Special Education Teacher
Must hold a license issued by Virginia Department of Education.
The license must be in one of the following types: Collegiate Professional License, Postgraduate Professional License, Provisional License, Statement of Eligibility.
The license position area must be in Special Education (General).
The license must be in one of the following grades: Preschool/Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
The following duties are representative for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Assist with implementation of behavior management and/or medical management plans; Handle student toileting, change student clothes as needed, and provide sponge baths as needed, if applicable; Assist with student feeding to include: set-up and connect tube to stoma for Gastrointestinal feeding and provide proper care of tubing before and after usage; support students in cafeteria lines and eating in cafeteria/classroom during breakfast and lunch, as needed; prep foods and physically assist or feed students during breakfast and lunch, if applicable; Provide guarded or direct assistance during transition changes from wheelchair to appropriate setting, i.e., changing table/mat or bean bag, stander, gait trainer, if applicable; Assist with Occupational and Physical therapy as outlined in IEP; Plan instruction to achieve desired objectives that reflect the Virginia Standards of Learning and division curriculum guides; Provide medical assistance under the supervision of school nurse; Design coherent instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, current instructional practices, students, the community, and curriculum goals; Diagnose individual, group and program needs and plans for the appropriate use of time, materials, and resources to match the ability and needs of all students; Evaluate students’ progress; provide students with specific evaluative feedback; maintain appropriate records and prepares progress reports; Use a variety of assessment strategies and instruments to make both short-term and long-range instructional decisions to improve student learning; Administer standardized tests in accordance with established procedures; Use appropriate materials, technology, and resources in a manner that promotes the development of critical thinking, program solving, and performance skills; Select, evaluate, and refine a variety of teaching methods and instructional strategies for the active engagement of students and improvement of student learning; Implement a classroom management policy that fosters a safe and positive environment for all students and staff; Ensure the adequate and safe supervision of students; Create a supportive learning environment for all students; Work collaboratively with staff, families, and community resources to support the success of a diverse student population; Maintain licensure at the state and/or national level; assume responsibility for professional growth and keep materials, supplies and skills up-to-date; Establish and maintain positive rapport with students; Model professional, moral and ethical standards as well as personal integrity in all interactions; Comply with and support school and division regulations and policies; Work in a collegial and collaborative manner with peers, school personnel, and the community to promote and support student learning; Communicate with students, student counselors, and parents through conferences and other means; Communicate regularly and effectively with students, parents/guardians, and fellow staff members; Consistent with federal and state laws and regulations and only when necessary and employing the appropriate procedures under the circumstances, engage in a verbal or physical intervention to prevent a student from injuring self, peers, or staff members; Participate in curriculum development, faculty committees, and student activity sponsorship, as requested; and, Perform related duties as assigned by the building administrator(s) in accordance with the school/division policies and practices and as related to the learning process.