Openings as of 6/18/2018Special Education Elementary School Teaching
Special Education Teacher for Comprehensive Developmental Classes Qualifications A valid Tennessee Teaching License with a Special Education degree or endorsement.
Position Summary Special Education Teachers for Comprehensive Developmental Classes (CDC) are responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of educational and related services of individual student programs. CDC Teachers are responsible to protect the health and safety of students, maintain confidentiality of students, supervise other staff working with students, and participate in staff development opportunities. They must also demonstrate integrity, respect for diversity, and other standards of ethical conduct. Essential Functions 1. Provide instructional support to individual and/or groups of students with lesson designed to present or reinforce learning concepts. 2. Assist students with physical care including feeding, bathroom needs, and personal hygiene. This includes changing diapers and taking care of other hygiene needs. 3. Supervise students throughout the school day, both inside and outside the classroom including lunchroom, bus duty, and playground. 4. Create daily and long-range lesson and classroom activity plans, including designing instructional materials. 5. Set up and implement a behavior management plan to include reinforcers, consequences, and a safety plan. 6. Implement Crisis Prevention Intervention program as needed. This includes de-escalating and/or restraining disruptive or physically dangerous students as needed. 7. Provide academic/behavioral support to students that are participating in general education classroom activities. 8. Perform other duties as assigned and required by the building administrator or special education supervisor. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so assigned. Physical Demands This job may require lifting of objects that exceed 50 lbs., or the average weight of a student with frequent lifting, positioning, and transferring students for bathroom needs, bus boarding and general behavior management. Close contact with students may cause exposure to bodily fluids. Other physical demands that may be required are as follows: 1. Reaching, pushing and/or pulling 2. Climbing and/or balancing 3. Stooping, kneeling and/or crawling Training Requirements 1. CPI training or its equivalent in crisis behavior management. Certification/License:
- State Certification as a Special Education Teacher.
- Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
- Masters Degree in Special Education. - TN Endorsement Code.Qualifications to Apply
- Successful prior special education teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Special Education Inclusion Teacher
Teach Special Education students in inclusive and intervention settings, maintain records and create programming based on student needs, schedule and conduct IEP meetings, plan lessons and coordinate services with General Education staff, fulfill all the duties and responsibilities of an elementary school faculty member.
- Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to maximize the learning experience of students with special needs, in academics, interpersonal skills and activities of daily living by implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities, outcomes; addressing students' specific needs; providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
- Conducts assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of identifying learning issues, and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize learning.
- Participates in PPT's and assists in developing Individual Educational Plans ("IEP") for students.
- Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students' IEP's and behavior management plans.
- Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions, including state and federal authorities as needed.
- Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services.
- Serves as ready resource to students and parents to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and behavioral management; serves as liaison between home and school.
- Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships with members of institutions of higher learning and the business community.
- Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information to prospective colleges and employers, as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
- Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
- Assists in the orientation of new teachers, and provides in-service training in guidance.
- Selects and requisitions appropriate books, aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.
- Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
- Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
- Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
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 data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
- Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
- Works in standard office and school building environments.
Note: Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.
- State Certification as a Special Education Teacher. - [TN] Endorsement Codes:
- Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.
- Masters Degree in Special Education.