Special Education Teacher
Must hold a license issued by any agency.
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: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
Charter schools must ensure that each eligible student with disabilities enrolled in the school receives the services included in their IEP. In order for the Special Education department to run Special Education Environments we need Special Education Teachers. We have on average ten such classes. In addition, each Special Education cadet needs a Case Manager assigned to them to take care of any special requirements and also to create the legal documents associated with Special Education. It is recommended that a Case Manager has no more than 20 cadets per Caseload.
JOB SUMMARY Each Special Education Teacher/Case Manager will provide Special Education cadets with learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. They will develop, differentiate, and/or modify lessons and other instructional materials at the cadet’s ability levels in the Special Education Environments. Additionally, as Case Managers, they will write IEP’s and conduct IEP meetings. They will be responsible for the legal plans to help cadet’s with special needs. Each cadet on a Case Manager’s caseload will be cared for individually. Each Case Manager will communicate with parents what our plan for their child is and how we will proceed to make sure those cadets get the best education for their needs.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES Collaborate with cadets, parents, and other members of the team to develop IEPs and quarterly progress reports based on data gathered for each cadet assigned. Plan and use appropriate instruction learning strategies, activities, and materials, to reflect understanding of the learning styles and individual needs of cadets based on assessments of cadets and their learning styles while working cooperatively with classroom teachers to differentiate regular classroom curriculum as needed, and assist Special Education cadets in general education setting to increase understanding and mastery. Develop concrete lessons to enhance understanding of all grade level concepts. Create and maintain a classroom environment that is safe, conducive to learning, and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of cadets. Support and manage cadet behavior, and follow through with appropriate consequences. This includes intervening in crisis situations to verbally de-escalate according to IEP. Consult with classroom Paraprofessionals regarding management of cadet behavior according to IEP and enforce the implementation of BIP’s in the education setting. Consult with district and outside resources to support the needs of cadets. Establish and maintain open communication with Special Education Paraprofessionals, Administrators, Teachers, and Parents. Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials as required. Maintain student data confidentiality, following all FERPA guidelines. Conduct IEP meetings with all essential team members. Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, district, and school regulations and policies for Exceptional Cadet teachers. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.