Special Education Teacher Passages Chaska, MN

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Start Date
08/30/2021
Position Areas
Special Education

Description

SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288 has a full time opening for Special Education teachers in the Passages program located at the 401 Main Campus in Chaska, MN.  

Passages is a level IV program for high school students with significant social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral needs.

Applicants must possess all qualifications and experience needed to successfully manage a special education program within an alternative school setting including behavioral intervention strategies.  Experience working with at-risk students is optimal.

Special Education License REQUIRED.  EBD or ASD licensure Preferred.

Training in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) and Restrictive Procedures is required and provided by the District.

Salary based on Teacher Master Contract at the time of hire
Work Year:  Typical 10 month school year. 185 days per year, 8 hours per day.  Full Benefit package available

Position Description

POSITION SUMMARY: Educate, plan, teach, facilitate and evaluate students and children identified with special education needs according to local, state and federal regulations and guidelines. Incumbents working in this position must possess all qualifications and experience needed to successfully operate and manage an in a Special Education program within an alternative school setting including behavioral intervention strategies. Experience working with at- risk students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

Typical Duties Performed

65%  Program and Student Instruction
  • Select, plan and deliver appropriate instructional activities for special education students that will meet IEP (Individual Education Program and IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) goals and objectives, and align with state standards;
  • Monitor student progress according to IEP/IFSP goals and make instruction changes when appropriate; report student progress to parents on a regular basis;
  • Coordinate curriculum and teaching procedures with other general and special education staff;
  • Attend and participate in scheduled activities such as open house, parent teacher conferences, and home visits as assigned;
  • Supervise students according to established building schedule F. Work with support staff, classroom teachers and administration in dealing with student concerns in and outside of the teacher classroom;
  • Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior;
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals;
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
  • Implement, by instruction and action, the district's philosophy of education and instruction goals and objectives;
  • Maintain accurate and complete records as required by law, district policy and regulation;
  • Assist administration with implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct, and for the classroom, develop reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintain order in the classroom in a fair and just manner;
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees as required and other duties as assigned.
15%  Due Process
  • Participate on interdisciplinary child study team and make appropriate recommendations on referrals, assessments, eligibility and diagnosis;
  • Accurately administer and interpret diagnostic assessment instruments, behavioral observations, and/or reports appropriate for area of training;
  • Case manage students with disabilities and coordinate the development of IEP/IFSP plans, positive behavior support plans, and assessments for special education eligibility;
  • Complete and distribute due process paperwork in a timely and accurate manner;
15-%   Communication and Collaboration
  • Communicate and collaborate with parents, teachers, support staff, administrators and outside professional agencies in a professional manner;
  • Ensure communication occurs regarding the needs of students with disabilities, including but not limited to: student progress, curriculum and instructional needs, and concerns;
  • Engage in department, site and district initiatives through: building staff meetings, department meetings, and grade-level meetings;
  • Assist administration with implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct, and for the classroom, develop reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintain order in the classroom in a fair and just manner;
  • Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required; 5%      Professional Development
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings for staff development, administrative details, and curriculum projects;
  • Train staff and parents in the implementation on intervention strategies identified on IEPs/IFSPs of students identified with disabilities Perform other duties as assigned or requested including attending professional development/meetings, in-services and workshops.
 5%  Professional Development
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings for staff development, administrative details, and curriculum projects;
  • Train staff and parents in the implementation on intervention strategies identified on IEPs/IFSPs of students identified with disabilities Perform other duties as assigned or requested including attending professional development/meetings, in-services and workshops
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Requirements are representative of the minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Applied understanding of due process requirements, psychology of disability human growth and development;
  • Applied understanding of curriculum development and Applied learning theory;
  • Classroom management - Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students and maintain ongoing supervision of all students;
  • Problem solving, decision making, stress tolerance;
  • Ability to adapt to changing work environments, work priorities and organizational needs;
  • Ability to participate with staff from other agencies in concurrent service delivery;
  • Ability to participate on and lead instructional teams;
  • Ability to implement procedures to address each student's mental and physical health needs;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and written with ability to write clear and concise assessment summary reports and technically adequate IEP’s and conduct an IEP team meeting;
  • Ability to complete student assessments and Implement multiple instructional strategies appropriate to each student;
  • Effectively and proactively supervise class structure and schedule;
  • Ability to implement multiple instructional and behavioral strategies;
  • Promote & maintain social responsibility, conflict mediation, & leadership support for staff/students;
  • Provide consultation to general education teachers on activities such as: demonstration teaching, curriculum modification, materials preparation, and instructional strategies;
  • Team teach in a general education setting;
  • Meet due process requirements and assure the provision of procedural safeguards;
  • Collaborate with parents as partners; and coordinate with other staff who concurrently plan and deliver services to students including services planned and delivered by staff from other agencies;
  • Stay professionally current;
  • Participate on general education curriculum and site based decision making teams;
  • Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree with coursework in education or related field, and a current teaching license from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) in Special Education in Emotional / Behavioral Disorders (EBD), Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), and/or Developmental / Cognitive Disabilities (DCD), or equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Experience working with at-risk students.

LICENSURE:  Valid Minnesota Special Education Teaching License required.

CLEARANCE: Must have acceptable Back Ground Screening (Criminal Record Check), Act 151 (Child Abuse History Check) and FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) Criminal History Check.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Professional employee work year. Terms and conditions of employment shall be consistent with the SWMetro Intermediate District #288 and the SouthWest Metro Education Minnesota Labor Agreement.
EVALUATION: Performance will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions of the SWMetro Intermediate District #288 and the SouthWest Metro Education Minnesota Labor Agreement.
NOTE: The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas

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SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288

792 Canterbury Road Suite 211, Shakopee, MN 55379
 

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SW Metro Intermediate District 288

792 Canterbury Road Suite 211, Shakopee, MN 55379