High School Special Education Teacher (mild/moderate)
Must hold a license issued by Utah State Office of Education.
The license must be in one of the following types: Special Education (K-12+) (Level 1), Special Education (K-12+) (Level 2), Special Education (K-12+) (Level 3).
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: English, Reading, Reading Specialist, Reading/Language Arts, Special Education, Math (General), Autism, Emotional Behavior Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Special Education (General), Traumatic Brain Injury, English, Mathematics, Special Education.
The license must be in one of the following grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
What Spectrum does . . .
Spectrum petitioned the state and will be formally moving to a 4-day instructional week with an alternate Friday next year. This will allow staff to engage in planning, collaboration for personalization, and complete special education documentation. Further, we have significantly increased our teacher pay scales to reflect the unique impact and commitment Spectrum teachers have on their students.
Spectrum Academy will offer the benefits of a 4-day instructional schedule next year as well as pay scales that are competitive with all Utah K-12 districts. These steps reflect our commitment to supporting the unique impact Spectrum teachers have on their students.
We are looking for passionate special educator who is excited to join us in serving our unique students!
The Spectrum Academy Special Education Teacher is an essential member of the MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) team who effectively collaborates with general educators, related services specialists, and the instructional coach to design and deliver tier 2 and tier 3 academic and/or social skill interventions in the classroom and in pull out sessions.
They are efficient and organized data managers who know how to design effective data collection procedures which results in relevant data that can be used to measure progress and inform necessary changes to student instruction or Individualized Education Plans.
They are instructional leaders of our program who have the leadership and soft skills required to ensure that all team members have the understanding and tools they need to provide the special education services that our students are entitled to.
Description of Responsibilities:
-collect and monitor academic and behavioral progress data for all students. -identify students who need academic or social/behavior interventions. -implement and assess targeted interventions. -provide specially designed instruction (small group, one on one, etc). -monitor and ensure sped service minutes are being provided. -work with general education teachers in providing services to students. -consult with general education teachers on accommodations and differentiation. -draft IEPs and review IEPs written by other team members. -collaborate with the SPED coordinator and administration on IEP compliance. -provide special education professional development to staff. -work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular curricula as needed. -collaborate with related services in providing cross discipline service. -supervise and assign instructional and support tasks to paras. -other duties as specified by administration in response to changing student needs.