SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
A Special Education Teacher provides education instruction and support services to students with disabilities. This teacher is responsible for implementing curriculum and an instructional program to address the Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals of the students to include improving success in academic, social and behavioral areas.
This position may be itinerant or classroom based.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Provide instruction to individuals and groups of students
Administer and interpret student evaluations
Prepare written reports as required
Conduct IEP meetings within mandated timelines
Provide accommodations and / or modifications to learners with disabilities for assignments and testing as determined by the IEP team
Develop and maintain positive working relationships with parents, guardians and significant others
Meet with parents on a regular basis to review student progress and work on individual education related needs
Work closely with other members of the program staff to develop and maintain curriculum and standards
Participate in team meetings as necessary to improve the opportunity for success of the students
Coordinate transition plans for students moving to other environments
Work cooperatively with the student’s district of residence and / or outside agencies providing services to the student and family
Participate in professional growth activities such as conferences, classes, staff development and visitations
Provide training, direction and supervision for assigned ancillary staff
Make or recommend appropriate modifications to make the classroom environment more appropriate to address individual student needs
Requisition materials and supplies in a timely manner
Maintain attendance accounting, submitting this and other reports in a timely fashion
Instruct students and significant adults in the use of technological aids appropriate to the student’s disability
Comply with rules and regulations set forth in the California Education Code, Title V, Procedures and Policies of Nevada County Special Education Services and policies of the local school districts as assigned
Provide instruction and services as indicated on individual education plans for assigned pupils
Perform related duties as assigned
Subject areas, state curriculum standards and current instructional methodologies and techniques associated with instruction of students with disabilities
Individuals with exceptional needs
Applicable laws, codes, regulation, policies and procedures
Manage a countywide program in collaboration with teachers, itinerant staff, district staff and other special service providers for students
Teach students of a wide variety of levels and grade ranges
Coordinate and implement various student and family services
Work effectively with parents, community and education colleagues in and outside the program
Function as a positive, contributing member of an educational team
Assist in the management of student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Prioritize and schedule work
Maintain records and prepare reports
Operate standard office equipment including a computer and assigned software
Indoor work environment, possibly some outdoor activities
Driving a vehicle to conduct work
Mental acuity to perform these tasks, to make sound decisions and judgments in the sphere of assigned duties and to make determinations relative to the effective performance of the tasks.
Facility and stamina to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
Facility to see and read printed materials, with or without vision aids.
Facility to hear and understand speech on the telephone, at normal room levels, and in workshop and training sessions.
Facility to speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal conversation in person, on the telephone and presenting at workshops and trainings.
Manual dexterity to operate a telephone, computer, copier, calculator and other commonly used office equipment.
Physical strength and agility to push, pull and lift any object weighing up to 25 pounds and carry any object weighing up to 15 pounds
Facility to drive a vehicle
Education and Experience
Any combination of training and experience, which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Current valid California Special Education Teaching Credential authorizing instruction for students with mild to moderate disabilities or moderate to severe disabilities and authorizing instruction of students with autism spectrum disorder.
Classroom assignment will determine type of credential required.
Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office
CLAD or EL Authorization
Two (2) years experience working in school settings with exceptional needs students
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: These requirements must be met prior to beginning employment and will be requested upon job offer acceptance.
Must hold a valid California Driver’s License
Must provide proof of automobile insurance coverage
Fingerprint and Background clearance
Valid Tuberculosis (TB) test
FLSA Status: Exempt