Special Education Teacher- Elementary
The Special Education Teacher will develop appropriate curriculum based activities and work daily to set curriculum based goals, helping students meet their greatest potential. Population includes students who need assistance with independent functioning skills such as communication, toileting, and feeding as well as students with severe behaviors.
· Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in education other relevant Bachelor's degree will consider applicant’s with experience in special education without a bachelor’s degree in education.
· Florida Teacher Certification/Certificate eligibility is highly preferred, but not required.
· Applicant must have experience with children/adolescents with disabilities, including those with severe behaviors.
· Familiarity with Applied Behavior Analysis a plus, but not a requirement
· Willingness to learn, accept feedback, and be a team player.
. Ability to pass a level 2 background screening
· Promotes an environment that is engaging to students, parents, community and fellow teammates.
· Is a team player.
· Remains calm in stressful situations.
· Has a welcoming attitude toward students, parents, and community.
· Sees constructive feedback as an opportunity to learn and grow.
· Is a lifelong learner.
Communication with students and parents:
· Discusses daily activities of students and reports their progress
· Reviews broad daily schedule and any changes occurring that day or week
· Reviews home notes or communication from parents and respond appropriately and in a timely manner
· Delivers good and bad news with a professional and courteous demeanor
· Works with the parent/student to determine their goals and incorporate them into the ILP (Individualized Learning Program)
· Presents materials in an organized manner, following lesson plans.
· Provides remedial tasks for those who need additional support.
· Provides enrichment for those who have mastered particular skills.
· Differentiates lessons and materials
· Is innovative and creative in presenting materials
· Writes and reviews student ILPs
· Records student data on ILP goals and inputs student progress data into appropriate tracking system daily.
· Submits lesson plans and progress reports to the administrative team by the designated deadline
· Continually develops activities and assignments that are age, developmental level and academically appropriate for students
· Attends classroom planning meetings to prepare lessons and determines/communicates student needs
· Attends supervision sessions with administration
· Collaborates with other Classroom Teachers on student progress, goal mastery and plans for upcoming school year, in preparation for annual ILP meeting with parents
· Seeks feedback and provides feedback when appropriate.
· Seeks additional professional development opportunities.
· Meets with outsourced therapists to become aware of progress or concerns and provide feedback
· Attends teacher meetings
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $34,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year