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School Resource Teacher- 2021/2022-Multiple positions available (.50 FTE - 1:00 FTE)

Organization: 
Greater Albany Public Schools

Salary Level: Licensed Salary Schedule Reports to: Principal or Designated Administrator
Classification: Certified FLSA Status: Exempt

Endorsement(s) Required/Preferred:

Oregon teaching license with appropriate endorsement meeting the ESSA federally qualified standards.
Endorsement in special education required.

- Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to maximize the learning experience of students with special needs, in academics, interpersonal skills and activities of daily living by implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities, outcomes; addressing students' specific needs; providing a safe and optimal learning environment.

Essential Functions

- Conducts assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of identifying learning issues, and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize learning.

- Participates in PPT's and assists in developing Individual Educational Plans ("IEP") for students.

- Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students' IEP's and behavior management plans.

- Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions, including state and federal authorities as needed.

- Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services.

- Serves as ready resource to students and parents to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and behavioral management; serves as liaison between home and school.

- Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships with members of institutions of higher learning and the business community.

- Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information to prospective colleges and employers, as required by district procedures and applicable laws.

- Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.

- Assists in the orientation of new teachers, and provides in-service training in guidance.

- Selects and requisitions appropriate books, aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records.

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities

- Knowledge of Special Education principles, theories, testing, methods, etc. as well as proven methods of maximizing the educational experience of students with special needs.

Qualifications:

Experience teaching students with disabilities in a non-categorical service delivery model preferred.
Ability to work collaboratively with school personnel to provide instructional services for students with disabilities in a variety of settings.
Ability to serve as a member of the building team to determine special education eligibility through evaluation and assessment and by using diagnostic tools and techniques appropriate to the student needs and handicapping conditions.
Demonstrate effective use of diagnostic data to identify student strengths and weaknesses and use available information/services to assess the knowledge, skills and capabilities of the students.
Establish student goals and objectives through the use of date gathered in assessment.
Ability to provide specially designed instruction for students to address IEP goals in individual, group or classroom setting.
Identify techniques, materials, equipment and resources, which are consistent with stated goals and objectives and monitor individual student programs and progress.
Provide collaborative assistance to building staff while implementing individual education plans for students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment.
Possesses effective communication skills.

Additional Duties

- Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.

Equipment

- Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements

- Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required. Some virtual work and some in-person work may be required.

Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

* Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Human Resources Department at 541/967-4501 for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the OregonTelecommunication Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

Equal Opportunity Employer Drug and Tobacco Free Environment