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Special Education Teacher

Assessment Intervention Management

Special Education Teacher

Austin, TX
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Adapt lessons to meet the needs of students.
    • Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for a caseload
    • Implement IEPs, assess students' performance, and track their progress
    • Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students' progress and goals
    • Assess students' skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans
    • Teach small groups consisting of students that are academically at risk in reading and/or math to include students in general education, 504, response-to-intervention, Special Education and English Language Learners.
    • Collect and analyze student data in order to make effective decisions to maximize achievement
    • Discuss student's progress with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators
    • Prepare and help students transition from grade to grade and after graduation
    • Implement state learning standards and assessments to meet ambitious academic expectations
    • Submit weekly lesson plans
    • Implement formal and informal assessments to track each individual student's progress and learning needs, adjust lesson plans accordingly and update gradebook weekly
    • Communicate students' progress with student and family on a weekly basis
    • Effective facilitation and personal use of technology as a communication and educational tool to improve student achievement and manage work related tasks.
    • Implement a clear and consistent behavior management system that aligns to campus- wide initiatives while developing students' character and sense of community in the classroom
    • Help shape and develop a school wide culture that fosters a productive and enthusiastic learning environment for each student
    • Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families based on trust, understanding and respect for the communities in which they identify.
    • Host necessary tutoring sessions to meet all students' needs

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Education: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
    • Experience: Experience in a Special Education classroom setting
    • Licenses or Certifications: valid state certification in Special Education and content is required

    KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

    • Knowledge of core academic subject assigned
    • Knowledge of curriculum and instruction
    • Ability to instruct students and manage student behavior
    • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment
    • Ability to facilitate Admission, Review and Dismissal meetings
    • Strong family engagement and communication
    • Record of results for students who are academically at risk