JobID 314 : Special Education Evaluation Teacher - Dual Language (Somali) 2020-21 School Year (#2032952)
POSITION: SPECIAL EDUCATION EVALUATION TEACHER (Dual Language - Somali) – (FTE 1.0)
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
Description: The Special Education Evaluation Teacher works collaboratively with IEP Teams to conduct educational evaluations for students with disabilities in order to inform the design of specialized instruction to students with disabilities. This valued member of our team facilitates the Individualized Education Plan process to develop student evaluation plans and assess students in collaboration with related service providers, families, and community resources.
Conduct and lead special education evaluations including evaluation planning and summary reports
Administer student assessments to identify strengths and needs in the areas of academic skills, perception, memory, language, cognition, social, emotional and behavioral development, transition skills, and additional areas identified by the IEP Team
Plan and facilitate the Individualized Education Plan process
Support students to increase motivation, provide consistent reinforcement to skill acquisition, continuous assessment of level of academic and functional performance, and continuous feedback to student
Implement a variety of intervention strategies including positive behavior interventions to enhance achievement and pro-social skills of learners with IEPs
Work well with persons of different cultures, races, and socio-economic backgrounds
Communicate and collaborate effectively with students, school staff, parents, and outside agencies regarding students’ special education needs, utilizing these linkages to develop effective school program components
Adhere to due process timelines and complete special education paperwork in compliance with MDE standards
Work with parents and service providers to develop skills in supporting the student related to disability
Confer with parents, administrators, related service providers and others to development IEP for the student
Work collaboratively to inform the creation of learning materials to meet the needs and interests of each student
Develop and implement specialized programming to meet the physical, emotional and education levels of development for students with disabilities
Direct the work of assigned paraprofessional staff
Ability to substitute in a special education classroom on occasion
Other job related duties as assigned
A valid MN Special Education Teaching License
Dual Language - Somali
Interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well with others, be polite, helpful, courteous and compassionate
Conflict resolution skills, team player and professional demeanor
Classroom management skills
Knowledge and understanding of child find and special education due process
Ability to consistently and effectively design instructional activities for students, and to make adjustments in teaching strategies to meet individual needs
Ability to work with a wide variety of students in a calm, patient, understanding, creative, flexible, student-centered environment
Skill in planning, organizing and writing IEPs and evaluations in a multi-disciplinary team within timeline constraints
Ability to utilize instructional and assistive technologies
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to follow directives from supervisors
Ability to maintain confidentiality of student information at all times
The duties of this position may change from time to time. MTS reserves the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of MTS and its Directors. This job description is intended to describe the general level of work being performed. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.
M-F, school hours
Additional hours as needed to fulfill duties of this position
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb steps, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be willing to be trained in and use de-escalation/restraint techniques for managing crisis situations. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Minnesota Transitions Charter School does not discriminate in employment or in any of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, sexual orientation, age or genetic information.