The Special Education Teacher will be responsible for working with students from a variety of grade levels. This professional will assist in the educational and social development of students, implement IEPs, and monitor progress. Additionally, this teacher will provide support to students in and out of their general education classrooms as needed. This person will collaborate with the educators in the special education department as well as classroom teachers. This position reports directly to the Principal and works with the Special Education Director and Teacher.
Essential duties and responsibilities: • Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom • Accommodate and modify activities and assessments in collaboration with the general education teacher to meet individual student needs • Prepare teaching materials as directed by special education department chair for the purpose of implementing and documenting student progress (IEP Progress Reports) • Collaborate with general education teachers to meet individual learning needs of students • Implement, monitor, evaluate, and revise IEPs (including present levels of performance, goals, accommodations, modifications, and transition plans) • Maintain effective communication with students, parents, and faculty • Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values • Perform other duties as assigned Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor’s Degree • Certified Special Education Teacher • Valid IVP fingerprint clearance card • Must enjoy working with High School and Middle School aged children • Must have a passion and desire for contributing to a team of educators • Familiar with IEP-pro (preferred) Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics • A life-long learner interested in acquiring new skills and knowledge • Passionate about students, content area, and teaching • Concerned about holistic development of the individual • Flexible, creative, and has the capacity to innovate • Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills • Experience with or a commitment to learn: o Socratic methodology o Inquiry-based discussion o Constructivist teaching strategies o Project-based learning o Authentic assessment and rubrics Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience. Member of ASRS. Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org: o Cover letter, Resume, three letters of reference, and the ASA Application for Employment found on the website.