The Special Education Teacher is directly responsible for the instructional program of junior high and high school students assigned to his/her class in accordance with The Learning House policies and procedures. Students possess varying disabilities that include, but are not limited to, emotional and/or behavioral challenges, learning disabilities, executive functioning deficits, and ADHD. The Special Education Teacher works collaboratively with administrators, counselors, parents, and other teachers to implement the program and facilitate student growth and change in this year-round program.
Essential Job Functions:
- Develops and implements curriculum and daily lesson plans to meet the needs of students’ individualized education plans and aligned with state standards.
- Facilitates students’ instruction, individually and collectively, to meet course outcome goals.
- Provides individual and small group instruction, formulating intervention strategies to address students’ lagging skills when appropriate.
- Assesses student growth through data-driven progress monitoring on a timely basis and analyze information to make instructional/behavioral decisions to facilitate student progress.
- Retains responsibility for required documentation:
- Monthly progress summary for each student in his/her file
- Report cards for each student per subject/per semester.
- Any additional documentation such as incident reports, student progress reports, etc.
- Maintains appropriate student behavior control and participates in the development and implementation of behavior interventions plans while providing a safe learning environment for all students.
- Supports student growth that would lead to effective transitions back to less restrictive environment and ultimately to successful post-high school outcomes.
- Implements therapeutic program for each student, consistent with the student’s Treatment Plan
- Collaborates with co-workers in program planning and problem solving activities.
- Teaches five classes daily.
- Plans and supervises one activity in addition to teaching assignments per contract.
- Attends all required meetings, in-services, training and other professional development.
- Remains apprised of current research in effective instruction, educational materials/supplies and teaching innovations.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education, Special Education or content area of related field.
- Professional Educator License with LBS1 endorsement
- Possess a familiarity with a wide range of special needs and a demonstrated knowledge skill related to supporting students in crisis
- Strong interpersonal skills, organizational abilities, effective written and oral communication, and the capacity to efficiently manage responsibilities and timelines.
- Highly qualified in Science, World Languages, English area(s) preferred.
- Bilingual (ability to converse in Spanish) a plus.