2012-2013 Anticipated Special Education Teacher Openings

Posted: Continuous 2012-02-09
Available: August 2012 Closes: 05/04/2012


Description:  Team member to provide support with other building staff and enjoys working with special education students. Knowledge of student assessment of students for strengths & weaknesses, IEP development knowledge, data collection and Campus program a plus. Must be consistent, dependable and reinforcing behavioral interventions. Able to be flexible with schedules and has good communication skills with staff, students and parents.

Work in a grade 6-8 middle school providing service to students typically identified as LD and OHD but other disabilities categories are represented in low incidences.


Job Summary:   Provide for the academic needs of students diagnosed DCD severe profoundly disabled.  Understand:  inclusive education, how to work with paraprofessionals, special education due process paperwork, assessment of students in this population, and transition programming for this age group.

Provide instruction in reading and math courses for those students that are not able to participate in the inclusive environment.   Provide specialized instruction in academic supports classes which assist students with learning how to be successful in the general education environment.   Guide students so they meet their identified transition needs.  Work on an evaluation team with both initial assessment and re-assessment of students referred to the child study team.  

Special education teacher with knowledge and skills necessary to work in an inclusive model with those students with mild to moderate autism.   The focus is on instruction in social skills, self-advocacy, and helping students become college ready.   Experience with instruction of basic academic skills is necessary to be successful in this position.

Work with students in an elementary school and at our Middle School using techniques to teach social skills, helping students understand and meeting their sensory needs, and helping students in basic academic skill development are all part of this job.   We use an inclusive model so much collaboration with general education staff and paraprofessionals is necessary.

Experience: Previous experience with special education students. Additional knowledge or experience on due process assessments methods and current trends and criteria. IEP development and CAMPUS software experience a plus. Some training available. 

Preference: Must be dependable and committed with strong team skills.
Qualifications: The successful candidate must have earned a B.A. or B.S. degree and current Minnesota State Licensure in Special Education.  Additional demonstrated qualifications include: experience with formative assessment in reading, experience with remedial reading instruction and experience with the Read 180 system a plus.  Experience with assessment of students in special education is necessary; commitment to the equitable education of all students;  effectual planning and organizational skills, highly effective interpersonal skills, knowledge of appropriate protocols to facilitate professional learning and meetings;  ongoing personal professional learning, solid understanding of content area knowledge and evidence-based practices;  recognition as a model teacher with knowledge of effective instructional strategies, content pedagogy, and evidence-based practices whose work is aligned with the District Core Values and Vision.

Application Procedure: Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must apply online at http://www.applitrack.com/district16/onlineapp/

Selection Procedure: Interviews will be scheduled at the request of the School District.  Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified candidates will be interviewed until the positions are filled. Questions:  Tom Ambrasas 763-785-5522


Spring Lake Park School District 16

1415 81st Ave NE
Spring Lake Park, MN 55432
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