This position is temporary with an approximate end date of June 31, 2014.
Responsible for educational, physical and emotional development of students attending SDCC Academy and perform in a manner consistent with achieving overall organizational objectives. 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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Plan and develop course of study according to curriculum guidelines of school district and state requirements. Actual curriculum must address the individual needs of students.
Review psychological reports and IEPs (Individual Education Plan) on assigned students.
Write, present and implement students’ IEPs (Individual Education Plan).
With students 14 years of age and over, write, present and implement student's ITPs (Individual Transition Plans).
Develop and present specific lesson plans, using a variety of techniques, including, but not limited to, lectures, projects, exhibits, field trips, audiovisual and library resources, computers, and the internet.
Conduct standardized tests in accordance with district policies and state law.
For high school students, administer California High School Exit Exam in accordance with district policies and state law.
Maintain order and safety in classroom using practices established by SDCC Academy.
Counsel students when academic difficulties or behavioral problems arise.
Keep records of academic performance, attendance, and social development.
Report on all aspects of student development for school records and parents; conducts parent-teacher conferences as scheduled and as needed.
Participate in faculty meetings, educational conferences, professional training seminars, and workshops.
Collaborate with DIS - speech and language, occupational therapy, and counseling on a weekly basis.
Collaborate with DIS - speech and language, occupational therapy, and counseling when developing an annual IEP and prior to reporting periods.
Keep clear and concise documentation of children’s progress through completion of progress notes and incident reports and collection of data.
Participate in annual training of physical restraints of students and use only when student is presenting a physical threat to himself or others.
Report any physical restraint through a written form and orally to administration as soon as possible.
Create a positive physical and emotional environment.
Act as case manager for each student in your classroom/homeroom.
Perform other duties as assigned.
No direct supervisory responsibilities. However, the Teacher indirectly supervises Instructional Assistants and assigned to the classroom and report misconduct to administration.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret reports and documents pertaining to educational background of students. Ability to write reports, present lessons, and correspond with students, colleagues, parents and professionals.
Ability to apply common sense and understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
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 regularly required to sit; use hands in order handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily, including physical restraints of students. The employee must be able to move and/or lift a child when clinically necessary, and must be able to follow a child that AWOLs in a walking or running pace. Applying SPA restraint techniques can involve lifting the child, holding the child down in a standing, sitting or ground level manner, as well separating students who are acting in an unsafe manner to ensure the safety for the students and staff. Due to the emotional instability of the students the employee may be subjected to kicking, hitting, punching, biting, hair pulling, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the working environment is usually moderate, but can be extreme at times.
· Valid Driver’s License (DL)
· Must be eligible for intern status in a mild/moderate or moderate/severe California credential in Special Education program.
· Special Education Teacher – Level 1Credenital: Bachelor’s degree plus Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe California Credential in Special Education or higher required.
· Special Education Teacher – Level 2 Credential: Bachelor’s degree plus Mild/Moderate or Moderate/Severe California Credential in Special Education or higher required.
· Experience and/or knowledge of students with special needs and multi-cultural awareness
· Autism Certification
· Special Education Credentials
· Annual certification of SPA (Specific Positive Approach)
· Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR)
· Standard First Aid
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