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Special Education/Developmental Support Teacher

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Pacific Ridge Elementary/Seaside School District

JOB TITLE: Elementary Special Education Teacher/Developmental Support, 1.0 FTE
REPORTS TO: Building Principal and Special Services Director
JOB SUMMARY: Developmental Teachers are employed to provide specialized learning experiences to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities. In a supportive and positive learning environment, students learn both academic and developmental life skills. In addition, a modified curriculum is often utilized to meet students’ needs for continued intensive skills development.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
2. Hold or be eligible for Oregon Teaching Certification with special education endorsement.
3. Ability to establish positive relationships with students, staff, and parents from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Prior successful experience teaching students with disabilities in a variety of settings.
2. Experience developing legally compliant Individual Education Plans.
3. Experience conducting Functional Behavior Analyses and writing effective Behavior Support Plans.
4. Experience creating and using visual schedules and teaching functional routines.
5. Proficient in Trauma Informed Practices and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies.
6. Proficient in the use of educational technology systems.
SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Use multiple sources of information to develop comprehensive understanding of students’ strengths and needs.
2. Collaborate with school personnel and family members to systematically design specialized instruction for students with disabilities in identified areas of need.
3. Work in partnership with school personnel to provide instructional and developmental supports for students with disabilities in a variety of settings.
4. Establish and maintain a consistent, organized, respectful and effective learning environment
5. Monitor student progress regularly and provide written reports of progress toward IEP goals to parents in accordance with the District’s schedule.
6. Establish and maintain open lines of communication with students, staff and families concerning students’ progress towards their individual goals.
7. Serve as case manager for students eligible for special education and related services.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 190-day contract at 1.0 FTE. Based on current SEA salary schedule and negotiated agreement, salary ($45,005-$91,359) with excellent benefits including Medical, Dental and Vision insurance and Oregon state retirement. Paid time off includes one sick day per month worked and two personal days, pro-rated per school year. Starts as soon as possible. Benefit information can be found at https://www.seaside.k12.or.us/hr/benefits.

TO APPLY: Submit an application online by going to our employment page: http://www.seaside.k12.or.us/employment
QUESTIONS: Questions about the position: Juliann Wozniak, 503-738-5161. Questions about the application process: Contact Leslie Garvin, 503-738-5591.
TIMELINE: Closing date: When filled.

The Seaside School District, in support of employment practices free of barriers to disabled individuals and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, provides reasonable accommodations necessary upon request and appropriate notice. For further information or assistance, contact the Special Services Director at (503)738-5591. Speech/hearing impaired individuals may reach the District through the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 1(800)735-2900.