Days per Year: 187
JOB TITLE: Community Academic Structured Education Teacher (CASE)
REPORTS TO: Principal
WAGE/HOUR STATUS: Exempt
The position of Community Academic Structured Education (CASE) teacher is designed for the educator who wants to serve and support students with low incidence disabilities to ensure that they develop the academic, social and vocational skills needed to be successful in the post school environment. The Community Academic Structured Education (CASE) teacher is responsible for providing a comprehensive program of academics, social skills, independent living and self-care for assigned students on the school campus and in the community setting.
All employees of SISD are expected to act with integrity, support organizational goals, communicate in a clear and respectful manner, championing the needs of our students and drive continuous improvement.
- Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university
- Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements and level assigned (Special Education and General Education)
- Valid Texas driver’s license
- One year of student teaching or approved internship
- Experience working with students eligible for special education supports and services
- Valid Texas ESL certification
- CPR and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training
- Experience working with students eligible for special education supports and services with low incidence disabilities
- Knowledge of Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process and Individual Education Plan (IEP) goal setting process and implementation
- Knowledge of curriculum and instruction at the prerequisite level
- Ability to instruct students, manage their behavior and maintain a structured learning environment
- Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Strong technology skills including technology integration
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Develops and implements instructional plans to assist students in learning and mainstreaming skills utilizing programmed materials, and an orderly classroom environment
- Implements individual education plans (IEPs), monitors and documents student progress
- Communicates regularly with parents to review student progress.
- Organizes, plans for and participates in community trips per the students’ IEP.
- Develops toilet training, diapering, and clean-up procedures, as needed.
- Implements and monitors plan for feeding or feeding instructions.
- Assists with the implementation of programs developed by related services personnel.
- Maintains the confidentiality of student and parent information.
- Maintain flexible working relationships and provides supports to and schedules for the paraprofessionals assigned
- Maintain CPR, and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) training.
- Takes part in professional development for students on an alternative curriculum, students with autism and students with intellectual disabilities.
- Serves as the students’ Case Manager including responsibility for:
- Coordinates and documents the Admission, Review and Dismissal/Individual Educational Plan Committee for each student.
- Ensures that students have appropriately written Standards Based Individualized Education Programs (SBIEP)
- Ensures that the IEP is being implemented, with fidelity in all school settings
- Evaluates and monitors individual student progress based on academic and behavioral data collection.
- Participates in placement decisions based on educational, social and behavioral data presented to the committee.
- Maintains documentation of implementation of services in accordance with the students’ Individual Educational Plans.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: physical mobility, standing, prolonged sitting, some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, reaching/repetitive hand motions, and the ability to work with frequent interruptions. May be required to lift or position students with physical disabilities; control behavior through physical restraint; and assist non-ambulatory students. Mental demands: Ability to maintain emotional control under stress; ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations; ability to interpret a variety of data, ability to be effective in both oral and written communication.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
This position is funded by Federal/and or State grants, you understand that your employment is expressly conditioned on the availability of full funding for the position. If full funding becomes unavailable, your employment is subject to termination or nonrenewal, or reassignment as applicable.