Special Education Teacher
This position is funded with ESSER III and grant funds for 1 year only.
JOB TITLE: Special Education Teacher
REPORTS TO: Principal/Director of Special Education
Bachelor's Degree or higher
PTSB endorsement in Special Education or immediately eligible for certification
JOB GOALS/OBJECTIVES: To provide specially designed instruction and an appropriate education to students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) in the least restrictive environment based.
Planning and Preparation. The teacher will:
Creates a safe, productive and positive learning environment that is the least restrictive, is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interest of students .
Develop and implement Individual Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 plans.
Plan structured learning activities that use materials and resources aligned with student’s IEP.
Assess student learning regularly in a manner that is congruent to instructional goals and related to district and state standards.
Serves as the Case Manager for assigned students including, but not limited to, completing IDEA Program forms; sending written notices to parents; and completing all paperwork that is required either by the building principal and/or the Special Services Director
Assumes the teacher’s legal responsibilities in the supervision of students.
Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation.
Classroom Environment. The teacher will:
Create an environment of respect and rapport in the classroom between teacher and students and students and their peers.
Establish a culture of learning by conveying the value of the content and the importance of pride in work and by maintaining high expectations for learning for each student.
Establish clear standards of conduct, monitor students’ behavior, and respond appropriately.
Organize the physical space, furniture, and accessories in the classroom to accommodate safety and traffic flow and to maximize accessibility to learning resources.
Implement and administer district and school policies and procedures governing student life and conduct.
Instruction. The teacher will:
Provide instruction that aligns to student’s IEP or 504 Plan.
Give directions and instructions that are clear to all students in both written and oral language that is grade appropriate.
Demonstrate flexibility to work with a variety of programs, frameworks and/or possibilities to meet students’ needs.
Provide accurate, constructive, quality feedback on time.
Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness by making adjustments to lessons to accommodate student needs.
Professional Responsibilities. The teacher will:
Assess current lessons for effectiveness, reflect, and look at ideas to try the next time.
Maintain accurate records showing students’ completion of assignments, progress in learning, and non-instructional information.
Communicate with families on instructional program goals and individual students’ performance and facilitate family engagement in the instructional program.
Work cooperatively with all support staff who co-teach and/or support individual student needs.
Contribute to the school and district by participating in school projects, district committees, and assigned non-teaching duties.
Lead and encourage colleagues and support staff and maintain cooperative relationships with administrators to establish a favorable working environment. Attend and constructively participate in staff meetings.
Participate in opportunities for professional development.
Show professionalism by demonstrating a commitment to professional standards in problem-solving and decision making and by serving as an advocate for students.
Seek supervisor and peer input on performance and respond to feedback in a cooperative manner.
Actively participate in the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) process, including regular team meetings, open sharing of data, and collaboration to answer the critical questions of a PLC.
Use and learn new software
Keep all documentation and permanent files for students - All student files are confidential.
Complete all other duties as assigned by supervisor.