Special Education Teacher
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Indianapolis Public Schools
School / Org:
||Indianapolis Public Schools
No. of Positions:
||20 October 2017
||Open Until Filled
Indianapolis Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
Special Education Teacher
Location or Department: Special Education
Job Summary: Teaches elementary and secondary school subjects to students with emotional or learning impairments in residential settings by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plans curriculum and prepares lessons and other instructional materials, utilizing Indiana state standards, to meet individual needs of students, considering such factors as physical, emotional, and educational levels of development.
Confers with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and others to develop individual educational plan for student.
Instructs students in academic subjects and social interaction skills.
Observes students for signs of harmful or problematic behavior.
Collects behavioral and academic data on students.
Conducts case conferences.
Teaches socially acceptable behavior employing behavior management techniques and positive reinforcement.
Participates as a team member with facilitiesí staff to plan programs designed to promote educational, physical, and social development of students.
Other duties may be assigned.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Analytical - Collects and researches data.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Technical Skills - Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills.
Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service ; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Participates in meetings.
Team Work - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Recognizes accomplishments of other team members.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Cost Consciousness - Conserves organizational resources.
Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions;
Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.
Innovation - Meets challenges with resourcefulness.
Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity - Completes work in timely manner.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree in Education from four-year college or university.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software.
Certificates and Licenses: Valid Indiana Teacher's License in Mild Interventions.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
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 is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions.
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