JobID 182 : High School Resource Teacher (#902316)

Job | Posted a year ago

Job Title:  Special Education Teacher (Resource)
Reports to (Title):  Principal
Terms of Employment:
Certified Salary Scale
Hours per day:  8
Days per year:   190
Type of position:
FLSA Status:
General Summary:
Under general supervision instructs students identified with a disability under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), directly or indirectly through services indicated on the Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Essential Functions:
  • Supports and upholds the mission, vision and strategic goals of Lexington County School District One.
  • Effectively interacts, communicates and collaborates with students, parents, colleagues and other stakeholders to foster student learning.
  • Establishes a safe, supportive, positive and productive learning environment for all students; supervises student activities on the playground, in the lunchroom, in arrival and dismissal locations and other areas as assigned; maintains positive behavior support and classroom management systems.
  • Teaches supplemental concepts and skills to children placed in regular classroom situations who are classified as having a disability under IDEA as indicated on the IEP; instructs students in academic and functional skills.
  • Administers curriculum based measures to collect data for reevaluation and progress monitoring of student performance; demonstrates and evaluates the effectiveness of both formative and summative assessments; analyzes assessment data in relation to student learning and develops instructional strategies to close the learning and performance gap and fulfill IEP goals and objectives.
  • Plans, directs, and conducts Individualized Educational Programs (IEP’s); develops goals and objectives for each program.
  • Serves as case manager for assigned students; oversees annual review and triennial reevaluation processes; assigns team members; notifies general education teachers of students’ testing and instructional accommodations and modifications. 
  • Designs and facilitates engaging lesson plans and classroom activities; organizes classrooms for daily instruction.
  • Employs a variety of 21st century instructional methods and techniques consistent with the needs, capabilities, learning levels, and physical limitations of the student as indicated by the IEP; utilizes special teaching tools, techniques and equipment as appropriate.
  • Stays abreast of current district instructional materials.
  • Instructs students in the proper use, care and operation of computers and other applicable equipment.
  • Supervises activities of assigned instructional assistant(s) (if applicable) which involves such duties as planning and reviewing work, and providing instruction, guidance, and training.
  • Prepares various records and forms such as lesson plans, daily and weekly activity plans, assessments, IEP’s, daily behavior report cards, behavior intervention plans, anecdotal records, material requisitions, discipline reports, etc.
  • Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
  • Selects, requests, and maintains an inventory of instructional aides, technology tools, equipment, and supplies needed for daily activities; provides for safe storage and proper use of all materials, equipment and tools.
  • Effectively uses personal computing devices and software applications for the management of student records, instructional efficiency, and professional development.
  • Meets with teachers, parents, administrators, related services personnel and school counselors as needed to discuss student performance, activities, etc.; issues reports in accordance with school board policy and state and federal special education regulations to inform parents/guardians of students’ progress; suggests interventions as appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Education/Work Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in special education or related area with previous student teaching experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills  and abilities
  • Valid South Carolina  teaching certification
  • Valid South Carolina driver’s license
Knowledge of the policies, procedures and activities of the school district which pertain to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.  Knowledge of state and federal special education legislation and regulations that impact the position. Knowledge of screening and testing methods for individuals with disabilities.  Ability to administer curriculum based measures to collect and analyze data to inform instruction.  Knowledge of and ability to read and interpret psychological evaluations and reports. Knowledge of and ability to implement methods for developing lesson plans and materials and classroom activities which stimulate learning and provide for personalization.  Knowledge of the records, forms and reports which must be prepared and maintained. Knowledge of and ability to demonstrate proper maintenance, safe operation and utilization of equipment, materials and supplies used in daily activities.  Knowledge of and ability to implement 21st century instructional methods and techniques used in teaching and managing special education students. Knowledge of and ability to implement counseling methods necessary for handling student academic and functional/behavioral problems. Knowledge of appropriate interventions to recommend as needed.  Knowledge of student services available and referral procedures.   Ability to supervise students and maintain order in various classroom and instructional activities and situations; ability to handle outbursts, tantrums and other behavioral problems as needed.  Ability to demonstrate high level application of technology devices in the performance of daily activities. Ability to interact and communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues and all other stakeholders involved in the activities of the job.
Working Conditions:
Conducts duties in a classroom or office environment with no significant exposure to environmental factors.   May be exposed to noise from students, bodily fluids, and the possibility of injury from a violent or impaired student.  Requires constant attention and repetition associated with working with disabled students.  Physical demands are most often restricted to classroom work requiring occasional lifting/moving of items weighing up to twenty-five pounds.  Occasional local travel is required; no overnight travel required.  Job requires the operation of general office, technology and special education equipment.
Supervises students in classrooms and other situations.   Responsible for maintenance and inventory of equipment; responsible for reporting equipment malfunctions. Indirectly provides supervision to instructional assistants as assigned.
Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the school board’s policy on evaluation of certified personnel.
Disclaimer Statement:
This job description is not intended as a complete listing of job duties.  The incumbent is responsible for the performance of other related duties as assigned/required.

Posted By

Lexington County School District 01

100 Tarrar Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29072
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,472 (USD)

State Average: $11,316 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.20

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 766