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Junior High Special Education Teacher

Date:  May 7, 2018


Position Title:  Junior High Special Education Teacher

Location: Slocum PK-8

Salary Range:  Slocum ISD Salary Schedule

Length of Work Year:  187 Days


Position Summary

Provide special education students with learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Develop or modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to student ability levels. Work in self-contained, team, departmental, or itinerant capacity as assigned.

Position Requirements

Education/Certification/License:

  • Knowledge of special needs of students in assigned area

  • Knowledge of Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process and Individual Education Plan (IEP) goal setting process and implementation

  • General knowledge of curriculum and instruction

Experience:

  • One year student teaching or approved internship

Special Knowledge/Skills:  

  • Knowledge of core academic subject assigned

  • Knowledge of curriculum and instruction

  • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior

  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Duties/Responsibilities

     Instructional Strategies

  • Collaborate with students, parents, and other members of staff to develop IEP through the ARD Committee process for each student assigned.

  • Implement an instructional, therapeutic, or skill development program for assigned students and show written evidence of preparation as required.

  • Conduct assessment of student learning styles. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.

  • Present subject matter effectively and according to guidelines established by IEP. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media including technology to meet the needs and capabilities of each student assigned

  • Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular curricula as needed and assist special education students in regular classes with assignments.

  • Participate in ARD Committee meetings on a regular basis.

  • Participate in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional media.

Student Growth and Development

  • Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing.

  • Provide or supervise personal care, medical care, and feeding of students as stated in IEP.

  • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by campus principal.

  • Consult district and outside resource people regarding education, social, medical, and personal needs of students.

Classroom Management and Organization

  • Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.

  • Manage student behavior and administer discipline including intervening in crisis situations and physically restraining students as necessary according to IEP.

  • Consult with classroom teachers regarding management of student behavior according to IEP.

  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.

  • Plan and assign the work of teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s) and oversee completion.

Communication

  • Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with parents, students, colleagues, and community members.

Professional Growth and Development

  • Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.

  • Comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.

  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.

Application Procedures

Send cover letter, district application, résumé, transcripts, and copy of credentials to:

Mark Leuschner

Slocum ISD

5765 East State Hwy 294

Elkhart, TX  75839

Application Deadline

Until filled.


*Applicants for all positions are considered without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected status. Additionally, the district does not discriminate against an applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminating employment practice.


The district Title IX Coordinator is: Cliff Lasiter, Superintendent

5765  East St. Hwy 294

Elkhart, TX  75839

(903) 478-3624