Special Education Teacher – Secondary Education

It is the policy of Norfolk 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.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Valid, current Nebraska teaching certificate
  • Training and/or experience in special education teaching

REPORTS TO:  Building Principal and Special Education Coordinator

RECEIVES GUIDANCE FROM:  Building Principal and Special Education Coordinator

JOB GOAL:  To enable students who are learning disabled and mild/moderately handicapped to derive the best possible educational experience from school through appropriate remediation, curriculum modification, direct special education instruction, and co-teaching

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Nine-month year as established by the Board of Education

EVALUATION:  Evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the district’s Personnel Evaluation Policy

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Consistent and punctual “on site” attendance at the worksite is an essential job function
  • Team teaches and provides consultation to classroom teacher, parents, principal, and supervisor
  • Maintains a dual role of working with individual or small groups of students and working with the classroom teacher to provide a coordinated program
  • Coordinate with other building personnel to assure that adequate communication is maintained with each student’s parents or guardians to keep them informed of progress and programs
  • Update Individualized Educational Programs in accordance with Rule 51: Rules and Standards Governing Special Education Programs
  • Serve as an active member of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Collects assessment data and uses it effectively
  • Teaches or works toward effective carry-over of skills to the regular classroom
  • Keeps accurate records of attendance and progress
  • Assists in modification of regular classroom assignments and school activities so students can respond effectively
  • Provides suggestions and modified materials to other teachers and supportive personnel
  • Be able to communicate both orally and in writing the objectives to be carried out
  • Exhibits patience, openness, and concern in dealing with children
  • Exhibits tact and self-control in dealing with parents and teachers
  • Request and/or coordinate additional services or resources deemed necessary for children with learning problems 

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS 

  • Teacher dresses appropriately and is well groomed
  • Teacher is emotionally stable
  • Teacher maintains physical fitness and personal vigor
  • Teacher shows enthusiasm and initiative
  • Teacher is punctual in job responsibilities
  • Teacher is willing to spend time outside the regular school day to assist students and supervise school activities

OCCASIONAL

  • Relates with staff, parents and community through positive professional cooperation
  • Suggests positive recommendations for the continuing review and development of curriculum
  • Remains current with professional training and shows evidence of regular professional growth
  • Actively participates at scheduled staff meetings and serves on educational committees
  • Assumes responsibility periodically for conferences with parents
  • Recognizes the extra curriculum program as integral to the educational development of the child
  • Performs other duties within the scope of employment and certification as assigned by the appropriate administrator

OTHER REQUIREMENTS (Intellectual, Sensory):

  • Demonstrate oral and written language skills
  • Effective skills in leadership, human relations, organization, problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Skills in assessment and evaluation
  • Visual, auditory and dexterity skills
Zone 3

Additional Information

Position begins in August, 2020

Salary information can be found here:


https://www.norfolkpublicschools.org/district/business-services/employment-compensation-and-agreements/certified-employees.html

Contact Information

Norfolk Public Schools
512 W Phillip Ave
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701
https://www.norfolkpublicschools.org

Kathy Hoile
(p) (402) 644-2500 1112
(f) (402) 644-2506

How to Apply

Please apply for this position at this link:


https://www.norfolkpublicschools.org/district/human-resources/employment.html