Special Education Teacher

Job | Posted 2 months ago
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Position Purpose
- Under the general supervision of the School Principal and Supervisor of Special Education, the candidate will serve as the case manager for students in receipt of special education and related services at the high school level.

Essential Functions
-  Conducts standardized, progress monitoring, and diagnostic assessments.
-  Demonstrates an ability to utilize data effectively to develop programming for students in receipt of special education services.
-  Participates in PPTs and assists in developing Individual Educational Plans ("IEPs") for students.
-  Clearly articulates evaluation results with students and families orally and in writing.
-  Demonstrates an ability to utilize data to support programmatic recommendations and decisions.
-  Demonstrates a clear understanding of special education law.
-  Assists students and teaching staff in the implementation of students' IEPs and behavior support plans.
-  Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations, and institutions, as needed.
-  Collaborates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs.
-  Communicates effectively with students, staff, and families regarding special education services and programming.
-  Participates in professional development and PLC opportunities to enhance professional practice and growth.
-  Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
-  Encourages parental involvement in students' education.

Additional Duties
-  Performs other related tasks as assigned by the School Principal, Supervisor of Special Education, or as designated by the Superintendent.
**The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility. 

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
-  Knowledge of Special Education law, intervention, supports and research-based methods designed to meet the needs of students in receipt of special education and related services.
-  Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
-  Ability to utilize digital tools and structures to support instruction and manage programs.
-  Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
-  Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with colleagues.

-  Degree from an accredited college or university.
-  165 Comprehensive Special Education, K–12.
-  Master's Degree in Special Education preferred.

-  Successful prior special education teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred.
FLSA Status: Exempt 

Posted By

Derby Public Schools

PO Box 373, Derby, CT 06418
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $20,481

% ELL Students


State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 12.29

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%



State Average: 479