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The Special Education Teacher ensures that the school's special education program provides necessary services for students with disabilities. The teacher will work with parents, general education teachers, and administrators to develop and implement individualized education plans to meet the needs of students with disabilities. The teacher will ensure compliance with all federal, state and district Special Education requirements.
Must have current Arkansas Teacher Certification Special Education or be working toward Special Education certification under an Alternative Licensure Plan. Experience
Minimum of two years teaching experience in a public or charter school setting preferred Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Ability, patience, and passion to work interactively with children, especially children with disabilities. Advanced knowledge of and comply with federal and state special education laws. Working knowledge of and comply with individualized services for students with disabilities. Working knowledge of and comply with the Individual Education Plan (IEP) team process. Knowledge of the development and implementation of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process. Knowledge of and comply with the Transition process. Strong organizational, time management, communication, & interpersonal skills. Strong computer skills to implement multiple and diverse programs. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to learn and implement curriculum software programs and instruct students on utilization. Ability to communicate with all levels of students with disabilities and their parents Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and student data such as diagnostic test results, state assessments scoring, transcripts, and grade point average. Ability to communicate effectively with and receive guidance from supervisors Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to travel as necessary.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Work collaboratively with campus administration to ensure ongoing child find efforts including but not limited to review of general education records and requesting special education records according to specific timelines. Schedule and conduct IEP meetings to ensure the appropriate placement and development of individual education plans for students with disabilities within specific timelines. Schedule Full and Individual Evaluations/REEDs ensuring that all timeline requirements are met. Collaborate with general education teachers and administrators to provide special education accommodations and services to special needs learners. Ensure student individualized education programs (IEPs) are appropriately written and implemented. Ensure that student progress is evaluated on a regular basis and that the findings are used to make special education services more effective. Update and send IEP Report Cards to parents at the same time that the general report cards are sent. Plan the necessary time, resources, and materials to support general education teachers in accomplishing educational goals. Ensure compliance with all state-mandated assessments and alternative assessments, including their selection and administration. Assist the campus administrator with the Response to the Intervention process. Develop and implement transition services for special education students as determined by the IEP team. Serve as a campus resource person and trainer for all campus staff to support students with disabilities. Seek assistance as needed from Special Education program supervisor. Demonstrate support for the campus's student management policies and assist with behavior management strategies as they relate to students with disabilities. Establish and maintain open lines of communication with parents, students, teachers, and administrators. Compile and maintain all reports, records, and other documents required by law and/or the Director of Special Education. Perform special projects, during and after normal business hours, and other duties as assigned. Travel as required. Equipment Used:
All equipment required to perform duties and tasks were previously described.
Physical / Environmental Factors:
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Responsive Education Solutions considers applicants for all positions without regards to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran or military status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. ResponsiveEd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1
Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades Special Education > General Special Education
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