Special Education Teacher
Job Category: (Special Education)
Posted on September 05, 2013
- Works collaboratively with parents and fellow educators in nurturing the student to academic and behavioral excellence.
- Develop IEP's for students who qualify for SPED services and annually update them.
- Design a program that meets the identified student needs as listed in IEP's.
- Consult with regular education teachers and other support personnel to ensure that the needs of the students with disabilities are being met in the inclusion classroom.
- Coordinate required psychological services within the required deadlines.
- Coordinate related services (speech, OT, etc.) as outlined in student's IEP's.
- Schedule, attend and lead all IEP and SPED meetings.
- Prepare required documents and notices for SPED meetings.
- Continue professional growth through educational meetings, visiting related facilities, reading professional literature, and exchanging ideas among the teachers and staff.
- Assist RTI staff in the pre-identification process.
- Use appropriate formative assessment instruments pertinent to instructional areas to assess on-going student progress and maintain required assessment documentation.
- Maintain a positive environment conducive to effective learning.
- Provide varied instructional techniques and technology through individual and/or group sessions designed to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of the students.
- Assist in the selection of books, equipment and other materials for SPED students.
- Effectively utilize interns and community partners to enhance instruction.
- Coordinate with other support staff (Gifted, SEI, RtI, Tutors, and Mentors) to maximize student learning.
- Establish and maintaining cooperative relations with other employees.
- Assist in providing information to community groups and parents concerning special education programs as requested.
- Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students.
Monitoring and Reporting:
- Ensure that each student in the program has required evaluation records in his/her permanent SPED folder.
- Maintain individual student special education files in compliance with federal and state regulations.
- Quarterly evaluate student progress on IEP goals and report to parents and teachers.
- Assure that all students with disabling conditions receive the accommodations listed in IEP's to successfully participate in classroom instruction and assessments.
- Complete the Annual SPED Data Collection Report for students with disabilities.
- Assist the Leadership Team in all activities that relate to SPED monitoring.
Other Job-related Responsibilities:
- Complete all required surveys in a timely manner.
- Bachelor degree and certification in special education, Current Arizona Security Clearance Card, hold and maintain current CPR and first aid certification.
- Excellent experience in teaching and working with diverse students in the field of special education
- Experience teaching struggling students of diversity
- Working knowledge of Arizona state standards
- Ability to work collaboratively in a high-stakes environment
- Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge students and maintain an orderly classroom environment
- Demonstrated expertise in special education processes and instruction
- Strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
- Belief that all students should be held to high academic and content standards
- Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and other staff members
- Demonstrated professionalism, responsibility, and a strong work ethic
- Positive attitude and a drive for personal excellence
- Problem solving ability