Special Education Case Manger/Special Education Teacher
Cañon City School District Fremont RE-1 is accepting applications for a SPECIAL EDUCATION CASE MANAGER/SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER at McKinley Elementary School. This position will begin August, 2020 and is 174 days per year. Salary based on licensed 174 day salary schedule, depending on education level and experience. The position requires:
- Master’s Degree in School Psychology, School Social Work, Special Education Teacher or higher degree
- Valid Colorado Special Services License properly endorsed for proposed assignment
- Currently licensed in the State of Colorado or in process of obtaining Colorado licensure as a School Psychologist, School Social Worker, or Special Education Teacher License from Colorado Department of Education
- Ability to read, write and speak the English language and comply with directions and instructions to complete task and establish priorities.
- Possess skills to be able to utilize basic technology as directed by the District to communicate and function effectively as a 21st century employee
- Must possess valid Colorado Driver License
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Highly organized in paperwork and time management
- Strengths in interpersonal skills with students, parents and co-workers
- Ability to work cooperatively in a school atmosphere with staff members, students and the public
- Skilled in conducting small group and individual student counseling
- Expertise in behavior management and students' exceptionalities
- Strengths in oral and written communication as well as listening
- Experienced in facilitating meetings to secure participation and input from team members
- Positive attitude
- Trained in the administration and interpretation of varied individual assessments to include cognitive, social emotional and/or academic
- Procedures related to Special Education regulations
- Expertise in facilitation of Special Education meetings to include Initials, Re-evaluations, Annuals, and Manifestation Determinations
- Ability to facilitate/implement team decisions
- Case Management – scheduling IEP Meetings in a timely manner, providing consistent and timely notification to parents and staff, assisting in the identification of disabled students, facilitating IEP Meetings in an effective and professional manner, accurately maintaining student records, and demonstrating flexibility and professionalism in parental and staff contacts.
- Diagnosis/Planning – selecting and administering appropriate tools for evaluation of students, effectively completing and summarizing evaluations, assisting in programming for students with disabilities, planning effective use of time, and effectively prioritizing and scheduling time to fulfill responsibilities.
- Direct Service/Interventions – assisting in the development of appropriate annual goals and objectives, providing ongoing consultation to regular education and special education teachers, utilizing intervention methods appropriate for individual students and groups, using a variety of materials and individual strategies, using direct and community resources to meet student needs, communicating effectively with students, parents, and teachers, communicating students’ progress effectively, and providing service to parents when family crisis impacts student performance.
- Professional Responsibility – participating in professional growth, accepting and fulfilling identified responsibilities and duties in a prompt and effective manner, being involved in resolution of staff and building issues in a positive manner, participating in and promoting district/school priorities, goals, and unity, participating in community interagency efforts and activities, serving as a resource person for in-service activities at both building and district levels, and recognizing problems and actively contributing to their resolution.
- Rules & Regulations – following Board policies and procedures, adhering to codes of ethics, following special education rules and regulations as established at federal, state, and local levels.
- Teaching - Will be responsible for teaching mild/moderate students for half of the school day.
- Teachers are held to high expectations for their performance to ensure success of the individual and the District in serving students and the community. Teachers are held to the District’s Licensed Personnel Performance Evaluation System that consists of the State’s Quality Standards, elements, and performance indicators which point to fulfillment of the teaching responsibility. A teacher’s demonstrated effectiveness is based on the following standards:
Standard I: Teachers demonstrate mastery of and pedagogical expertise in the content they teach. The elementary Teacher is an expert in literacy and mathematics and is knowledgeable in all other content that he or she teaches (e.g. science, social studies, art, physical education, or world languages). The secondary Teacher has knowledge of literacy and mathematics and is an expert in his or her content endorsement area(s).
- Teachers provide instruction that is aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards and their district’s organized plan of instruction.
- Teachers develop and implement lessons that connect to a variety of content areas/disciplines and emphasize literacy and mathematics
- Teachers demonstrate knowledge of content, central concepts, inquiry, appropriate evidence-based instructional practices, and specialized characteristics of the disciplines being taught.
Standard II: Teachers establish safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students.
- Teachers foster a predictable learning environment characterized by acceptable student behavior and efficient use of time in which each student has a positive, nurturing relationship with caring adults and peers.
- Teachers demonstrate an awareness of, a commitment to, and respect for multiple aspects of diversity while working toward common goals as a community of learners.
- Teachers engage students as individuals, including those with diverse needs an interests, across a range of ability levels by adapting their teaching for the benefit of all students.
- Teachers work collaboratively with the families and/or significant adults for the benefit of students.
Standard III: Teachers plan and deliver effective instruction and create an environment that facilitates learning for their students.
- Teachers demonstrate knowledge about the ways in which learning takes place, including the levels of intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of their students.
- Teachers use formal and informal methods to assess student learning, provide feedback, and use results to inform planning and instruction.
- Teachers integrate and utilize appropriate available technology to engage students in authentic learning experiences.
- Teachers establish and communicate high expectations and use processes to support the development of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Teachers provide students with opportunities to work in teams and develop leadership
- Teachers model and promote effective communication.
Standard IV: Teachers demonstrate professionalism through ethical conduct, reflection and leadership.
- Teachers demonstrate high standards for professional conduct.
- Teachers link professional growth to their professional goals.
- Teachers are able to respond to a complex, dynamic environment.
- Teachers demonstrate leadership in the school, the community and the teaching profession.
• Coaching and/or sponsoring of extra-curricular school activities may be assigned as needed to meet the needs of the students and the building.
To Apply: Complete a district application at: www.canoncityschools.org. Applications must be complete and submitted to be considered. Inquiries may be made to Misty Manchester, Director of Human Resources, or Tim Renn, Director of Special Services, Cañon City Schools, 101 N. 14th St., Cañon City, CO 81212 (719) 276-5700. POSTING WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED.
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, School District Fremont RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates.
Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. Complaints may be filed verbally, in writing or anonymously. If you wish to file a complaint using the district complaint form, please submit to: Mrs. Misty Manchester, Director of Human Resources, Title IX, Section 504, and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, 101 North 14th Street, Cañon City, Colorado 81212 – Telephone: (719)276-5700