Special Education Teacher Alternative Education Setting 2024/25 School Year

Emmett School District Southwest / Boise Special Education Secondary Full Time Posted 2M ago

About this job

2024/25 School Year
Emmett School District has an Opening for a Resource / Tier Three Special Education Teacher who has experience in providing instruction and services in a Resource Room Setting and supporting students in their General Education classes.   This position will be working with students in an alternative education setting (The Patriot Center and/or Black Canyon Junior/Senior High School).   

Looking for an Educator who has experience providing specialized instruction and interventions to students who have disabilities and the learning characteristics associated with disabilities including, but not limited to, Specific Learning disabilities in Reading and. or Math, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD, ADHD, Developmental disabilities, Emotional Behavioral Disability, trauma/neglect/abuse issues, etc. for grades 4-12. Teachers with strong knowledge and experience in Resource Room instruction and Behavior Intervention are strongly recommended to apply. 

Position Purpose
Assess student needs and 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 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.

Work with the team to identify students who qualify for Special Education.
Provide special education services to eligible students.
Develop and implement on an ongoing basis the Individual Education Plan for each student assigned to the special education programs.
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.
Develop and implement Behavior Intervention Plans to assist students with developing replacement behaviors when the behavior is impeding their education or that of others. 
Coordinate with General Education Teachers to ensure accommodations are being implemented in General Education Classes, Assist General Education Teachers to provide modification to the general education curriculum as outlined in IEPs, and collaborate and assist with interventions across settings.  
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 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 the 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.
Know and follow school policy and the chain of command
Understand and implement the Idaho Special Education Manual
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 for 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 on 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

State Certification as a Special Education Teacher
Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment. 
3-5 years of successful prior special education teaching experience for the appropriate grade level and student needs preferred.

Application Procedure:   Apply Online at www.emmettschools.org

Education required

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

Experience required

3-5 Years Teaching Experience Preferred

Skills required

Assessing Student Needs, Designing and Delivery of Specially Designed Instruction, Modification to General Education Curriculum, Implementing Accommodations, Behavior Interventions, Assisting with Functional Behavior Assessments and Designing and Implementing Behavior Intervention Plans, Behavior and Class Management, Collaboration and Teaming, Designing and Implementing Functional Life Skills Instruction, Designing Plans for 18-21 year old Students with Special Needs.



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