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Behavior Program Teacher - Self Contained (Temporary Position for the 2023-24 School Year)

McMinnville School District

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Job Title:  Behavior Program Teacher

Salary Range:  Licensed Salary Schedule

Reports to:  Director of Student Services or designee

Please note that this position is 192 days with 5 paid holidays, paid sick leave and paid flexible personal leave (3 days per year).  The McMinnville School District provides generous personal and family benefits including medical, dental and vision coverage.

Job Summary:

To implement the IEP for identified students who demonstrate severe emotional and behavioral problems which significantly interfere with their educational programs.

Essential Job Functions:

Participates in the identification (assessment) and program planning needs for children with severe emotional and behavioral problems.

Works with school, ESD personnel, parents and outside agencies in developing IEP’s.

Provides special education for identified students via direct service delivery, teacher consultation, materials adaptation, etc.

Provides training to education staff (teachers, specialists, assistants, etc.)

Consults with the regular classroom teacher to ensure that basic academic skills are mastered.

Conducts annual parent/teacher conferences to revise the IEP.

Conducts annual parent/teacher conferences to orient parents to classroom procedures that could be reinforced and extended to the home.

Provides an appropriate learning environment to facilitate eventual re-integration into the regular classroom.

Complies with specifications established by I.D.E.A.

Provides behavior management programs to control atypical behavior and increase appropriate behavior.

Serves as a resource to parents of students with disabilities.

Participates in on-going professional development (coursework, workshops, professional reading, etc) as it relates to special education.

Carries out leadership responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Student Services or Special Education Coordinator.

Maintains records, reports, and documentation as required by District Student Services Programs.

Performs other tasks as assigned.

Responsible for being familiar with the school/district policies and procedures which govern the work.

Prompt and regular attendance is required.

Other Job Functions:

Perform other tasks as assigned.

Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.

Participates in various meetings and professional development activities for the purpose of sharing information and/or improving one's skills/knowledge.

Essential Job Requirements - Qualifications:

Valid Oregon Teaching License with Special Education endorsement.

Thorough understanding of philosophy and methods relevant to supported education.

Ability to work collaboratively with students, staff, and parents.

Experience in assessment of and service delivery to students with Individualized Education Plans and I.D.E.A. regulations.

Demonstrated creativity and resourcefulness in the areas of curriculum modification for special needs students.

Willingness to work with district personnel in the development of district-wide supported education projects.

Experience and willingness to work with severe emotional and behavioral problems.

Ability to work cooperatively and harmoniously as a team member.

Ability to plan, organize, and work without close supervision.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with District personnel and the public.

Maintain confidential information and the privacy of District staff, students, and families.

Carry out work responsibilities effectively under pressure of deadlines, interruptions, and new or emergency situations.

Ability to work with a diverse population.

Ability to respect confidential information.

Computer skills to include use of word processing programs, database programs and the Google Suite of products. 

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; and use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.                                        

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens.  The noise level in the work environment varies but is usually moderate.

Terms of Employment: Performance of this position will be evaluated annually in accordance with Board policy on evaluation of licensed staff.

Note:  The description contained herein reflects general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.  Employees who hold this position may be asked to perform duties of other positions on the same classification level..

MSD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of MSD’s goals.

McMinnville School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups.  It is the policy of this district and the board of education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups in any education programs, activities or employment.  McMinnville provides equal access to individuals with disabilities.

McMinnville School District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability or genetics. For more information see District Policy GBA-Equal Employment Opportunity.

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 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA). Individuals with disabilities may contact the director of human resources for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900 or 711.