Special Education Teacher Elementary

Job Type

Full Time
Contract

Published

09/20/2018

Address

9-11 Hill Street
Newark
NJ
07102
United States

Description

Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment.
  • Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
  • Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Teach socially acceptable behavior, as determined by the students’ individualized education programs (IEPs) by employing techniques in an overall positive behavioral support system.
  • Modify the general education curriculum for students with disabilities based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students.
  • Meet with parents to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their individualized educational needs.
  • Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
  • Develop plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students in inclusive classroom settings.
  • Provide crisis intervention, as needed, for students and those in inclusive classrooms.
  • Assist in collection of data for providing appropriate classroom interventions.
  • Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team as appropriate.
  • Assist in preparation of data for local, state, and federal reports.
  • Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities.
  • Deliver effective, high-quality, rigorous instruction in the content areas that produce high levels of student achievement, both academic and linguistic; as given to you in the school curriculum and planned for in your lesson plans.
  • Deliver exceptional aligned and standards-based instruction in assigned content area(s) and grade level(s) that ensure academic growth for all students; as evidenced in your lesson planning from the school curriculum
  • Develop daily and unit lesson plans that are thoughtful, thematic, goal-oriented and aligned with curriculum, and carefully plan lessons for substitutes when unable to attend school;
  • Differentiate instruction for children of different linguistic, cultural and academic backgrounds, as well as for children with different learning styles;
  • Possess and maintain a mastery of the content knowledge area and skills to successfully teach assigned content area(s) and grade(s);
  • Participate actively in curriculum development;
  • Be responsible for all school materials that are given to you for school use (computers, curriculum binder, etc.). Lack of care may result in financial penalty;
  • Develop relevant materials and adapt existing curricula to meet the needs of students;
  • Possess a high level of technological understanding and a willingness to take advantage of professional development opportunities in the area of technology and assessment, as well as immersion education and related areas;
  • Maintain adequate records of students’ achievement on schools online management system and behavioral performance and complete report card promptly as scheduled; keep a record of those communications
  • Communicate regularly with parents regarding homework assignments, current content areas, achievement of academic goals, as well as, classroom performance and behavior. Maintaining accurate record of all parent communication and meetings.
  • Be available for parent/teacher conferences, parent/student orientations and other events;
  • Check homework and assist children in any areas that show a lack of understanding of homework assignments;
  • Plan and chaperone field trips;
  • Establish a good working relationship with other teaching professionals for integration of best practices into the classroom and the curriculum;
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings;
  • Implement the school-wide discipline policies in the classroom and throughout the school; and
  • Maintain a neat, clean classroom environment that enhances learning.
  • Perform related work as required.


CERTIFICATION(S)/DEGREE(S) REQUIRED:

Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD)

General Ed K-6 cert


SPECIAL TERMS/CONDITIONS:

Satisfactory completion of criminal history background check

Benefits

Medical, Dental, Vision

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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