Special Education Teacher- All Levels
Position Summary: The primary purpose of this position is the instruction and supervision of assigned students keeping within the law, board policies, and administrative regulations. A primary focus is the establishment of a positive learning environment that effects a behavioral change in students; providing supportive interventions to students, families and staff. This is demonstrated by actively engaging in the improvement of instructional practices through coaching, evaluation and staff development.
We are looking for an experienced Special Education teacher with a passion and background in supporting students with complex mental health and behavioral needs to teach in our Behavior Intervention Classrrom. The BIC program is focused on teaching and supporting kids with the skills and strategies they need to successfully navigate a general school experience.
Oregon teaching license with appropriate endorsement meeting the ESSA federally qualified standards.
Endorsement in special education NOT required but preferred
Bi-lingual desirable but not required.
Extensive behavior experience at Elementary level.
Acceptance and appreciation for all students regardless of their circumstances.
Able to work cooperatively and communicate frequently with parent and neighborhood school staff.
Able to implement procedures in the special education handbook and follow all laws and policies regarding service to special education students.
Able to coordinate a variety of unique education programs while following IEP goals and objectives.
Able to integrate curriculum.
Able to work with students who have challenging behaviors.
Able to work as a team member and work well and positively with a variety of people and situations.
Able to understand and implement appropriate safe student management techniques.
Able to physically assist students.
Able to be positive, proactive and patient.
Able to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to work independently as well as a member the leadership team
Skills in behavior management and functional behavior assessment.
Excellent decision making skills related to student behavior.
Able to provide instruction on appropriate student behavior.
Ability to communicate with parents, students and staff.
Able to meet the individual needs of all students.
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
Coordinate the collection and recording of data based on observable student behavior.
Leads the implementation of the PSIS program that impacts all students. Includes teaching Second Steps in the classroom environment.
Serves as a resource to administrative leadership, behavior specialists, counselors, instructional coaches, teachers and instructional assistants.
Actively participates in a variety of meetings, workshop, and committees for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform essential functions and to remain knowledgeable with program guidelines.
Collaborates with staff across sites and disciplines to establish and ensure consistency in behavior management strategies.
Assists teachers in classroom management and effective instructional practices through modeling and/or coaching.
Engages in meaningful and appropriate professional development opportunities to develop knowledge and skills.
Demonstrates knowledge of legal and ethical rights and responsibilities.
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