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Middle School Special Education Teacher

  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: IA28-2712552
SUMMARY: Provides instruction to students with mild or moderate disabilities.

ENDORSEMENTS:
Special Education - Instructional Strategist II: ID K-12
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential duties must be performed on site. Other duties or tasks may be assigned.
Develops and implements programming associated with functional academics and daily living skills to be delivered in a classroom setting and in the community.
Develops schedules for community activities and oversees community experiences.
Oversees workplace learning opportunities and assists with job coaching.
Develops business partnerships for potential worksites for students.
Supports and implements the district curriculum, standards and benchmarks.
Collaborates with community partners for various workplace learning opportunities
Collaborates with community agencies to connect families to post graduation services.
Provides active communication and positive relationships with parents and community members.
Assists in planning and delivery of social/emotional/behavioral programming.
Maintains appropriate records and protects the confidentiality of data.
Meets the 8 Iowa Teaching Standards and 42 criteria on a consistent basis.
Conducts IEP meetings and completes corresponding paperwork according to IDEA and state/district requirements.
Reports to work as scheduled on a regular and reliable basis.
Other duties as assigned.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
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 accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and implement ideas contained in technical documents, assessment data, professional journals and regulations. Ability to effectively write reports and communications to students, colleagues, parents and staff. Ability to effectively present information orally and respond to questions from administrators, teachers, staff and students. Ability to assist students in the areas of language and literacy.
 
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to perform basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, decimals and fractions. Ability to assist students in implementing these mathematical concepts.
 
REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to solve problems effectively. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
 
REQUIRED DISPOSITIONS:
  1. Believes that all children can attain high levels of learning.
  2. Takes responsibility for the learning of our children and his/her own performance.
  3. Possesses the knowledge and skills to build effective educational experiences that benefit all children.
  4. Applies the principles of continuous improvement through the use of quality tools and processes.
  5. Functions as an effective member of the educational/school team.
  6. Won’t shy from today’s educational challenges.
  7. Utilizes effective interpersonal skills.
  8. Has a track record of success.
  9. Works with great integrity.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Ability to apply knowledge of current research as it relates to the support of the Educational Goals of the District.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community.  Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
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 functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear.  The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and forward 0 -24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches.   The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp items.  The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 0 - 12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, such as curriculum materials, desks, chairs, and boxes.  The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables and carts.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus while supervising students and working with computers, written materials, reports, assessment data, etc.Believes that all children can attain high levels of learning.
Takes responsibility for the learning of our children and his/her own performance.
Possesses the knowledge and skills to build effective educational experiences that benefit all children.
Applies the principles of continuous improvement through the use of quality tools and processes.
Functions as an effective member of the educational/school team.
Won’t shy from today’s educational challenges.
Utilizes effective interpersonal skills.
Has a track record of success.
Works with great integrity.
 
 
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