K-8 Special Education Teacher (#963835)
All employees and volunteers at Peak to Peak work together to fulfill the Peak to Peak Mission Statement. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountabilities for this position. However, Peak to Peak expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and very successful outcomes for our students. Values we hold high are: trustworthiness, honesty, diligence, open communication, fairness, and politeness, and we expect to see them evidenced in our staff, parents, and students.
The Special Education Teacher will work with students of varying degrees of disabilities ranging from grades K through 8. Because Peak to Peak serves a K-12 population, this position will work closely with a K-12 team and will share some K-12 responsibilities. This individual must be able to effectively manage all aspects of case management for the special education population. Additionally, the Special Education Teacher is responsible for effectively differentiating curriculum to support the needs of staff, students, administration and parents. Committed to the process of collaboration, the Special Education Teacher will work with these groups to ensure that accommodations are appropriately implemented in classroom settings. The ability to employ a variety of appropriate teaching strategies to instruct one-on-one or in small groups, and to support both teachers and students in the general education setting is critical.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Understand and support the RtI process, including observing and assessing children who have long- or short-term learning difficulties, working with colleagues to identify individual students' special needs, and developing appropriate interventions • Coordinate team meetings, write and manage Individualized Education Plans (IEP’s), including assessment, observations, progress monitoring, and on-going communication with parents and staff • Instruct individual students or small groups of students inside or outside of the classroom • Differentiate or modify curriculum content, process, product and use assistive technology to alter individual needs to make the lesson accessible to all students • Participate in on-going collaboration and communication with the classroom teachers and support staff to define and alter the activities and curriculum while addressing the social, emotional and physical needs of the students • Work closely with other learning service staff including social workers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, interventionists, para-professionals, psychologists/social workers, and parents/guardians • Develop positive, trusting, encouraging relationships and effective communication with students, parents/guardians and staff • Attend staff meetings and in-service trainings • Other duties as assigned
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
REPORTING STRUCTURE The Special Education Teacher reports to the Elementary School Principal.