Job Description

TITLE:  SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER - SELF CONTAINED ED

JOB GOAL:  To assure that all students learn the basic and essential skills at each grade level.  To provide excellent special education instruction to students with disabilities; to demonstrate best practices to enhance student performance; to provide excellent educational opportunities in the least restrictive environment that is conducive to student achievement.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current Arizona Special Education Teaching Certificate in ED Mild Moderate Cross Cat
  • 20 hours of Professional Development in teaching students with Emotional Disabilities
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of State and National Standards.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable

REPORTS TO: Principal and/or Assistant Principal as well as the Director for Special Education

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.

  • Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs of students.
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.
  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, in harmony with the goals, establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects to communicate these objectives to students.
  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
  • Strives to implement by instruction and action the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
  • Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
  • Identifies the learning problems of students on a regular basis and seeks the assistance of specialists as required.
  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation.
  • Assesses progress and preparation of students for the AZ Merit test.
  • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct: and, for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, while maintaining order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
  • Makes provisions for being available to students and parents for educational-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms (Open House, Parent/Teacher Conferences, etc.).
  • Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Cooperates with the administration in planning and/or participating in appropriate in-service training programs at a school or at the district level.
  • Shares responsibility during the school day for the supervision of all students in all areas of the school.
  • Continues professional growth through attendance at workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning.
  • Demonstrates awareness of Governing Board policies and State Statutes related to job responsibilities.
  • All other duties as assigned.



TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

205 days on Teacher’s schedule (includes holidays/breaks).  Salary to be determined according to the Board approved range.



EVALUATION:

Performance will be evaluated by the building principal with input from the Director of Special Education.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk;

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.



WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those and employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an indoor environment that may be dark or low light and include sounds/music at a high volume.



Primary Location: Madison Meadows Middle School

Shift Type: Full-Time

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:00 AM
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