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Special Education Teacher


Company: Anova Education
Expected salary: $75000 – 90000 per year
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Vaga de Special Education Teacher

Job description: Job Summary:

The Special Education Teacher will coordinate and provide developmentally appropriate educational services to students whose abilities differ from their peers. This position oversees the daily operations of their classroom and assumes responsibility for the design and implementation of IEP goals and objectives. This position supervises and offers guidance to classroom staff to ensure a positive and high quality teaching environment, and ensures compliance with agency policies and procedures and other appropriate regulations and standards.

  • Performs a variety of assessments and observations to determine the areas in which the student may need extra or modified educational services. Assessment areas may include academic performance, behavior, social development, or physical health.
  • Identifies the student’s needs and develops related lesson and teaching plans.
  • Develops an integrated plan for the education of each child by collaborating with classroom teachers, parents, psychologists, social workers, and other medical and school staff.
  • Develops individualized education programs (IEPs) for each student, setting learning goals and adopting modifications as necessary; ensures each student’s activities and lessons are planned and organized according to his/her abilities.
  • Develops and teaches lessons that provide engaging learning opportunities for small groups and individual students while meeting required specifications of IEPs and 504 plans.
  • Implements IEPs, provides ongoing or follow-up assessments, and continually tracks progress and makes modifications as necessary.
  • Collaborates with classroom and homeroom teachers to ensure each student’s needs are met and plans are followed.
  • Ensures programs comply with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA); ensures each applicable student is provided with Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) that is properly modified for his/her individual needs.
  • Develops, completes, and maintains all paperwork mandated by local, state, and federal guidelines, laws, and regulations.
  • Maintains knowledge of special education teaching methods, research, and best practices through professional development and study.
  • Establishes and enforces classroom management structure and rules that ensure the academic engagement and the physical and mental safety of all students.
  • Celebrates the achievements and successes of students.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Directs, monitors, and mentors behavior assistants working with students who have disabilities.
  • Responsible to work with School Director for hiring, training and performance management for all staff positions directly supervised.
  • Provide supervision, feedback, and direction to staff directly supervised, ensuring that job expectations are stated clearly and met.
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to maintain a calm and patient demeanor with all students.
  • Thorough understanding of various special education needs and services.
  • Thorough understanding of and the ability to implement a variety of effective teaching methods.
  • Thorough understanding of policies, laws, and guidelines related to special education including IDEA, IEPs, and 504.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Comfortable working with technology, e-mail communications, online data platforms and web based time keeping systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Must hold a valid California Special Education Teaching Credential, Intern Credential or Substitute Credential issued by California Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
  • At least two years of experience working with developmentally disabled and / or emotionally disturbed students in an environment utilizing an Applied Behavior Analysis approach.
  • Supervisory experience is highly (preferred)
Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods standing and walking throughout school and classroom.
  • Must be able to lift up to 45 pounds at a time.
  • Must be able to assist students who have physical difficulties.
  • Must be able to kneel, sit, stand, crawl, push, and pull to assist and teach children throughout the day.
  • Prolonged periods sitting and working on computer to complete necessary paperwork.
Anova is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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