Alternative Behavior Program Teacher K-4
Sweetwater County School District #1 - Rock Springs, WY

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THIS POSITION IS FOR THE 2013/2014 SCHOOL YEAR.

Nature and Scope of Job :
The
purpose of a Special Education teacher is to provide behavior or academic instruction
for students with disabilities when
those disabilities interfere with learning. Then, the focus is to design a program, along
with the parent(s), to teach students social skills, to read, write, problem
solve, compute, how to find information, how to think, how to work
cooperatively with others, and to provide opportunities for students to attain
District and State Standards.

Job Functions:
Essential Functions:
1. Diagnoses and evaluates specific
student's needs as needed or requested.

2. Plans and implements a program of study
that meets individual needs, interests, and abilities within the Sweetwater
County School District Number One curriculum as well as the designed
Individualized Education Plan (I.E.P.) for the student.

3. Implements curriculum objectives and
goals using effective teaching techniques and materials.

4. Develops, in a cooperative manner with
the principal and Director of Special Programs, a plan for the improvement and
enrichment of instruction in special education.

5. Writes lesson plans describing daily
learning experiences correlated to curriculum objectives and the stated IEP of
the student.

6. Monitors and assesses student progress
and provides feedback on a regular basis to students and parents/guardians.

7. Communicates aims/objectives to students
in a well-planned, organized manner in clear, concise terms.

8. Creates a classroom environment conducive
to learning and appropriate to the maturity of the students.

9. Assists
Administration in implementing all policies, vision, mission and philosophy,
regulations, and rules of Sweetwater County School District Number One, State
of Wyoming, and federal legislation.

10. Creates
educational experiences to provide students with opportunities to develop
potential in self-esteem, personal-social adjustment, decision-making, and
other life skills. Attempts to lead each student to an understanding and
appreciation of the principles of democracy and endeavors to develop in each
student a spirit of patriotism, with a full understanding that American
citizenship involves responsibilities as well as privileges.

11. Respects
the dignity of each student as an individual and attempts to gain an adequate
understanding of his/her needs, interests, abilities, aptitudes, temperament,
and environmental influences, as a basis on which to meet his/her needs, and to
treat him/her with fairness and courtesy.

12. Communicates
concerns and ideas with colleagues, parents, students, and community in a
positive, solution-oriented manner.

13. Assumes
legal responsibilities for the discipline and supervision of students in the
classroom, on school property, or in attendance at school-sponsored activities
at all times and maintains a high standard of conduct and good rapport with
students.

14. Strives
to maintain and improve professional competence.

15. Assumes
professional and personal responsibility for the management and progress of
classes under his/her authority, direction, and supervision.

16. Assumes
individual responsibilities assigned by principal/supervisor which may relate
to committee work, student activities, student supervision, or other planning
and professional assignments.

17. Maintains
accurate, complete, legible, and correct records as required by law, Sweetwater
County School District Number One policy, and Administrative regulation.

18. Takes
necessary precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and
facilities.

19. Conducts
oneself in a business-like and task-oriented manner.

20. Strives
to be a good employee as well as an effective teacher.

21. Seeks
to establish friendly and cooperative relationships between the home and the
school.

22. Provides
parents with information that will serve the best interests of their children
and is discreet with information received from parents.

23. Oversees daily activity of assigned paraprofessionals.

Other Functions:
1. Attends and supervises curriculum
oriented field trips.

2. Attends parent and staff meetings.

3. Keeps informed by reading building and
district communications.

4. Responds to requests for information in a
timely manner.

5.
Schedules students to address IEP services.

--EMPLOYEES ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL
DUTIES OF THIS JOB--

Job Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Mental Ability:
Possess
a broad general knowledge of all subject areas with specific knowledge needed
in contract areas.

Possess
group dynamics and interpersonal skills.

Possess knowledge of physiological, emotional, and
educational behavioral development of children.

Possess
classroom developmentally appropriate management skills which include
discipline as well as record keeping and assessment abilities.

Possess
technological and computer skills.

Possess
problem solving, imagination, patience, reasoning, creativity, judgement, and
analytical abilities.

Possess
a general knowledge of Public Law 101-476 (I.D.E.A.).

Education, License, Certification or
Formal Training

Possess
all certification as required for the State of Wyoming.

Possess
at a minimum a Bachelor's Degree.

Continue
professional growth.

Equipment Used:
Copier LCD
Projector

Laminator Document Camera

Data Processor Laser
Player

Overhead

Computer

Assistive Technology
Equipment

Promethean
Boards

Physical Demands:
Be
able to stand, walk, and sit for long periods without fatigue or discomfort.

Be
able to lift up to 50 pounds and carry a distance of 100 feet.

Be
able to carry up to 15 pounds for a distance of 1,000 feet.

Be
able to work at a computer monitor at least part of each day without fatigue or
discomfort.

Environmental Demands:
Be
able to spend most of the time inside classrooms with some work outside in
cold/hot weather. Be able to tolerate noise up to 90 decibels.

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