SPED - Special Class Preschool teacher
Starting date: 11/1/2023
Remainder of year
Hiring Manager: Ryan Rocque
Special Class Preschool Teacher
Contract and Benefits
The job of Special Education Special Class Preschool Teacher was established for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional process by serving as a classroom teacher/case manager with specific responsibility for supervising preschool students (3-5-year-olds), most of whom have special needs, within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students’ parents or guardians regarding instructional program and student progress.
Organize and facilitate developmentally appropriate learning opportunities aligned with the aligned with the preschool core essentials for the purpose of ensuring student participation and improving the student academic success to foster a smooth and successful transition to elementary school.
Adapt classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning within established curriculum guidelines.
Assess student progress toward objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents, and administration.
Advise parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations, student’s achievements, and developing methods of improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
Direct paraeducators, volunteers, and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.
Collaborate effectively with paraeducators, related servers, and other colleagues for the purpose of providing appropriate services to all students as outlined in the IEP.
Manage student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
Monitor preschool students in a variety of educational environments for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
Model conversation, manners, clean up activities, listening skills, etc. for the purpose of demonstrating appropriate social and interpersonal behavior.
Prepare a variety of written materials (e.g. weekly newsletters, assessment reports, lesson plans, etc.) for the purpose of communicating with parents, documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
Arrange and facilitates IEP meetings for students as needed.
Respond to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to the appropriate personnel for resolution.
Administer first aid and/or dispenses medications for the purpose of meeting immediate health care needs.
Respond to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information, and/or direction.
Participate in a variety of meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
Perform other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
- age 16+
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Early Childhood Special Education License OR a Bachelors degree with a commitment to obtain an Associate's Educator License (AEL) within 75 days of hire date and complete a Early Childhood Special Education licensure program within 3 years while working full time.