Job Title: Special Education Teacher
Reports To: Principal and Supervisor
Prepared By: Liz Duran Swinford
The primary responsibility of the Special Education Teacher is to plan and implement an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each Special Education student.
Conducts initial and/or review IEP conferences as appropriate
Develops appropriate short-term objectives as indicated by annual
goals and continuous assessment.
* Plans effectively for instruction by designing daily lesson plans
which incorporate short-term objectives.
Insures appropriate scheduling of students into regular classes as
indicated on the IEP.
* Manages learner behavior to provide productive learning
Conducts periodic conferences concerning student progress with
parents and regular education teachers where indicated.
Completes and maintains in timely manner all required records, such
as: monthly class rolls, IEP forms, confidential records,
requisitions, progress reports, etc.
Completes re-evaluation forms in timely manner according to Pupil
* Creates a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate
to the functioning levels of students.
* Maximizes amount of time available for instruction.
Implements short-term objectives as indicated on IEP.
* Delivers instruction effectively.
* Presents appropriate content.
* Provides opportunities for student involvement in the learning
* Assesses student progress on an on-going basis.
D. PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Displays evidence of professional growth and participation in special
education in-service sessions.
Demonstrates an awareness of current trends in Special Education.
Provides in-service on Special Education Services to school staff
Special Education Teacher
* Plans for professional self-development.
* Indicates the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Special Education Teacher will work in a school setting in a climate-controlled environment adhering to School Board energy policy and in the outside areas which are subject to climate extremes. Work day consists of teacher hours at assigned school site. The special education teacher may sometimes work evenings as required by job responsibilities.
A Special Education Teacher must be able to effectively communicate in English both orally and in writing. Must have ability to accurately give and receive information via telecommunication system and must be able to communicate successfully with students, parents, school personnel, and the community.
Telephone, audio-visual equipment, classroom computer, copy machine, laminator, calculator, and other appropriate machines.
Standing, walking, reaching, bending and lifting 20 pounds must be raised, especially for diapering, etc. Must be able to operate classroom equipment. Mobility skills are
necessary to access a variety of work locations. The teacher must have the ability to provide their own transportation to school, work locations, and meeting sites.
Must be able to plan and implement appropriate educational programs for all students. Must be able to understand and interpret written and verbal instructions. Must keep accurate, up-to-date written records. Must be able to comply with state and parish regulations. Must be able to utilize effective classroom management techniques.
HUMAN RELATIONS INVOLVEMENT
Must be able to work cooperatively with students, parents, school personnel, and the community. Must be able to respond appropriately to supervision and accept commendations and recommendations.
Special Education Teacher
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Possess a minimum of a Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university. Must hold a valid Louisiana Teaching Certificate with special education requirements.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret government regulations and the like. Ability to write reports, memos, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, superintendent, school board, news media, and the public.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit or stand for long periods of time. The employee must occasionally lift or move light weight up to 20 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work day length consists of teacher hours at the assigned school site according to School Board policy. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employee acknowledges that he/she is required to maintain a high standard of professional conduct. Breach of said professional conduct includes but is not limited to: neglect of duty, dishonesty, engagement in acts that are contrary to East Baton Rouge Parish School Board policy, unlawful activities, or any other conduct which is seriously prejudicial to the school system.
Special Education Teacher
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TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
9 Months, 10 Months or 12 Months