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 Elementary Special Education Teacher - Akron, Iowa, United States

   
Job information
Posted by: Akron-Westfield Community School District 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Education
 
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: co3gjo3gwSImqxvjGPpGmXRVgQDdsR / Latpro-3805390 
Date posted: Jul-14-2021
State, Zip: Iowa, 51001

Description

Elementary Special Education Teacher

 

Job Description:

If you currently do not hold proper licensure for the position, we will consider applicants who are willing to seek a SPED endorsement.



Basic Function: To devise and implement programs for students who have special needs that prevent  them from learning through traditional methods. To assist and ensure that every student  achieves his/her level of educational excellence in the areas of academic, career, and  social/emotional development through collaborative partnership with students, family,  educators and community.



Essential Functions: 

Demonstrates ability to enhance academic performance and support for implementation of the school district student achievement goals.

  • Helps parents to understand the specific problems of educationally handicapped students and the goals and operation of the program, apprising them of problems and progress.
  • Accepts and demonstrates responsibility for creating a classroom culture that supports the learning of every student.
  • Creates an environment of mutual respect, rapport, and fairness.
  • Participates in and contributes to a school culture that focuses on improved student learning.
  • Communicates with students, families, colleagues, and communities effectively and accurately.

 

Demonstrates competence in content knowledge appropriate to the teaching position.

  • Determines specific learning problems, skill deficiencies, or social adjustment difficulties of students and initiates remediation programs in these areas.
  • Provides students with substitutes for other classes.
  • Understands and uses instructional strategies that are appropriate to the content area.

 

Demonstrates competence in planning and preparing for instruction.

  • Works closely with other teachers to help the students maintain satisfactory classwork, homework, and behavior, and communication.
  • Uses students’ developmental needs, background, and interests in planning for instruction.
  • Selects strategies to engage all students in learning.
  • Uses available resources, including technologies, in the development and sequencing of instruction.

 

Uses strategies to deliver instruction that meet the multiple learning needs of students.

  • Makes available a wide-range of teaching materials and equipment, including reading materials at many levels, instructional games, and resource materials.
  • Provides opportunities for students to explore life and career goals.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness in adjusting instruction to meet student needs.
  • Engages students in varied experiences that meet diverse needs and promote social, emotional, and academic growth.
  • Connects students’ prior knowledge, life experiences, and interests in the instructional process.
  • Uses available resources, including technologies, in the delivery of instruction.

 

Uses a variety of methods to monitor student learning.

  • Evaluates each student in terms of initial needs and progress toward remediation.
  • Prepares progress reports, IEP updates according to the EIP, and year-end evaluations, administering pre-tests and post-tests as appropriate and necessary.
  • Participates in selection and evaluation of students for admission to the program of education for such students.
  • Participates in case conferences about educationally handicapped students.
  • Performs basic attendance accounting and similar record-keeping functions pertinent to the educationally handicapped program.
  • Completes Individual Education Plans (IEP) appropriately in a timely manner and attends IEP meetings. 
  • Works as a team member with auxiliary personnel (AEA) staff within the building, parents and students.

 

Demonstrates competence in classroom management.

  • Establishes and maintains standards of individual student behavior.

 

Creates a learning community that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement, and self-regulation for every student.

  • Creates a safe and purposeful learning environment.

 

Engages in professional growth.

  • Demonstrates habits and skills of continuous inquiry and learning.
  • Works collaboratively to improve professional practice and student learning.
  • Applies research, knowledge, and skills from professional development opportunities to improve practice.
  • Establishes and implements professional development plans based upon the teacher needs aligned to the Iowa Teaching Standards and district/building student achievement goals.

 

Fulfills professional responsibilities established by the school district.

  • Adheres to board policies, district procedures, and contractual obligations.
  • Demonstrates professional and ethical conduct as defined by state law and individual district policy.
  • Contributes to efforts to achieve district and building goals.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and respect for all learners and staff.
  • Collaborates with students, families, colleagues, and communities to enhance student learning.



Specifications/Qualifications:  Proper education and licensure as required by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.

 

EOE


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Requirements

None

 

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