Special Education Teacher - .5 Ivy Drive School and .5 Mountain View School (Grades K-5)

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08/26/2024
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Special Education

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POSITION TITLE:    SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER - (.5 Ivy Drive School AND .5 Mountain View School - Grades K-5)
 
DEPARTMENT:        TEACHER
 
REPORTS TO:         DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL SERVICES / SUPERVISOR OF SPECIAL SERVICES
 
SUMMARY:              To provide an innovative and creative learning environment which fosters students’ individual growth and development in all program areas.

Job description:  We are seeking a dedicated Special Education Teacher to join our team of educators. In this role, you will be responsible for instructing groups of students with mild to moderate disabilities. Your primary tasks will involve adapting the existing curriculum in core subjects such as math and writing to accommodate the individual learning needs of each student. You will create personalized lesson plans tailored to their specific requirements. Additionally, you will collaborate with parents and support staff to address any significant factors that may hinder students’ progress. Your ultimate goal will be to provide guidance and inspiration to help children achieve important learning milestones.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Other duties may be assigned.

 Plan and implement academic and clinical IEP goals through continuous assessment of each student.
 
Have knowledge and an ability to apply a developmentally focused classroom structure.
 
Develop and implement an integrated curriculum by sharing ideas, materials and methods with professional colleagues.
 
Demonstrate knowledge and application of subject matter in areas of specialization.
 
Assess students' abilities and craft teaching plans; Plan daily lessons to provide a variety of learning experiences.

Find engaging activities to teach skills (i.e. drawing and theater drama)
 
Vary instructional material and activities through a multi-modality approach.
 
Develop and implement an effective behavior management program that meets the overall goals of the program.

Manage classroom crises and resolve conflict

Monitor children's behavioral patterns and arrange appropriate interventions if needed
 
Maintain appropriate student records and submit required reports within a designated time period.
 
Work with teachers in various disciplines.
 
Work cooperatively with parents to maintain ongoing communication and provide support and resources when necessary.

Adapt learning materials to students' needs

Keep track of and reflect on students' needs
 
Perform educational testing and evaluations in order to assess students’ needs.
 
Actively participate in a transdisciplinary model and demonstrate strong collaboration skills.
 
Integrate the clinical group goals and objectives into the educational curricula.
 
Actively participate in staff development activities to foster professional and personal growth.
  
Develop student awareness and self-respect by fostering experiences that encourage students to achieve realistic and personal goals.

Prepare students for transition to the next grade

Inform parents about their children's performance and potential problems

Participate in ongoing performance evaluations.
 
Maintain professional competence through in-service education provided by the district and in self-selected professional growth activities.
 
Serve on faculty and curriculum committees.

Implement individual education program for special needs students.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Supervises classroom and students (aides, volunteers and parent helpers where appropriate).  Performs general supervisory duties as scheduled.

Coach/mentor other professionals who work with children with disabilities

Collaborate with support staff (i.e. school counselors and speech therapists) to create holistic intervention plans
  
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Proven experience as a Special Education Teacher or relevant role

Good knowledge of current special education topics and methodologies

Experience working with children with a wide range of disabilities

Ability to create IEPs

A patient, resourceful and resilient personality

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

 EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
 BSc in Special Education; MSc is a plus.

Additional credits required for completion of certification requirements.
 
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
 Valid Connecticut Teaching Certificate, 165 Comprehensive Special Education, K-12

**PMT TRAINING WILL BE REQUIRED AND PROVIDED BY THE DISTRICT**
 
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
 Ability to read, analyze and interpret periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations.  Ability to write memos, reports and correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff, parents and the general public.
 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
 Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
 
COMPUTER SKILLS:
 Basic knowledge and experience with standard hardware and software applications.  Ability to use computer for E-mail, word processing, accounting, databases and presentations.
 
REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
 
 OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
 Ability to apply knowledge of current research and teaching competencies to instructional program.  Ability to plan and implement lessons based on school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.  Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers and parents.  Skill in oral and written communication.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies and the code of professional responsibility for teachers. 
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
 The physical demands described 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 frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to fifty (50) pounds, such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts.  The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being or work output of other people.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, such as to read handwritten or typed material and the ability to adjust focus.  The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other staff.
  
WORK ENVIRONMENT:

 The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud.  Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors.
 
SALARY:       As per negotiated contract
 
DATE OF SERVICE:   August 26, 2024 for 2024 - 25 School Year
           
APPLICATION:        If you are currently employed by the Bristol Board of Education as a teacher, please complete an internal application online by 4:00 p.m. on May 9, 2024.
 
All others please fill out an online application at www.applitrack.com/bristol/onlineapp

05/06/2024    KC/ljm
PC #: 50050043

 
 

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