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SECONDARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS (2)

Fort Smith Public Schools (learn more)

Fort Smith, AR (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3199083
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: November 18, 2019

Job Description

Out of state applicants please provide ADE's verification of provisional licensure eligibilit

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    Position Description

     

     

    POSITION TITLE: Secondary Special Education Teachers (2)

     

    FLSA: Exempt

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: Must meet AR licensure requirements; Special Education 7-12 Licensure required

     

    LOCATION: Ramsey Junior High School (Self-Contained) and

                       Southside High School (Inclusion)

                       

    REPORTS TO: Principal and Director of Special Education

     

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 193 Day employment with benefits as specified in employee contract.

     

    BEGINNING: January, 2020

     

    **A $1,000 Experience Stipend will be issued for NEW HIRES with three or more years of verified teaching experience. This stipend will be issued one time after the first full semester is complete.**

                             

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

    • Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to effective learning.
    • Take reasonable caution to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
    • Maintain accurate, complete records as required by law, District policy, and  administrative regulations;
    • Assist in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
    • Responsible for supervising the proper usage of teaching supplies, classroom  equipment, and other instructional materials.
    • Ability to be physically active all day with children in doors and outdoors.
    • Observe student behavior and learning, communicating observations regularly
    • Strong communication with parents. 
    • Maintain the orderly arrangement of materials and equipment within the classroom. 
    • Assist children with preparing for and moving to other classrooms, school activities, outside activities and arrival and departure from school. 
    • Help children with clothing, grooming, health habits, and bathroom activities.
    • Notify immediately appropriate personnel of any evidence of substance abuse, child abuse, child neglect, severe medical conditions.
    • Maintain a safe working condition and safely operate electronic and other equipment needed to carry out job functions and responsibilities. 
    • Display ethical and professional behavior in working with students, parents, school personnel, and outside agencies associated with the school
    • Additional Related Duties/Responsibilities:
    • May plan and coordinate the work of aides, teacher assistants and other paraprofessionals.

    Please note: School location and grade are subject to change based on district need. 

     

    OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS   

    • Maintain emotional control under stress.
    • Implement a variety of effective instructional strategies consistent with lesson objectives.
    • Diagnose and evaluates student abilities and progress in a timely and consistent manner.
    • Monitor student progress and adjust instruction accordingly.
    • Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students.
    • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.
    • Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.
    • Abide by state statutes, school board policies and regulations.
    • Attend meetings and performs duties as assigned by administrators or supervisors.
    • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
    • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation.
    • Remain current on instructional practices in Special Education.
    • Must have the ability to lift at least 50 pounds occasionally.
    • May be required to physically move students or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. May be require to position students in specialized equipment and or/ change diapers as needed.
    • Ability to endure prolonged standing, walking, sitting, kneeling, occasional reaching above the head or  the shoulders, bending, squatting.

    See Certified Staff Salary Schedule

    For our salary schedule, click this link to visit our district website.

    • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Special Education > General Special Education
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Fort Smith Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Martin Mahan, Executive Director of Human Resources
    • 3205 Jenny Lind
    • Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901
    • Phone: 479-785-2501
    • Fax: 479-784-8108
    • Email: click here

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