Special Education Teacher (Science)

Job Title: Special Education Teacher
Department: YIT School Reports To: Principal FLSA Status: Exempt Status: Part-Time

GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: To teach all academic subjects as well as physical education creative arts and life skills to educationally, emotionally, behaviorally and physically handicapped students. Special Education Teachers provide academic and social supports in a variety of content areas and provide positive behavioral supports intended to enhance learning in accordance with the IDEA, NCLR and state and local guidelines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop and implement teaching strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of educational deficiencies.
• Instruct students in academic subjects, using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition, in order to reinforce learning and to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
• Instruct students in daily living skills required for independent maintenance and self-sufficiency, such as hygiene, safety and food preparation.
• Confer with parents, guardians, group h.ome staff, administrators, testing specialist, social workers, and professionals to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students educational, physical, and social development.
• Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lesions promoting learning, following approved curricula.
• Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve student’s behavioral and academic problems.
• Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory-and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
• Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among the students fro whom they are responsible.
• Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
• Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on students and activities, as required by laws and administrative regulations.
• Meet with parents, staff and guardians to discuss their student’s progress, and to determine their priorities for their student and their resource needs.
• Monitor instructional assistants to ensure that they adhere to our programs special education requirements.
• Observe and evaluate student performance3, behavior, and social development.
• Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
• Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
• Prepare classrooms for class activities and provide a variety of materials and resources for students to explore, manipulate and use, both in learning activities and imaginative play.
• Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
• Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines.
• Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate student progress.
• Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants.
• Teach and model socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
• Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops as well as complete certification courses in order to maintain and improve professional competence and special education state certification.
• Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required.
• Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of programming for common students.
• Be familiar with and manager data related to our behavior management program.
• Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; preferably in education or related field, eligibility for state special education certification.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Special Education, grades 6-adult, content specific certification, or eligibility for state certification.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

1-3 years working with special education students preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Physical requirements: Frequent walking, standing, climbing stairs. Occasional activities that require pushing, pulling, lifting up to 15-20 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Classroom setting. Moderate noise(examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

 

Interested applicants should submit resumes to kstarkes@ncianet.org.

NCIA is an EEO M/F/D/V employer.

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