Special Education Resource Teacher (1.0)
Position: Special Education Resource Teacher (1.0)
Work Schedule: 8 hours/day, 194 duty days
Start Date: August 23, 2021
Pay and Benefits: Pay and benefits are in accordance with the teacher labor agreement - https://www.isd622.org/Page/310
- Valid MN teaching license in a special education field
- Experience teaching school-age students
- Ability to work collaboratively and positively with a multi-disciplinary team
- Knowledge and experience with due process procedures
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience with conflict resolution
- Training and experience in behavior management and knowledge of crisis response
- Adhere to due process guidelines using district recommended methods and instruments to evaluate and identify the special education needs of students, participate in team decisions regarding eligibility, and facilitate evaluation plans and reports.
- Serve as a case manager for students by: developing and maintaining IEPs; facilitating IEP meetings; providing parents and/or guardians with Rights and Procedural Safeguards information and notification of team meetings in a timely manner; and developing and sharing progress reports with parents.
- Working knowledge of and compliance with state and federal rules and regulations.
- Maintain and promote confidentiality per data privacy, MN Government Data Practices Act, FERPA, and HIPPA legislation.
- Provide direct instruction to students receiving special education and assist them with attaining their IEP goals.
- Collaborate with general education teachers to plan and implement curriculum, state and district wide assessments.
- Provide job performance feedback to, direct the work of, and support the paraprofessionals in the implementation of the students’ IEP goals.
- Maintain data as required to monitor and evaluate student progress and communicate regularly with parents of students regarding progress of their child.
- Advocate for the needs of the students with disabilities.
- Develop and implement proactive and positive behavioral interventions based on FBA results.
- Possess knowledge and ability to utilize techniques to maintain a safe environment (i.e. MANDT, CPI, building emergency plan, etc.)
- Participate in relevant staff development opportunities, be knowledgeable about current promising practices in the field, and stay current with state rules and regulations governing special education.
- Collaborate with related service providers.
- Possess knowledge of technology strategies/equipment available to students and, when needed, provide strategy information to general education teachers.
- Collaborate with outside agencies providing services for students and families, especially when interagency collaboration is required or requested by the family.
- Communicate effectively and positively with staff, students, parents, and administration.
- Inquire and bill third parties when parents agree to allow the district to bill their insurance company or medical assistance when needed.
- Utilize conflict management strategies and resources for support when conflict occurs between staff and/or parents.
- Attend cluster meetings related to special education.
- Other related duties as assigned.