Special Education Teacher

  • Orenda Education
  • Kingsland, TX, USA
  • Jul 09, 2019
Full time Special Education Middle School Teaching Elementary Teaching

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:
Provide special education students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Work collaboratively with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and
methods from recommendations made by the Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD)
committee.
• Work closely with related service personnel and classroom teachers to ensure that services and
modifications for students with disabilities are implemented.
• Develop and implement behavioral intervention plans in accordance with assessment and ARD
committee recommendations.
• Participate in ARD committee meetings.
• Use a variety of instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that
reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
• Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
• Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
• Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.
• Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
• Prepares and provides instruction based as outlined in the student’s IEP.
• Collaborate with students, parents, and other staff members to develop IEPs through the ARD
committee process for each student assigned.
• Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social
and emotional development of students.
• Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and
facilities.
• Plan and implement appropriate behavior support and social skills techniques, systems,
instruction and activities.
• Collect and analyze academic and behavior data to guide student supports.
• Report and communicate student progress to parents.
• Resolve parent/student issues and concerns in a timely manner.
• Be a positive role model for students.
• Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and handbook.
• Assist in monitoring students and creating a safe campus environment by reporting to duty
assignments as assigned by principal.
• Attend campus events and extracurricular activities, as assigned.
• Assist in selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.
• Participates in all continuing professional development.
• Compile, maintain, and submit reports, records and other documents, as required.

• Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to implement and improve
programs.
• Protects confidentiality of students and their families.
• Participates in performance improvement activities.
• Support the mission and vision of the campus and district.
• Adheres to policies and procedures of the campus and district.
• Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including special education.
• Perform other job-related duties as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES REQUIRED:
Knowledge of: Principles, theories, methods, techniques, and strategies pertaining to teaching and
instructing special education students in the subject and grade level assigned. Strong knowledge of child growth, development and behavior characteristics of special needs students; educational curriculum and instructional goals and objectives, and the educational trends and research findings pertaining to special needs educational programming; behavior management and behavior shaping strategies, techniques and methods, and conflict resolution procedures; socio-economic.
Ability to: Design, develop, and implement special education supports and subject area curriculum that is based on best practices. Develop IEPs based on the student needs. Provide an attractive, inviting and
stimulating learning environment and develop positive relationships with students.
Experience: Successful completion of student teaching at a recognized college or university or other
applicable field/volunteer work.
Education: Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university and valid Texas Teacher Certificate
in subject and grade level assigned along with special education certification.

REQUIRED:
* Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university

* Valid Texas Teacher Sped EC-12 and Generalist/Core Subjects 4-8

*Experience with behavior interventions preferred.