Teacher, Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate)
Salary range: Placement on Teacher's Salary Schedule
Reports to: Site Principal or Assistant Principal
The Education Specialist will serve as classroom teacher in both special education/general education settings at the elementary level, leading a learning center to support students with IEPs in the least restrictive environment. Case management, professionalism, communication, parent engagement and partnerships and ability to collaborate with colleagues are cornerstones to this position.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (include but are not limited to the following)
· Create an engaging, warm, welcoming classroom that supports all students that is organized, exciting and fun.
- Provide activities that address perceptual, social and developmental skills on the level of the pupil's emotional, physical, and intellectual needs as determined by Individual Educational Plan (IEP).
- Develop and deliver instruction to students with behavioral, neurological, and/or emotional needs, collaborate with GE staff as appropriate to develop a robust curriculum
- Provide individual and small group instruction in areas identified by student's IEP goals.
- Involve students in individualized and small group activities that relate to the student's total growth and development and well-being.
- Develop student competencies that promote personal hygiene, social skills, physical development, and safety skills as needed by each student.
- Provide support services to students in other classrooms as directed by supervisor.
- Administer student assessments required by the IEP and District goals.
- Evaluate academic and social growth of students and keep appropriate records, monitor progress.
- Keep student files current.
- Write IEPs, annual re-evaluation reports, progress monitoring and other reports as needed for each student.
- Confer with parents and staff members on each student's progress through a variety of means.
- Hold parent conferences to discuss the individual student's progress and interpret the school program.
- Direct activities and responsibilities of instructional aides and any other individuals assigned to the classroom, including volunteers.
- Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays such as bulletin boards, interest centers, etc.
- Support students to develop appropriate skills to develop academically, behaviorally, socially for success in a comprehensive school community.
- Maintain a clean, healthy, and safe environment for all students.
- Attend workshops, staff meetings and in-services as required.
- Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the District and/or professional growth activities and university courses.
- Participate cooperatively with the appropriate administrator to develop the method by which s/he will be evaluated in conformance with District guidelines.
- Cooperate in school-wide supervision of students during out-of-classroom activities.
- Participate in faculty and/or District committees.
- Participate in general school activities where appropriate.
- Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.
- Other duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Ability to pass a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint clearance
- Completion of a Bachelor's degree
- Legal authorization to work in the U.S
- Possession of a valid California Teaching Credential, in appropriate content area and with appropriate authorizations, as required by the California Education Code
- Possession of an English Learner certificate (CLAD or BCLAD), as per by Board policy, may be required
- Possession of NCLB "Highly Qualified" certificate, as required by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001
- Within 60 days of hire, provision of TB (tuberculin) clearance, as mandated by the California Education Code
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES (KSAs): (include but are not limited to the following)
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
- Ability to work comfortably with students, staff, parents, and the community, from diverse backgrounds, while being responsive to their needs
- Demonstrated successful record of working with those who have learning or developmental disabilities; emotional, physical, or multiple handicaps; or those who are hearing or visually impaired
- Effective interpersonal, communication, conflict resolution, time management, and record keeping skills
- Knowledgeable about training in current approaches to teaching and structures for differentiated instruction
- Positive, successful record as an educator, in appropriate grade level or content area, preferred
Proficiency in a second language preferred
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception. Employee will frequently work at a computer and travel to attend meetings.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the
work environment is usually moderate. Work environment includes working directly with children. There are a number of activities and situations happening at once, and the employee must ensure that children are supervised at all times, and that children are involved in safe and appropriate activities. The employee must be prepared to handle accidents and emergencies at any time
The job entails potential for exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes; exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases; and for interaction with disruptive and/or unruly individuals.
Revision Date: 12/05/2019
Initial date: 12/05/2019
Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.