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Special Education Teacher K-3 - Structured Learning Program

North Santiam School District 29J
Job Description
Special Education Teacher K-3 - Structured Learning Program JobID: 1785 
  • Position Type:
      Special Ed (LRC, LSK & SLP)/Teacher: Special Education (Structured Learning Program)
  • Date Posted:
  • Location:
      Stayton Elementary School
  • Date Available:
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    WORK DAYS: 190 if work begins in August
    PAY: for the 2024-25 school year, $45,171.48 - $88,774.52 depending on experience and education level, plus a $3,000 stipend; we also pay your PERS retirement contribution

    JOB GOAL: To provide special education and instruction to students in the structured learning program, coordinate the building-level special education program, and ensure compliance with IDEA requirements, paperwork, and documentation
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to execute each requirement satisfactorily.  The requirements below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed for the position.

    • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree and current valid Oregon Special Education Teaching License
    • Ability to utilize effective, positive classroom and behavior management techniques
    • Ability to maintain the strength of knowledge and practice in instructional skills and strategies
    • Ability to work harmoniously with others and to communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) with a diversity of public and district personnel using tact, courtesy, and good judgment
    • Ability to demonstrate standards of moral character and behavior to serve as an effective role model for students
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality when dealing with student, staff, and/or parent information
    • Ability to communicate with individuals of varied cultural and educational backgrounds
    • Ability to work effectively in an environment that can be both physically and emotionally fatiguing; perform physically demanding requirements of the job
    • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of subject matter, seek professional growth, improve classroom instruction, and qualify for license renewal by following both state and district regulations
    • Perform physical requirements, which may include:
                             A.            Moderate to extensive degree of physical and emotional stamina
                             B.            Frequent standing, walking, bending, and lifting
                             C.            Frequent and prolonged talking/hearing conversation
                             D.            Possess near/far visual acuity/depth perception
                             E.            Possible exposure to bodily fluids in assisting students with using restrooms and tending to injury and illness.
    • The School Board or the Administration may deem an alternative to the above requirements appropriate and acceptable.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may also be assigned):
    1. Plan and Deliver Instruction: Develop and implement individualized lesson plans to meet the unique needs of students in the structured learning program. Use a variety of instructional strategies to promote student engagement and progress
    2. Assessment and Progress Monitoring: Regularly assess students' academic and social-emotional progress and adjust instruction accordingly. Keep detailed records of student performance
    3. Differentiated Instruction: Adapt curriculum, materials, and teaching methods to accommodate various learning styles, abilities, and challenges within the classroom
    4. Behavioral Support: Provide behavioral support and intervention strategies to help students develop self-regulation and social skills. Collaborate with behavior specialists and support staff as needed
    5. Collaboration: Work closely with general education teachers, special education staff, and other professionals to promote an inclusive and supportive school environment
    6. Participate in determining student eligibility for special education programs and assist in developing the assessment summary. Evaluate the needs and abilities of assigned students and prescribe appropriate learning activities for each student
    7. Communication: Maintain open and regular communication with parents and guardians to update them on student progress, challenges, and successes. Foster a positive and collaborative relationship with families
    8. Professional Development: Stay current with best practices in special education and structured learning strategies. Participate in professional development opportunities and training
    9. Classroom Management: Establish and maintain a structured and supportive classroom environment that fosters positive behavior and learning
    10. Assist the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student conduct, and, for the classroom, develop reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintain order in the classroom in a fair and just manner
    11. Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) with criterion-referenced present performance levels, measurable short-term objectives, and annual goals related to assessment results in accordance with IDEA
    12. Schedule and conduct IEP meetings
    13. Plan and implement, as required by IEP, the student’s program by selecting specific activities, materials, and methods as related to diagnostic findings and recommendations of the evaluation team
    14. Explain assessment results to and develops corresponding recommendations for teachers and parents
    15. Serve as a member of the building student services team
    16. Serve as a member of the assessment team for students with disabilities
    17. Serve as a member of the student services assessment team
    18. As case manager, complete and maintain records in compliance with federal, state, and district regulations
    19. Provide consultation assistance as needed by building staff
    20. Direct and assign activities to assigned instructional assistants, volunteers, and other para-professionals
    21. Provide consultation services to school staff related to the major concepts of the preventative approach
    22. Provide in-service related to the developmental process, parenting skills, and community resources
    23. Participate in staff development activities as offered
    24. Establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and parents/guardians concerning both the broad academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students
    25. Use interpersonal skills to consult with parents, classroom teachers, instructional assistants, and volunteers on the individual programming needs of students
    26. Initiate and maintain communication with colleagues
    27. Attend meetings and serve on committees as directed
    28. Maintain a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students, parents and staff
    29. Act as a friendly ambassador of the North Santiam School District
    30. Perform such other tasks (which may require knowledge of other job descriptions) as may seem to be appropriate to the Board or Administration

    1.  Valid Oregon Teaching License with appropriate endorsement as required
    2.  Possess a valid First Aid card if required
    3.  Possess a valid Oregon Driver’s License if required
    4.  Bloodborne Pathogens Training/Hepatitis B Shot Series Training if required
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here represent those that an employee must meet to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
    WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Days and hours to be arranged, with salary according to current schedule.

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