Orchard Springs Elementary - (8 hr) Elementary Life Skills Sp Ed Teacher
A position has been declared open in the Weber School District for an Elementary Life Skills (Severe) Special Education Teacher. This position is for 8 hours per day, 9 months per year. This position requires the ability to plan, coordinate, and teach instructional lessons to students in the areas of academics, interpersonal, daily living and social skills.
EMPLOYEES OF THE DISTRICT SHOULD NOT APPLY THROUGH TEACHERS-TEACHERS BUT SHOULD SUBMIT A RESUME AND LETTER OF APPLICATION TO THE BUILDING PRINCIPAL. APPLICANTS OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT MAY APPLY ON TEACHERS-TEACHERS.COM
Job Description: Under the direction of the school principal, following the guidelines of USBE, the teacher is responsible for the education of students with special needs and will create a flexible program and class environment favorable for learning and personal growth.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develops and implements Individualized Education Plans and behavior plans. Implements data collection systems, accurately collect and summarize data. Monitors, redirects and modifies student progress regarding inappropriate behaviors and performance, administering intensive behavior intervention programs to identified students Teaches subject matter, utilizing the course of study adopted by the school district and the Board of Education, correlated with other appropriate learning activities. Develop lesson plans, adapt curriculum to meet individual student needs, and utilize effective teaching techniques in translating lesson plans into productive student learning experiences which best utilize the time available for instruction. Engages students in learning through use of content activities and assignments, student groupings, a wide variety of instructional materials, and the structure and pacing of the lessons. Provides specific and timely feedback to students. Evaluates student's academic and personal growth keeping appropriate records, and prepare progress reports. Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere. Utilizes Least Restrictive Behavior Interventions (LRBI) to support skill development in students. Understands various functions of behavior when determining interventions, developing and implementing behavior intervention plans. Models and trains program staff on the implementation of specific programs and procedures to address student goals. Collaborates with school team members to provide instruction and support effectively. Develops lesson plans, adapt curriculum to meet individual student needs, and utilize effective teaching techniques in translating lesson plans into productive student learning experiences which best utilize the time available for instruction. Utilizes computers and other technological classroom support equipment in student instruction. Maintains classroom organization and discipline. Provides and maintains a safe and supervised environment in the classroom and the school grounds. Communicates with parents through conferences and other means discussing academic and personal progress; interpret school programs. Supervises and directs paraprofessionals for the benefit of student learning. Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions, including state and federal authorities as needed. Manages student files to maintain compliance based on district, USBE, and IDEA guidelines and regulations. Demonstrates professional ethics as outlined by the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission. Conforms to district policies including attendance, absences and evaluations. Possesses problem solving skills and demonstrates effective communication skills. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with students, school staff, district staff, and patrons. Performs other related tasks as assigned by the principal or district office administration. Regular work attendance is critical
Qualifications: Physical Requirements: Able to lift up to 50 pounds Assume and maintain a variety of postures (kneeling, squatting, bending, standing, and sitting in student-size chairs) for extended periods of time Utilize quick body movements to maintain safety and implement student behavior plans Participate in and utilize Mandt training May require working with bio-hazards (blood borne pathogens, human waste, cleaning/disinfecting materials, etc.) Degree and License Requirements: Valid Utah Special Education K-12 license (mild/moderate or severe)
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