2020-2021 Teacher - Special Education 5853
Reports To: Building Administrator
FSLA Status: Exempt
Compensation: 001 (Step determined by education and experience.)
Work Days: 181
Secondary Teacher - Special Education Transition
The Special Education Transition Teacher is responsible for evaluation, planning and providing transition services for students with special needs throughout the District. This individual is responsible for providing technical assistance and training to District Special Education Teachers in the area of transition services. The Special Education Transition Teacher is responsible for working effectively with a team comprised of teachers, administrators, parents, outside community personnel and central office staff with the purpose of providing quality post-secondary services for students who qualify for those services.
- Contacts and recruits possible job sites that provide socialization, leadership, self-esteem, and preemployment experiences.
- Finds suitable placement for students in developed programs in business and agencies (Tinker, State Capital, Homeland, St. Anthony Hospital, etc.)
- Develops programs suitable for employment exploration for students with special needs in the business community with government or non-profit agencies.
- Mentors students in community work placements, shadow their performance and work with their employers.
- Promotes the special needs children as productive members of our communities.
- Consults with area technology centers and universities for transition opportunities.
- Offers technical assistance to special education teachers in the area of suitable grade level curriculum available for their students in the areas of needed academic skills, social skills, and practice life skills. Also, to promote an awareness of services available and how to access those services.
- Assists teachers in building programs at individual sites throughout the district in order to provide transitional opportunities and transitional skills for students in their home school.
- Participates in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings, to offer technical assistance and information regarding transitional opportunities pre, during and post high school. Offer information on how to access S.S.I. and other government/community services (Job Core, Training and Employment Services, etc.)
- Works closely with Career Tech at the state level and Metro Tech at the local level.
- Acts as an information resource for supervisors, counselors, teachers and parents concerning specific students or programs.
- Maintains activity logs and documentation as necessary.
- Participates in professional meetings, in-services and workshops related to transition.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- To ensure continuity of services, remote work may be necessary in the event of a health crisis or disruptive situation that requires the closing of school and/or office buildings. An employee’s eligibility for remote work will be determined by the superintendent of schools. Expectations and guidelines for remote work will be distributed by the employee’s supervisor, based on his/her role and responsibilities.
Job Specifications: 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.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required):
- Bachelor's Degree in the area of Education, Special Education required.
- Master’s degree preferred.
- Must have knowledge of the Community Resources available in the City area.
- Understand post-secondary transition.
- Knowledge of IDEA policy and procedures in the areas of Graduation and Post-Secondary.
- Knowledge of district policy and procedures.
- Skills in planning, organization, judgment, decision-making and problem solving.
- Special education teacher experience preferred.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
The working conditions and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time,
- Exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer,
- Ability to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids,
- Hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone,
- Speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone,
- Physical agility, able to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach. Ability to lift, push, pull up to 50 pounds
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the supervisor or appropriate administrator. Oklahoma City Public Schools reserves the right to, update, revise or change job duties as the need prevails. This document is for communication only and not intended to imply a written or implied contract of employment. The Board of Education and Superintendent may approve alternatives to the listed qualifications.