Special Education Teacher (Grades K-12)

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Start Date
09/01/2020

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Job Title: Special Education Teacher Job Category: YCT
Department/Group: K-12
Job Description
Job Summary: Under the general supervision of the School Principal and Director of PPS, the incumbent is responsible 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. 
 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • NYS Certification in Special Education/SWD
  • Successful prior special education teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred.
 
Primary Activities
  • 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 PPT's and assists in developing 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.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal, Director of PPS and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent. 
Note:         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 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 Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee:
  • is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit.
  • Is regularly required to climb, squat, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and to reach above the head and reach forward.
  • Is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls and to talk and hear.
  • At times, required to work at a height of 20’ or more off the ground in order to perform job duties.
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or push up to 75 pounds.
  • Must have specific vision abilities for close vision, distance vision, depth perception and tell the difference between colors
 
 
Work Environment
  •  The noise level in the work environment is typical for a school environment.
  • The manager continuously interacts with the public and other staff and frequently meets multiple demands from several people.
  • Work generally performed indoors.
 
 
Last Updated By: Human Resources Date: May 2017

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Yorktown Central School Dist

2727 Crompond Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$27,766

State Average: $22,444

% ELL Students

2%

State Average: 8%

Student Teacher Ratio

12.48

State Average: 13.16

% IEP Students

16%

State Average: 18%

FTE

543

State Average: 355