Special Education Teachers 2022-2023
SPECIAL EDUCATION POSITION RECEIVES AN EXTRA PAY UP TO $3,500.00.
Base salary based on experience and education.
START DATE: August 2, 2021
HOURS OF WORK: Full-Time, 10 Months
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
QUALIFICATIONS: Must hold a valid AZ Special Education Certificate K-8; Cross Categorical or Mild-Moderate Disabilities Endorsement and/or Early Childhood Special Education Certification and Appropriately Certified per certificate. Valid First Aid and CPR certificates.
CLASS TITLE: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
Provide special educational setting and programs to enable students with special needs to function successfully in the least restrictive alternative.
- Provide special educational setting and programs to enable students with special needs to function successfully in the least restrictive alternative.
- Teach basic perceptual and academic skills on the level of the pupil's emotional, physical and intellectual needs as determined by the individualized education plan (IEP) team; participate in the preparation of the IEP and implement written instructional plans for students.
- Provide individualized and small group instruction in academic areas and other areas as identified by student's annual goals and objectives.
- Involve students in individualized and small group discussions on problems which relate to the student's total growth and development.
- Develop student competencies that promote personal hygiene, social skills, physical development, safety skills, and vocational awareness, as needed by each individual student.
- Provide support services to the regular classroom where students are integrated.
- Administer ongoing assessment to each student as mandated by the established processes.
- Maintain current student files.
- Serve as a member of an appraisal team for reevaluation as assigned.
- Confer with parents and professional staff members on each student's progress.
- Responsible for instructing aides and other individuals assigned to the classroom in required procedures related to classroom operation.
- Attend workshops, staff meetings and in-services.
- Evaluate, purchase and create materials appropriate to students with learning challenges.
- Serve as a liaison with school community personnel.
- Assist students in developing acceptable student behavior, attitudes and social skills recommended by their IEPs.
- Request and organizes materials.
- Arrange with school administrator and regular classroom teacher for integration of pupils into regular classes for instruction in areas where students can meet success, assumes monitoring of students' progress in regular class.
- Provide input into general policies for classroom and equipment, instructional materials.
- Operate a computer and standard office equipment.
- Administer basic first aid and CPR as needed.
Perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
- Unique learning needs commonly manifested by specific impairments.
- Instructional materials and techniques.
- Child guidance principles and practices.
- Principles of training and providing work direction.
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
- Applicable sections of the State Education Code and other applicable laws.
- Research methods and report writing techniques.
- First aid and CPR.
- Current trends and research concerning the growth and development of children.
- Communicate technical information to parents in easily understandable terms verbally and in written form.
- Relate to parents and staff.
- Assess language development and cognitive skill functioning.
- Instruct students in academic areas.
- Develop shared student time in regular education programs.
- Communicate clearly and concisely in oral and written form.
- Establish effective rapport with pupils.
- Monitor children in classrooms.
- Display the use of good judgment in making decisions.
- Maintain professional relationships with pupils, parents, colleagues and supervising staff members.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Maintain acceptable standards of physical health, energy, and emotional adjustment to the job environment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination equivalent to: bachelor’s degree and teacher certification related to students served.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Valid AZ Special Education Certificate K-8; Cross Categorical Endorsement and/or Early Childhood Special Education Certification and Highly Qualified as appropriate per certificate.
Valid First Aid and CPR certificates.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to demonstrate activities.
Seeing to read a variety of materials and monitor students.
Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to assist students.
Sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
Job performance will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board's policy on Evaluation of Professional Staff Personnel.