We are looking for both Adaptive and Functional Special Education teaching candidates. Specific building placement information is not available at this time. Should you choose to apply, please list in the "Additional Information" section your grade level preference if you have one (Elementary, MS, or HS).
Special Education Instructor Job Description
Purpose: The Special Education Instructor creates a positive learning environment to facilitate the personal, social and intellectual development of students in order to respond to the individual needs and abilities of students, the Special Education Instructor must work closely with the staff and administration of USD 260.
Responsible to: Director of Special Services and Principal
Salary: Annual Contract
1. Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university.
2. Current Kansas State Teaching Certificate with a special education endorsement on file in the Central Office.
3. Desire to continue career improvement.
1. Facilitate the personal, social and intellectual development of students.
2. Establish a positive learning environment and respond to the individual needs of students.
3. Ensure that all activities conform to district guidelines.
4. Communicate effectively with all members of the school district.
5. Work effectively with community organizations.
6. Appropriately operate all equipment as required.
7. React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned.
8. Ensure all students served are in their least restrictive environment.
9. Support the value of an education.
10. Support the philosophy and mission of the school district.
Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:
1. Requires prolonged sitting or standing.
2. Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull or push heavy objects or materials.
3. Occasional stooping, bending and reaching.
4. Requires some travel.
5. Must work indoors and outdoors year-round.
6. Must work in noisy and crowded environments.
1. Assist in the early recognition and prevention of educational concerns.
2. Participate as a team member in the comprehensive evaluation, review and re-evaluation
Process when requested.
3. Coordinate the development and implementation of students' IEP's.
4. Plan and implement effective
lessons based on the student IEP's, using time, materials and resource effectively.
5. Implement training and other activities as recommended by support service staff such as
occupational and physical therapists.
6. Monitor student progress and make informed, timely educational decisions.
7. Motivate students through effective communication and evaluative feedback.
8. Depending on assignment, provide the students with the least restrictive environment for all IEP goals.
9. Demonstrate awareness of the needs of students and provide for individual
10. Set high expectations for student achievement and behavior.
11. Direct and supervise the work of special education paraprofessionals as assigned.
12. When working in the regular classrooms, establish and maintain a positive climate for learning working in concert with the regular classroom instructor.
13. Maintain current district curriculum and instructional practices.
14. Provide daily feeding and/or mealtime supervision, toileting and hygiene care as needed.
15. Plan and implement transitional programs for students when appropriate.
16. Consult with parents, teachers, administrators and others concerning the needs of students
and special services that are available.
17. Refer students and their families to appropriate community agencies and services.
18. Cooperate with agencies serving students and their families.
19. Assist teachers in the development and implementation of curriculum modifications and
appropriate classroom strategies.
20. Adhere to required program guidelines as defined by the Kansas Special Education Process Manual.
21. Display a thorough knowledge of curriculum and subject matter.
22. Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with others.
23. Assist with public awareness activities that lead to a better understanding of the needs of
24. Assist students in developing feelings of self-worth and in making social adjustments which permit them to cope with disabilities.
25. Order and maintain an adequate inventory of materials and supplies.
26. Maintain appropriate, confidential records and provide timely reports.
27. Keep abreast of new information, innovative ideas and techniques.
28. See that school district policies are observed during all activities.
29. Obtain advance approval for all special activities and expenditures.
30. Adhere to all district health and safety policies including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
31. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Special Services, the principal or other administrative staff which are consistent with the general requirements and qualifications
of the position.