Position: Teacher, Special Education
Work Site: Assigned School
To provide guidance and instructional experiences that are academically and developmentally appropriate for each student assigned to that classroom.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Understand and utilize all current laws for special needs students as the guidance for instruction
Understand and ensure compliance with each Individual Education Program (IEP) for each student on assigned caseload.
Coordinate and facilitate IEP meetings for students on the assigned caseload including the annual review, reevaluation, and other IEP review meeting.
Demonstrate knowledge of the content area(s) and approved curriculum.
Differentiate instructional methods and resources in each area taught.
Recognize student diversity and create an atmosphere conducive to the promotion of positive student involvement and self-concept.
Demonstrate a willingness to examine and implement change.
Communicate accurately and effectively in the content area and maintain a professional rapport with students.
Comprehend the principles of student growth, development and learning, and apply them appropriately.
Obtain feedback from and communicate with students in a manner that enhances student learning and understanding.
Utilize a variety of teaching methods and resources for each area taught. Use appropriate techniques, strategies, and materials to achieve the desired instructional goal. Understand and apply learning theories.
Encourage the development of student involvement, responsibility, and critical thinking skills.
Manage classroom to ensure the best use of instructional time. Develop and implement appropriate classroom management strategies while maintaining high expectations for student behavior.
Create an atmosphere conducive to learning, self-discipline, and development of realistic and positive self-concepts. Encourage cooperation among students.
Maintain accurate and complete records as required by the school district, and report progress or lack thereof to parents in a timely manner.
Take precautions to protect equipment, materials, and facilities.
Work productively with administration, colleagues, parents, and community.
Prepare for instruction and show written evidence of preparation.
Complete duties (hall, bus, etc.) as assigned.
Leave adequate preparations for a substitute.
Use current technology for instruction and management.
Use diagnostic data to improve instructional programs.
Report suspected child abuse and neglect.
Be responsible for students on field trips.
Act as a good role model within the context of the school.
May supervise educational assistants and student teachers.
Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as necessary.
Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
Accept other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the supervisor, in accordance with board policy and New Mexico state statues.
Comply with all Board of Education policies, administrative regulations, Public Education Department guidelines and local, state and federal laws.
Adhere to NM Code of Ethical Responsibility of the Education Profession (NMAC 18.104.22.168)
Support and comply with grant, program and/or funding source requirements
Perform additional tasks as assigned.
Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred
Valid New Mexico teaching license
PED Endorsements as required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of Dine language, culture, and history preferred
Knowledge and compliance with school Safety Plan
CPR/First Aid certification within the first 3 months of employment
CPI Training certification within the first 3 months of employment
Ability to work well with students, parents and administration
Ability to remain calm in stressful situations and be professional at all times
Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure
Standing, sitting, walking, lifting, carrying up to 50 pounds, climbing, bending, reaching, kneeling, driving a vehicle, traveling long distances, writing, typing, work processing, reading, researching information and effective communication skills.
Safety and Health:
Knowledge of universal hygiene precautions
Completed and cleared background check
Pass drug test if required for position
Knowledge and compliance with district and school safety plans
Multimedia equipment, including current technology
Equipment/materials relevant to job responsibilities
Valid driver license and insurable by district if necessary
Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature and air quality
Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision
Must complete applications and assignments within the timeframes allowed
Extended work hours, on occasion
Terms of Employment:
All positions are contingent upon available funding for the position
New Naschitti Elementary School