May 11, 2020

20/21 SY Teacher SPED Orientation & Mobility

  • TrulyHired
  • Surprise, AZ, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description


TITLE: Teacher SPED Orientation & Mobility

REPORTS TO: Director of Exceptional Student Services/Principal

FLSA: Exempt

GRADE: Certified Salary Schedule

WORK CALENDAR: 197

FTE: 1.0

REVISED DATE:

SUMMARY: Evaluate, prepare and implement educational services for referred and qualified Vision Impaired students of varying degrees district wide, as required by state and federal regulations. Develop and maintain appropriate communication with parents, staff and outside agencies as appropriate for students' educational needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Administers appropriate assessment to students' to evaluate skill level, progress and achievement, when necessary or at the direction of the psychologist or support specialist.
  • Provides instruction consistent with students' Individualized Education Plans, using strategies, methods and material appropriate to the learner's abilities, need and learning style.
  • Develops materials and behavioral management strategies which will enable more effective learning.
  • Participates as a member of the student study team when appropriate and provides consultation and assistance in writing modified programs for students in the mainstream.
  • Recommends adapted equipment or alternatives, as appropriate, to promote student success in all environments.
  • Participates in the Multi-Disciplinary conferences, IEP meetings and parent conferences as needed or appropriate.
  • Participates in the development of IEP's for students as needed and appropriate.
  • Consults with parents, staff and outside agencies as appropriate or necessary.
  • Identifies and requests materials, supplies and equipment to enable implementation of IEP goals and objectives, including adaptive equipment and large print material for students within specified timelines.
  • Maintains and submits in a timely manner accurate class lists, IEP data for measuring progress towards objectives, IEP Quarterly and Semester Reviews and other required district and compliance documentation.
  • Schedules, plans and implements direct and consultation services and arranges for Orientation and Mobility services for referred or qualified students as indicated by in IEP or team determination.
  • Performs functional screening assessments on students referred by the nurse, support specialist or student study team.
  • Performs initial evaluations and re-evaluation on referred students when indicated
  • Establish and maintain good rapport with students, employees, community members and vendors.
  • Maintains a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality
  • Other job related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description 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/Certification:
  • Bachelors Degree.
  • State of Arizona Special Education Teacher's Certification for Orientation & Mobility
  • Obtain and maintain a valid Arizona Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card (AZ IVP FPCC)
Abilities:
  • Read, interpret and analyze general business documents, government regulations, and technical procedures
  • Create and write reports, business correspondence and written communications with correct grammar and punctuation
  • Speak to large and small groups and respond to questions from customers, employees and community members
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Calculate figures such as percentages and ratios.
  • Draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Apply mathematical concepts such as percentages, ratios and fractions to practical situations
  • Interpret assortment of instructions furnished in variable forms.
  • Apply reason to research and solve moderately complex issues with little or no assistance.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, employee is frequently required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee occasionally will stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hand and arms. Employee will frequently interact with the public and other staff members. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. This is a district wide position so travel between district schools may be necessary.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American's with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

The Dysart Unified School District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Civil Rights Act Title VII of 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Dysart Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment or in any of its educational programs or in the provisions of benefits and services to students.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Special Education > General Special Education
Contact Information
  • Dysart USD HR Department
  • 15802 North Parkview Place
  • Surprise, Arizona 85374

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