1. BA or greater degree from a regionally accredited institution.
2. Iowa Teaching Certificate with 7-12 or K-12 Special Education Endorsement.
3. Behavior Disability or Multi-disability approval.
4. Proven skill in behavior strategies and classroom management.
5. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board/Administration may find appropriate and acceptable.
Skills and Abilities
Must adhere to Iowa Teaching Standards and Criteria.
Standard 1 - Demonstrates ability to enhance academic performance and support for implementation of the school district student achievement goals.
Standard 2 - Demonstrates competence in content knowledge appropriate to the teaching position. Standard 3 - Demonstrates competence in planning and preparing for instruction.
Standard 4 - Uses strategies to deliver instruction that meet the multiple learning needs of students.
Standard 5 - Uses a variety of methods to monitor student learning.
Standard 6 - Demonstrates competence in classroom management.
Standard 7 – Engages in professional growth.
Standard 8 – Fulfills professional responsibilities established by the school district.
Maintain confidentiality related to agency, district, students, and family information. Demonstrated sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Reports To: Assistant Director of Special Education (Instruction) or designee.
Supervises: Ability to effectively monitor, evaluate, direct, train, and promote the development of subordinates if assigned to perform responsibilities of the position.
Job Goal: To instruct students at their academic level in basic core curriculum areas. Address student IEP and 504 goals and requirements.
1. Gather appropriate program placement information for new students from students, students’ home schools, teachers and available records.
2. Gather screening data and information to determine student learning levels for instruction.
3. Provide an academic program congruent to the home school’s program, which will enable the student to maintain their standing with peers in the home school.
4. Employ a variety of instructional techniques to address the needs and capabilities of the individual or students involved.
5. Provide direct instruction to students to meet the specified IEP or 504 goals and requirements for each student with an IEP or 504 plan.
6. Meet all State and Federal requirements for students with IEPs or 504 plans.
7. Compile student progress data.
8. Document and communicate pupil progress to appropriate personnel and provide necessary and or requested correspondence with the students’ home school.
9. Maintain a professional teacher-student relationship at all times.
10. Maintain collaborative relationship with detention center residential director and staff.
11. Access online learning as needed for individual students.
12. Increase students’ knowledge of their strengths and weaknesses and encourage their responsibility for their own educational progress.
13. Provide and maintain a safe, secure, non-threatening educational environment conducive to learning.
14. Ensure an orderly learning environment through effective teaching and management practices.
15. Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with sending building administrators, teachers, and support personnel.
16. Evidences a child-oriented philosophy of education.
17. Demonstrates the ability to motivate students.
18. Demonstrates the ability to relate to other students, staff, parents, and others.
19. Meet AEA teacher professional development plan requirements.
20. Meet the expectations of the Iowa Teaching Standards.
21. Participate in in-service activities and other staff development activities to enhance professional growth.
22. Use interpersonal skills and develop positive and cooperative relationships with co-workers, clients, detention center staff and the program supervisor.
23. Arrange for a substitute teacher or substitute educational assistant as needed and have current written plans available for substitutes.
24. Provide the necessary record keeping documents as required by the Federal, State and AEA rules and regulations.
25. Keep and submit records required both monthly and annually from the program in a timely fashion to the Educational Services Instructional Services Supervisor.
26. Follow Agency policies and procedures.
27. Perform other duties as may be assigned.
Physical, Mental and Visual Effort
Continuous speaking, hearing, and visual effort. Frequent walking, sitting, standing, and reaching. Occasional climbing, kneeling, and transporting up to 50 lbs. High degree of concentration requiring continuous and often intense mental and visual attention. Numerous irregularities, complicated and complex tasks are involved.
Work is primarily performed in an office/instructional area setting. Occasionally exposed to dust, noise, odors, and other irritants. Stress associated with work pace and pressure. Work involves irregular hours and days. Travel required. Exposed to hazards of the road when driving.
Terms of Employment: Length of work year as established by the Administration with Board approval. Salary as determined by Master Contract provisions.
Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the Master Contract Provisions.