Special Education Teacher
Must hold a license issued by Virginia Department of Education.
The license must be in one of the following types: Collegiate Professional License, Postgraduate Professional License, Provisional License.
The license position area must be in one of the following areas: Autism, Emotional Behavior Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Mild/Moderate Disabilities, Severe/Profound Disabilities, Special Education (General).
The license must be in one of the following grades: Preschool/Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th.
The license status must be active or about to graduate from a state-approved teacher preparation program.
Essential Duties: (The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position of the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
Duties and responsibilities Demonstrate knowledge of principles, practices, trends, and theories pertaining to ASD Prior training and experience in teaching students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and in understanding the characteristics of these students, including ?high functioning autism,? Asperger?s Syndrome, Speech and Language Impairments, Sensory Integration Deficits and Other Health Impairment. Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), plan curriculum, develop individualized lesson plans and prepare instructional materials that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of assigned students, considering the Virginia Standards of Learning, local requirements and physical, emotional, and academic levels of development. Instruct students in all areas specified by the IEP. Develop and implement a variety of effective teaching strategies and techniques; i.e., hands on, student interaction, lecture, group work, etc. to present instruction content to the students. Plan, integrate and utilize technology for classroom instruction. Utilize assistive technology and specialized equipment. Develop and implement a plan for managing classroom behaviors in accordance with IEP using a variety of positive behavioral supports. Functional knowledge of behavior management techniques, discipline, and strategies appropriate for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Participate in the development and implementation of behavior intervention plans using the functional behavioral assessment process. Maintain a system of record keeping and data collection for the purpose of evaluating educational progress. Plan and supervision assignments for teacher assistant(s) and/or other volunteer(s). Perform other duties within the limits of special education regulation as assigned by the Principal or Coordinator of Special Education
Physical Requirements: Demonstrate overall good health. Demonstrate ability to communicate in clear, concise manner with others. Terms of Employment: 8 hours per day, 10 months (200 days)
Evaluation: Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Sussex County School Board’s policy manual. An Equal Opportunity Employer The Sussex County School Board is an equal opportunity employer; as such, it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, handicapping condition, or sex in its educational programs or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment which is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program to which application has been made.