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Special Education Teacher - DCD Center Based at Roosevelt Elementary School

Willmar, MN

Job Category: Special Education Teacher

Posted on June 22, 2018

Description:

  • Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student's IEP.
  • Assesses student progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques.
  • Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals.
  • Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program (IEP) plans for students to include: present levels of educational performance, special education needs, instructional goals and objectives, and the special education and related services required to meet those goals.
  • Adheres to procedural requirements, including due process timelines.
  • Coordinates the delivery of special education services in each student's IEP.
  • Serves as primary contact for the parent.
  • Schedules team meetings.
  • Conducts special education evaluations and reevaluations.
  • Establishes and maintains student control and discipline in the classroom, school premises or during school activities by communicating expectations of appropriate behavior. Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect consistent with district policies and procedures.
  • Provides instructional direction to paraprofessional support staff: assigns activities, provides guidance and instructional oversight.
  • Collaborates and consults with educational professionals and community service providers (i.e., social services, public health, medical providers, etc.) regarding the needs of students.
  • Provides consultation to classroom teachers regarding classroom adaptations, instructional modifications, adaptive equipment, behavior modification plans and other similar instructional interventions to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Performs other comparable duties of a like or similar nature or as assigned.
  • Provides professional expertise and assistance to individuals, other district staff and the community concerning areas of instructional expertise/knowledge.
  • Attends training sessions, conferences, seminars, district and departmental meetings.
  • Keeps abreast of changing developments, trends, instructional and educational technologies.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Special Education and the Building Principal, the Licensed Special Education Teacher develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities; evaluates and assesses student progress against instructional objectives; and functions as IEP Manager to assigned students.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Licensed special education teacher in the State of MN and licensure to teach in DCD setting.

Working Conditions:

  • Skilled in planning and developing lesson plans consistent with approved program curriculum.
  • Skilled in presenting complex materials and concepts in an understandable and grade appropriate manner.
  • Skilled in developing assessment tools, assessing and evaluating student performance and needs.
  • Skilled in leading group processes/discussions, utilizing a variety of instruction aids and technologies.
  • Ability to write reports, lesson plans, learning objectives, tests, and assists in writing and reviewing curriculum using and applying professional/technical concepts, principles and terminology.
  • Ability to deal effectively and appropriately with parents, students, staff and other educational professionals over instructional needs, concerns or problems of the student and district.
  • Dealing with children, staff, parents, administrators and other educational professionals over parenting issues and concerns. Interactions require persuasion, instruction and working with others to gain cooperation and understanding of educational issues/needs.

Application Procedure:

Apply Online - https://www.willmar.k12.mn.us/Page/688

Benefits:

Per the Teacher Master Agreement

https://www.willmar.k12.mn.us/Page/688

Contact:

Dena Horning
HR Assistant
Willmar Public Schools
Telephone: 320-231-8513
Email: horningd@willmar.k12.mn.us

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