Job Title: Exceptional Education Teacher

Reports To: Principal/Board of Directors

Work Days: 240 Days/12 Months

Salary: $43,000 to $60,130

 

Job Goal:  To work with staff, students, and community to ensure a “high quality” educational program overall implementing the school’s mission and vision and strategic goals.  To assist the principal in ensuring that we create an environment that is not only safe and nurturing, but one with high expectations and accountability for faculty, staff, students, and parents.

 

Job Description:

Responsibilities:

  • Administers educational achievement tests to assess students’ levels of competencies and needs.

  • Assesses students’ needs in transition and related services.

  • Writes IEP’s for students with annual goals and schedules annual IEP meetings.

  • Coordinates and assists in the development of an IEP designed to meet related services, educational and transitional needs of the student through the establishment of goals, objectives and timelines.

  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques consistent with the individual needs and capabilities of the students.

  • Monitors student participation in regular education programs, by collaborating with regular education teachers and providing remediation materials upon request.

  • Actively participates in Eligibility and Level One Due Process IEP meetings and completes forms relevant to input on students discussed at the meetings.

  • Evaluates the educational program and student progress according to the IEP.

  • Attends workshops, conferences and/or conventions related to special education services to maintain growth in professional development and meet state certification guidelines.

  • Maintains appropriate records according to guidelines and submits reports as required.

  • Establishes and maintains a standard of student behavior to achieve a functional learning atmosphere.

  • Maintains open lines of communication with students, support agencies and their parents concerning both the broad academic and behavioral progress of the students.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of student behavior in his/her area of exceptionality as well as policies and procedures relevant to program implementation and participation.

  • Knowledge to interpret assessment data, group students, and develop methodologies and strategies conducive to individualized instructional needs.

  • Effective skills in oral and written communication to fulfill IEP requirements and communicate to students, parents, support agencies and other faculty and staff.

  • Physical and emotional ability and dexterity to perform required work and move about as needed in a fast-paced, high-intensive work environment.

 

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements

  • A valid Alabama teachers’ certificate in the area of instructional exceptionality or the ability to provide documented experience working in the area of special needs education

  • Minimum of 1 year of teaching experience

  • Understanding and familiarity with computer applications and word processing functions

  • Knowledge of Restorative Justice Principles for Schools

 

Start Date: July 2021

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