Special Education Teacher, Resource Plus – Middle School

We are currently accepting applications for a Special Education Teacher for our Basic Skills program at Fremont Middle School! Fremont Public Schools is a diverse and progressive Class A district. We offer a competitive salary, benefit package, and an array of opportunities to help you reach your greatest potential. You’ll also find that Fremont, located just 25 minutes north west of Omaha and 45 minutes north of Lincoln, is a friendly and convenient place to live with our small town atmosphere and big city opportunities.

FREMONT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

JOB DESCRIPTION

It is the policy of Fremont Public Schools to not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or other protected status in its educational programs, admission policies, employment policies or other administered programs.  Persons requiring accommodations to apply and/or be considered for positions are asked to make their request to the Superintendent.

 

DEPARTMENT: Special Education

 

JOB TITLE: Special Education Teacher – Elementary and Secondary Multi-Categorical

& Resource

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education Level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree

Certification/Licensure:

  • Nebraska Teaching Certificate with appropriate endorsement in Special Education.

Experience Desired:

  • Training and teaching in areas of regular and special education with emphasis on Specific Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, and At-Risk Students

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge of psycho-educational diagnosis, instructional techniques and materials, methods for individualizing instruction, and developmentally appropriate curriculum

  • Knowledge in behavior modification and management

 

REPORTS TO:  Director of Special Education and Building Principal

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The essential functions of each employee’s position includes (1) regular, dependable in-person attendance on the job; (2) the ability to perform the identified tasks and to possess and utilize the identified knowledge, skills, and abilities and to perform the identified work activities; and (3) the ability to perform the physical requirements on their specific job description.

 

Basic: 

Plan and implement (with guidance from the Director of Special Education and administrators, etc.) necessary and appropriate programming to direct students with special needs and/or disabilities to become competent in all areas of academic and social development. Develop and implement appropriate pre-vocational skills activities.

 

Frequent:

  1. Meets and instructs assigned students at the locations and times designated.

  2. Develops and maintains a classroom environment conducive to effective learning within the limits of the resources provided by the District.

  3. Plans a program of study and assists in modifications that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students and utilizes a variety of analytical, evaluative, and formative techniques suitable to the curriculum content, including the modification of curriculum when required for special needs students.

  4. Assists in the diagnosis of disabilities for students and seeks the assistance of District specialists as required.

  5. Collaborates with other teachers and members of the staff in planning instructional goals, objectives, and methods that represent the desired outcomes for instruction and Essential Learning Skills for students, including activities and modifications of programs.

  6. Assists in the selection of books, equipment, assistive communication devices, and other instructional materials, and suggests modifications as/if needed.

  7. Plans and supervises appropriate assignments for teacher assistants.

  8. Assists the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student conduct/activities; develops, for the classroom, reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.

  9. Supervises and participates in fire drills and other emergency preparedness programs.

  10. Follows the policies, regulations, procedures, and expectations established by the Board and administration.

  11. Addresses students’ personal hygiene needs (toileting, clothes changing, etc.)

  12. Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis using a variety of assessment methods (e.g. authentic assessment, performance-based, formative, etc.) and provides progress reports as required.

  13. Maintains accurate and complete records of attendance, absences, tardies, and other information as required by law, District Policy, and Administrative Regulations.

  14. Develops, writes, and implements behavior modification programs.

  15. Prepares records for individual students receiving services through the IEP process.

  16. Communicates and consults with students, parents, and professional staff regarding educational programs, IEP/MDT processes, and other pertinent areas.

  17. Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.

  18. Participates in professional growth through ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences, inservices, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning.

  19. Completes special projects and performs other responsibilities and miscellaneous duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

NEVER (0%)

OCCASIONAL (1-32%)

FREQUENT (33-66%)

CONSTANT (67%+)

A. Standing

X

B. Walking

X

C. Sitting

X

D. Bending/Stooping

X

E. Reaching/Pulling/Pushing

X

F. Climbing

X

G. Driving

X

H. Lifting: 50 pound maximum

I. Carrying: 1-150 ft.

J. Manual Dexterity Tasks

Fingering 33-66%

Grasping 33-66%

Specify (manual dexterity tasks): Ability to operate computer, A/V equipment, copy machines, telephone, plus other equipment as required

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS (Intellectual, Sensory): Skillful in assessment, evaluation, and documentation. Possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Thorough understanding of various cognitive, behavioral, and physical disabilities. Demonstrates effective conflict management, problem solving, evaluation, organizational, and decision making skills.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

A. Inside – Outside – Both: Both

B. Climatic Environment: Primary work environment is a heated classroom/air conditioned classroom.

 

C. Hazards: Exposure to communicable diseases, classroom furniture/equipment, and/or work-site furniture/equipment, building furniture/equipment, and stairs

Zone 6

Additional Information

Position Posting:  Special Education Teacher, Resource Plus – Middle School

Qualifications:   Nebraska Teaching Certificate with proper endorsement

Compensation:   Per Salary Schedule

Employment:   2021-2022 School Year

Reports To:   Building Administrator

Applications Will Be Accepted Through:   Open Until Filled

Application Procedure:  Interested and qualified applicants can apply online at fremonttigers.org. Click on Employment and follow application instructions.

All positions are subject to veterans preference. 

Contact Information

Fremont Public Schools
130 E. 9th St.
Fremont, NE 68025
https://fremonttigers.org

Kate Baker
(p) (402) 727-3016

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants can apply online at fremonttigers.org. Click on Employment and follow application instructions.