Special Education Teacher
Merit Preparatory Academy is an amazing 7-12 Public Charter School located in a growing community in beautiful Sprinvillie, Utah with a PBL focus, and competitive benefits and salary.
The Special Education Teacher is a highly qualified teacher who is responsible for individual instruction of students with Individual Education Plans, conducting annual meetings of the Individual Education Plan and managing a caseload of 30 students or less.
The special education teacher’s primary priority is to work in partnership with parents, students, and regular education teachers to promote student achievement and collect student data to measure growth. The following responsibilities and duties are the means to achieve that end while maintaining compliance with Federal and State Regulations.
Experienced with behavior intervention plans. Understands least restricted behavior techniques.
New and experienced teachers are welcome to apply.
Duties include, but are not limited to: Monitoring and Compliance • Collaborate with regular education teachers to monitor student progress • Proctor standardized tests
Instruction • Prepare for and conduct IEP meetings. • Instruct students individually, collaboratively, or in a group. • Collect data and appropriate work samples and maintain files on each student. • Maintain Instructional Schedule – Be consistent assist regular education teachers with specially designed instruction when necessary • Participation in staff meetings and department meetings required.
Special Education Responsibilities • Maintain IEPs and Progress Monitoring for caseload • Develop and Implement IEPs with measurable goals using Progress Monitoring • Collect and Report Progress Monitoring Data for all student goals • Conduct IEP meetings within timelines – Given notice of meeting to all involved at least 2 weeks before the scheduled meeting and document call or email to parent informing them of the meeting time. • Make data-driven instructional decisions to improve student outcomes • Complete Progress Reports as often as regular educations students receive their progress reports – Administrative Assistant can oversee the observations in collaboration with the Instructional Assistants. • Maintain accurate and compliant special ed. data (ESY, contact info, related services info, IEP due dates, etc.) • Complete reevaluations by doing a review of data 4 weeks before due date. Get consent if needed then have updated level ready 2 weeks before the meeting when notice of meeting sent. • Complete all special education paperwork accurately, according to regulations, and on time • Maintain communication with Related Service Providers and Case Managers to ensure compliance with provision of services, evaluations, and quarterly progress reports • Administer diagnostic assessments as needed • Obtain and maintain compliant special education student files
Communication • Communicate with Parents, staff, Regular Education Teachers and Administrators when necessary • Participate in weekly department meetings • Use Administrative Assistant to coordinate meetings, paperwork and phone calls. • Acknowledge e-mails and voice mails within 24 hours (excluding weekends, holidays, etc.). • Any travel or training as required within work day (with advance notice and cost will be covered)
Professional Development • Attend any state trainings suggested by the Director or Special Education Director • Attend Professional Development as designated on school calendar (travel maybe required)
Other Responsibilities and Skills • High Energy • Positive promotion of the school and department • Good communication skills • Previous experience preferred but not required • MANDT trained (or attend)