Job Title: Special Education Self-Contained CBI Teacher Wage/Hour Status: Exempt
Reports to: Principal Pay Grade:
Dept: Assigned Campus Date Revised: 11/2011
Provide special education students with learning
activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for
intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Develop or modify
curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to student
ability levels. Work in self-contained, team, departmental, or itinerant
capacity as assigned.
Bachelor's degree from accredited university
Texas teaching certificate with required special education endorsements for
Valid Texas teaching certificate for any required
content area assignments
Knowledge of special needs of students in assigned
Knowledge of Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD)
Committee process and Individual Education Plan (IEP) goal setting process and
General knowledge of curriculum and instruction
Provide for the personal care needs of middle school aged students (such as toileting, feeding, self help skills, etc...)
Physically capable of participating in necessary safety restraint procedures
Heavy lifting involved
CPI training required
At least one year student teaching or approved
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Collaborate with students, parents, and other members
of staff to develop IEP through the ARD Committee process for each student
Implement an instructional, therapeutic, or skill
development program for assigned students and show written evidence of
preparation as required.
Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning
strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of
the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify
regular curricula as needed and assist special education students in regular
classes with assignments.
Prepare for and participate in ARD Committee meetings
on a regular basis.
Conduct assessment of student learning styles and use
results to plan for instructional activities.
Present subject matter according to guidelines
established by IEP.
Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media
to meet the needs and capabilities of each student assigned.
Plan and supervise assignments for teacher aide(s) and
Use technology in teaching/learning process.
Student Growth and Development
Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement
through formal and informal testing.
Provide or supervise personal care, medical care, and
feeding of students as stated in IEP.
Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as
assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by campus principal.
Be a positive role model for students; support mission
of school district.
Classroom Management and Organization
Create classroom environment conducive to learning and
appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
Manage student behavior and administer discipline. This
includes intervening in crisis situations and physically restraining students
as necessary according to IEP.
Consult with classroom teachers regarding management of
student behavior according to IEP.
Consult district and outside resource people regarding
education, social, medical, and personal needs of students.
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to
protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other
Establish and maintain open communication by conducting
conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues,
students, parents, and community members.
Use effective communication skills to present
information accurately and clearly.
Participate in staff development activities to improve
Keep informed of and comply with federal, state,
district, and school regulations and policies for special education teachers.
Compile, maintain, and file all physical and
computerized reports, records, and other documents required.
Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on
staff committees as required.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Customer Care Skills
Provide professional communication with students,
parents, community members, staff, and other professionals at all times.
Use proper phone etiquette at all times, speaking
slowly and clearly. Take reliable
messages, and route to the appropriate staff.
Ensure superior customer care skills are used via eye
contact, facial expressions, voice inflections, body language, and an
attitude of "going the extra mile" for
Ensure all requests for information are dealt with in
an appropriate timeframe.
Create and maintain a welcoming, service-oriented
environment toward all internal and external customers.
Supervise assigned teacher aide(s).
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Maintain emotional control under stress. Frequent
standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing, and pulling. Move small stacks
of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom or adaptive
equipment. May be required to lift and position students with physical
disabilities; control behavior through physical restraint; and assist
non-ambulatory students. Exposure to biological hazards.