Special Education Teacher

Posted on Nov 10, 2018 by Marana Unified School District

Tucson, AZ 85726
8 Nov 2018
Annual Salary
Special Education Teacher The Teacher is responsible for providing an educational atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological growth. This person is responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program that will maximize the learning experience of students with special needs, in academics, interpersonal skills and activities of daily living by implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities, outcomes; addressing students' specific needs; providing a safe and optimal learning environment.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Prepare thorough and complete lesson plans and instruct students in accordance with established curriculum and student need.Assess student needs and performance. Develop, implement and evaluate daily lesson plans, to include scheduled activities and materials. Modify instruction to meet the needs of each child.Prepares teaching materials and related reports (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of implementing lesson plans and documenting student progress.Implement a developmentally appropriate integrated curriculum design which emphasizes building meaningful content connections for the students.Establish a positive learning environment, prepare, deliver and respond with differentiated instruction to meet the needs of students.Plan, organize and display classroom materials appropriate to curricular activities.Uses and implements classroom management techniques to maintain organization, orderliness, student safety, and a productive learning environment.Plans instruction and implement instructional techniques to encourage and motivate students.Uses data to inform program effectiveness and student success. Document progress on student goals and share with families a minimum of quarterly.Use technology to enhance learning.Evaluate students' performance regarding achievements in curriculum and activities. Make necessary provisions to meet learning needs.Promote positive relations with parents through ongoing communication and conferences.Informs/Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student activities, progress, attendance, areas for improvement and methods for reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.Ensure parents and students are informed of methods of evaluation used in the classroom.Inform parents of student progress and school activities. Advise parents of instructional methods that may assist student.Participates as a member of an instructional team to develop and promote learning activities for students that is built on an integrated continuum curriculum, consistent with district and school education objectives.Collaborate with specialists and general education teachers as needed to assist students.Direct student workers, teacher assistant and classroom volunteers to maximize their efficiency and meet work requirements.Participate in a variety of meetings including professional learning communities to discuss, share, evaluate results, problems, success stories and to plan ways to solve student issues or increase student achievement.Report incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) in order to maintain personal safety of students, provide a positive learning environment and adhere to Education Code, District and/or school policies.Collaborate with school personnel, parents and various community agencies for the purpose of improving the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum.Support student needs: academic, social, daily loving skills, motor, and communication.Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit, school and district.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of using email, managing files, recording and reporting grades electronically, and using Microsoft Office applicationsKnowledge and command of grades/subject specific content and theoretical knowledge of learning theory, including motivation, reinforcement, evaluation and feedback techniquesKnowledge of Special Education LawsKnowledge of the needs of Secondary or Elementary School Aged StudentsKnowledge of Special Education principles, theories, testing, methods, etc. as well as proven methods of maximizing the education experience of students with special needs.Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.Ability to develop and implement IEP'sAbility to analyze and evaluate student progress and course curriculumAbility to develop, implement and evaluate plansAbility to manage the classroomAbility to effectively communicate verbally and in writingAbility to perform functions from written and oral instructions and from observing and listening to othersAbility to evaluate written materials to include written assignments and testsAbility to prioritize and complete multiple tasks simultaneouslyAbility to operate 21st century technologySkill in promoting learning and ensures safetyAbility to lead support staff members and teams
Required: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/universityValid Arizona Special Education teaching certificateCertain endorsement(s) and/or approved content areas may be required for certain positionsMust meet North Central Association (NCA) requirements in respective subject, such as Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies or Foreign Language
$36,818.87 - 46,036.87 (Pro-rated based on start date) "ASRS Retirees will have a lower salary due to the Alternate Contribution Rate"

$6000.00 Stipend

***9 Month Contracted Position - Year End Position (7.5 hours per day)

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin, is prohibited. Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.
Category: Education , Keywords: Special Education Teacher

Reference: 570704820

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