Special Education Teacher: Self-Contained
Special Education Teacher
Monroe City Schools is committed to excellence in teaching and learning. We hold high expectations for all students, parents, and staff members. We share, with our community, the responsibility for providing a safe, nurturing environment designed to prepare students to become productive citizens. We pledge all available resources to prepare students to live and work in a rapidly changing, technological society. The most valuable resource we offer students centers on dynamic, creative educators, driven to foster academic, social, and emotional growth in each student. If you're on a mission to make a positive difference in students' lives, join the momentum we are building in Monroe City Schools.
Applying for this position will place you in the Special Education pool for positions that occur throughout Monroe City Schools at the elementary school level. If your certification qualifies you for other grades, please apply for those positions also.
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to maximize the learning experience of students with special needs, in academics, interpersonal skills and activities of daily living by implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities, outcomes; addressing students' specific needs; providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
- Conducts assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of identifying learning issues, and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize learning.
- Participates in School Building Level Committee, as appropriate, and develops Individual Educational Plans ("IEP") for students.
- Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students' IEP's and behavior management plans.
- Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions, including state and federal authorities as needed.
- Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services.
- Serves as ready resource to students and parents to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and behavioral management; serves as liaison between home and school.
- Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships with members of institutions of higher learning and the business community.
- Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information to prospective colleges and employers, as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
- Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
- Assists in the orientation of new teachers, and provides in-service training in guidance.
- Selects and requisitions appropriate books, aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
- Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent. These tasks may include duty on- and off-campus and at school functions.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
- Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
- Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
- Knowledge of Special Education principles, theories, testing, methods, etc. as well as proven methods of maximizing the educational experience of students with special needs.
- Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
- Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
- Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
- Works in standard office and school building environments. May perform duty detail outdoors and at off-site facilities.
Qualifications for Elementary School Teachers Include:
- Bachelor's degree or higher from accredited university,
- Louisiana teacher certification or ability to obtain certification before position begins, or
- Acceptance into approved alternative certification program.
- Complete background check
- Drug screen
- Ability to perform the above responsibilities