Indianapolis Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
Special Education Teacher
Location or Department: Frederick Douglass
Job Summary: Teaches basic academic subjects to students requiring modified or adapted work, using special techniques or programs to improve behavior and/or academic achievement by performing the following duties.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelorís Degree in Education (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or university.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid Indiana Elementary Teacherís License(s): Mild Disabilities or equivalent of Mildly Mentally Handicapped and Learning Disabilities. Out of State candidates must pursue an Indiana license upon hire.
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.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Teaches basic subjects such as reading and math, applying lesson techniques designed for short attention spans.
Administers achievement tests and evaluates test results to discover level of language and math skills.
Selects and teaches reading material and math problems related to everyday life of individual student.
Confers with school counselors, school psychologists, and teaching staff to, obtain additional testing information and to gain insight on student behavioral disorders affecting the learning process.
Designs special help programs for low achievers and encourages parent teacher cooperation
Attends professional meetings, writes reports, and maintains records.
Discusses pupilsí academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents.
Language Skills: Ability to speak grammatically correct English. Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, curriculum guides, or state and school board regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, parents, administrators, business and community.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to perform basic arithmetic functions, work with and impart mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane geometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability: 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.
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