Special Education Teacher - Extended Resource Program
TITLE: TEACHER - SPECIAL EDUCATION (Wrightson Ridge School Extended Resource Program)
CONTRACT TERMS: 10 Months
SALARY CLASSIFICATION: Certified Salary Determination Chart
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops and implements a curriculum program consistent with district educational goals and objectives and student IEP programming.
- Serves as case manager responsible for coordinating the development, monitoring, and implementation of student's Individual Education Plan (IEP), including any relevant Behavior Intervention Plan.
- Maintains accurate and confidential records of all assigned students (including, but not limited to, grades and progress monitoring).
- Establishes, maintains and promotes a classroom atmosphere which ensures the emotional and physical safety and well-being of students and emphasizes mutual respect, self-worth, self-discipline, cooperation, consideration and responsibility.
- Assesses student needs and develops, implements and evaluates daily lesson plans for students to include scheduled activities and materials. Modifies instructional program to meet the needs of each child. Designs and implements all specially-designed instruction as indicated in the students’ IEPs.
- Utilizes and implements classroom management techniques to maintain organization, orderliness and student safety, and a productive learning environment. Utilizes positive reinforcement to maximize desired behavior and educational outcomes.
- Develops a comprehensive instructional plan for assigned students. Maps, schedules, observes and assigns Special Education Paraprofessional/s as needed to ensure student services.
- Consults with regular education classroom teacher to develop curriculum modifications and intervention strategies.
- Ensures that parents are informed of methods of evaluation used to inform instruction and document progress.
- Collaborates with parents and relevant providers in development and provision of educational programming for students.
- Develops Transition Plans for students, if appropriate. This may include explicit instruction in vocational skills, job shadowing, job skills, college and career readiness, safety and community awareness.
- Adheres to all court orders, state and federal regulations, and Governing Board policies (in general and especially as related to Special Education programming and services).
- Other duties as assigned.
A. REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE
- Arizona Special Education Teaching Certificate
- Structured English Immersion (SEI) Endorsement
- Appropriate Endorsement/Approved Area Arizona
- IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
- Valid CPR/First Aid Certification
B. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
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 the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, feel and type; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.
C. COMMITMENT & DEPENDABILITY
- Willingness to perform as an integral member of a successful team;
- Dedication to providing the highest level of service;
- Willingness to adhere to policies and procedures.
Order classroom supplies and instructional materials.
Communicate – verbally and in writing. Read. Analyze. Evaluate. Manage. Promote Learning. Ensure safety. Observe.
Work involves sitting for extended periods of time, moving from one location to another, reaching, stooping, bending, and holding, lifting and grasping objects.
EQUIPMENT, AIDS, TOOLS, MATERIALS
Uses projector, whiteboard, whiteboard marker, and other office or instructional equipment, such as telephones, fax-machines, computers and associated technology. May use hand tools and operate power-driven machinery, as appropriate and aligned with student programming.
Indoor classroom environment. Outdoor school campus and community environments. Contact with the public, colleagues, students and families.
Monitor students, volunteers, inclusion assistants, special education aides in the classroom, throughout the school campus, and in the community (as appropriate; e.g. field trips, community-based instruction).
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.
EVALUATION PROCEDURE: In accordance with provisions specified in Governing Board policy.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to school/site administration
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Some