides direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment.
  • Employs special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
  • Instructs students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Establishes and enforces rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students.
  • Meets with parents to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their individualized educational needs.
  • Confers with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development.
  • Maintains accurate and complete student records and prepares reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicates those objectives to students.
  • Develops plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students in inclusive classroom settings.
  • Assists students with learning personal hygiene.
  • Collects and analyzes data to inform educational decision making.
  • Assists in the development of Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Improvement Plans (BIP).
  • Serves as a member of a multidisciplinary team as appropriate.
  • Assists in preparation of data for local, state, and federal reports.
  • Supervises paraprofessionals assigned to the classroom.
  • Maintains professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Regular attendance is required.


Minimum Qualifications

Must be able to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds frequently and 25 to 50 pounds occasionally, and may assist, move, or restrain students when required to intervene in student safety issues. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, lift, walk, stand, and hear.
Demonstrates accurate knowledge of evidence-based teaching practices (reinforcement, prompting, visual schedules, antecedent based intervention, etc.). Demonstrates accurate knowledge of the learning and behavioral characteristics of the disabilities of the students with whom they work. Demonstrates understanding of functions of behavior and is knowledgeable of interventions matched to each. Experience with a variety of evidence-based instructional practices as well as data collection and its utilization. Knowledge of special education laws, policies and practices. Proficient with Microsoft and/or Google Suite and other related educational software.
Must hold or be eligible for a Virginia teaching license with an endorsement in special education. Master's degree in special education preferred.

Additional Information

The minimum salary for this 209-day position is $55,897 with a bachelor's degree or $58,581 with a master's. The annual salary will be prorated based upon the work begin date.

How To Apply

To be considered for the listed vacancy, you must submit a complete online application to include:
  1. Resume
  2. Copy of your VA or out-of-state teaching license, or
  3. Official or unofficial transcripts
If you are unable to upload the documents, you may mail, fax, or hand-deliver the requested documents to:
Henrico County Public Schools
3820 Nine Mile Road - Attn: Human Resources
Henrico, VA 23223

The School Board of Henrico County is committed to nondiscrimination with regard to sex (including pregnancy), gender, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law (except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification), in employment or in its programs and activities.
EOE/Accommodations Upon Request

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Currency

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Main Organization

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Employment Status

Permanent Fulltime Permanent Full-time

Amount of Travel

Work At Home

Company

Henrico County Public Schools expresses a divisionwide commitment to every student by communicating a vision of inclusiveness: “The right to achieve. The support to succeed.” The school division also embraces four critical cornerstones: Student Safety, Academic Progress, Closing Gaps and Relationships.

The school system serves the families of Henrico County, Virginia, a diverse community of more than 320,000 which wraps west, north and east of the independent city and state capital of Richmond. Henrico is Virginia’s fifth-most populous county.

HCPS is the sixth largest public school division in Virginia, and is comprised of 72 schools and program centers serving more than 50,000 students. The division’s schools reflect the geographic diversity of Henrico County, and lie in bustling near-urban and suburban settings; small towns; and quiet rural areas.

Academic excellence and opportunity are hallmarks of Henrico County Public Schools. Twenty-three division schools earned 2017 Virginia Index of Performance awards for advanced learning and achievement, presented by Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia Board of Education. HCPS was again tops in the Richmond region with the most schools earning the distinction. Short Pump Middle School was one of only nine schools in the commonwealth to earn the highest designation.

HCPS also leads central Virginia in teachers certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Completion of the rigorous process is the profession’s highest mark of accomplishment.

Henrico Schools has robust programs and support services for families of students with special needs; gifted students; homebound and homeschooled students; and students learning English as a second language.

Each of the division’s high schools is fully accredited and hosts an academic specialty center. The specialty centers allow students with clear interests the chance to focus on a preferred area, such as engineering, the arts or world languages. Three middle schools offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years program and two high schools offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma program.

The division also has cutting-edge programs in career and technical education, at individual schools and at two Advanced Career Education centers. From learning about sustainable seafood in culinary arts classes to applying technology concepts at Richmond Raceway, HCPS’ Department of Career and Technical Education helps students become effective participants in the international economy.

From academics to athletics, from the arts to career skills, Henrico County Public Schools is proud to be part of helping our community thrive by ensuring that each child has the right to achieve and the support to succeed.

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
804-652-3672
Location
3820 Nine Mile Road
Human Resources
Henrico
VA
23223
US

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