JobID 934 : Anticipated Vacancy 2020-21: Special Education Teacher (K-4) (#2007752)

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Job Type
Full-time
Start Date
08/26/2020

Description

New Canaan Public Schools has an anticipated vacancy for an elementary Special Education teacher at West School for the 2020-21 school year.   All applicants must hold or be eligible for appropriate CT certification.  

POSITION SUMMARY

  1. To evaluate students for possible learning impairments and develop appropriate education plans where necessary
  2. To create and implement a flexible program to meet the goals and objectives established in the individualized education plan
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Serve as a member of the Planning & Placement Team
  2. Participate in screenings and/or assessments to determine if there are any specific learning challenges, skill deficiencies, or social/emotional difficulties for a referred student
  3. Coordinate and compile a case history with other staff members providing evaluations
  4. Write education evaluations for students referred for testing
  5. Interpret assessment results for school personnel and parents
  6. Participate in the development and implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and Behavior Management Plans
  7. Develop, implement and evaluate specialized instructional methods, strategies, techniques and materials as required in each student’s IEP
  8. Help parents to understand the student’s specific disability, as well as the goals and overall implementation of the student’s program
  9. Prepare progress reports and year-end evaluations, administer pre-tests and post-tests as appropriate and necessary
  10. Maintain appropriate student records, IEPs, data, and evaluation reports on assigned students
  11. Participate in curriculum planning and development as requested
  12. Coordinate schedules of students receiving special education instruction with other staff members and administration
  13. Consult with mainstream teachers to provide instructional strategies and support for modifications and accommodations
  14. Maintain appropriate and on-going communication with administration, staff, parents/guardians
  15. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS           
  1. Holds, or is eligible for, Connecticut State Certification as a Special Education Teacher
  2. Possesses a degree from an accredited college or university
  3. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate
  4. Possesses knowledge of assistive technology.
  5. Experience with research-based reading programs
  6. Background in math and science preferred
  7. Experience with students of varied abilities, including students on the Autism spectrum
  8. Experience with the collection and analysis of data to inform instruction

Please complete the online application on our district website www.ncps-k12.org and upload a cover letter, resume, transcripts and three letters of recommendation.
 

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New Canaan School District

39 LOCUST AVENUE, NEW CANAAN, CT 06840-4723
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$23,663 (USD)

State Average: $20,481 (USD)

% ELL Students

1%

State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

12.36

State Average: 12.29

% IEP Students

10%

State Average: 14%

FTE

780

State Average: 479