Special Education Self-Contained Behavior Disorder Teacher, Grades 6-8

Fremont Public Schools has an opening for an Elementary Special Education Teacher for the 2021/2022 school year! This is a Self-Contained, Behavior Disorder 6-8 position. Applications accepted until position is filled.

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 – Self-Contained

REQUIREMENTS:

Education Level:

  • Bachelor’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 in behavior management and collaborative problem solving.

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
  • Physical ability to train and/or assist staff in physical management of students in crisis

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.

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. Assist and support building and District staff and parents in the development, implementation, and revision of student behavior intervention plans.
  4. Implement Behavioral and Functional Assessments for students both disabled and non-disabled.
  5. Provide support to staff in all areas related to emotional disturbance and behavior disorders and interventions.
  6. 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 and behavior expectations  including the modification of curriculum when required for special needs students.
  7. Assists in the diagnosis of disabilities for students and seeks the assistance of District specialists as required.
  8. Collaborates with parents, teachers and members of the staff in planning behavioral and instructional goals, objectives, and methods that represent the desired outcomes for instruction, including activities and modifications of programs to assist students in meeting IEP goals.
  9. Assists in the selection of books, equipment, assistive communication devices, and other instructional materials, and suggests modifications as/if needed.
  10. Assesses student data on a regular basis using a variety of assessment methods (eg. authentic assessment, performance-based, formative, etc.), and provides progress reports as required.
  11. Collects appropriate student performance data for determining the extent to which student IEP goals and objectives are achieved.
  12. Assists with preparation of records for individual students receiving special education services.
  13. Communicates and consults with students, parents, and professional staff regarding educational programs, IEP/MDT processes, and other pertinent areas.
  14. Maintains accurate and complete records of attendance, absences, tardies, and other information as required by law, District Policy, and Administrative Regulations.
  15. Supervises and participates in fire drills and other emergency preparedness programs.
  16. Follows the policies, regulations, procedures, and expectations established by the Board and administration.
  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:

  1. Inside – Outside – Both: Both
  2. Climatic Environment: Primary work environment is a heated classroom/air conditioned classroom.
  3. 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, Self-Contained Behavior Disorder – Pathfinder Program

Qualifications:   Nebraska Teaching Certificate with proper endorsement

Compensation:   Per Salary Schedule

Employment:   2021/22 School Year

Reports To:   Building Administrator

Applications Will Be Accepted Through:  Open Until Filled

Fremont Public Schools is a 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.

Application Procedure:  Interested and qualified applicants are invited to apply 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.