Special Education Teacher (Life Skills) (#265124)
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Mapleton Public Schools, Adams County District #1 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities. Inquiries may be referred to the Executive Director of Human Resources, 591 East 80th Avenue, Denver, CO 80229. (303) 853-1000, or the US Dept. of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 1961 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80204. POSITION: Special Education Teacher LOCATION: Achieve Academy – Life Skills A successful external applicant will be issued a probationary contract. QUALIFICATIONS: Must hold a valid and current license from Colorado Department of Education with a Special Education Generalist endorsement. Colorado teaching license with an elementary endorsement required. Additional endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education also required. * *Or willingness to pursue endorsement or equivalent coursework. METHOD OF APPLICATION: Out of District applicants must fill out an application which is on the District web site: www.apply.mapleton.us. In district applicants may email a letter of interest to Mike Crawford, Deputy Superintendent at HR@mapleton.us. APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 16, 2016 DISTRICT QUALIFICATIONS 1. Willingness and ability to meet the diverse needs of learners (including special education, at-risk, linguistically and culturally diverse) by adjusting curriculum and working cooperatively with other staff through inclusion. 2. Commitments and competencies in using a variety of instructional deliveries include, but are not limited to, cooperative learning, multi-sensory reading and math. 3. Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to a standards based system of designing and delivering instruction and assessment. 4. Will demonstrate a willingness to collaborate, solve problems. 5. Designs instructional intervention that is clearly focused on the standards and assessments established by the District and the State. 6. Provides expanded opportunities and support for learner success. 7. Demonstrates and models high expectations for all students to succeed. 8. Aligns all instruction with and designs instructional interventions with State and local standards and assessments. 9. Establishes and maintains strong classroom management. 10. Utilizes a variety of teaching styles to accommodate student-learning needs.
11. Generalist or Specialist endorsement preferred.
12. Knowledgeable and experienced in administering a variety of assessments.
13. Demonstrated ability to work with a team approach.
14. Demonstrated ability to write quality IEPs, including goals and benchmarks based on assessments and needs.
15. Flexibility around IEP meeting times.
16. Previous training in KAPLAN, ECAR, and ECAW preferred.