Description: Special Education Teacher for Resource
1. Design and implement the individualized education plan (IEP) for each assigned student consistent with each student's individualized learning needs, total educational philosophy of the district, Common Core Standards and state and federal law.
2. Design learning experiences and utilize adaptive devices/technology to provide access to general curricular content to individuals with disabilities.
3. Collaborate with colleagues in planning and constructing benchmark lessons, instructional interventions and/or programs.
4. Provide direct services to assigned special needs students.
5. Use appropriate assessment instruments pertinent to academic, communication, functional, social/emotional, and behavioral areas.
6. Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and assessed special needs in accordance with the district's philosophy, goals and objectives.
7. Provide specialized instructional techniques and media through individual and/or group sessions designed to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of the students.
8. Participate on the school-based intervention team, in-school staffing team and in the screening processes, as appropriate.
9. Monitor and oversee services provided by paraprofessionals and/or other support personnel assigned to classroom and/or student in classroom.
10. Establish techniques and procedures
that result in an atmosphere for teaching/learning in which students can grow in their capacity for self-discipline.
11. Establish two-way communication with parents, students, and fellow staff members in an honest, positive and constructive manner.
12. Fulfill the requirements of attendance, punctuality, reliability, and responsibility with regard to school building and school district policies and procedures.
13. Understand and accept students as individual human beings with dignity and worth, and helps them improve their self-image by helping them grow in their understanding of their capabilities and limitations.
14. Demonstrate competency with knowledge pertinent to the subject being taught, but recognizes content is only a means to an end.
15. Recognize the differences in needs, abilities, and interests among students and adjusts instruction to meet those needs, abilities, and interests.
16. Stimulate students to work toward maximum potential and to take pride in their accomplishments.
17. Plan effectively both for the present and future with respect to establishing teaching strategies which are goal oriented and purposeful.
18. Select, evaluate, and use effective materials, services, and methods of instruction to motivate students to learn.
19. Establish rapport and understanding with school staff colleagues.
20. Recognize that being a constant and avid learner is prerequisite to being a good teacher; the teacher realizes that learning and teaching are dual aspects of a never-ending development process.
21. Any other duties as assigned.
1. Ability to meet appropriate teacher certification requirements of Illinois with and highly qualified standards applicable to special education teachers in the grade level and/or subject area in which Teacher is assigned.
2. Demonstrated ability to exercise the responsibilities assigned to this is position.
2013-2014 school year
Per teacher contract
Summit Hill School District 161 - 17 months ago