Needed ASAP - Contract - Special Education Teacher

Schools - Special Education Teacher 17 days ago Gilbert, AZ

PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Provide special education students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the most appropriate environment designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth; develop/modify curricula and prepare lessons and teacher instructional materials according to ability levels; work in self-contained, team, departmental, or itinerant capacity as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education/Certification:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Valid Arizona Teacher's Certificate with appropriate endorsement for teaching area

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Ability to develop IEP and participate in ARD process;
  • Knowledge of curriculum;
  • Knowledge of special needs of students;
  • Knowledge of policies and practices addressing specific duties and responsibilities of assigned position, i.e. Lead Special Education Teacher, Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Adaptive Physical Education Teacher.

Minimum Experience:

At least one (1) year of student teaching or approved internship

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Instructional Strategies:

  • Collaborate with parents and staff in the development of IEPs.
  • Develop and implement social and academic programs according to IEPs.
  • Prepare for classes assigned and show evidence of preparation.

 

Student Growth and Development:

  • Consistently assess student progress through formal/informal testing.
  • Consistently assess and modify classroom environment to maximize student success.
  • Present positive role model for students that supports the mission of the school district.
  • Provide or seek sources to aid students in dealing with emotional/physical needs that must be met before learning can take place.
  • Provide positive and successful opportunities for students to develop positive self-esteem.
  • Provide or supervise personal care or medical care of students as stated in IEP.
  • Assist special needs students with individual tasks as may be required including, but not limited to:
    • transferring to and from wheelchairs
    • lifting, positioning
    • feeding
    • bathroom needs
    • personal hygiene
    • self-help
    • behavior management
    • other personal care needs

Classroom Management and Organization:

  • Create a safe and positive classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development of the students.
  • Manage student behavior and administer discipline according to IEP.
  • Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
  • Plan and supervise activities for teacher aide(s) and/or volunteer(s).

Communication:

  • Communicate effectively and professionally with students, parents, personnel from community agencies, and other professional staff in the education, care, and management of students.
  • Provide on-going training, consultation, and support to school personnel.
  • Create positive team approach to inclusive educational settings.

Professional Growth and Development:

  • Participate in in-district in-service training.
  • Demonstrate interest in professional improvement.

 

Policy Implementation:

  • Keep informed of, and comply with, all campus, district, state, and federal policies and regulations.
  • Complete and maintain all reports, records, and documents.
  • Attend and participate in faculty/staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
  • Adhere to the Professional Code of Ethics.

The director is ready to review resumes and interview candidates, apply today for immediate consideration. Applications can be submitted below, or for a quick response, email your resume directly to Cirene Fuentes, Recruitment Manager.

Cirene Fuentes – Recruitment Manager
E-mail:
[email protected]
Phone: 678-710-7699

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