Secondary Special Education Teacher

Marple Newtown School District Newtown Square , PA 19073

Posted 11 months ago

This posting is for two (2) Full Time/Contracted Special Education Teachers.

Date of Posting: April 24, 2019

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019

Title: Special Education Teacher

Classification: Professional

Reports to: Principal

Certification: PA Special Education, K-12

Effective: 2019-2020 School Year

Primary Function: To teach students the subject matter to give them knowledge and life skills related to their physical, mental, emotional and social development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

(These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Plans and prepares for teaching the subjects education programs and activities in accordance with the approved curriculum and outcomes.

  • Teaches assigned courses to individual students and groups and assesses and reports student academic progress and social growth in accordance with established standards.

  • Teaches utilizing knowledge of acceptable techniques and the capabilities of students.

  • Uses a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media tools, materials and equipment and assesses the learning capabilities of students.

  • Teaches and.demonstrates proper use of educational equipment, tools and apparatus.

  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning, nurturing, collaborative, engaging and appropriate to the maturity and interest of the student(s).

  • Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.

  • Maintains complete and accurate records as required.

  • Communicates, collaborates, meets, and cooperates with colleagues, supervisors, administrators, students and parents to identify and meet student needs and to resolve problems.

  • Maintains and assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct in classrooms, in all facilities, and during any school activity.

  • Confers and meets regularly with both Directors, building administrators, department chairpersons and curriculum coaches on curricular needs within the building and to assess the need for training sessions, in-service programs or changes in existing programs

  • Assists faculty with the development, implementation, and presentation of best practice(s) necessary to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles.

  • Supports the district-wide technology plan and _tts integration with curriculum and instructional delivery.

  • Reviews and recommends the purchases of programs, materials, and equipment.

  • Promotes an organizational climate that results in positive staff morale and openness in the district.

  • Maintains personal professional growth and development tluough attendance at seminars and workshops

  • Models instructional practice components consistent with The Frameworks of Teaching supervision model.

  • May direct paraprofessionals.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Valid Pennsylvania Special Education Certification

Possesses knowledge of current instructional practices and assessment; excellent communication and human relation skills; strong organizational skills; possesses a multi-disciplinary perspective, and has a background in technologies use preferred.

If you are offered a position with Marple Newtown School District, please be advised that the following information will be required before you are able to begin working:

State Police Clearance (Act 34) - complete online and print your results immediately

Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151) - effective 12/31/14, submit electronically

FBI Fingerprints (Act 114) - register & pay online, then go to the fingerprint location of your choice to be printed

  • NOTE*When accessing Cogent ID for FBI fingerprinting, please register through the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) option; fingerprinting records from any other state department will not be accepted.

School Health Record - includes physical & tb test from within a year

Act 24 (PDE Form 6004) - Arrest/Conviction Report

PA Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release -

A separate form must be completed for:

  • Current employer; and

  • All former employers that were school entities; and

  • All former employers where you were in a position that involved direct contact with children.

The Marple Newtown School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities or employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, ancestry, disability or other legally protected classification. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquiries may be directed to Human Resources at 610-359-4380.

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