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POSITION: ELEMENTARY SPED TEACHER
REPORTS TO: PRINCIPAL
FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT POSITION
SALARY RANGE: $53,500- $61,081 annually
WORK DAYS: 187
LOCATION: GATEWAY COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL -GEORGETOWN TX
Provide special education students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work collaboratively with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods from recommendations made by the Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) committee.
- Work closely with related service personnel and classroom teachers to ensure that services and modifications for students with disabilities are implemented.
- Develop and implement behavioral intervention plans in accordance with assessment and ARD committee recommendations.
- Participate in ARD committee meetings.
- Use a variety of instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
- Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
- Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
- Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.
- Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
- Prepares and provides instruction based as outlined in the student’s IEP.
- Collaborate with students, parents, and other staff members to develop IEPs through the ARD committee process for each student assigned.
- Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social and emotional development of students.
- Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
- Plan and implement appropriate behavior support and social skills techniques, systems, instruction and activities.
- Collect and analyze academic and behavior data to guide student supports.
- Report and communicate student progress to parents.
- Resolve parent/student issues and concerns in a timely manner.
- Be a positive role model for students.
- Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and handbook.
- Assist in monitoring students and creating a safe campus environment by reporting to duty assignments as assigned by principal.
- Attend campus events and extracurricular activities, as assigned.
- Assist in selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.
- Participates in all continuing professional development.
- Compile, maintain, and submit reports, records and other documents, as required.
- Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to implement and improve programs.
- Protects confidentiality of students and their families.
- Participates in performance improvement activities.
- Support the mission and vision of the campus and district.
- Adheres to policies and procedures of the campus and district.
- Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including special education.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES REQUIRED:
- Principles, theories, methods, techniques, and strategies pertaining to teaching and instructing special education students in the subject and grade level assigned.
- Strong knowledge of child growth, development and behavior characteristics of special needs students; educational curriculum and instructional goals and objectives, and the educational trends and research findings pertaining to special needs educational programming; behavior management and behavior shaping strategies, techniques and methods, and conflict resolution procedures; socio-economic.
- Design, develop, and implement special education supports and subject area curriculum that is based on best practices.
- Develop IEPs based on the student needs.
- Provide an attractive, inviting and stimulating learning environment and develop positive relationships with students.
- Successful completion of student teaching at a recognized college or university or other applicable field/volunteer work.
- Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university
- Valid Texas Teacher Certificate in subject and grade level assigned along with special education certification.
- SPED EC-12 and Generalist/Core Subjects EC-4 or EC-6, plus the ability to get ESL
- Duties involve walking, sitting, standing, in-door, and out-of-door activities and some lifting.
- Must have and maintain a level of general physical/emotional health which permits effective performance of duties.
- Regularly lifts and carries 1 - 25 pounds.
- Required high level of mental alertness and requires ability to tolerate high levels of stress.
BENEFITS: Should you enroll in a medical plan, Orenda Education makes a $425 monthly contribution towards employees' premiums.
- Participation in the Texas Teachers Retirement System
- Basic Life, Term Life, Permanent Life and Accident Insurance
- Short-term and Long-term Disability
- 403b and 457b Investment Plans
- Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account Options
- Critical Illness, Cancer Insurance
- Legal Services