Provide instruction and conduct assessments to students with and without disabilities who exhibit challenging academic struggles in a small class setting addressing the Indiana Common Core Standards for Kindergarten utilizing developmentally appropriate practices.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements 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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Valid Indiana Special Education and Kindergarten license
Experience working in an early childhood setting.
Strong assessment skills, background in implementing a variety of behavioral interventions and working knowledge of kindergarten standards.
RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Work collaboratively with speech therapist, special education assistants and school staff to facilitate the mastery and application of the kindergarten common core standards for all students.
Conduct, develop and implement a variety of diagnostic assessments addressing individual student need.
Collaborate with families in addressing individual student needs.
Develop and implement a variety of interventions in reading/literacy/math to address student needs in small groups or individually.
Demonstrate use of scientifically-based research best practice instructional strategies.
Develop, provide and implement appropriate individual student activity adjustments and assist in the development of behavior intervention plans as needed.
Utilize a data collection system for progress monitoring student achievement toward IEP goals.
Maintain required data on individual student progress and disseminates data to principal, general education teachers, related services personnel and parents.
Teach, support and document the development of effective friendships and social relationships.
Collaborate with speech therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists and other related services personnel in coordinating curriculum development, instruction and student support services.
Utilize a variety of assessments, data points and data analyses to plan and adapt curriculum to meet individual student needs and inform instructional practices.
Commit to attend and implement all professional development (including summer training).
Oversee and plan assignments for classroom assistants and collaborate with the building principal in their performance evaluations.
Communicate regularly with parents regarding their student’s progress, including a weekly contact with parents by weekly folder, e-mail or phone call.
Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of special education law. Perform the duties of Teacher of Record as outlined in Article 7.