Special Education TeacherNeah-Kah-Nie School District
Support and consult with the classroom teacher regarding ways to modify instruction and materials for students with learning disabilities and other handicapping conditions and provide specially designed instruction to assist students in the acquisition of skills and knowledge necessary to achieve the goals of the Individual Education Plan (IEP), as well as the State Benchmark Standards.
Essential Functions/Performance Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- 1Provides specially designed instruction focusing on individual student needs and the achievement of the state content and performance standards.
- In preparation for instruction, address both short and long-term learning goals using prepared written lesson plans.
- Provides developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
- Works collaboratively with classroom teachers who have students with disabilities assigned to their rooms. Assists in the diagnosis and instructional planning for identified students. Monitors the IEP and makes specific recommendations to teachers regarding the need for adaptations and modifications in instructional strategies and materials.
- Trains, monitors and assigns work to instructional assistants.
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.
- Hold a valid TSPC issued Oregon Teaching license with a Handicapped Learner or other appropriate endorsements.
- Demonstrated prior successful teaching experience with disabled students.
- Demonstrated understanding of state requirements and timelines for IEPs.
- Understand the instructional and assessment requirements necessary to assist students in reaching the content and performance standards as established by Oregon's Educational Act For The 21st Century.
- Demonstrated ability to read, write, and interpret complex IEP's to meet state requirements.
- Knowledge of child growth and development at each level of instruction and a demonstrated ability to apply to instruction.
- Knowledge of the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of children
- Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to appropriately apply effective behavior management methods, functional behavior assessment, and behavior intervention plan strategies.
- Possess functional computer literacy, knowledge of word processing and an understanding of how computers can assist instruction.
- Ability to communicate verbally and in writing fluently in English.
- Ability to respond verbally and in writing to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, regulatory agencies or members of the community.
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures governmental regulations and legal documents.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- General knowledge of computer usage and the ability to use database software, e-mail, internet software, spreadsheets, and word processing software.
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Primary Location Garibaldi Grade School
Salary Range $40,654.00 - $81,305.00 Annual
Shift Type: Full Time