Middle School Special Education

Aberdeen School District Southeast / Pocatello Special Education Middle Full Time Posted 20D ago

About this job

TITLE: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERQUALIFICATIONS:1. Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Blended Certificate or Exceptional Child Certificate2. Strong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and effective classroom management3. Strong background in behavior management, curriculum, and writing and implementing Individualized Education Plans4. Strong background in federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy pertaining to special education5. Ability to lift up to forty pounds and push and pull up to one hundred pounds6. Knowledge of the diverse needs of children with disabilities and appropriate special education classroom practices7. The ability to work with students with emotional, physical, and mental disabilities8. Ability to instruct students one-on-one and small group situations9. Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methods10. Strong background in curriculum and the Idaho Core Standards11. Strong background in the integration of technology with instruction and in creating and completing required reports12. Ability to maintain a positive learning environment13. Work well with students, staff, and the public14. Excellent organizational skills15. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills16. Able to work under deadlines17. Maintain confidentiality of staff and studentsPRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TOBuilding Principal and Director of Special ServicesJOB 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 RESPONSIBILITIESInstruction1. 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. 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 basis9. Prepare students academically for all district, state, and federal testing10. Display command of the subject matter11. 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. Engage children in conversation to encourage language development4. 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 terms5. Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students6. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities7. Assist, where appropriate, in loading and unloading the special education pupil from transportation buses or vansProfessional Contacts and Activities1. Attend and participate in faculty meetings2. Organize 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 pupil3. 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 basisSpecial Education-Specific Duties1. Provide instruction to classified pupils in accordance with each pupil's Individualized Education Program (IEP)2. Work cooperatively with regular education teaching staff to coordinate instructional activities and to monitor the progress of each pupil3. Provide support instruction in the regular classroom or the resource center as assigned4. Coordinate and cooperate with other members of the staff in the development of adaptations, modifications, accommodations, and instructional methods5. Provide home instruction to confined special education pupils as assigned6. Consult with members of the child study team regarding each pupil's educational program, academic program and personal growth7. Plan, coordinate, and lead the implementation of IEPs including modifications and accommodations8. Participate in the development of the District's plan for special education9. Evaluate student progress on a regular basis, as indicated on IEP’s, and as often as general education students are evaluated and informed of their progress10. Assist in the evaluation of students referred for special education services11. Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records in accordance with applicable federal and state law, (including IDEA, ADA, and 504), administrative rules, and Board policy12. Input data in a timely fashionOther1. Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules2. 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 publications3. Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education4. Seek assistance should emergencies arise5. Represent the school district in a positive manner6. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command7. Perform other duties as assignedEVALUATIONPerformance 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.

Education required

Bachelor's Degree - Idaho Teaching Certificate

Experience required

No experience needed

Benefits

Placement on the Idaho Career Ladder and a full benefit package is included. Please contact the District Office at 208-397-4113 for questions.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Aberdeen School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.