Special Education Teacher

Emmett School District Southwest / Boise Special Education Secondary Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job

Special Education Teacher for Self Contained Behavior Intervention Classroom: 
Designed primarily for Students who have Significant Emotional / Behavioral needs as well as academic support.                                                           

Location: 
Patriot Center 

Position Purpose 
Provide specially designed instruction to students identified as eligible for special education instructional services to help students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their social, emotional, and academic development. Ability to establish and maintain a favorable working and learning atmosphere. Knowledge of behavioral intervention strategies, curriculum and instructional strategies, procedures, and state and federal statutes. Knowledge of technology as it relates to education. Maintain confidentiality related to agency, district, students, and family information. Demonstrated sensitivity and respect for diversity.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide special education services to eligible students.
Develop and implement on an ongoing basis the Individual Education Plan for each student assigned to the Self Contained Classroom in a Residential Treatment Facility environment designed to support students in critical foster care placement and sometimes juvenile detention situations.
Implement Behavior Intervention Plans designed by the IEP Team with progress monitoring of behavior and making adjustments as needed.
Develop appropriate, measurable learning goals and objectives for students to progress in the general education curriculum that is compliant with the Idaho State Department of Education requirements.
Meet all IEP and eligibility timelines.
Provide direct instruction to students to meet the specified IEP annual goals and short-term objectives that have been aligned to the general education standards or alternate standards.
Actively seek out services and support staff necessary to assist in meeting the IEP goals and objectives for individual students.
Monitor student progress at least bi-weekly.
Document and communicate pupil progress to parents, regular classroom teachers, and other appropriate personnel at least as often as progress is reported for general education students.
Participate in parent-teacher conferences.
Plan and participate in each student’s annual review.
Participate in a multidisciplinary team with school, appropriate community personnel, parents, and students when appropriate.
Provide the necessary record-keeping documents as required by the Federal, State, and Emmett School District rules and regulations.
Ensure an orderly learning environment through effective teaching and management practices.
Employ a variety of instructional techniques to address the needs and capabilities of the individual or students involved.
Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with building administrators, other building teachers, and support personnel.
Participate in in-service activities and other staff development activities to enhance professional growth.
Plan and supervise the purposeful assignment for the para-educator(s) and volunteers and provide evaluative data regarding their job performance.
Knows and follows school policy and the chain of command
Understand and implement the Idaho Special Education Manual
Knows and follows school policy and the chain of command.
Acts ethically and confidentially in all aspects of employment.
Performs such school-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.  
Note:         The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility. 
 
Skills, Knowledge, Abilities
Knowledge of Special Education principles, theories, testing, methods, etc. as well as proven methods of maximizing the educational experience of students with special needs. 
Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles. 
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students. 
Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents. 
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work. 

Qualifications Profile 
Certification/License: 
State Certification as a Special Education Teacher.  English Certification Secondary 

Education: 
Bachelors Degree --Certification in Special Education/SPED Generalist K-12 

Experience: 
Successful prior special education teaching experience preferred. 
Ability to assess student needs, design and delivery of Specially Designed Instruction, Behavior Management, Collaboration, and Teaming 

Application Procedure:
Apply Online at www.emmettschools.org/jobs

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Emmett 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.