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ID 2054 - Learning Center Specialist - 1.0 FTE For 191 Days/Year

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Lake Oswego School District Lake Oswego , OR 97035

Posted 6 months ago

Learning Center Specialist
1.0 FTE

(.50 at Forest Hills Elementary/.50 at Lake Grove Elementary)
191 Days/Year

Forest Hills Elementrary and Lake Grove Elementary

Applicants must have an Oregon Teaching license with a Special Education endorsement, or the ability to obtain licensure prior to start. District physical restraint training required; offered in August 2017, Pro-ACT.

Special Requirements:

The person employed for this position must be able to verify identity and employment authorization and complete a pre-employment record check.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE POSITION:

The Learning Specialist/Teacher designs a positive learning environment and delivers instruction to students whose educational needs are primarily the result of significant social, emotional and behavioral challenges. The teacher is responsible for assessment of each student's individual academic and behavioral needs, individualization of the regular education curriculum (K-12), development of IEPs as appropriate and coordination with agency or consulting behavioral staff to support achievement of home, school, and treatment goals.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1.Assesses students' academic and behavioral needs using standardized achievement, criterion referenced and psychoeducational tests, and completes three-year re-evaluations for special education eligibility in compliance with state and federal regulations
2.Identifies students' individual needs and leads the child study team in the development of individual education plans or individual program plans
3.Plans, selects, and teaches academic curriculum using the regular education, grade level and credit courses (K-12), in conjunction with individual treatment plans, provides social skills instruction supporting students' affective/behavioral goals
4.Develops and implements specially designed behavior intervention plans, coordinating with behavior/treatment staff, parents when available, other related services staff (OT, Speech, Nursing) or interagency providers (CSD, Mental Health, Juvenile Services, ETBS)
5.Utilizes crisis prevention and intervention strategies including the use of safe restraint in situations where students could injure themselves or others
6.Communicates with students during instruction and interpersonal interaction using language structure, tone and body language that promotes positive student behavior, conflict resolution and problem solving, effective management of power struggles, and applies proactive strategies for management of escalating behavior
7.Monitors and records student progress including portfolios, report cards and credits earned
8.Confers frequently with private agency, consulting education staff, students, and, as appropriate, with parents concerning both academic and behavioral progress or concerns of all assigned students
9.Coordinates transition activities related to students' movement to the next education or treatment setting including return to the students' local district, or discharge from the program
10. Works cooperatively with regular classroom teachers, administrators and behavior/treatment staff to place students in regular education programs, provides for accommodations and modifications in the integrated setting as appropriate for each student
11. Provides for the daily supervision of classroom educational assistants, including training, assignment of tasks, and completion of required observations and evaluations
12. Works cooperatively with local district and/or private agency administration and staff, fulfilling responsibilities as a member of the school or facility
13. Compiles student data required under IDEA or necessary for local, state and federal reporting; assists the program secretary to maintain accurate student records
14. Maintains a safe, therapeutic environment for students
15. Selects instructional materials and manages the district resources assigned to the classroom
16. Maintains knowledge of best practices in the field, and demonstrates quality teaching techniques
17. Participates in planning meetings, training sessions and in-services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1.Current Oregon teaching license with appropriate special education endorsement and authorization
2.Knowledge and experience in special education teaching students whose primary disability is severe social/emotional or behavioral challenges
3.Ability to assess and teach academic skills (K-12) in math, reading and language arts
4.Ability to assess learning problems and determine eligibility for special education under Oregon Administrative Rules for Learning Disabilities, Severe Emotional Disturbance, Other Health Impaired, Mental Retardation, Autism
5.Ability to compose and produce concise professional documents
6.Working knowledge of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations and procedures
7.Skilled at working with other professionals such as counselors, social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists as resources for planning and delivery of specially designed programs
8.Ability to develop and utilize complex scheduling and time management techniques in the daily operation of the instructional program
9.Ability to supervise one or more educational assistants
10. Ability to acquire and maintain a valid first aid and CPR card
11. Valid Oregon driver's license
12. Written and oral communication skills sufficient to perform essential functions
13. Physical and mental attributes sufficient to perform essential functions
14. Ability to acquire and maintain behavior intervention certification as appropriate

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Lake Oswego School District is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations in employment and school district programs. Equal employment opportunity and treatment shall be provided in recruiting, hiring, retaining, transferring, promoting and training of all employees regardless of the individual's race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age or disability.

Lake Oswego School District is a Drug-Free/Smoke-Free Workplace


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ID 2054 - Learning Center Specialist - 1.0 FTE For 191 Days/Year

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