Special Education Teacher (VAC Teacher) - High School

Levelland ISD | Levelland, TX

Posted Date 6/29/2022
Description

Primary Purpose:

Provide special education students with learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Serve as a community liaison working with local businesses to provide on-the-job observations and work experience for students with disabilities. Develop or modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to match student ability levels.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

Bachelor’s degree from accredited university

Valid Texas teaching certificate with required special education endorsements for assignment

           CTE certification preferred

 

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of special needs of students in assigned area

Knowledge of Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process and Individual Education Plan (IEP) goal setting process and implementation

Knowledge of how to adapt curriculum and instruction for special needs

Effective communication skills

Experience:

Student teaching, approved internship, or related work experience

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Instructional Strategies

  1. Collaborate with students, parents, and other members of staff to develop IEP through the ARD Committee process for each student assigned.
  2. Implement an instructional, therapeutic, or skill development program for assigned students and show written evidence of preparation as required.
  3. Present subject matter effectively and according to guidelines established by IEP. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media including technology to meet the needs and capabilities of each student assigned
  4. Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular curricula as needed and assist special education students in regular classes with assignments.
  5. Participate in ARD Committee meetings on a regular basis.

Student Growth and Development

  1. Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
  2. Provide or supervise personal care, medical care, and feeding of students as stated in IEP.
  3. Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by campus principal.
  4. Consult district and outside resource people regarding education, social, medical, and personal needs of students.

Classroom Management and Organization

  1. Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  2. Manage student behavior and administer discipline including intervening in crisis situations and physically restraining students as necessary according to IEP.
  3. Consult with classroom teachers regarding management of student behavior according to IEP.
  4. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  5. Plan and assign the work of teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s) and oversee completion.

Other

  1. Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, business leaders and teachers.
  2. Maintain professional relationships with the community, parents, students, and colleagues.
  3. Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.
  4. Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, district, and school regulations and policies for special education teachers.
  5. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
  6. Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  1. Direct the work of job coaches/aide(s).
Type
Professional
District
Levelland ISD

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