Special Education - Preschool

Job | Posted 5 days ago
Start Date


This position is open for Salt Lake City School District career teachers only.
FTE:  1.0
Calendar:  185 Days

Priority Screen Date:  Close of buisness on May 26, 2020

SUMMARY:  This position plans and provides instruction to students based on state, District, and school curricula and requirements and based on the students’ social and other formative skills.
Teaching In General:

  1. Demonstrates Effective Planning and Preparation
    1. Demonstrates knowledge of content pedagogy and knowledge of students and their developmental needs.
    2. Develops clear and relevant instructional goals based on important content area concepts and suitability for students.
    3. Uses a wide variety of resources appropriate for diverse learning styles.
    4. Designs coherent instruction for flexible groupings that includes, clear and focused lesson structure and appropriate timing according to student needs.
    5. Plans lessons with assessment in mind.
  2. Establishes a Classroom Environment Conducive to Learning
    1. Creates a respectful classroom environment by establishing positive and respectful teacher-student interactions that are appropriate to developmental and cultural norms.
    2. Establishes a culture for learning by setting an expectation for learning and achievement, conveying the importance of the content, and displaying knowledge of students’ skills.
    3. Manages classroom procedures and protocols, including those regarding instructional groups, transitions, handling materials and supplies, and performing non-instructional duties.
    4. Manages student behavior by establishing clear expectations, monitoring and dealing with students throughout class time, and following through appropriately to correct misbehavior while respecting student dignity.
    5. Organizes classroom space for safety and for effective learning. 
  3. Provides Effective Instruction
    1. Communicates clearly and accurately, using appropriate vocabulary for age and interests.
    2. Uses questioning and discussion techniques effectively to engage students.
    3. Engages students in learning through use of content activities and assignments, student groupings, a wide variety of instructional materials, and the structure and pacing of the lessons.
    4. Provides specific and timely feedback to students.
    5. Is flexible and responsive to student learning by adjusting lessons, responding to student questions and interests, and persisting in providing a variety of approaches when students have difficulties.  
  4. Demonstrates professional responsibility
    1. Reflects on own teaching by assessing a lesson’s effectiveness and drawing on a repertoire of alternative approaches.
    2. Maintains accurate records of students’ completion of assignments, student progress, and other non-instructional records.
    3. Communicates to engage families in the instructional program by providing information about the instructional programs and individual student progress.
    4. Contributes to the school and the District by establishing and maintaining professional relationships with colleagues and participating in District and school projects/extracurricular activities.
    5. Grows and develops professionally by seeking out opportunities for professional development and by participating in professional service activities.
    6. Shows professionalism by seeking out resources to proactively serve students, advocating for students, and actively participates in team or departmental decision making.  
  5. Attendance:  Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in the employer’s sole discretion.  
  6. Performs other related duties as assigned or required.
  1. Has valid State of Utah Preschool Special Education License and an endorsement for subject(s) taught; or is participating in the USOE’s ARL program.  APT license does not meet minimum qualifications for this position.
  2. Has the ability to operate standard office and classroom equipment, including computer, printer, smartboard, copier, phone, and fax.
  3. Professional communication skills including, but not limited to:  excellent written and verbal communications skills; confident, articulate and professional speaking abilities; and emphatic listening and persuasive speaking skills.
  4. Written Comprehension:  Reads and understands information and ideas presented in writing.
  5. Adds, subtracts, multiplies, or divides numbers quickly and correctly.
  6. Multi-Tasks:  Is able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously using appropriate priorities for completing the tasks.
  7. Planning: Establishes courses of action for self or for students.  Allocates resources effectively.  Uses time efficiently.  Is well-organized.
  8. Interpersonal Skills: Maintains effective relationships with others. 
  9. Student Development: Uses available training and development resources to improve students’ skills and abilities.  Helps students achieve skills, knowledge and abilities required for advancement to next grade level or for graduation.
  10. Classroom Management Skills:  Establishes techniques to effectively monitor and supervise student work and student learning.
  11. Communicates with students in a multi-media environment.
  12. Has the ability to move around a classroom to assist students.
  13. Performs essential duties and responsibilities efficiently, accurately and safely, with or without reasonable accommodation, and without posing a threat of harm to self or others.  
  1. Is bilingual:  Is able to speak, read, and write Spanish or other language representative of student population fluently.
  2. Has ESL endorsement or will attain one within 4 years of initial employment with the District.
  3. Uses good judgement when interacting with students and parents.
  4. Works collegially with other teachers and staff in the school.
Work Environment Requirements:
  1. Risks found in the typical work environment which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations.
  2. Maintains regular and predictable attendance for the purpose of fulfilling job requirements efficiently. Will be required to attend activities, events, and meetings outside of normal work hours on a regular basis.
  3. Driving to work locations
  4. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work: however, there may be some walking, standing, bending, carrying light items, etc…
Salary:  Certified Salary Schedule


Posted By

Salt Lake City School District

440 E 100 S, SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$10,135 (USD)

State Average: $7,571 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

State Average: 22.85

% IEP Students


State Average: 12%


State Average: 338