JobID 510 : K-2 Grade Special Education Cognitive Support Teacher (#1909763)

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Union Elementary School District - AZ


                          Special Education Cognitive Support Teacher


  Purpose Statement


         The job of Special Education Cognitive Support Teacher is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the


         educational process with specific responsibilities for improving special education students' success in


         academic achievement; supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing


         lesson plans; delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines;


         collaborating with other teachers and other professional staff; providing leadership to implement intervention


          initiatives; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students' parents or guardians regarding


         instructional program and student progress.


         This job reports to Assigned Administrator


  Essential Functions


        Administers developmental testing, subject specific assessments, etc. for the purpose of assessing


        student present level of performance and/or developing recommendations for individual learning plans.


        Administers, under supervision, first aid, and assistance to medically fragile children (e.g. tube feeding,


        toileting, diapering, etc.) for the purpose of providing appropriate care for children as assigned.


        Analyze grade, class and individual student academic data for the purpose of increasing student


        achievement and making informed decisions relative to instructional practices.


        Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals (e.g. behavioral,


        communication skills, academic needs, etc.) for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents


        and administration.


        Circulates throughout the classroom for the purpose of monitoring student progress/performance.


        Collaborate with other teachers for the purpose of increasing student achievement by ensuring core


        instructional best practices are implemented with fidelity and staff are differentiating instruction to meet


        the needs of students.


        Confers with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals for the


        purpose of developing individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students'


        educational, physical, and social/emotional development.


        Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments for the


        purpose of providing an effective program that addressing individual student requirements.


        Directs student teachers, paraprofessionals, volunteers and/or student workers for the purpose of


        providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.


        Evaluates student achievement information for the purpose of placing students in appropriate academic


        intervention and support services.


        Instructs students for the purpose of improving their success in academics through a defined course of




        Manages student behavior (e.g. behavior plans, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal


        learning environment.


        Modifies classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address


        individualized learning plans within established lesson plans.



        Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, nap


        times, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.


        Participates in a variety of meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to


        perform functions.


        Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, IEPs, etc.) for the


        purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.


        Provides specially designed instruction to meet emotional, behavioral, and academic needs of the


        individual student (e.g. evaluates needs of individual student, least restrictive environment, etc.) for the


        purpose of ensuring the student's academic success.


        Replies to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the


        purpose of resolving issues, providing information and/or direction.


        Reports incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose


        of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to


        Education Code and school policies.


        Supports classroom teachers for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of established


        curriculum and/or individual student plans.


  Other Functions


        Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective


        functioning of the work unit.


  Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications


     Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


     SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in


     order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the


     functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment including using


     pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.


     KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read technical information, compose a variety of


     documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. 


     Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: appropriate


      codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; age appropriate activities; lesson plan requirements; stages of child


     development; and behavioral management strategies.


     ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data;


     and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a


     wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using


     standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with


      a variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action


     plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving


     with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the


     functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work


     priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; and working flexible hours.




     Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing


     other persons within a small work unit; tracking budget expenditures. Utilization of some resources from other work


     units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the


     organization’s services.


     Work Environment


     The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:


     occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling,  some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and


     significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 45% sitting, 10% walking, and 45% standing.  The job is


     performed under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness and in a clean atmosphere


     Experience:           Job related experience is required.


     Education:            Bachelors degree in job-related area.




     Required Testing:                                                              Certificates and Licenses


                                                                                               Appropriate Arizona Teaching Credentials


     Continuing Educ. / Training:                                              Clearances


     Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses                                  Criminal Background Clearance/Fingerprint Clearance




   FLSA Status                                               Approval Date                                            Salary Grade


   Exempt                                                                                                                         Governing Board Approved


                                                                                                                                       Certified Salary Placement










Posted By

Union Elementary District

3834 S. 91st Ave, Tolleson, AZ 85353
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$5,833 (USD)

State Average: $8,651 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 23.13

% IEP Students


State Average: 12%



State Average: 143