Under general supervision, develops and implements instructional and assessment programs designed to assist special needs students achieve academic and social potential. Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provision of the Board’s personnel policy on evaluation.
- B.A. or B.S. degree required with a degree in education at the elementary level. M.A. degree preferred.
- Meet the Highly Qualified Classification as defined by NCLB.
- Must have Arizona Cross Categorical Special Education K-12 Teacher Certification.
4. Must have Structured English Immersion Endorsement.
5. Must have Navajo bilingual Endorsement preferred.
6. Five or more years’ experience working in a classroom setting.
7. Experience equivalent to three (3) years full time work with students with special needs, individually or in small groups.
8. Knowledge and experience working with Arizona Common Core Standards and Curriculum development required.
9. Knowledge and experience developing instructional plans using student data disaggregation and analysis.
10. Knowledge and experience working with other colleagues during Professional Learning Communities time and space allotted weekly.
11. Knowledge and experience of the principles, practices, techniques and methods of special education;
12. Knowledge and experience of the principles, practices, and techniques of lesson plan development;
13. Knowledge and experience of special education program eligibility and reporting requirements;
14. Knowledge and experience of the principles, practices, techniques, and methods of integration of Dine cultural programs;
15. Knowledge and experience of Individual with Disabilities Education regulations and recent amendments;
16. Knowledge and experience of the principles and practices for lesson plan development specific to special needs;
17. Knowledge and experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with teachers, parents, students and counselors;
18. Knowledge and experience in working with students for successful completion of assignments and activities
19. Knowledge and experience in developing and implement IEP’s
20. Knowledge and experience in identifying and working with behaviors resulting from variety of emotional, physical and/or psychological disorders;
21. Knowledge and experience in working on an individual and/or small group setting with students with special needs;
22. Excellent written and oral communication skills;
23. Knowledge and experience providing differentiated instruction, particularly with Navajo students.
24. Willing to provide after school and possibly weekend tutoring for student academic progress.
25. Willing to provide Extended School Year program during the winter and summer months.
- Specialized training in working with at-risk students. Ability to work with Navajo students in a bilingual and bicultural setting.
- Ability to work effectively with students, parents, and employees.
- Computer, Promethean Board, Internet, Microsoft Office.
29. Child and Adult CPR and First Aid Certification.
- Must have a valid and current Arizona Commercial Driver’s License. Must maintain a valid Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card and possess an updated Navajo Nation background check for past 5 years while employed with HPBSI.
- Fluency in Navajo is highly recommended.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
1. At all times in the presence of students and staff and their families, exhibit the conduct, demeanor speech, and attitudes that exemplify the values and behavior expected of staff at Hunter’s Point Boarding School, Inc. and serve as an appropriate adult role model for students
2. Exhibit, at all times while employed by Hunter’s Point Boarding School, Inc., sensitivity and respect for the Navajo people, their culture and traditions.
3. Comply with all provisions of the Personnel Policy Manual and with all provisions of all other duly adopted Governing Board policies, procedures, directives and manuals.
4. At all times act so as to promote and protect the safety and welfare of all Hunter’s Point Boarding School, Inc. students, staff and Governing Board.
5. Keep immediate supervisor informed, regularly and as needed, of all significant problems, progress and activities of all offices, departments, programs and personnel under employee’s supervision.
6. Attend staff and other meetings as assigned, promptly as scheduled and participate actively and positively in all such meetings and activities.
7. Ensure equipment and facilities are kept clean, well maintained, and safe at all times; report any equipment failures or deficiencies immediately to supervisor and use all property for school business only.
8. Perform additional duties as assigned.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
1. Plans, develops and implements individualized lesson plans designed in accordance with Individual Education Plan (IEP) to achieve student performance potential in subjects;
2. Prepares lesson plans, materials, and work activities to facilitate classroom academic activities;
3. Provides one on one as well as small group sessions to complete assignments, prepares reports of student progress;
4. Works cooperatively and in conjunction with all teachers to identify exceptional children, develops an IEP for each student, determines student progress in relation to the IEP;
5. Provides intensive one on one services to maximize mainstream participation;
6. Administers/scores evaluation tests to determine program eligibility;
7. Works closely with parents, teachers, counselors and other significant persons regarding student progress/participation in programs;
8. Enforces appropriate classroom management in less restrictive environmental setting;
9. Prepares/maintains various records/reports of student needs/status/progress;
10. Educates teachers and others in current requirements of the law and IEP’s of individual students;
11. Coordinates flow of information regarding Special Education students; meets all legal deadlines and requirements for documentation;
12. Supervises maintenance of legal files for each student;
13. Supervises and evaluates Special Education Assistant;
14. Supervises and coordinates services of related service professional on-site;
15. Coordinates paperwork of related services;
16. Provide leadership in the administration of state assessment; collect, organize and analyze data, organize date retreat to review statewide assessment results;
17. Know and follow school regulations regarding emergency and safety procedures.
18. Responsible for performing those duties which protect the health and safety of students and employees
19. Will make collaborative efforts to assist in reaching AYP of NCLB Legislation.
20. Will spend additional time with students within and outside classroom to reach AYP.
21. Will meet highly qualified position description with Arizona State Certification, BIE, BIA, Arizona Department of Transportation and Arizona Department of Lunch Program.
22. Will be in daily attendance of 90% or better on a monthly basis.
23. Attends staff meetings and all required school in-service program activities;
24. Be responsible for discharging instructional and non-instructional school-related activities (i.e. playground and lunch room duty);
25. Be responsible for own involvement as a contributing member involving group decisions and the development of a positive, cooperative building environment
26. Be responsible for following accountability procedures; know and observe Governing Board policies and procedures;
27. Accounts for school and school property, as required;
28. Advises administration management immediately of needed repairs, replacements and unsafe building conditions;
29. Reports to work daily at times assigned and remains through time prescribed in accordance with HPBS policy;
30. In the event of absence, reports to immediate supervisor within the specific time to ensure coverage of classroom;
31. Remains in school after dismissal of students, as necessary to complete daily duties, attend teacher and committee meetings and hold parent conferences;
32. Become familiar and implements HPBS Emergency Response Plan and Continuity of Operations Plan (CoOP);
33. Provides Quality Customer Service;
Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions from the Governing Board Policy and Procedures Manual.
NOTE: This position description is subject to review and change.