||Special Education Teacher
Designs and implements individualized education while providing direction and supervision of classroom staff and communicates with families and agency personnel by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Sensitivity to cultural diversity of others
Integrates therapeutic and educational needs into a classroom program.
Utilizes appropriate educational techniques and methods suited to student's individual needs.
Selects, develops and implements appropriate materials and equipment.
Develops a positive educational environment including appropriate behavior management strategies.
Records, reports and interprets the behavior and progress of students, making necessary program modifications.
Works and communicates effectively with parents.
Creates and maintains a positive and safe environment consisting of the health, medical and safety concerns of the students.
Maintains the immediate and on-going supervisory responsibilities of teacher aides, volunteers and other non-professional personnel who may participate in the classroom.
Carries out all educational and therapeutic programs including lifting, moving and positioning of students.
Participates in various teacher related meetings and in-service sessions deemed necessary by the Agency Director and/or Coordinating Teacher.
Other duties may be assigned.
Directly supervises 4-5 employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising
performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B. S.) from a four-year college or university required. Six (6) months to one (1) year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information
and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis
of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must be certified by the State Education Department to teach children with special needs.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The
employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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