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Special Education Teacher

Location: Devon
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title: Special Education Teacher Terms of Employment: 10 Months Reports To: Principal and Director of Special Education and Pupil Service To Apply: Please visit the Chester Community Charter School website and click on Staff - Employment Opportunities Job Summary: The Special Education Teacher develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities. This teacher evaluates and assesses student progress against instructional objectives and measurable goals, follows State mandated procedures and functions as the Individual Education Plan (IEP) manager to assigned students. Essential Functions: Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student's IEP Assesses student progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principals of learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals Develops and implements annual IEP plans for students to include: present levels of educational performance, special education needs, instructional goals and objectives, and the special education and related services required to meet those goals Schedules team meetings and works cooperatively with child study team members and others in developing instructional goals and strategies Serves as primary contact for the parent Establishes and maintains student control and discipline in the classroom, school premises or during school activities Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect consistent with school policies and procedures Complies with policies, regulations and procedures of the Chester Community Charter School; communicates effectively with parents and work collaboratively with staff Displays high-level professional conduct and image at all times; establishes and maintains an acceptable attendance record; and participates in extra-curricular activities and/or leadership roles outside the classroom May assist students and parents with managing behavioral difficulties including various types of disability that may cause students to learn differently Skilled and experienced to teach students with at higher level of need, if necessary including but not limited to autism, emotional support, resource room, life skills, etc. May plan and deliver educational instruction to students with autism spectrum disorder, emotional disabilities, students who may need life skills support, and resource room support Assists students with coping and provides techniques to help students adapt to their school community Promotes classroom structure, rules and procedures Performs other related duties as assigned Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from an accredited college or university Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check Clearance Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance FBI Criminal Background Clearance Certifications/Licenses: Valid Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Instructional Certificate in Special Education Demonstrated Knowledge of: The principles, practices and methods of special education for grade level education The contents, materials, methodologies and practices utilized within special education at the respective grade level All relevant Pennsylvania and Federal rules, statutes and regulations governing special education IEP software programs and related tools Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards Response to Interventions (RTII) Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Demonstrated Ability to: Assess students' needs and learning styles and to design appropriate differentiated instruction to meet their learning difference needs Use and apply simulations and technological innovations in the classroom in pursuit of instructional strategies designed to assist students with special needs Use planned lessons in a manner that allows students improve language and math skills Apply critical thinking methodologies designed to assist students with learning differences Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, administrators, support staff, parents and students Note: CCCS has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.

Keywords: CHESTER COMMUNITY CHARTER SCHOOL, Philadelphia , Special Education Teacher, Education / Teaching , Devon, Pennsylvania

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