Teacher - Special Education Developmentally Delayed FY 2024-2025

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Start Date
08/12/2024
Position Areas
Special Education

Description

 

JOB TITLE:                      Teacher - Special Education Developmentally Delayed (DD)

DEPARTMENT:                School Site

REPORTS TO:                  Principal

FLSA STATUS:                 Exempt

CONTRACT STATUS:      Full-time / 180-days / Extra Duty

SALARY SCHEDULE:     Certified / Extra Duty

APPROVED BY:               Charlene Duncan

APPROVED DATE:           4//8/24 

 

SUMMARY:   The teacher will provide developmentally appropriate instruction, assessment, and program planning for special education students ages 3-5 with developmental delays. Assess students’ abilities and develop individualized education plans consistent with treatment goals. Coordinate programs for therapeutic purposes and integrate overall developmental goals into the academic setting. Manage students' behavior to create a safe physical and emotional classroom environment.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: These statements are intended to describe the responsibilities assigned to this position and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

  1. Plan, develop, and implement curriculum and educational programs in accordance with educational/treatment goals and students’ abilities.Participate in transdisciplinary team meetings, multidisciplinary staffing, annual reviews, parent conferences, and faculty meetings. 

  1. Promote an optimal learning environment by effectively managing student behavior to enhance their educational journey. 

  2. Interact and consult with specialists as appropriate to plan and prepare each child’s individualized educational program in accordance with the goals.

  3. Coordinate and lead paraprofessionals in the provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities, including student personal care.

  4. Assess each student's performance, comprehension, and proficiency in relation to the curriculum being taught.

  5. Monitor and evaluate the progress and behavior of eligible special education students; prepare progress reports and report cards as appropriate. 

  6. Select and requisition books, instructional aids, equipment tools, materials, supplies, and parts as required.

  7. Instruct students in adaptive behavior  skills for independent maintenance and self-sufficiency.

  8. Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students.

  9. Coordinate placement of students with special needs into mainstream classes.

  10. Assists with special projects.

  11. All other duties as assigned by the administrator.  

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  None

  

QUALIFICATION:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field.

  2. Valid Oklahoma Early Childhood or Elementary Education Teaching Certificate

  3. Valid Oklahoma Special Education Teaching Certificate in Mild/Moderate or Special Education Comprehensive

 

EXTRA DUTY:  In addition to the 180-day contract, will work additional hours as necessary on Extra Duty Contract.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:  Computer literate; excellent written and oral communication ability; strong knowledge of rules, regulations, policies, and laws applicable to education and special education.  Ability to follow all district policies and procedures.  Ability to work independently, displaying initiative and enthusiasm for the tasks being done.  Demonstrating strong communication skills, orally and in writing, with faculty, staff, team members, and administrators.  Ability to work without supervision, and work as a team player.  Ability to document records accurately.  Ability to manage confidential information in a manner that respects students, families, and employees.  Ability to listen effectively.  

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the English language including common 

general periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, administration, staff, parents, and the general public.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts and mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

 

REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out written and oral instructions.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, sit, and walk. 

 

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Primarily inside working conditions; some exposure to environmental conditions during outside duty.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

 

Posted By

Owasso Public Schools

1501 North Ash , Owasso, OK 74055
 

At the following locations

Northeast Elementary

13650 East 103rd Street, North , Owasso, OK 74055