The Special Education Teacher role creates and administers a student program that is conducive to student learning and development. The Special Education Teacher uses a variety of techniques for learning and implements interdisciplinary activities, educational technologies, and collaborative work with other teachers in grade bands. The ideal Special Education Teacher is flexible and committed to a continuous process for professional growth. The Special Education Teacher will report to the Principal.
- Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or a related field.
- Current, valid Pennsylvania certification in Special Education.
- Exposure to and participation in appropriate special education related programming including IEP meetings and IEP goal writing.
- Ability to recognize the individuality and uniqueness of each student & treat him/her with respect & dignity.
- Ability to engage intellectually and physically in all components of the educational process.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all constituents (administrators, colleagues, students, parents, and others).
- Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
- Ability to use computers and perform clerical skills at a proficient level.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
- Plans instructional lessons, in writing, according to a planned scope and sequence, addressing individual differences among the students assigned according to the student’s pre-determined goals.
- Develops, in writing, appropriate goals for assigned students and monitors progress throughout the year.
- Consistently implements behavioral programs, clearly defining limits and expectations, encouraging student self-discipline verbally and by example. Documents behavioral incidents.
- Offers instructional delivery that is goal related, clearly states expectations, involves equitable student participation, is properly paced, allows for differentiation, and includes assessment.
- Maintains a record for each student, which reflects the starting point of instruction, the strengths and deficiencies of the student, the objectives to be obtained, the modes of learning and materials to be used, and an evaluation of progress over time, in achieving the objectives.
- Correlates instruction with other instructional areas when possible and desirable, by planning experiences that include other subject areas with the curriculum.
- Arranges for the use of a variety of teaching supplies, equipment and multi-media instructional material, including self-prepared materials.
- Correlates instruction with specialists and utilizes the services of the psychologists, therapists, nurses, guidance counselors, and other available resources.
- Conducts parent-teacher conferences as scheduled in a professional manner.
- Maintains a professional, confidential and ethical relationship with colleagues, students and parents at all times.
Email resume and cover letter to Tracey Lank at Tlank@byerschool.org