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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3364550
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: October 1, 2020

Job Description

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    Position Description



    POSITION TITLE: Secondary Special Education Teacher 


    **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 at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.** 


    FLSA: Exempt


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


    LOCATION: Ramsey Junior High School


    REPORTS TO: Principal and Director of Special Education


    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Contract will be prorated based on actual start date.  A full contract for this position is 193 days, with benefits as specified in employee contract.


    **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 at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.** 



    • Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to effective learning.
    • Take reasonable precautions 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 indoors 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 and 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.
    • May plan and coordinate the work of aides, teacher assistants and other paraprofessionals.
    • 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.
    • Remain current on instructional practices in Special Education.
    • Additional related duties/responsibilities.

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



    • Maintain emotional control under stress.
    • 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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