Special Education Teacher -Elementary
1 month ago
Primary
Full Time
South Central / Twin Falls
Job Description

Glenns Ferry is looking for a Special Education teacher for elementary students. Must hold or be eligible for a current Idaho teaching credential in the Special Education area. Must be able to pass a background clearance with the State of Idaho.

JOB SUMMARY To provide students with a daily and ongoing instructional program that will provide for them the best possible academic knowledge and skills. To help pupils to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for continued education according to the guidelines outlined in each student’s Individual Education Plan.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Blended Certificate or Exceptional Child Certificate
  2. Strong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and effective classroom management
  3. Strong background in behavior management, curriculum, and writing and implementing Individualized Education Plans
  4. Strong background in federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy pertaining to special education
  5. Ability to lift up to forty pounds and push and pull up to one hundred pounds
  6. Knowledge of the diverse needs of children with disabilities and appropriate special education classroom practices
  7. The ability to work with students with emotional, physical, and mental disabilities
  8. Ability to instruct students one-on-one and small group situations
  9. Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methods
  10. Strong background in curriculum and the Idaho Core Standards
  11. Strong background in the integration of technology with instruction and in creating and completing required reports
  12. Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
  13. Work well with students, staff, and the public
  14. Excellent organizational skills
  15. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  16. Able to work under deadlines
  17. Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Instruction

  1. Prepare for assigned classes
  2. Design lessons with an appropriate level of difficulty which provide content in a logical and sequential manner
  3. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media consistent with the physical limitations of the classroom and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved
  4. Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated
  5. Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs
  6. Analyze and interpret student data to develop and modify instructional activities
  7. Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
  8. Devise written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking as well as the reproduction of facts, and use them to evaluate student progress on a regular basis
  9. Prepare students academically for all district, state, and federal testing
  10. Display command of the subject matter
  11. Budget class time effectively

Other Duties to Students

  1. Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential
  2. Establish and communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
  3. Engage children in conversation to encourage language development
  4. Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
  5. Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students
  6. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
  7. Assist, where appropriate, in loading and unloading the special education pupil from transportation buses or vans

Professional Contacts and Activities

  1. Attend and participate in faculty meetings
  2. Organize a meeting at least once annually with the case manager, parents, and other professional staff to review and revise the IEP and placement of each assigned pupil
  3. Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise
  4. Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, curriculum, objectives, and methods
  5. Provide needed and requested information on a timely and effective basis

Special Education-Specific Duties

  1. Provide instruction to classified pupils in accordance with each pupil's Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  2. Work cooperatively with regular education teaching staff to coordinate instructional activities and to monitor the progress of each pupil
  3. Provide support instruction in the regular classroom or the resource center as assigned
  4. Coordinate and cooperate with other members of the staff in the development of adaptations, modifications, accommodations, and instructional methods
  5. Provide home instruction to confined special education pupils as assigned
  6. Consult with members of the child study team regarding each pupil's educational program, academic program and personal growth

Education Required
  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in the United States required

Experience Required
  • At least one (1) year of relevant experience preferred

Physical Requirements
  • Ability to lift up to forty pounds and push and pull up to one hundred pounds

Benefits
  • PERSI retirement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Glenns Ferry 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.