Post High School Transition Teacher
Please note that this posting closes at 3:00 pm on the date listed above.
GRANITE TRANSITION SERVICES – POST HIGH SCHOOL TRANSITION TEACHER (2.0 FTE - 2 positions available)
Applicant must fall under one of the following licensure categories in order to be considered for a Special Education teaching position in Granite School District:
-have a current Utah Special Education teaching license with a Mild/Moderate OR Severe endorsement
-have a current out-of-state Special Education teaching license with a Mild/Moderate OR Severe endorsement
-have already been approved for an Associate License through the Utah State Board of Education in Special Education with a Mild/Moderate OR Severe endorsement
-have at least a Bachelor's degree and have already been accepted into one of the following university Special Education programs:
Weber State University
University of Utah
Utah State University
Southern Utah State University
Western Governor’s University
Brigham Young University
Dixie State University
Please attach the following document depending on your licensure situation:
-In and out-of-state applicants must upload a copy of their current state license with their application in order to be considered.
-If approved for an Associate License, please upload your eligibility letter
-If you have a Bachelor's degree and already been accepted into one of the programs above, please upload your university acceptance letter. Applicant must be in good standing with the university.
-Mild/Moderate OR Severe endorsement required.
-Applicant will be working with intellectual and severe disabled students, aged 18 to 22, as they transition from High School into post-secondary and vocational training, independent living, and community access.
-Applicant must be thorough in writing IEP goals and maintaining compliance with a large number of files.
-Applicants knowledgeable about transition issues such as: special education laws, ADA, vocational training, community agencies, adult service providers, etc. preferred
-Applicant must have exceptional leadership, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
-Applicant will work in a classroom as well as community setting
-Applicant will supervise and coordinate student learning activities with a team of transition trainers (similar to para-educators)
-Position begins with the 2021 – 2022 school year.
If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Alison Milne, Principal, at (385) 646-7324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
|Job Title||Special Education Post High Teacher|
|Salary Schedule||Teacher Salary Schedule|
|Contract Length||9 Months|
GRANITE SCHOOL DISTRICT – CLASSROOM TEACHER DESCRIPTION
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, training, education, responsibilities, and/or abilities required. Regular presence, attendance, timeliness are essential job functions of this position.
Under the direction of the school principal, the classroom teacher is responsible for creating a positive learning environment where students develop the skills to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, lifelong learners and productive citizens. Teachers maintain a safe environment; establish rapport with students, parents and colleagues; motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for further education and do so in accordance with each student’s ability. Teachers differentiate curriculum and use effective research-based methods of instruction. Implement Proficiency-Based Grading in Student Evaluations.
-Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provide individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the child.
-Utilize effective teaching techniques in translating lesson plans into productive student learning experiences which best utilize the time available for instruction
-Utilize computers and other technological classroom support equipment in student instruction.
-Supervision of students requires both indoor and outdoor responsibilities in all types of weather and air quality.
-Establish and maintain standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom through organization and appropriate discipline strategies.
-Evaluate students’ academic and social growth, maintain appropriate records, and prepare progress reports.
-Be familiar with and willing to implement Proficiency-Based Learning in evaluating students.
-Be familiar with and willing to implement the Granite Way.
-Communicate with parents through conferences, telephone calls, e-mails, student planners, school website, and other appropriate means, to discuss the student’s progress.
-Communicate and cooperate with other professional staff regarding the student’s academic and personal growth areas.
-Attendance, physical presence, and timeliness are essential functions of this position.
-Create an effective learning environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards and interest centers.
-Provide and maintain a safe and supportive environment in the classroom and on the school campus.
-Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the school district and self-selected professional growth activities.
-Participate in faculty meetings as required.
-Administer appropriate student attendance policies and procedures.
-Participate in appropriate educator evaluation procedures as per district guidelines.
-Administer tests in accordance with district testing procedures.
-Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities
-Select and requisition books and instruction materials; maintain required inventory records.
-Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, colleagues, and members of the community.
-Understand and adhere to laws, district policies, and procedures.
-Maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, school staff, district staff, and members of the community.
-Demonstrate professional ethics as outlined by the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission.
-Be a positive role model.
- Other duties as assigned*
Required Knowledge and Skills
- Possess strong oral and written communication skills.
- Possess strong computer and educational technological skills.
- Works independently with little direct supervision.
- Works as part of a team.
- Accepts responsibility and is self-motivated.
- Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain a positive learning environment and handle classroom management issues in a calm manner.
- Display effective multi-tasking and time management skills
- Requires a Utah State Board of Education (USBE) approved cleared criminal background check.
- Requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
- Requires a valid Professional Educator License for the State of Utah within the relevant “Licensure Area of Concentration” and if applicable, “Endorsement.”
- Experience teaching students with disabilities preferred
- Supervision of students requires both indoor and outdoor responsibilities (e.g. recess duty, gymnasium activities, etc.) in all types of weather and air quality.
- Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
Requires the ability to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Ability to reach with hands and arms, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects. Ability to talk or hear. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to focus. Physical demands require moving and lifting supplies, equipment, etc. up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Physical Requirements – Not limited to the following:
- While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is regularly required to speak and/or hear. The teacher is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, and crouch. The teacher is occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel and must occasionally climb or balance.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
- The teacher must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Teachers in P.E., CTE, Theatre and/or Art may be required to frequently lift up to 50 pounds.