MIDDLE SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUC SPECIALIZED CLASSROOM TEACHER -

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Education - Excluding Post Secondary



Primary Purpose:

Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth. Empower students to develop competencies and skills that lead to student achievement and progress.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

Sped Certification

Generalist Certification

Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements for subject/level assigned

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of subjects assigned

General knowledge of curriculum and instruction

Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Knowledge of Special Education Law

Knowledge/Experience working with students with disabilities

Knowledge of TTESS Appraisal System

Experience:

Student teaching or approved internship, preferred

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop and implement plans that fulfill the requirements of the district’s curriculum program assigned and show written evidence of preparation as required
  • Develop & monitor progress of IEP
  • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations/modifications for differences in learning styles in students
  • Attend and prepare all required documentation for ARD meeting
  • Present the subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned
  • Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use results to plan instructional activities
  • Work cooperatively with General Education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP)
  • Work with other members of the staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods in accordance with district requirements
  • Plan and supervise purposeful assignments for teacher aide(s) and/or volunteer(s)
  • Employ the use of technologies in the teaching/learning process
  • Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits
  • Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required
  • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by the school
  • Be a positive role model for students, support the mission of the school district
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of students
  • Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
  • Assist in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication by conducting conferences with students, parents, principals, and teachers
  • Maintain a professional relationship with all colleagues, students, parents, and community members
  • Maintain Confidentiality
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly
  • Participate in staff development activities to improve job related skills
  • Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers
  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings, PLC’s (Professional Learning Communities), and serve on staff committees as required
  • Receive CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) certification and renew annually
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Supervisory Responsibilities :

    Supervise assigned teacher aide(s)

    Serve as mentor to student teachers

    Working Conditions:

    Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

    Maintain emotional control under stress

    Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing

    Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other equipment

    Assist with lifting/transferring/toileting of students per IEP

    The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required. I have read, understand and attest to the above description and funding relating to my daily activities.

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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