Special Education Resource Teacher – Middle School, grades 7/8

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.

All positions are subject to veterans preference. 

FREMONT PUBLIC SCHOOLS

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

DEPARTMENT:

SPECIAL EDUCATION

JOB TITLE:

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

ELEMENTARY and SECONDARY MULTICATEGORICAL & RESOURCE

REQUIREMENTS:

A. Education Level:

Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree

B. Certification/Licensure:

Nebraska Teaching Certificate with appropriate endorsement in Special Education

C. Experience Desired:

Training and teaching in areas of regular and special education with empasis on Specific Learning Disabilities, Behavior Disorders, and AtRisk Students

D. Other Requirements:

Knowledge of psychoeducational diagnosis, instructional techniques and materials, methods for individualizing instruction, developmentally appropriate curriculum, knowledge in behavior modification and management.

REPORTS TO:

Director of Student Services and Building Principal

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Basic:

Collaborate and plan with other professionals (with guidance from Director of Student Services and administrators, etc.) to provide necessary and appropriate programing to direct students with special needs and/or disabilities to become competent in all areas of academic and social development. Develop and implement appropriate prevocational 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 (eg. authentic assessment, performancebased, 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, 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

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# Max**

I. Carrying, Ft. 10150**

J. Manual Dexterity Tasks: Fingering 3366%, Grasping 3366%

Specify (manual dexterity tasks): Ability to operate computer, A/V equipment, copy machines, telephone, other hand tools/equipment, etc.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS (Intellectual, Sensory): Skillful in assessment, evaluation, and documentation. Possess excellent oral/written communication skills. Thorough understanding of various cognitiveand 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/air conditioned classroom

C. Hazards: Communicable diseases, classroom furniture/equipment, and/or worksite furniture/equipment, building equipment/furniture, stairs.

Zone 6

Grades

7, 8

Additional Information

Position Posting:  Special Education Resource Teacher, 7/8 – Middle School

Qualifications:   Nebraska Teaching Certificate with proper endorsement

Compensation:   Per Salary Schedule

Employment:   2019-2020 School Year

Reports To:   Building Administrator

Applications Will Be Accepted Through:   March 20, 2019

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 Careers and follow application instructions.