H.S. Math Teacher - Special Education
Under the direction of the Grand County High School Administration and the Director of Special Education, the Math Teacher - Special Education is responsible for creating a positive learning environment where students develop the skills to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, lifelong learners and productive citizens. The Math Teacher - Special Education works to help each student develop competence in mathematical skills and an understanding of the structure of mathematics. Is responsible to ensure compliance with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) policies and procedures. Assist team members in the development, gathering and interpretation of data concerning special education instruction and performance. The Math Teacher - Special Education maintains a safe environment; establishes rapport with students, parents and colleagues; motivates pupils to develop attitudes and knowledge that will help them reach their potential and be prepared for higher levels of education. The Math Teacher - Special Education differentiates curriculum and uses effective research-based methods of instruction. The Math Teacher - Special Education Must have substantial skills in organization, collaboration, working with parents, coaching teachers and problem solving. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • Attend all trainings provided at the District and state level regarding compliance with all IEP, FAPE and other components of the IDEA rule • Implement all practices provided during the above trainings • Maintain all files for SWDs on caseload in a consistent and timely manner. Meet all timelines for IEPs and evaluations • Administer assessments used to determine eligibility for special education services • Communicate with parents through conferences, telephone calls, e-mails and other means, to schedule IEP meetings and to discuss the student’s progress. • Identify student needs and cooperate with other professional staff members in helping students solve health, academic, social and psychological challenges and in coordinating IEP team meetings • Problem-solve extremely difficult situations calmly and with confidence. Requires the ability to calmly handle classroom management issues. • Take initiative and intervene to find solutions. • Teach the core mathematical content area(s) outlined in the USBE’s Core Curriculum, and adopted by the Board of Education, correlated with other approved learning activities. • Meet regular, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance requirements. • Instruct pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district. • Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the student. • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom. • Evaluates student’s academic and social growth, maintains appropriate records, and prepares progress reports. • Utilize computers and other technological classroom support equipment in student instruction. • Provide and maintain a safe and supportive environment in the classroom and on the school campus. • Participate in faculty meetings and instructional professional learning communities (PLCs) as required. • Administer appropriate student attendance policies and procedures. • Participate in appropriate educator evaluation procedures as per district guidelines and policy • Administer group standardized tests in accordance with state and district testing procedures. • Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community. Demonstrate professional ethics as outlined by the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission. • Requires strong oral and written communication skills with students, parents, and staff. • Requires strong computer and educational technological skills. • Requires effective organizational, multi-tasking, and time management skills. • Requires the ability to implement effective teaching strategies. • Requires the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, school staff, district staff, and patrons. • Requires the ability to work as a member of a team as well as the ability to work independently with little direct supervision. During times of state or district emergency, all employees may be required to perform additional duties that are not required on a normal basis in support of educational and operational priorities. e.g. Performs general cleaning and sanitizing of work areas, provides remote assistance to students and staff, and any other reasonable duty as needed.
NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS • This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an employee assigned to this position. • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. • The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge and experience requirements; the machines, tools and equipment used; background; and any licenses or certifications required. • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.