Special Education Teacher
Must hold a license issued by Virginia Department of Education.
The license must be in one of the following types: Collegiate Professional License, Postgraduate Professional License, Provisional License, Statement of Eligibility.
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: Autism, Deaf-Blind, Early Intervention Specialist, Educational Diagnostician, Emotional Behavior Disabilities, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Severe/Profound Disabilities, Special Education (General), Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment.
The license must be in one of the following grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
Dinwiddie County Public Schools is committed to growing Deep Roots and reaching Great Heights with our students, parents and stakeholders. We care deeply about the relationships within our division and welcome the support of our community, who in part, contributes to our overall success. Our rigorous academic programs & curriculum provide enrichment and help over 4300 students achieve their future goals and career aspirations. With the help of our highly qualified teachers and staff, we're poised to be one of the best schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Building Principal and Director of Special Education
Supervises: Assigned Paraprofessional, if applicable
Employment Terms:10-Month Full-time Position (190 Contacted Days)
Grade: Teacher Scale
Under direction of the school principal, plan and provide for appropriate learning experiences for students. Provide an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of individuals to ensure success for every student. Supervise students in a variety of school related settings. Monitor and evaluate student outcomes. Communicate and interact with students, parents, staff and community through conferences, IEP meetings, and other means to discuss student progress. Serves as a member of a multidisciplinary team as appropriate. Develop, select and modify instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students. Maintain appropriate records and follows required procedures and practices. Monitor appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.
Qualification Requirements To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements and qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated. Plan a program of study that is appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students and meets the individual needs and abilities of the students.
Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning, develop reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintain order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
Prepare for classes assigned and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate superior. Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals established by the Virginia Standards of Learning, in harmony with the goals, establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects to communicate these objectives to students.
Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individual or student groups involved. Strive to implement by instruction and action the division's philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required. Utilize assessment data to plan and improve instruction.
Observe the individual learning style and progress of each student and seek the assistance of division specialist(s) if learning problems are suspected.
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, division policy, and administrative regulation.
Assist the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct, and for the classroom.
Make provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
Plan and supervise purposeful assignments for teacher aides(s), volunteer(s) and substitute teachers, as well as, evaluate their job performance cooperatively with department heads as required.
Strive to maintain and improve professional competence.
Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees as required. Perform any other related duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Thorough knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used in the administration and supervision of all facets of assigned school.
Thorough knowledge of prescribed School Board policies and procedures.
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software packages, hardware and peripheral equipment.
Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.
Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively in both oral and written formats.
Ability to motivate others to reach their fullest potential. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, the School Board, elected officials, parents, students and the general public.
Education and Experience Hold a valid Virginia Department of Education teacher's license or certification with appropriate endorsement in subject area for which employed; or
Has completed the requirements for a Virginia certificate or license and has filed an application for same; or
Will qualify for a Virginia certificate or license prior to the effective date of employment.
Prior teaching experience and/or student teaching is strongly preferred.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the School Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
Physical Requirements This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force.
Work regularly requires speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires standing, walking, sitting, reaching with hands and arms and repetitive motions and occasionally requires pushing or pulling. Work has standard vision requirements.
Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly. Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound.
Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and observing general surroundings and activities.
Must be mobile enough to monitor students in all instructional settings (in school and on school grounds).
Work occasionally requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
Work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
Special Requirements Possession of or ability to acquire appropriate license(s), certificate(s) and/or endorsement(s) for position as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia or School Board.
Evaluation Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Dinwiddie County School Board's policy manual.
Dinwiddie County Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.