Special Education Preschool Teacher

VALLIVUE SCHOOL DISTRICT Southwest / Boise Preschool Pre-school Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job

QUALIFICATIONS:

Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Blended Certificate or Exceptional Child Certificate
Certifications/Endorsements: 7029 Generalists K/12; Standard Exceptional Child 

Strong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and effective classroom management 
Strong background in behavior management, curriculum, and writing and implementing Individualized Education Plans
Strong background in federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy pertaining to special education
Ability to lift up to forty pounds and push and pull up to one hundred pounds
Knowledge of the diverse needs of children with disabilities and appropriate special education classroom practices
The ability to work with students with emotional, physical, and mental disabilities
Ability to instruct students one-on-one and small group situations
Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methods
Strong background in curriculum and the Idaho Core Standards
Strong background in the integration of technology with instruction and in creating and completing required reports
Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
Work well with students, staff, and the public
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Able to work under deadlines
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO
Building Principal and Director of Special Services

JOB SUMMARY
To 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

Instruction
Prepare for assigned classes 
Design lessons with an appropriate level of difficulty which provide content in a logical and sequential manner 
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 involved 
Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated 
Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs
Analyze and interpret student data to develop and modify instructional activities
Follow 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 basis
Prepare students academically for all district, state, and federal testing 
Display command of the subject matter 
Budget class time effectively 

Other Duties to Students
Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential 
Establish and communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior 
Engage children in conversation to encourage language development
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 terms
Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students 
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities 
Assist, where appropriate, in loading and unloading the special education pupil from transportation buses or vans 

Professional Contacts and Activities
Attend and participate in faculty meetings 
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 pupil
Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise
Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, curriculum, objectives, and methods
Provide needed and requested information on a timely and effective basis

Special Education-Specific Duties
Provide 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 assigned 
Coordinate and cooperate with other members of the staff in the development of adaptations, modifications, accommodations, and instructional methods 
Provide home instruction to confined special education pupils as assigned 
Consult 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 accommodations 
Participate in the development of the District's plan for special education 
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 progress  
Assist in the evaluation of students referred for special education services 
Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records in accordance with applicable federal and state law, (including IDEA, ADA, and 504), administrative rules, and Board policy
Input data in a timely fashion 

Other
Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules 
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 publications
Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education 
Seek assistance should emergencies arise
Represent the school district in a positive manner
Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
Perform other duties as assigned 

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

VALLIVUE 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.