Special Education Teacher (#1472159)
SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Special Education Director provide Special Education Services to DMA students with disabilities and provide a positive working environment collaboratively with Dixie Montessori Academy Administration and staff to ensure students with disabilities are afforded excellent educational services with professionalism and an unwavering dedication to their respective fields.
• Instruct and direct individuals or small groups of students within, or outside the class, during instructional hours (8:30-2:15) • Prepare lessons and resources for self and assistance(s) to meet students IEP goals and objectives • Marking and assessing students work • Developing and adapting Montessori teaching methods to meet the individual needs of students • Using special equipment and facilities, such as audiovisual materials and computers to stimulate interest in learning • Collaborating with the classroom teacher to define appropriate activities for the students in relation to the curriculum • Assessing children who have long or short-term learning difficulties and working with colleagues to identify individual student special needs; participate in weekly special education meetings. • Work with the lead teacher and administration to ensure that the requirements of the Equality Act (2010) are met in terms of reasonable adjustments and access arrangements • Liaising with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and educational psychologists including ongoing communication with all support providers. • Working closely with parents and guardians and documenting all contact and contact attempts. Clearly introduce self and IEP team at first contact with parents, including during the IEP meeting. • Administration, including updating and maintaining records of students’ progress as required by laws, school policies, and administrative regulations. Including weekly IEP goal progress monitoring. Progress monitoring in IEP to be competed by each case manager at least twice per school year. • Attending statutory annual reviews or other related meetings, such as IEP reviews, regarding students with an IEP, which may involve reviewing Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans; outside of instruction time. • Attend weekly and or monthly in-service training and additional training as needed to meet job requirements. • Assist with behavior management and creating FBA & BIP. Provide immediate assistance to all staff as needed upon request. • Assist with Interpreting and completing, in a timely manner, special education applications and forms for the school, outside of instruction time. • Reports safety, sanitary, and fire hazards. • Performs the above-listed essential functions with physical and mental ability, with or without reasonable accommodation. • Complies with all school policies as they apply to this job assignment. • Perform related work as required as to ensure instruction times is not interrupted.