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Special Education Teacher - Mild or Moderate Interventions License Preferred
Title:Special Education Teacher - Mild or Moderate Interventions License Preferred
Location:Rossville Middle/Senior High School
Department:Special Education
Rossville Consolidated School District is searching for a dynamic teacher for our Special Education department.  Our program is expanding and we are adding an additional staff member to focus on our secondary students.  The past several years we have had one teacher provide services for both elementary and middle/senior high school.  Each program has its own classroom space  This position has been supported by instructional assistants who work directly with children.  In this new position, the teacher will be responsible for secondary students and supported by a group of highly qualified instructional assistants.  The position is further supported by our joint services cooperative which provides administrative services, psychologist, and a consultant.  Our students are housed in a K-12 supportive environment and have a variety of appropriate interactions with other students, adults, and even outside community experiences.  The position has great possibilities for the right person.

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Building Principal, the Licensed Special Education Teacher develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities; evaluates and assesses student progress against instructional objectives; follows State mandated due process procedures and functions teacher to assigned students.

Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following:

· Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student’s IEP.

· Assesses student progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques.

· Employs various teaching techniques, methods, and principles of learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals.

· Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program (IEP) plans for students to include: present levels of educational performance, special education needs, instructional goals and objectives, and the special education and related services required to meet those goals.

· Schedules team meetings and works cooperatively with child study team members and others in developing instructional goals and strategies.

· Coordinates the delivery of special education services in each student's IEP.

· Creates a positive learning experience with emphasis in individualized instruction using appropriate sources including i-pads.

· Serves as the primary contact for the parent.

· Conducts special education evaluations and reevaluations.

· Provides direction, supervision, and evaluation of educational assistants as directed.

· Complies with School Board policies and all state/federal rules and regulations.

· Completes all district and state reporting requirements. Other functions of the job include but are not limited to the following:

· Establishes and maintains student control and discipline in the classroom, school premises or during school activities.

· Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect consistent with district policies and procedures.

· Collaborates and consults with educational professionals and community service providers (i.e., social services, public health, medical providers, etc.) regarding the needs of students.

· Provides consultation to classroom teachers regarding classroom adoptions, instructional modifications, adaptive equipment, behavior modification plans and other similar instructional interventions to meet the needs of students with disabilities.

· Performs other comparable duties of a like or similar nature apparent or as assigned.

Knowledge Skills and Ability Required:

· Minimum B.A/B.S degree in teaching from an accredited institution in the appropriate special education area.

· Current Indiana teaching license.

· Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of special education and specialty area.

· Thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching of students with disabilities.

· Thorough knowledge of school rules, regulations, and procedures; ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior.

· Ability to deliver and articulate oral presentations and written reports.

· Ability to effectively analyze needs and problems objectively.

· Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, students, parents, staff, administration and the general public.

· Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.

· Knowledge of relevant technology including the use of technology such as i-pads to individualize instruction.

· Meet professional teacher education requirements of school district and state.

Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis. Physical Requirements Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift, move and/or support up to 50 pounds (and/or up to adult size body weight with two-to-three person lift). Position can require some degree of physical interaction with students who have difficulty controlling physical behavior.

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