Special Education Teacher (#1360878)
The Teacher, Special Education, is responsible for providing instruction to students with special needs and will maintain required paperwork at federal, State, and local levels. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: • Instructs students in subject matter, using various teaching methods, such as lecture and demonstration. Uses audiovisual aids and other materials to supplement presentation. • Prepares to teach course of study, assigns lessons, and corrects homework papers corresponding to the course of study. • Keeps accurate attendance records. • Maintains discipline in the classroom and on school grounds. • Administers tests to evaluate progress, records results, and issues reports to inform parents of student progress. • Participates in faculty and department meetings, educational conferences, and appropriate teacher training workshops. • Encourages students to maintain appropriate standards of classroom behavior. • Prepares for class and presents evidence of preparation when requested by immediate supervisor. • Maintains availability to students and parents for education-related meetings outside the instructional day when requested. • Assists in enforcing school rules, Board policies, and administrative regulations. • Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at times designated. • Represents the school to the community in a positive manner. • Adheres to the Hawkins County Schools’ Employee Code of Conduct. • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure. • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control, or planning of an activity. • Adaptability to dealing with students. • Adaptability to making generalizations, evaluations, or decisions based on sensory or judgmental criteria. • The ability to understand instructions and underlying principles. • Ability to reason and make judgments. • Ability to understand meanings of words and the ideas associated with them. • Ability to perform arithmetic operations quickly and accurately. • Ability to move the hands easily and manipulate small objects with the fingers. • To make visual comparisons and discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and shadings of figures. • Ability to perceive or recognize similarities or differences in colors or shades or other values of the same color. • Possess strong writing, speaking, and human relations skills. • Coaching is available for qualified candidates. • Meet the necessary health and physical qualifications. • Complete satisfactory background checks as required by the Tennessee State Department of Education and State Law. • Performs other duties as assigned by the Special Education Supervisor and/or principal or his designee.