JobID 4655 : Special Education Teacher - (Extended Resource) - Surprise - 2019-2020 School Year (#1796883)

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General Position Information

Position Title:                                    Exceptional Student Services Teacher (Special Education)
Classification:                                   Exempt
Position Department/Campus:        Any LTS Campus
Reports To:                                       Campus Principal/Special Education Coordinator

Our Mission and Purpose: Legacy Traditional schools is dedicated to providing  motivated students with the opportunity to achieve academic excellence in an accelerated, back-to-basics, safe learning environment taught by caring, knowledgeable, and highly effective educators in cooperation with supportive, involved parents.

Position Overview

The Extended Resource Teacher works with students in conjunction with a General Education Teacher and is responsible for providing instruction to students in specially designed instruction based on individual IEP goals.

Essential Duties & Accountabilities

  • Meets and instructs assigned students at designated locations and specific times.
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
  • When appropriate, implements behavioral interventions up to and including QBS holds (if trained).
  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and--in harmony with the goals--establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like. Communicates these objectives to students.
  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media; consistent with the physical limitations of the provided location and the needs and capabilities of the individuals involved.
  • Strives to implement, by instruction and action, the district's philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
  • Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
  • Recognizes and evaluates the learning and other disabilities of students on a regular basis; seeks the assistance or referral of district specialists as required.
  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation.
  • Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
  • Performs other necessary duties as assigned.

Competencies

  • Positively interact with all students.
  • Create a safe learning environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Capable of designing lesson plans to meet student needs and school & state requirements.
  • Able to employ varied teaching strategies and best practices that effectively teaches the curriculum.
  • Ability to identify individual student needs.
  • Good communication skills with, students, coworkers, administration and parents.
  • Ability to collaborate with other teachers and school staff.
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the teaching profession by utilizing resources for professional development therefore, improving the education that is provided.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education
  • Mild to Moderate Cross Categorical Certification 
  • Arizona Employees: 
    1. Arizona Department of Public Safety Level One IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
    2. Arizona Teaching Certificate (with appropriate certification for grade or subject)
  • Nevada Employees:
    1. NV Fingerprint Background Check
    2. NV Teaching License (with appropriate certification for grade or subject)
  • Appropriately Certified in grade or subject according to ESSA requirements and Department of Education
  • The incumbent in this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check.
  • Must possess strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Must demonstrate initiative and the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Work Environment and Physical Demands

  • 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.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Duties are performed typically in school and/or office settings throughout the division. May include frequent walking, standing, stooping, lifting up to approximately 25 pounds and occasional lifting of equipment and/or materials weighing up to approximately 40 pounds may be required.
  • Must have the ability to stand for extended periods of time in front of the classroom; see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone; and the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Federal Funding

  • As funds allow, this is an IDEA federally-funded position with responsibilities that align to federal requirements. The continuation of this position will be revisited annually based on funding.