Early Childhood Special Education Teacher/Current Vacancy
Must hold a license issued by Virginia Department of Education.
The license must be in one of the following types: Collegiate Professional License, Postgraduate Professional License, Statement of Eligibility, Special Education Conditional License.
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: Autism, Deaf-Blind, Early Intervention Specialist, Educational Diagnostician, Emotional Behavior Disabilities, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Severe/Profound Disabilities, Special Education (General), Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment.
The license must be in one of the following grades: Preschool/Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
Job Title: Early Childhood Special Education Teacher Contract Length: 192 days FLSA Status: Exempt Job Summary The Early Childhood Special Education Teacher is responsible for creating a classroom environment favorable to learning and personal growth of every student; establishing effective rapport with students; motivating students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for becoming a responsible citizen in accordance with each pupil’s ability; and to establish good relationships with parents and other staff within the classroom and collaborates with related service providers and therapists. Essential Duties Classroom Operations Plans and arranges an environment for children which is supportive and appropriate to meet their needs, consistent with the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) Developmentally Appropriate Practices and the Creative Curriculum guidelines. Plans a daily schedule and weekly lesson plan creating a varied and wide range of learning opportunities to meet the needs of all children within the classroom. Collects data and documents children’s developmental progress in a systematic manner; maintains a progress record for each child within an online assessment system. Conducts both formal and informal assessments of children; reports assessment findings appropriately in formal written reports, and in less formal communications with parents. Involves Instructional Assistant in all aspects of planning and operating the classroom. Develops and implements the Individualized Education Program (IEPs). Monitors student progress toward achieving instructional objectives and goals on the IEP’s.
Safety and Sanitation Follows safety and sanitation policies and procedures appropriately. Assures that children are supervised at all times. Models and encourages appropriate health and safety habits. Consults and collaborates with school nurse regarding children’s health needs.
Parent Contact and Involvement Provides ongoing contact with families via telephone calls, notes, email, and home visits, and maintains conferences and home visits per the program guidelines.
Other Duties Performs other duties and takes on additional responsibilities as directed by supervisor. Follows timelines and requirements for meeting IDEA guidelines.
Job Specifications 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, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements 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. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment. Duties may be occasionally performed on field trips away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Clearance: Criminal Justice Background check, Fingerprinting, TB Assessment
Supervision Received: Principal
Supervision Exercised: Dependent on grade level and subject; may include instructional assistants, volunteers, tutors.
Work Environment Must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to dial a telephone, to enter data into a computer; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The applicant will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Principal or appropriate administrator. Accomack County Public Schools reserves the right to update, revise, or change this job description and related duties at any time.
The Accomack County School System does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, religion, color, or national origin in its employment practices. "We are an equal opportunity employer."