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Job Title: BSC Special Education Teacher
Wage/Hour Status: Exempt
Reports to: Director of Special Education
DAYS IN POSITION: 187
DEPT./SCHOOL: Designated Campus
Provide special education students with specially-designed instruction geared to meet the needs of their IEP. Design goals and objectives within the IEP to meet the needs of the specific deficits. Create aligned lesson plans to ensure learning activities and experiences designed to help students fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Ensure students are provided with a safe and structured learning environment.
Must have one of the following:
Bachelor’s degree from accredited university
Valid Texas teaching certificate with required special education endorsements for assignments
Certified in Satori Alternative to Managing Aggression (SAMA)
Ability to work well with children with a variety of significant disabilities
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions and daily schedule and routines
Knowledge in utilization of picture communication system
Ability to implement the use of specialized SAMA techniques when necessary
Knowledge of general office equipment
Knowledge of Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process and Individual Education Plan (IEP) standards-based goal setting process and implementation
General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
Two years experience working with children with a variety of disabilities
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
1. Collaborate with students, parents, and other members of staff to develop IEP through the ARD Committee process for each student assigned.
2. Implement an instructional, therapeutic, or skill development program for assigned students and show written evidence of preparation as required.
3. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
4. Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular curricula as needed and assist special education students in regular classes with assignments.
5. Facilitate in ARD Committee meetings on a regular basis.
6. Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan for instructional activities.
7. Present subject matter according to guidelines established by IEP.
8. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media to meet the needs and capabilities of each student assigned.
9. Plan and supervise assignments for teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s).
10. Use technology in teaching/learning process.
Student Growth and Development
11. Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through the use of progress monitoring, formal and informal testing.
12. Provide or supervise personal care, toileting, medical care, and feeding of students as stated in IEP.
13. Assume responsibility for before and after school tutoring for special education students.
14. Be a positive role model for students; support the mission of school district.
Classroom Management and Organization
15. Create structured classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
16. Manage student behavior and administer discipline. This includes intervening in crisis situations and physically restraining students as necessary according to IEP.
17. Consult with central office support staff, classroom teachers, and/or other contracted employees regarding management of student behavior according to IEP.
18. Collaborate with all necessary parties regarding education, social, medical, and personal needs of students.
19. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
20. Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
21. Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, central office support staff and all service providing teachers.
22. Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
23. Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
24. Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
25. Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, district, and school regulations and policies for special education teachers.
26. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
27. Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
28. Maintain all necessary certifications required to serve and educate students with significant disabilities.
Supervise assigned teacher aide(s) and provide structured daily schedule and routines to ensure proper supervision and services to students.
Wheelchair lift, ramps, personal computer, copier, typewriter, and audio-visual equipment.
Ability to read and follow a daily routine and schedule geared toward serving students. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal); and maintain emotional control under potentially volatile situations and prolonged stress.
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Frequent standing; stooping; bending; kneeling; pushing and pulling; regular heavy lifting of students. Possible exposure to biological hazards, including bacteria and communicable diseases.