Special Education Teacher
Santa Fe Public Schools
School / Org:
||Santa Fe Public Schools
||Santa Fe, New Mexico
No. of Positions:
||19 October 2017
||Open Until Filled
Santa Fe Public Schools are currently accepting applications for the following position(s):
2017-2018 SY - Special Education Teacher
Location: Wood Gormley Elementary School
MIMS seeks a Special Education teacher to provide learning support to students identified for special education instructional services. We seek a teacher who understands the demands of a rigorous academic program and the demands that places on individual learning. The successful candidate will work closely with staff in an inclusive classroom environment to promote successful learning.
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. New Mexico Special Education teaching license.
Preferred: Master’s degree in education with emphasis in Special Education. An understanding of a rigorous globally-minded education.
Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:
MIMS seeks a Special Education teacher who:
• Evinces a passion for working with young people and demonstrates the ability to support and motivate them.
• Establishes a strong relationship with students and relates positively with staff, parents, students, and the community
• Has strong oral and written skills.
• Takes criticism in the spirit of growth and contributes positively to a learning organization.
• Who is a learning professional who assists students, parents and teachers in facilitate student learning.
• Who is well organized, is solution-oriented and has proven planning, directing, organizing, and coordinating skills.
• Establishes and maintain a favorable working and learning atmosphere.
• Demonstrates actions that support the district and its mission.
• Has a knowledge of curriculum and instructional strategies, procedures and state and federal statutes.
• Has a knowledge of technology as it relates to education.
• Maintains confidentiality related to district, students, and family information.
• Demonstrates sensitivity and respect for diversity and maintains confidentiality related to district, student and family information.
Essential Job Functions
All functions are performed in accordance with established policies, procedures, safety and environmental regulations, facility and computer security policies and procedures. Functions are subject to change from time to time to meet the needs of the organization. Current essential functions include the following:
Meets and instructs assigned classes/students in inclusive and separate settings and for the time as designated in the IEP and by the school administrator.
Provides direct instruction to students to meet the specified IEP annual goals and short term objectives for each student, as well as the general curriculum goals and objectives.
Documents and communicates pupil progress to parents, regular classroom teachers, and other appropriate personnel.
Participates in parent-teacher conferences.
Ensures an orderly learning environment through effective teaching and management practices.
Employs a variety of instructional techniques to address the needs and capabilities of the individual or students involved.
Teaches district-approved curriculum.
Instructs pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district.
Develops lesson plans and instructional material and provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each pupil.
Translates lesson plans into developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
Evaluates pupils' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.
Provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the student.
Creates an environment for learning through functional and attractive displays interest centers and exhibits of student's work.
Collects, maintains and records on-going data and records on each student for progress monitoring for quarterly reporting, reevaluation, and instructional decision-making.
Utilizes data, including pre and post assessments, to inform instruction and impact the IEP.
Participates in interdisciplinary staffing/conferences with school, appropriate community personnel and parents, and students when appropriate.
Develops and implements on an ongoing basis the Individual Education Plan for each student assigned to the special education programs.
Actively seeks out services and related services staff necessary to assist in meeting the IEP goals and objectives for individual students.
Plans and participates in each student’s annual review/IEP meeting, including preparation of a draft IEP in the electronic IEP system, completion of progress notes with data in previous goals.
Provides the necessary record keeping documents as required by the Federal, State, district rules and regulations/policies and procedures.
Identifies pupil needs and makes appropriate referrals and develops strategies for individual education plans.
Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with building administrators, other building teachers, and related services personnel and support personnel.
Communicates regularly with parents outside normal classroom day by means of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.
Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day.
Plans and coordinates the work of paraprofessionals, parents, and volunteers in the classroom and on field trips.
Plans and supervises the purposeful assignment for the Educational Assistant(s) and volunteers and provide evaluative data regarding their job performance.
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