Special Education Teachers (Anticipated Vacancies 2020)

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Description

8 hours per day, 185 days per year
*Licensed staff new to Westminster Public Schools is contracted for 190 days the first year*
                                    
A complete application package includes the following:
•Application    
•Resume
•Copy of CDE teaching license 
•Official transcripts 
•3 letters of recommendation 
•Copy of PRAXIS/PLACE report 
•Teacher Insight score
                           
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS & RESUMES RECEIVED IN LIEU OF APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
*Possess a valid Colorado Teacher License with appropriate Special Education endorsement in the area you are teaching or obtain one prior to start.
*Candidates with endorsements in CLDE, Bilingual Ed, Foreign Language, and/or sheltered content or other English Language instructional training desired
*Has experience or desire working with students who span the full spectrum of disability categories (from mild to severe/profound)
*Obtained a valid CO license as Special Education Teacher (Generalist, Mild/Moderate, Affective Needs, or Profound Needs)
*Is knowledgeable and can apply research-based curriculum and intervention for students based on their needs
*Understands the IEP development and implementation process
*Demonstrates competency in student evaluation and assessment
*Has thorough understanding and application of curriculum modifications and accommodations in an inclusive environment
*Is willing to fulfill teaching responsibilities under a Competency-Based instructional model
*Demonstrates exceptional interpersonal relationships and professionalism with students, staff, parents and administrators
*Has experience and/or skills working with culturally diverse populations desired
*Has experience with inclusionary (e.g., push-in or co-teaching) teaching desired
*Holds high expectations for assigned students
*Must be able to read, write, and comprehend English
*Has strong computer and keyboard skills

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
*To display a thorough knowledge of the subject matter and the District's curriculum and Instructional Model
*To employ competency-based expectations for student growth and achievement
*To plan instruction consistent with the District's curriculum for assigned subject areas/grade levels and to adjust for student differences to meet their needs
*To assist student in gaining Access Skills and access to the general curriculum through Alternative Standards (Essential Elements)
*To use achievement and/or behavioral data to inform instructional or programmatic decisions
*To implement continuous system of evaluations and progress monitoring for students
*To write accurate and legally defensible Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for eligible students
*To facilitate IEP meetings and Initial/Triennial SPED Staffings for case-managed students
*To be part of an IEP team to make special education eligibility decisions as a result of focused, yet thorough assessment practices
*To serve as a collaborative and positive participant on the school's Interventionist team
*To establish an effective system for classroom discipline per Board Policy and building regulations
*To participate in state- and locally-required professional development
*To utilize assigned Paraprofessionals in an effective, results-based manner to support student needs
*To perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor

Westminster Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  District policy prohibits discrimination against any applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, or disability. Complaints in these matters should be addressed to the Chief of Staff, 6933 Raleigh Street, Westminster, CO 80030, phone: (303) 428-3511.  Although the position is based at a school/department, the employer is Westminster Public Schools.

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Westminster Public Schools

6933 RALEIGH STREET, WESTMINSTER, CO 80030
 
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Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,029 (USD)

State Average: $10,278 (USD)

% ELL Students

34%

State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio

19.27

State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%

FTE

1,052

State Average: 415