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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.
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;
• Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate;
• 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;
• Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students’ educational, physical, and social/emotional development;
• Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations;
• Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students;
• Develop plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow--up of students in inclusive classroom settings;
• Provide crisis intervention, as needed, for students and those in inclusive classrooms;
• Assist in collection of data for providing appropriate classroom interventions;
• Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team as appropriate;
• Assist in preparation of data for local, state, and federal reports;
• Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities;
• Responsible for compliance and reporting obligations for scholars and assigned location; and,
• Perform related work as required;
• Other duties as assigned.
Holds a current TN teaching license in SPED with appropriate endorsement code 144, 145, 459, 460, 461, 462, 463, 465, 468
• Have bachelor’s degree or higher.
• Proven track record of academic success as evident in TVAAS, state assessments, and value ad data.
• Hold the belief that all students can learn at high academic levels.
• Uses digital content, technology integration, and project-based learning in a highly proficient manner.
• Have the ability to work in an extended day environment.
• Have the ability to teach in an inclusion environment with a co-teacher.
• Good communication and written skills required.
• A team player with strong interpersonal skills.