Special Education Teacher- Mild/Moderate (#1600285)
SpEd Teachers- Mild/Moderate Roles and Responsibilities The teacher’s first responsibility is to provide a safe, positive and productive learning environment. Teachers will participate in professional development, Professional Learning Communities (PLC), conferences and other trainings to improve teaching methods and skills. Teachers will use CCID’s core values of creativity, innovation and discovery to provide students with project-based, place-based and inquiry-based learning. They will also collaborate in PLCs to create curriculum that covers Utah State Standards through an Integrative STEM lens. SpEd Teachers- Mild/Moderate Primary Responsibilities *Assist children with specific learning disabilities, speech or language impairments, mental retardation, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities, hearing impairments, orthopedic impairments, visual impairments, autism, combined deafness and blindness, traumatic brain injury, etc. *Teach children who have mild to moderate disabilities at the elementary school level *Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student *Organize and schedule student assessments, IEP’s, progress reports, etc. *Plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities *Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress *Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals *Discuss student’s progress with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators *Assess students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans *Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one *Supervise team of paraeducators to help support and deliver individualized instruction *Mentor teachers and assistants who work with students with disabilities. Help general educators adapt curriculum materials and teaching techniques to meet the needs of students with disabilities. *Modify / adapt traditional education curriculum to meet to meet child’s needs *Help Identify children with special needs *Use various teaching methods to promote learning, including intensive individualized instruction, problem-solving assignments, and small group work. *Ensure appropriate accommodations are implemented within classrooms. *Set personalized goals and monitor students *Develop transition plan outlining specific steps to prepare students for middle school or high school or a job or post-secondary study. *Lead IEP meeting with the student’s parents, school administrators, and the student’s general education teachers. *Inform parents of child’s progress *Organizing and maintain student records, data records, work samples, etc. *Provide ongoing data collection and monitoring of student work progress to ensure goals are appropriate / met *Other duties as assigned
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job (classroom teacher). Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 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 normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds to shoulder height and 50 pounds to waist height; and to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach overhead frequently and for extended time periods.