May 11, 2020

Middle School Special Education Teacher (Future Vacancies)

  • TrulyHired
  • El Paso, TX, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Primary Purpose

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.

  • Bachelors' degree;
  • Special Education Certification

Preferred Experience
  • 1-2 years of classroom experience working with special education students, preferred

Special Knowledge/Skills
  • Demonstrate current knowledge and skill in using research-based instructional methods
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with students and co-workers
  • Must conduct himself/herself with professionalism at all times
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve in a team atmosphere
  • Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Bilingual with a strong commitment to serving diverse and underserved populations

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Provide individual and group instruction for SPED scholars on a regular basis.
  • Work with teachers to understand all IEP required modifications and assist in the classroom when appropriate.
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers regarding student behavior management consistent with student's IEP.
  • Collaborate with campus administration to ensure ongoing identification and documentation of enrolled SPED scholars.
  • Work at direction of Special Services Director to schedule and conduct ARD meetings to ensure appropriate identification, placement and services for scholars with disabilities.
  • Collaborate with general education teachers and administrators to provide staff training in SPED strategies, accommodations, and modifications.
  • Ensure continual assessment of SPED scholar progress by using local and district benchmark testing and general coursework progress reports; evaluate findings in order to assure SPED scholar success and to inform parents of progress
  • Plan the necessary time, resources, and materials to support general education teachers in accomplishing all educational goals.
  • Serve as campus resource person and trainer for all campus staff to support scholars with disabilities.
  • Recommend sound policies to the Director of Special Services to improve SPED program.
  • Schedule periodic meetings with parents to discuss scholar progress and problems.
  • Participate in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops.
  • Coordinates SPED program components, support needs and materials for the purpose of meeting scholar needs while complying with District and/or program guidelines.
  • Administer routine scholar observations throughout the year, but always before an ARD.
  • Collaborate with students, parents, and other staff members to develop student IEPs through the ARD committee process
  • Develop instructional, therapeutic, or skill development programs for students, as appropriate
  • Ensure that student needs are met through appropriate instructional learning strategies, activities, materials and equipment
  • Understand STAAR Modified, STAAR Alternate and other assessments used to evaluate student success
  • Use positive and effective classroom management techniques to maintain order and encourage student engagement
  • Other duties, as assigned

  • Equipment Used

    Computer, copier, and audiovisual equipment

    Physical Demands/Environmental Factors

    Maintains emotional control under stress. Frequent standing, stooping, bending, keeling, pushing, and

    pulling. Moves small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom or adaptive


    How To Apply
    You must complete the entire online application to be considered for a position.

    Providing a resume, and additional attachments are optional. Please also provide complete reference information for each reference including name, address, phone and email address.
    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Aligned with the mission of the El Paso Leadership Academy is the commitment to educational equity for all students, staff, and patrons of the school system. In all places and in all activities of the El Paso Leadership Academy, it is expected that every individual will be treated in a fair and equitable manner. All conduct will reflect a belief in the dignity and value of each person regardless of the individual's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizenship status, or economic status.

    • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category: Special Education > General Special Education
  • Contact Information
    • Emily Levario
    • 1918 Texas Ave.
    • El Paso, Texas 79901

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