Special Education Teacher, Grades 5/6

FPS is now accepting applications for a Special Education, Resource 2, Teacher! Join Tiger Nation! FPS is a diverse, forward-thinking, Class A district located just 25 minutes northwest of Omaha and 45 minutes north of Lincoln. We offer a small town atmosphere and big city opportunities. Learn more about us at fremonttigers.org

Must have a Nebraska teaching permit with proper endorsement.

FPS values professional growth and supports a New Teacher Mentorship Program and Professional Learning Communities. Base Salary is per the 2022/23 salary schedule plus an annual flat salary stipend and a District contribution to health insurance upon enrollment.

New Teachers are offered a one-time salary advance opportunity to increase their August paycheck. We want to assist in all ways possible through the transition into the teaching profession.

Paid Leave: 3 Personal Days; 10 Sick Days; 5 Bereavement Days; Civic Leave; and Professional Leave as determined by administrators. Certified staff also administer a Sick Leave Bank that all certified staff are eligible to join on an annual basis. Teachers who are parents or guardians of an FPS student can also use up to 3 sick days, per year, to attend FPS-sponsored activities for their child.

Retirement: FPS is a member of the Nebraska Public Employee Retirement System

FPS provides all certified team members long term disability, a $10,000 individual life insurance policy, and quarterly perfect attendance bonus opportunities.

Additional benefits offered at employee expense include: health, dental, and vision insurance, additional voluntary life insurance, tax-sheltered annuities (403b), flexible spending accounts, and supplemental policies via AFLAC and Colonial Life such as short term disability, accident insurance, group cancer insurance, and hospitalization/critical illness insurance.

Employment:   2022/23 School Year

Reports To:   Building Administrator

Applications Will Be Accepted Through:  Open Until Filled

Fremont Public Schools is a progressive Class A district that offers a competitive salary and benefit package along with opportunities to help you reach your greatest potential. Fremont, located just 25 minutes northwest of Omaha and 45 minutes north of Lincoln, offers a small town atmosphere and big city opportunities.

 

Application Procedure: For more information or to apply, visit fremonttigers.org. Click on Employment and follow application instructions. All positions subject to veterans preference. EOE

 

All positions are subject to veterans preference.

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Additional Information

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 – Resource 2

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Education Level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in Education or Special Education

Certification/Licensure:

  • Nebraska Teaching Certificate with appropriate endorsement in Special Education

Experience Desired:

  • Training and teaching experience in areas of regular and special education with emphasis on Mild-Moderate intellectual disabilities

Other Requirements:

  • Knowledge of special education verification processes, instructional materials, methods for individualizing instruction, developmentally appropriate curriculum, knowledge in behavior modification and supports

 

REPORTS TO:  Director of Special Education

 

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: 

Collaborate and plan with other professionals (with guidance from Director of Special Education, administrators, consultants, school psychologists, etc.) to provide necessary and appropriate programming to direct students with disabilities to become competent in all areas of academic and social development.

 

Frequent:

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

  2. Develops and maintains a classroom environment conducive to effective learning 

  3. Develops and manages individual education plans in conjunction with IEP team.

  4. Plans a program of study and assists in modifications that, as much as possible, meet 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.

  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 paraeducators.

  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 support plans.

  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, in-services, and/or advanced coursework 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. Demonstrate 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/air conditioned classroom.

 

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

 

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.