Teacher, Special Education

New Naschitti Elementary School Shiprock , NM 87420

Posted 5 days ago

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position: Teacher, Special Education

Supervisor: Principal

Work Site: Assigned School

Summary:

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 6.60.9.8)

  • Support and comply with grant, program and/or funding source requirements

  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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

Physical/Job Requirements:

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

Equipment/Material Handled:

  • Multimedia equipment, including current technology

  • Equipment/materials relevant to job responsibilities

  • Valid driver license and insurable by district if necessary

Work Environment:

  • Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature and air quality

  • Work interruptions

  • Flexibility

  • 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:

  • Exempt

  • All positions are contingent upon available funding for the position

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