Teacher Special Education - General Curriculum / Gordon Elementary School

General Description

Provides specialized academic instruction to students with learning and other disabilities to optimize their learning in the school environment. Plans, delivers, and evaluates instruction based upon specific standards and objectives established by Chesterfield County Public Schools and as indicated in each student's Individualized Educational Plan (IEP). Performs in compliance with instructional program guidelines and legal requirements of IDEA and Federal regulations. Requires handling of sensitive information and/or dealing tactfully with others.

Essential Job Functions

  • Meets and instructs the students(s) in the locations and at the time designated.
  • Develops and maintains the physical environment of the classroom that is conducive to effective learning within the limits of resources provided by the system.
  • Applies knowledge of curriculum and specialized instructional strategies to improve student performance with regard to standard based assessments.
  • Prepares for classes assigned and shows evidence of preparation upon request of the immediate supervisor.
  • Demonstrates mastery of content area.
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Plans and delivers appropriate curriculum using district curriculum and individualized educational plan for students with learning disabilities.
  • Assesses student learning on an ongoing basis and alters instruction to meet group/individual needs.
  • Uses the curriculum of the district to plan daily instructional activities.
  • Maintains order within the classroom setting in accordance with division guidelines regarding student behavior management.
  • Supervises students in non-classroom time (before school, after school, student activities, fire drills).
  • Consults with teachers, administrators and instructional/health specialists to determine individual student eligibility and classroom placement and to evaluate student progress. Observes students in regular classroom setting.
  • Attends and participates in faculty and department meetings.
  • Communicates regularly with parents.
  • Ensures compliance with existing applicable federal and state statutes and local policies, regulations and guidelines related to public schools.
  • Demonstrates commitment to improving professional competence.
  • Assesses student learning on an ongoing basis and alters instruction to meet group/individual needs.
  • Uses the curriculum of the district to plan daily instructional activities.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications

Working knowledge of the concepts, principles and methodologies of instruction, learning theory and teaching methodologies for special education students. Demonstrated ability to identify students appropriate for special education programs; to develop instructional goals for students within special education programs; design and deliver instruction and assess student's learning. Demonstrated abilities in decision making, problem analysis, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships and planning.

Requirements

Must hold or be eligible for a Virginia teaching license with an endorsement in applicable exceptional education area.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Possession ofa baccalaureate degree from a regionally accepted institution.
  • Possession of the requirements for the applicable teacher license.


In addition to the on-line application, teacher applicants are required to submit:

Transcripts

Both undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be submitted. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.



References

To complete application, applicants must submit two (2) written references . When possible, references should be from a current or previous supervisor. References from a supervising teacher or professor are acceptable when there is no relevant prior work history.

Applicants may use the Chesterfield County Public Schools reference form or a signed, dated letter of reference .

Chesterfield County Public Schools Reference Form (Click on the wording.)

Copy of Teaching license

Complete Application Package

Applications for teaching positions will not be evaluated until complete packets, to include transcripts, teaching licenses, teacher assessment scores (Praxis II, etc.), and references are received. To expedite application review, these documents may be scanned and attached to the on-line application. The documents may also bemailed or hand delivered to:

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Department of Human Resources
9900 Krause Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832


Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Investigation
  • State Police Criminal History Investigation
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation
  • Tuberculosis Screening/Test


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