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Job Title: Special Education Teacher                                            Department: AiES

Reports To: Principal of Anya itpak Elementary School            Employment Status: Full Time, Exempt, Sensitive 

Supervisory Status:  No                                                                   Salary Minimum: $63,000

Driving Classification:  Valid Driver’s License

 

Summary: Under the direction of the Building Principal, the Licensed Special Education Teacher develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities; evaluates and assesses student progress against instructional objectives; follows State and federal mandated due process procedures, and functions as IEP Manager to assigned students.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 

With that goal in mind, the Special Education teacher:

 

  • Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student’s IEP.
  • Assesses student progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques.
  • Employs various teaching techniques, methods, and principles of learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals.
  • Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program (IEP) plans for students to include present levels of educational performance, special education needs, instructional goals and objectives, and the special education and related services required to meet those goals.
  • Schedules team meetings and works cooperatively with child study team members and others in developing instructional goals and strategies.
  • Coordinates the delivery of special education services in each student’s IEP.
  • Creates a positive learning experience with emphasis in individualized instruction using appropriate sources including Chromebooks or I-pads.
  • Serves as primary contact for the parent.
  • Conducts special education evaluations and reevaluations.
  • Provides direction, supervision and evaluation of educational assistants as directed.
  • Complies with School Board policies and all state/federal rules and regulations.
  • Completes all district and state reporting requirements.

 

Other functions of the job include but are not limited to the following:

 

  • Establishes and maintains student control and discipline in the classroom, school premises or during school activities.
  • Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect consistent with district policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates and consults with educational professionals and community service providers (i.e., social services, public health, medical providers etc.) regarding the needs of students.
  • Provides consultation to classroom teachers regarding classroom adaptions, instructional modifications, adaptive equipment, behavior modification plans and other similar instructional interventions to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Performs other comparable duties of a like or similar nature apparent or as assigned.

 

Position Qualifications:

 

Minimum:

  • Loves young people, can whole-heartedly engage in working with and for them.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education and is a licensed teacher. Master’s degree in Special Education preferred.
  • Willingness to maintain a high level of competence, exercise discreet judgment and honor confidentiality.
  • Ability to interact with and maintain positive working relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Compliance with Fort Mojave Indian Tribe drug and alcohol policy.
  • Compliance with federal background check.
  • Must satisfy health requirements as defines by the Tribe/State/Federal program standards for care of children:
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment drug test, upon hire.
  • Successfully pass a physical exam, upon hire, to meet the physical demands required in the position.
  • Successfully pass a tuberculosis test, upon hire.
  • Current immunization verification upon hire see attached immunization requirement (see attached immunization requirements, Caring for our Children: Health & Safety Performance Standards).

 

Desirable:

  • Project an image of service and professionalism with a positive attitude.
  • Interacts easily as an integral part of the faculty and staff.
  • Understanding of the relationship of the Anya itpak Elementary School with the Fort Mojave Indian community, and values and supports the mission of both.
  • Experience, familiarity and the ability to work with the diverse constituencies of Anya itpak Elementary School.
  • A minimum of three years successful elementary teaching experience.
  • Master’s degree
  • Licensed in CPR and First Aid.

 

Computer Skills and Business Equipment:

  • Be able to effectively use a computer, with Microsoft Office Software, and a SmartBoard.
  • Be able to operate a fax machine, printer, cutter, shape cutter, digital camera, and laminator.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and provides guidance and direction to teaching assistants. Maintains professional knowledge by attending mandatory meetings, professional development workshops, and conferences.

 

 

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand, run, walk for long periods of time, sit, climb or balance, and taste and smell.  The employee must lift and/or move up to 25 pounds or more.  Please review occupational hazard (Caring for Our Children: National Health & Safety Performance Standards).

 

 

Anya itpak Elementary School offers:  Competitive Wage/Salary; Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits; 401(k) Retirement opportunity; paid sick and personal leave and paid federal holidays; free breakfast and lunch for all students and employees.

 

 

The Indian Preference Act will be enforced.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.  The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

 

 

 

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