Special Education Teacher - Severe (#482166)

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Spectrum Academy is the premier charter school that specializes in working with students who have High Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome. About 80% of our student body receives special education services.

Our functional skills classroom is part of our self-contained classroom model. Students in this class are significantly delayed developmentally and academically. The teacher will be working mostly with behavior management systems and teaching based on the DLM Essential Elements for Core skills as well as functional skills and social skills. special education severe license preferred; ARL/Emergency Licensure will be considered. Severe endorsement preferred, but Mild/Moderate endorsement may be considered with experience.

Job Responsibilities: 

1.Teach students with disabilities the core content area(s) outlined in the USOE’s Core Curriculum, and adopted by the Board of Education, using research-based strategies and materials correlated with other approved learning activities and adjusted to suit each student’s needs (DLM Essential Elements).

2. Implements applied behavior analysis (ABA) based interventions in the classroom based on the STAR Program (Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research).

3. Develop lesson plans and instructional materials and provide individualized and small group instruction

4. Collect data on behaviors, task performance, IEP accommodations, goals etc. 

5. Implement classroom management system and manage non-emergent behaviors within the classroom setting. 

6. Train, supervise and support paraprofessionals in various classroom aspects, including instruction and behavior management. 

7. Implement behavior intervention plans, and provide individualized behavior supports as necessary. 

8. Assisting students with basic self-care tasks as necessary and appropriate. 

9. Fosters a safe classroom climate conducive to learning.

10. Utilizes instructional management systems that increase student learning and maximize time on task.

11. Communicates effectively within the educational community and with parents on a regular basis.

12. Function as a member of the Special Education team by attending meetings and collaborating with other professionals

13. Maintains and upgrades professional skills.

14. Adjusts, modifies and differentiates curriculum and uses research-based methods of instruction to suit each student’s needs

15. Promotes and maintains positive pupil-teacher- parent relationships.

16. Adheres to the teacher code of conduct and school employee policies.

17. Performs other job related duties as assigned by the Principal or other administrators

18. Provide engaging, interactive lessons that will teach life skills students the abilities that they need to succeed in society.

19. Collaborates with other teachers and staff to provide inclusion options for students in academic and social environments.

20. Administer and score standardized assessments

21. Maintain student records as required by IDEA

22. Assure confidentiality of all students’ information

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Spectrum Academy


Compare with State

Student Teacher Ratio*

State Average: 22.85

% ELL Students*

State Average: 6.61

% IEP Students*

State Average: 12%


State Average: 338