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

 

        study.

 

        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.

 

     Responsibility

 

     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.

 

     Equivalency:

 

     Required Testing:                                                              Certificates and Licenses

 

                                                                                               Appropriate Arizona Teaching Credentials

 

     Continuing Educ. / Training:                                              Clearances

 

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

 

                                                                                               MMR

 

   FLSA Status                                               Approval Date                                            Salary Grade

 

   Exempt                                                                                                                         Governing Board Approved

 

                                                                                                                                       Certified Salary Placement

 

                                                                                                                                       Schedule

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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Union Elementary District

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

Amount per Student

$5,833 (USD)

State Average: $8,651 (USD)

% ELL Students

16%

State Average: 6%

Student Teacher Ratio

24.40

State Average: 23.13

% IEP Students

13%

State Average: 12%

FTE

164

State Average: 143