The primary responsibility of the Special Education Teacher is to work in partnership with parents, students and general education teachers to implement the IEP for student with disabilities while supporting student achievement.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Perform comprehensive evaluations for students suspected of having a disability to support eligibility determination.
- Provide direct, specialized instruction to students in one-on-one and/or small groups in accordance with their IEP in areas such as reading, written language, math, organizational and study skills, and when appropriate social/affective behavioral, pre-vocational skills, etc.
- Document and record progress towards IEP goals and complete IEP Progress Reports in accordance with school reporting schedule.
- Provide positive reinforcement and encouragement to students that promotes a safe learning environment.
- Support and/or team with General Education Teachers to implement modified instructional strategies and materials to support academic progress for students with disabilities within the general education classroom.
- When appropriate, provide direction and supervision to SPED Paraprofessionals for the purpose of maximizing efficiency and providing effective and adequate services to students with disabilities aligned within their IEP.
- Implement evidence-based practices to support the district's Instructional Model to promote academic success within the district's approved curriculum.
- Case Manage students for the purposes of the EIP process as identified within the 27J Staff Procedural Guidelines.
- Collaborate with general education staff, parents, related service personnel, and relevant community agencies to ensure delivery of appropriate instruction, transition services and with appropriate mental health services.
- Complete Medicaid billing procedures for services provided to eligible students.
- Communicate with Special Education Coordinator in regards to difficult or sensitive situations.
- As directed by Special Education Department and/or building Administrator, provide Professional Development to school staff and/or parents.
- Participate in job-related meetings/trainings.
- Must have valid Colorado License - Special Education Generalist, Mild/Moderate, endorsement as required by Colorado Department of Education.
be "highly qualified" in Special Education, as defined
by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
- Ability to coordinate and implement direct services utilizing
functional curriculum, transitional planning, and the use of
augmentative communication systems and systematic instruction
- Ability to work as a part of a teacher team in the
development and direction of the program including supervision of
paraprofessionals and coordination with related services staff and
teachers within the elementary school.
- Ability to work with parents and agency personnel in coordinating needs for each student.
- Creativity and positive communication skills with the ability to problem solve effectively.
- Experience and/or knowledge working with students with disabilities at the elementary school level.
- Experience and/or knowledge of the implementation of inclusion experiences for students with disabilities within the school setting and the community.
- Solid knowledge base regarding the principles, techniques, materials and equipment used in the diagnosis and treatment of students with disabilities under IDEA.
- Knowledge and basic understanding of IDEA, Exceptional Children's Education Act (ECEA Colorado) 2007.
Apply at www.sd27j.org. Currently contracted teachers please use Internal
Application, upload a current resume' and provide a maximum of 2 years
previous work experience.
note: All job postings in School District 27J close at 4:00 p.m. Mountain