Jan 13, 2024

Teacher - SEALS Self Contained - Nevitt

  • TrulyHired
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

TITLE: Teacher-Special Education Self-Contained


To create a flexible program favorable to learning and personal growth for the student in the least restrictive environment.

Arizona Special Education Cross Categorical Teacher certification, or Arizona Special Education Teacher certification with ID/MR or ED special area Master's Degree in Special Education (preferred) Knowledge of special education laws, procedures, practices, materials, equipment, and compliance standards required to provide appropriate learning experiences for special education students. Good knowledge of the nature and effects of the impairment(s) in all areas of disability Ability to assess needs, develop and implement the IEP, and evaluate outcomes in specialty Ability to coordinate activities with related and specialist staff Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, parents, and the community; excellent human relations skills; skill in both oral and written communication; ability to work in a multicultural environment with a diverse population of students, staff, and parents May be required to control certain behavior(s) through physical restraint Maintain current NCI, First Aid, and CPR certification Computer proficiency in district-designated computer hardware and software including Microsoft Office, MET, and IEP software programs, and other relevant software


(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by the incumbents of this class.)

  • Provide direct instruction based on the child's IEP and the Arizona State Standards.
  • Conduct appropriate academic evaluations; develop, implement, and monitor appropriate academic/behavioral individual education plans (IEPs).
  • Confer and consult with regular classroom teachers regarding student needs, interventions, accommodations, and student progress.
  • Maintain accurate records for documentation of student progress and compliance with district, federal, and state guidelines.
  • Participate in the MET process.
  • Attend, plan, conduct, and/or participate in all necessary training activities and department meetings.
  • Provide ongoing consultation and support to teachers and teams in the development, design, and implementation of Functional Behavioral Assessments and Positive Behavior Intervention Plans for students experiencing difficulties.
  • Communicate with parents through conferences and other means to discuss pupil's progress and interpret the school program.
  • Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
  • Maintain ongoing communication (verbal and written) with parents of special education students.
  • May be required to participate in student meetings that may occur beyond the staff's work assignment schedule.
  • Follow state law and district policy with cases involving child abuse and neglect.
  • Demonstrate willingness to be flexible and creative to meet individual student needs.
  • Consult with staff members regarding interventions and accommodations for students.
  • Maintain professional competence through in-service professional development activities provided by the District and/or self-selected professional growth activities.
  • Direct activities and provide performance evaluation input regarding special education instructional assistant(s) to the school administrator.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

DEPARTMENT: Student Support

SALARY: Certified

WORK YEAR: Teacher Calendar

REPORTS TO: Principal, Coordinator of Student Support, and/or Director of Student Support

EVALUATION: Teacher Evaluation

SUPERVISES: Instructional Assistant, Personal Assistant

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