1.0 FTE Elementary Special Education Teacher
- Teach assigned classes and perform related duties as set forth under Job Tasks.
- Provide for the reasonable care and safety of students under the teacher’s supervision.
- Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities as assigned.
- Provide reasonable care for students, including reporting suspected child abuse or neglect to supervisor and provide medication administration as assigned.
- Participate in team meetings for the development of IEPs and 504 Plans and implement provisions of IEPs and 504 Plan accommodations for the teacher’s students.
- Participate in faculty committees and the sponsorship of activities as assigned.
- Participate in professional activities and staff development as assigned and as needed to maintain professional competence and to perform duties.
- Develop and maintain a positive rapport with students and parents.
- Develop and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with other staff and administration.
- Maintain confidentiality of information concerning colleagues, students, and parents in accordance with law and District rules.
- Provide for proper care, maintenance and reasonable security of all District property in the teacher’s custody.
- Utilize instructional materials and other resources in a competent and effective manner, including computer, e-mail, electronic student information systems, and other technology to perform assigned duties.
- Adhere to all district policies, rules, regulations, and supervisor directives.
- Adhere to the code of ethics of the District and the code of ethics set forth in NDE Rule 27. The teacher must serve as a positive role model for other staff and students.
- Perform other tasks as assigned.
- Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among the students for whom they are responsible.
- Observe and evaluate students’ performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
- Confer with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems.
- Enforce all administration policies and rules governing students.
- Perform supervision duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
- Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines or requirements of the State and the school district.
- Prepare for assigned classes and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
- Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
- Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
- Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
- Instruct students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations.
- Assign and grade class work and homework.
- Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students’ progress.
- Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
- Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
- Prepare and implement remedial programs for students requiring extra help.
- Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
- Use computers, audio-visual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
- Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
- Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development, such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling.
- Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guest speakers or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
- Administer standardized ability and achievement tests and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need.
- Supervise, evaluate, and plan assignments for teacher assistants and volunteers.
- Confer with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
- Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine priorities for their children and their resource needs.
- Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students’ needs and progress.
- Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of elementary school programs.
- Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
- Attend staff meetings and serve on committees, as required.
- Involve parent volunteers and older students in children’s activities to facilitate involvement in focused, complex play.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
- Prepare reports on students and activities as required by administration.
- Organize and label materials and display students’ work.
- Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
- Inside offices and classrooms.
- Outside for activities with students and student supervision.
FLSA Status: Exempt.
Professional exemption: The employee has a primary duty of performing work requiring knowledge of an advanced type in a field of science or learning customarily acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction and study or has a primary duty of teaching, tutoring, instructing, or lecturing in the activity of imparting knowledge and is employed and engaged in this activity as a teacher.
This is an Addendum to the general Teacher Job Description specific to this teacher position. The general Teacher Job Description also applies to this teaching position except to the extent the information set forth in this Addendum is directly contrary to the general Teacher Job Description.
Additional Education, Certification or Licensure Requirements:
Endorsement: Special Education Endorsement appropriate for the instructional responsibility assigned to the teacher (grade level and disability) as required by NDE Rules 24 and 51. Additional endorsements in core academic subject areas or HOUSSE approval as required by the teacher’s assignment to be NCLB qualified.
Additional Performance Responsibilities and Job Tasks:
- Maintain all pertinent NDE electronic documents including:Maintaining current team member access
- Maintaining current student and parent information
- Finalizing all documents
- Opening progress reports in timely fashion for related service providers.
- Manage caseloads including:Preparing, scheduling and conducting IEP’s and MDT’s on or before anniversary date
- Managing monthly roster including insuring that:Special education percentages accurately reflect services and are in compliance with what is stated on the IEP
- New IEP/MDT dates are recorded accurately
- Indicating all related services and other information
- Provide services as directed in IEP.
- Develop a working knowledge of students on case load as it pertains to providing special education services.
- Document all parent interactions (phone calls, notes, etc.).
- Supervise paraprofessionals.
- Conduct formal and informal diagnostic observations and evaluations.
- Communicate with district and outside agencies.
- Attend regularly scheduled and other announced special education meetings.
- Comply with NDE Rule 51 guidelines.
Additional or Different Physical Requirements:
Must be able to fulfill restraint training procedures.
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