WAGE/HOUR STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Campus Administrator
PAY GRADE: Teacher salary (187 + 5 days)
DEPARTMENT: Special Education
DATE REVISED: March 2015
Provide special education students with appropriate learning activities and experiences in the most appropriate environment designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth; develop/modify curricula and prepare lessons and teacher instructional materials according to ability levels and based on district's curriculum; work in self-contained, team, departmental, or itinerant capacity as assigned.
Provide intensive behavior intervention and social skills instruction to students with emotional and behavioral disabilities
Provide behavior training, modeling and support for staff at Irving ISD campuses
Provide effective implementation of the students' BIP
Minimum Education/Certification in one of the following:
Valid Educator Certification; special education certification required,
Endorsements in applicable teaching areas (Special Ed EC-12 REQUIRED)
Experience or training in working with students with significant behavioral needs
Ability to develop IEP including behavior intervention plans and participate in ARD process; knowledge of curriculum; knowledge of special needs of students including emotional and behavioral disabilities; knowledge of policies and practices addressing specific duties and responsibilities of assigned position
Experience in designing behavioral interventions for students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Experience in monitoring student behaviors and progress
Knowledge of researched-based best practices for providing specially designed instruction for students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders
Knowledge of federal and state rules governing the education of students with disabilities
Ability to work cooperatively with others in attaining district special education program goals/objectives
Ability to effectively work and communicate with students, parents, and school personnel from diverse cultures and backgrounds
Experience providing professional development to teachers and staff regarding behavioral best practices
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Collaborate with parents and staff in the development of IEPs.
Develop all required elements of students' IEP in accordance with district, state, and federal timelines
Develop and implement social and academic programs according to IEPs and district curriculum.
Prepare for classes assigned and show evidence of preparation.
Implement district's behavioral system
Provide instruction to improve social skill acquisition
Perform other duties as assigned
Student Growth and Development:
Consistently assess student progress through formal/informal testing.
Consistently assess and modify classroom environment to maximize student success.
Present positive role model for students that supports the mission of the school district.
Provide or seek sources to aid students in dealing with emotional/physical needs that must be met before learning can take place.
Provide positive and successful opportunities for students to develop positive self-esteem.
Provide or supervise personal care or medical care of students as stated in IEP.
Implement and maintain student data collection and progress monitoring system for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities
Compile requested data into reports required by special education programs
Perform other duties as assigned
Classroom Management and Organization:
Create a safe and positive classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development of the students.
Manage student behavior and implement positive intervention strategies according to IEP and behavioral best practices.
Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
Plan and supervise activities for teacher aide(s), interns/student teachers, and/or voluntee(s).
Perform other duties as assigned
Communicate effectively and professionally with students, parents, personnel from community agencies, and other professional staff in the education, care, and management of students.
Provide on-going training, consultation, and support to school personnel.
Create positive team approach to inclusive educational settings.
Confer and communicate with teachers and parents regarding the effectiveness of special education programs for students with emotional and behavioral disorders
Work closely with staff to coordinate, manage, assess needs, and determine student assignment in regards to special education programs
Relate to staff, students, and parents, in ways that convey equality, mutual respect, and concern
Communicate and convey information with clarity regarding the district's programs
Professional Growth and Development:
Participate in in-district in-service training.
Demonstrate interest in professional improvement.
Plan and implement staff development and parent education relating to special education programs and best practices for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities
Provide staff development to assist school personnel in the identification, understanding, and teaching of students with emotional and behavioral disabilities
Keep informed of, and comply with, all campus, district, state, and federal policies and regulations.
Complete and maintain all reports, records, and documents.
Attend and participate in faculty/staff meetings and serve on committees as required.
Adhere to professional code of ethics
Maintain mental and physical demands to perform job assigned
Emotional control and patience
Concentration on required tasks
Flexibility in performing daily activities
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Frequent in-district travel
Sitting for long periods of time
Repetitive hand movements
Correctable visual acuity, auditory acuity and speech
Adequate upper body strength
Physical ability to conduct Non-violent Physical Crisis Intervention
Adequate fine motor dexterity
Ability to navigate school buildings frequently and independently
Safety: Contribute to the prevention of accidents and injuries by observing safety rules and District policy, practicing the principles and skills taught in safety training, wearing personal protective equipment as required, reporting injuries and incidences immediately to supervisor, and being proactive in the ongoing efforts to improve and maintain workplace safety.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Irving Independent School District