Job title: Special Education Teacher – Learning Support – Multiple Positions including a LTS for 22-23 SY
Company: North Penn School District
- Special Education Teacher – Learning Support – Multiple Positions including a LTS for 22-23 SY JobID: 2245
- Position Type:
Other Classroom Teacher/SPECIAL ED, MIDDLE SCHOOL
- Date Posted:
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The North Penn School District seeks to develop a community that values and adapts to diversity. We strive to acknowledge, respect, understand, and celebrate the dynamics of racial and cultural differences. Through the development of culturally proficient staff, the establishment of structures that promote equitable opportunities, and partnerships with families and students, our School District will create an environment of respect where all members of the school community are empowered to learn, grow, and appreciate one another. We look forward to your interest!
Title: Special Education Teacher – Learning Support
Reports To: Building Principal and Special Education Supervisor
Takes Direction From: Building Principal and Special Education Supervisor
Schedule/Calendar: 7.5 hours/day 37.5 hours/week 191 days/year
Summary: A Special Education teacher shall be responsible for supporting students with disabilities by delivering instruction that will enable them to make progress toward their goals as outlined in their individualized Education Plans (IEPs).
Meets and instructs assigned classes in locations and times designated
Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of the principal/district office administrator
Plans lessons that are differentiated in order to demonstrate alignment to the PA Core and approved courses of study
Demonstrates understanding of the Danielson Framework and executes its implementation
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and is appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students
Strives to implement by instruction and action the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives
Prepares and develops instructional materials and lessons that target the students’ IEP goals and objectives and meet the diverse needs of the learners on your caseload
Uses strategies and techniques to improve the development of sensory and perceptual motor skills, language, cognition, and memory skills as indicated in the students’ IEPs
When deemed necessary by the IEP, modifies the general education curriculum for each student based upon his/her needs using various instructional methodologies and/or incorporating technology
Develops and prepares IEPs and other special education reports in accordance with special education timelines in order to ensure the district is in compliance
Works collaboratively with all IEP team members and staff to ensure the student’s specific needs are being addressed and progress is being made
Maintains accurate and complete student records as required by PA special education laws, regulations, and district policies
Monitors that all IEPs/SDIs are being implemented properly across all school environments
When deemed necessary, develops Positive Behavior Support Plans in collaboration with the team for students who demonstrate behaviors that impede their learning or that of others
Develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure
Teaches socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement
Teaches personal development/functional skills such as goal setting, independence, and self-advocacy
Monitors special education assistants to ensure that they are fulfilling job responsibilities
Facilitates use of assistive devices, support technology and provides assistance with activities of daily living
Prepares, administers, and grades tests and assignments to evaluate students’ progress
Ensures that student goals are monitored during the duration of the IEP with effective progress monitoring
Provides opportunities for students to be included in the least restrictive environment with non-disabled peers
Supports use of all necessary supplementary aids and services to provide meaningful access
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
Schedules and holds all special education meetings within the designated timelines and in accordance with PA special education laws and regulations
Consults the parents, administrators, school psychologists, interagency personnel, and related service providers to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students’ educational, physical, social and emotional development
Attends professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence
Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required
Additional duties as assigned by supervisor
Education or Certification Required:
Bachelor’s degree in Education
Appropriate PA certification
Ability to direct a classroom
Ability to plan lessons
Ability to effectively interact with all stakeholders * Ability to support a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion
ADA Compliance: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions of this position.
Physical Requirements: Sedentary Light work Medium work Heavy work Very heavy work
Sedentary: involves sitting most of the time. Incumbent should be able to exert up to 10 lbs of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects.
Light work: If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the individual sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work. The incumbent should be able to exert up to 20 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 lbs of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
Medium work: The incumbent should be able to exert up to 50 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs of force frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs of force constantly to move objects.
Heavy work: The incumbent should be able to exert up to 100 lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs of force constantly to move objects.
Very heavy work: The incumbent should be able to exert in excess of 100 lbs of force occasionally, and in excess of 50 lbs of force frequently, and in excess of 20 lbs of force constantly to move objects.
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Job date: Sun, 10 Jul 2022 01:47:34 GMT
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