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SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Searcy School District (learn more)

Searcy, AR (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3489222
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: April 8, 2021

Job Description

POSITION TITLE:

Special Education Teacher

 

POSITION LOCATION:

Searcy High School 

  

FLSA:

Exempt

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Must hold a proper state license 

 

EVALUATION:

Teachers employed by this district will be evaluated through the Teacher Excellence and Support System

 

REPORTS TO:

Principal and/or other Supervisor

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the direction of the school principal and the District LEA, the special education teacher plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students with disabilities in a variety of educational settings. The person in this position is responsible for creating a flexible program and learning environment that provides specialized instruction for students with disabilities, such that the students benefit from the general education curriculum to the greatest extent possible when supported with supplemental aides, accommodations, and other needed supports.

 

ESSENTIAL TASKS:

 

  1. Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment.
  2. Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
  3. Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  4. Teach socially acceptable behavior, as determined by the students’ individualized education programs (IEPs) by employing techniques in an overall positive behavioral support system.
  5. Modify the general education curriculum for students with disabilities based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
  6. Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  7. Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students.
  8. Meet with parents to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their individualized educational needs.
  9. Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development.
  10. Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  11. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  12. Develop plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students in inclusive classroom settings.
  13. Provide crisis intervention, as needed, for students and those in inclusive classrooms.
  14. Assist in collection of data for providing appropriate classroom interventions.
  15. Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team as appropriate.
  16. Assist in preparation of data for local, state, and federal reports.
  17. Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities.
  18. Perform related work as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of: the necessary principles and application of theory into practice for effective instruction and positive behavioral supports that are beneficial for implementation with all students with disabilities; curriculum and instructional techniques; human behavior, development, and skill performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders; and Searcy School district policies and effective instructional practices. The special educator also demonstrates the ability to provide positive behavioral support to students in a group and in an individual setting; demonstrates an understanding of the federal, state, and local mandates governing the determination and delivery of special education services; completes observations and reports pertaining to learning behaviors of students; displays the ability to work effectively with administrators, colleagues, central office and school based staff, students, parents and community members. 

 

 

To access the district salary schedule, please click here.

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

    Searcy School District 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

    • Diane Barrett
    • 801 N. Elm Street
    • Searcy, Arkansas 72143

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