Special Education Teacher (DLM)
Must hold a license issued by Utah State Office of Education.
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: Autism, Deaf-Blind, Early Intervention Specialist, Educational Diagnostician, Emotional Behavior Disabilities, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Physical Disabilities, Severe/Profound Disabilities, Special Education (General), Traumatic Brain Injury, Visual Impairment.
The license must be in one of the following grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th.
The license status must be active.
The Licensed Special Education Teacher in the adapted curriculum classroom is primarily responsible for providing specialized instruction in the Utah Essential Elements and functions as the IEP case manager for assigned students, which includes implementing individualized instruction within the adapted curriculum for a multi-grade level classroom. Essential Teaching Job Functions include: 1) Provide research-based specialized instruction to address instructional goals within each student’s IEP and implement positive behavioral supports for students with significant cognitive disabilities 2) Progress monitor students weekly 3) Use collected data to drive and adjust student-centered instruction a. Create weekly lesson plans using differentiated instruction for both Essential Elements core instruction and IEP specialized instruction b. Create and adapt materials to meet individual student needs 4) Assess students using the Utah Alternative Assessments 5) Provide direction, supervision, and collaboration with paraprofessional supports as needed 6) Oversee & plan daily virtual learning for home-based students and provide specialized instructional resources for IEP goals Essential Case Management Job Functions include: 1) Develop and implement annual IEPs for students consistent with adapted curriculum & alternative assessment requirements a. Maintain compliance within state and federal-mandated timelines and requirements 2) Conduct special education evaluations and reevaluations as needed 3) Complete district and state reporting requirements Knowledge Requirements Include: 1) General knowledge of the procedures, practices, and teaching methods for special education and adapted curriculum classrooms, specifically for students with significant cognitive disabilities 2) Thorough knowledge of IEP development and implementation 3) Understanding of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and differentiation within the special education environment Other Skills Required: 1) Ability to deliver and articulate oral presentations and written reports to small groups 2) Objective problem-solving and team-oriented mindset 3) Effectively use technology to meet the needs of individualized instruction 4) Proven ability to report to work regularly and on-time 5) Patience and adaptability