Special Education Teacher - Self Contained
Supervisor: Principal / Assistant Principal/Director of Student Services & Special Education
Salary: Per Teacher's Collective Bargaining Agreement
Work Year: School Year
This assignment is working with grade 6-8 self-contained students who have elected to learn in a remote environment; no students are attending class in-person.
- Bachelor's Degree, at minimum, in Special Education.
- Appropriate certification as required by Illinois law as a Learning Behavior Specialist I.
- An interest and/or experience working with students with varying levels/types of disabilities.
- Expertise in conducting educational assessments and the development of individual educational programs.
- The ability to work collaboratively with others to optimize student achievement.
- A willingness to participate in staff development opportunities.
- A strong commitment to professional excellence.
- Guides the learning process toward achievement of district approved curriculum goals and establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects; to communicate these objectives to students.
- Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate superior.
- Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
- Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media.
- Strives to implement by instruction and action the district's philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
- Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
- Assesses the learning of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS
- demonstrates knowledge of formal and informal assessment procedures
- selects appropriate assessment instruments
- conducts assessments appropriately
- interprets assessment information accurately
- demonstrates knowledge of the screening/referral/evaluation process
- conducts ongoing assessment of instructional goals and objectives
- demonstrates awareness, understanding and knowledge of the variety of physical, emotional and cognitive conditions which may contribute to a student's learning problems
- reports assessment data in a clear and concise manner
- provides classroom observations
- develops individualized goals and objectives based on assessment results
- provides long-range student planning
- fully participates in the MDC/IEP process
- demonstrates collaborative problem-solving
- communicates in an effective, constructive, and positive manner with staff, students, and parents
- interacts positively and effectively with school personnel, including administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, building staff, etc., as an effective team member
- promotes positive public relations
- facilitates mainstreaming/integrated education programming when needed
- demonstrates an understanding of a variety of disabilities
- provides instructional support within a regular classroom, if needed
- selects, prepares and/or adapts materials to meet individual student needs
- employs a variety of instructional techniques, methods and materials appropriate for meeting individual student needs
- demonstrates effective individual, group, and classroom behavior management techniques
- participates with the building Student Services Team
- monitors implementation of student I.E.P.'s
- responsible for gathering, monitoring, and completion of all pupil data surrounding staffings, case studies, and annual review
- manages and coordinates required meetings/conferences
- manages and coordinates required paperwork
- trains, supervises and assists in the evaluation of paraprofessionals (when applicable)
- follows policies and procedures of the district
a) daily attendance and punctuality
b) supervision of students
c) meeting attendance
d) discipline policy and procedures
- demonstrates knowledge of special education legislation and acts in accordancewith these mandates
- demonstrates knowledge in field including current issues and trends
- demonstrates professionalism
a) is flexible and adaptable to change
b) uses judgment appropriately
c) conducts self in appropriate and ethical manner
d) treats others with respect and dignity
- demonstrates continual assessment of individual program effectiveness and responds professionally to feedback
- participates in professional growth activities, such as
a) membership in professional organization
b) supervision of student teacher
d) continued higher education
- actively participates in the staff evaluation process
Applicants should complete the online application and upload all supplementary materials electronically. Hard-copy materials are not accepted. The online application may be accessed by visiting our website: https://www.applitrack.com/orland135/onlineapp/default.aspx
We are an equal opportunity employer who fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability.