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Special Education Teacher

at Arkansas Arts Academy

Posted: 3/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 163
Keywords: teacher, teaching

Job Description

Applicants need to submit an online application in order to be considered for possible employment.  Must pass criminal background and Child Maltreatment Registry check.

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the school principal and special education director, the special education teacher plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students with disabilities in a variety of educational settings. The person in this position is responsible for creating a flexible program and learning environment that provides specialized instruction for students with disabilities, such that the students benefit from the general education curriculum to the greatest extent possible when supported with supplemental aides, accommodations, and other needed supports.

ESSENTIAL TASKS

• Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment.

• Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.

• Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests.

• Teach socially acceptable behavior, as determined by the students’ individualized education programs (IEPs) by employing techniques in an overall positive behavioral support system.

• Modify the general education curriculum for students with disabilities based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.

• Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students. 

• Meet with parents to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their individualized educational needs, as well as provide guidance in using community resources and to teach skills for dealing with disabilities.

• Confer with parents, administrators, teachers and other professionals to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development, and determine their priorities for the children.

• Maintain accurate and complete student records in a timely manner. Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of disabilities, including instruction in vocational areas.

• Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students. Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of disabilities.

• Develop plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students with teachers in all classroom settings. Meet with teachers to discuss individual students’ needs and progress, and to coordinate placement of students’ performance and behavior.

• Assist in collection of data for providing appropriate classroom interventions, assessments and parent communication.

• Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

• Assist in preparation and collecting data for local, state, and federal reports.

• Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Applicant will need to hold a teaching license in special education at the High School level.  Experience preferred, but not required. 



Primary Location: High School

Shift Type: Full-Time

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 12:00 AM
(Central Standard Time)