Geary County USD 475
Special Education Teacher
*Current Kansas Teaching Certificate with Special Education
endorsement appropriate to the assignment on file in the Devin
*Meets Highly Qualified requirements set by Kansas
*Health certificate on file in Devin Center
*3-5 years teaching experience preferred, but not
Students and Paraprofessionals
The Special Education teacher challenges each student to reach
his/her highest academic potential through a relevant
curriculum in a safe and effective learning environment by
collaborating with other members of the staff and
administration to appropriately monitor student progress and
make informed, timely educational decisions.
Ability to maintain regular and
good work attendance and come to work on time.
Ability to work constructively
and cooperatively with others.
Ability to respond to
information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful
Ability to manage job
responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
Ability to access, input, and
retrieve information from a computer.
Ability to maintain
confidentiality of student and staff information.
The physical demands described
here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
The employee performing the duties of this position is
frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and
The employee may be occasionally required to manually lift,
move, or carry up to 35 pounds.
The employee is required to interact with staff and meet the
demands of several different people.
The employee is responsible for the work output of others.
The employee frequently works extended hours.
Vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust
Planning and preparation based upon students' Individual
Demonstrate knowledge of pedagogy, content, and students
Select instructional goals
Demonstrate knowledge of resources
Assess student learning using appropriate measures
Create a classroom environment of respect and rapport
Establish a culture for learning
Establish and maintain classroom procedures
Establish expectations for and manage student behaviors
Organize space for learning
Instruction based upon students' Individual Education
Communicate clearly and accurately
Use a variety of instructional strategies and techniques
Engage students in learning
Provide timely feedback to students
Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness to student
Follow contractual responsibilities
Engage in reflective practice
Maintain accurate records
Communicate with families
Engage in professional development activities
Maintain appropriate licensure
Collaborate with others to achieve a common goal
Participate in staff,
department, committee and team meetings
Assist in early recognition and
prevention of educational problems.
Obtain instructional resources
and materials through processes outlined by the Principal
and/or Director of Special Education.
Keep informed regarding new
technologies that facilitate and support student
Communicate clearly and
accurately with administrators, staff, parents, students and
Assist teachers in the
development and implementation of curricular
Plan and implement transition
services for students.
Respect the confidentiality of
records and information regarding students, parents, and
teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics, and
state, and federal laws.
Participate as a team member in
the comprehensive evaluation, review, and re-evaluation
Attend/assist with school
events; organize/supervise field trips.
Strive to communicate the
positive aspects of our school program to the public in word
Uphold and enforce Board
policies, administrative procedures, school rules, and
federal and state regulations including but not limited
Kansas Plan for Special
Consolidated Plan for Federal
Acceptable use of
Sexual and racial
Child abuse reporting
Modifies teaching to meet
individual student needs
Communicates high expectations
to all learners
Makes decisions based on
thorough research and factual information
Coordinates activities to
emphasize social perception and development of daily living
Assists the students in making
realistic assessment of his abilities and in establishing
educational and occupational goals in keeping with these
Coordinates and supervises
on-campus work-sample experiences at the middle and high
Confers with vocational
rehabilitation staff to promote transition from the classroom
into vocational settings
Assists other professional staff
members in resolving the unique psychological or disciplinary
problems of each student
Works cooperatively with
classroom teachers who have students who are served in the
FLS program in regular classes, interpreting the abilities
and disabilities of these students to the staff, and
assisting the student with regular class assignments and
Perform other duties assigned by
the principal or other building or district
Term of Employment:
Determined by placement on teacher salary schedule.
Additional days beyond the contract year will be compensated
according to the negotiated agreement in effect
Job performance will be evaluated in accordance with state
regulations and the terms established in the negotiated