Elem, MS, HS Special Education Teachers
GOODING JOINT DISTRICT •South Central / Twin Falls •General Special Education •Not Applicable •Full Time •Posted 6M ago
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TITLE: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS: Exceptional Child CertificateStrong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and effective classroom managementStrong background in behavior management, curriculum, and writing and implementing Individualized Education PlansStrong background in federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy pertaining to special educationAbility to lift up to forty pounds and push and pull up to one hundred poundsKnowledge of the diverse needs of children with disabilities and appropriate special education classroom practicesThe ability to work with students with emotional, physical, and mental disabilitiesAbility to instruct students one-on-one and small group situationsDemonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methodsStrong background in curriculum and the Idaho Core StandardsStrong background in the integration of technology with instruction and in creating and completing required reportsAbility to maintain a positive learning environmentWork well with students, staff, and the publicExcellent organizational skillsExcellent interpersonal and communication skillsAble to work under deadlinesMaintain confidentiality of staff and students PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TOBuilding Principal and Director of Special Services JOB SUMMARYTo provide students with a daily and ongoing instructional program that will provide for them the best possible academic knowledge and skills. To help pupils to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for continued education according to the guidelines outlined in each student’s Individual Education Plan. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES InstructionPrepare for assigned classesDesign lessons with an appropriate level of difficulty which provide content in a logical and sequential mannerEmploy 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 involvedMeet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designatedIdentify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needsAnalyze and interpret student data to develop and modify instructional activitiesFollow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs)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 basisPrepare students academically for all district, state, and federal testingDisplay command of the subject matterBudget class time effectively Other Duties to StudentsEncourage students to strive to meet their highest potentialEstablish and communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behaviorEngage children in conversation to encourage language developmentMake 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 termsWork to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned studentsTake all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilitiesAssist, where appropriate, in loading and unloading the special education pupil from transportation buses or vans Professional Contacts and ActivitiesAttend and participate in faculty meetingsOrganize a meeting at least once annually with the case manager, parents, and other professional staff to review and revise the IEP and placement of each assigned pupilKeep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may ariseCooperate with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, curriculum, objectives, and methodsProvide needed and requested information on a timely and effective basis Special Education-Specific DutiesProvide instruction to classified pupils in accordance with each pupil's Individualized Education Program (IEP)Work cooperatively with regular education teaching staff to coordinate instructional activities and to monitor the progress of each pupil Provide support instruction in the regular classroom or the resource center as assignedCoordinate and cooperate with other members of the staff in the development of adaptations, modifications, accommodations, and instructional methodsProvide home instruction to confined special education pupils as assignedConsult with members of the child study team regarding each pupil's educational program, academic program and personal growth Plan, coordinate, and lead the implementation of IEPs including modifications and accommodationsParticipate in the development of the District's plan for special educationEvaluate student progress on a regular basis, as indicated on IEP’s, and as often as general education students are evaluated and informed of their progress Assist in the evaluation of students referred for special education servicesMaintain accurate, complete, and correct records in accordance with applicable federal and state law, (including IDEA, ADA, and 504), administrative rules, and Board policyInput data in a timely fashion OtherAssist in upholding and enforcing school rulesAssume 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 publicationsAdhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of EducationSeek assistance should emergencies ariseRepresent the school district in a positive mannerKnow and follow school district policy and chain of commandPerform other duties as assigned EVALUATIONPerformance of this position will be evaluated annually by the building principal and/or director of special services in conformance with District policy and IDAPA 08.02.02.120. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENTBy contract as determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy. 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 Schools I.C. § 33-513 Professional Personnel I.C. § 33-515 Issuance of Renewable Contracts I.C. § 33-1201 Certificate Required I.C. § 33-1210 Information on Past Job Performance IDAPA 08.02.02.019 Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Blended Certificate IDAPA 08.02.02.028 Exceptional Child Certificate IDAPA 08.02.02.120 Local District Evaluation Policy—Teacher and Pupil Personnel Certificate Holders
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