Belgrade Public Schools Belgrade Public Schools - Special Education Teacher 2021-2022-224 in Belgrade, Montana
Title: Special Education Teacher 2021-2022-224 Reports to: Director of Special Education and/or Building Principal Status: Salaried, 1.0 FTE Location: Saddle Peak School Start Date: August 24, 2021 Essential Job Duties Assists in development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Attends and participates in multidisciplinary treatment team meetings, IEP meetings, and other meetings as required. Provides an appropriate educational program for each student. Complies with Board policies, rules, regulations, and directives. Instructs individuals and groups in special education skill areas. Plans curriculum, lessons, and special education programs and teaching methods. Monitors students’ progress in and outside special education room. Reports cases of suspected child abuse according to state law. Maintains regular contact with parents of students. Participates in faculty meetings, educational conferences, professional training seminars, and workshops. Evaluates student progress based on work output and observation, determines goals, objectives, and directions. Prepares report cards, educational records, IEP forms, classroom observation records, and other forms. Consults with other professionals and teaching staff regarding progress of students and related educational matters. Supervises students, classroom aides, and volunteers. Only minimum duties are listed. Other functions may be required as given or assigned. Knowledge Skills Abilities Knowledge of safety practices and procedures. Knowledge to analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Ability to follow oral or written work orders from supervisor, and to coordinate work with principal and others. Ability to read, write and speak English fluently. Ability to be flexible to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances. Ability to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Ability to problem solve to analyze issue. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, the public, and staff members. Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Ability to manage time and responsibilities, adapt to changing work priorities, communicate with diverse groups, maintaining confidentiality, meet deadlines and schedules. Ability to set priorities, work as part of a team and work with and manage frequent interruptions. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student matters. Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents, and staff. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Board policies. Ability to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events, gather, collate, and/or classify data and use job-related equipment. Skill in adhering to safety practices. Skill in preparing and maintaining accurate records and using pertinent software applications (as required). Equipment Used Computer, calculator, copier, telephone/voice mail, fax, wheelchairs and other special needs equipment. Required Qualifications Valid Montana Educator License with proper endorsement Successful experience teaching and working with children/students. Preferred Qualifications Successful experience working with special needs students. Necessary special requirements: Montana Driver’s license or the ability to obtain license within three months of hire date. Physical and Mental Demands and Work Hazards Performs routine work. Regularly works inside with minimal temperature variations. Ability to meet deadlines with severe time constraints. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Frequently required to sit, occasionally walk and stand and reach with hands or arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling. Significant fine finger dexterity Required to be able to hear conversations in loud and quiet environments. May be required to lift or carry up to 10 - 30 pounds on a routine basis with or without an accommodation. The employee frequently works within time constraints and must maintain attentiveness intensity. Frequently involved in interactions which require oral and written communications. Exercises flexibility and the ability to shift from one task to another. Occasional travel/mobiility between schools, or between schools and the Administration office, may be required. Effective hearing and speech abilities. Work area is generally a hazard free environment. Demonstrates regular attendance performing duties as described. Reports to work fit for duty with characteristics inherent to the position. The duties, physical demands, work-environment characteristics, and mental/motor demands described within this vacancy announcement are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with compliance with the American with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.