2023-24 Early Childhood Special Education Preschool Teacher

Caldwell School District Southwest / Boise Early Childhood Pre-school Full Time Apply no later than 8/1/2023Posted 4M ago

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Qualifications:1. Idaho teaching certificate with Early Childhood Special Education (Pre-K-3) or Blended Early Childhood or Special Education (Birth-Grade 3) Endorsement2. Strong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and effective classroom management3. Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methods4. Strong background in curriculum and Idaho Core Standards5. Strong background in the integration of technology with instruction6. Ability to maintain a positive learning environment7. Works well with students, staff, and the public8. Excellent organizational skills9. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills10. Able to work under deadlines11. Maintain confidentiality of staff and studentsReports to: Building PrincipalJob Summary:To provide a preschool education program to help pupils develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for continued education. To promote academic, social, and citizenship development through leadership and classroom supervision.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Instruction1. Prepare for assigned classes2. Design lessons with an appropriate level of difficulty which provide content in a logical and sequential manner3. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media, consistent with the physical limitations of the classroom and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved4. Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated5. Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs6. Analyze and interpret student data to develop and modify instructional activities7. Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs)8. Implement the Idaho Core Standards, as well as the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives, in lesson plans, classroom instruction, unit planning, and assessments9. Devise written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking as well as the reproduction of facts, and use them to evaluate student progress on a regular basis10. Prepare students academically for all district, state, and federal testing11. Display command of the subject matter12. Budget class time effectivelyOther Duties to Students1. Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential2. Establish and communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior3. Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms4. Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students5. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilitiesElementary Education1. Promote active learning using structured and unstructured activities that foster the social, physical, cognitive, and emotional development of young pupils2. Observe children in a variety of settings and evaluate the cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills of pupils3. Maintain records of student progress toward the stated objectives of instruction4. Assist in facilitating smooth transitions from preschool, kindergarten, and early primary grades programsProfessional Contacts and Activities1. Attend and participate in faculty meetings2. Attend IEP meetings and collaborate with special education teachers as needed3. Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise4. Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, curriculum, objectives, and methods5. Provide needed and requested information on a timely and effective basisOther1. Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules2. Maintain accurate and complete records as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy3. Input data in a timely fashion4. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications5. Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education6. Seek assistance should emergencies arise7. Represent the school district in a positive manner8. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command9. Perform other duties as assignedEvaluation:Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the building principal in conformance with district policy and IDAPA 08.02.02.120.Terms of Employment:By contract as determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.Essential Physical Abilities:• Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal conversation and to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person;• Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work and assessments, prepare and review documents, and organize documents and materials;• Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to perform repetitive hand/wrist/arm motions and to operate a computer and office equipment, and to occasionally physically restrain a student to keep him/her from harming self or others;• Sufficient personal mobility, flexibility, and balance, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to work in an office environment, lifting or moving objects that weigh up to 25 lbs.;• Job tasks require, with or without reasonable accommodation, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting and grasping;• Must have a valid Idaho Driver's license and a vehicle to drive and/or must provide own transportation for job related activities.NOTEAll certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting. Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-512 Governance of SchoolsI.C. § 33-513 Professional PersonnelI.C. § 33-515 Issuance of Renewable ContractsI.C. § 33-1201 Certificate RequiredI.C. § 33-1210 Information on Past Job PerformanceIDAPA 08.02.02.018 Standard Elementary CertificateIDAPA 08.02.02.120 Local District Evaluation Policy—Teacher and Pupil Personnel Certificate Holders

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