Special Education Teacher - Behavior Specialist

Posted 25 days ago
Position Areas
Special Education


Primary Purpose:
Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.
To reduce the dropout rate and increase the academic performance and socio-emotional skills of students identified as being at risk of dropping out of school

Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements for subject and level assigned
Special Knowledge/Skills: social, emotional, behavioral strategies; Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) and other behavioral de-escalation strategies 
Knowledge of subjects assigned
General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
General understanding of disability conditions
General understanding of the implications of the disability
Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

At least one year student teaching or approved internship

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Instructional Strategies
1.    Develop and implement lessons that fulfill the requirements of district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required.
2.    Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations and/or modifications for differences in student learning styles.
3.    Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
4.    Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and the unique needs of students assigned.
5.    Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities.
6.    Work cooperatively with general education and special education teachers and support services staff to modify curricula as needed for special education students with unique needs according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
7.    Work with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to individual student unique needs and district requirements.
8.    Plan and supervise assignments of teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s).
9.    Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.

Student Growth and Development
10.    Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits; Help students to navigate through with emotional, social, and behavioral challenges.
11.    Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
12.    Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the campus principal.
13.    Be a positive role model for students, support mission of school district.

Classroom Management and Organization
14.    Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
15.    Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
16.    Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
17.    Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.

18.    Establish and maintain open of communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
19.    Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
20.    Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.

Professional Growth and Development
21.    Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
22.    Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
23.    Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other required documents .
24.    Attend and participate in faculty meetings and trainings and serve on staff committees as required.

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required. 


Posted By

Henderson Independent School District

501 Richardson Drive , Henderson, TX 75652

At the following locations

Henderson Middle School

501 Richardson Drive , Henderson, TX 75652