Coordinated Youth and Human Services
  • 20-Sep-2018 to 31-Jan-2019 (CST)
  • Education
  • Granite City, IL, USA
  • Full Time

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

POSITION SUMMARY

Provide day to day academic and behavior support to assigned students. Provide case management for assigned students and maintain all required special education documents.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES

 Academic Instruction

  • Show evidence of pre-planned lessons plans and design lessons in clear, logical, sequential format.
  • Present lessons consistent with the curriculum guide and uses learning activities designed to achieve stated objectives.
  • Provide efficient and smooth transition between activities.
  • Make appropriate use of a variety of instructional materials.
  • Spend very little time on non-learning activities and set a pace for learning that is consistent with each student's functional ability.
  • Lessons are planned to meet each student's goals and objectives listed in the IEP.
  • Exhibit competence in their assigned teaching area.

 Reports/Forms

  • Maintain attendance reports in required online system.
  • Complete weekly progress reports that indicate regular assessment of student's goals and progress and submit for principal review.
  • Participate in parent teacher conferences.
  • Prepare, administer and maintain student evaluation instruments, such as, student assignments, teacher grade book and report cards in required timeframe.
  • Review, revise, and update IEP's as needed in online program.
  • Submit list of all IEP annual/re-evaluation deadlines to Clinical Supervisor.
  • Develop, complete and implement Curriculum Guide, mapping, and pre/post-test as assigned. 

Behavioral Management

  • Establish and maintain a positive and effective rapport with all students.
  • Develop classroom management plan and classroom rules are clearly posted in room.
  • Display a calm, neutral manner and tone when managing student behavior.
  • Support students with emotional or behavior concerns and assist them in developing appropriate social skills.
  • Implement the C.H.O.I.C.E.S Curriculum and utilize the Five Step Problem Solving Model when addressing student behaviors, concerns and needs.

 Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work in collaboration with school counselor regarding students' academic and behavior concerns, interpersonal relationships, and coping skills.
  • Collaborate and maintain communication with parents in the best interest of the students regarding behavioral and/or academic concerns.
  • Plan and facilitate classroom team meetings with assigned paraprofessional and counselor.
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings and in-services.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues in planning and implementing instructional activities.
  • Share ideas, resources, materials, and methods with other staff members.
  • Work cooperatively with administration to implement school policies and regulations.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Special Education-Type 10 Certificate/LBS I required.
  2. Experience working with youth with emotional/behavioral/academic difficulties preferred.
  3. Desire to assist students with special needs in a learning environment.
  4. The ability to work and interact with all school personnel and students in a cooperative, collaborative and courteous manner.
  5. Ability to work under stressful situations.
  6. Able to build effective rapport with student population.
  7. Must have effective organizational skills, time management, and flexibility to meet staff and students' needs.
  8. Have a willingness to assume any responsibilities appropriate for the position.
  9. Support the Mission, Vision and Core Values of the agency.

CYHS CORE VALUES

Commitment - Meeting the needs of those we serve through professional services.

Demonstrates a clear commitment to the agency's mission by exhibiting a shared concern for team members and clientele above personal interest. Has a healthy, manageable and sustainable commitment to doing a job well and going above and beyond when it is truly required. Supports fundraising. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better client experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Pursues self-development that enhances job performance.

Compassion Unconditional empathy for all.

Listens attentively to others and demonstrates an openness  toward understanding concerns, feelings and needs. Makes wise assessments and adjusts behavior and style to effectively address situation. Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions.

Service - Community support through professionalism, accessibility, and advocacy.

Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Exhibits competence, good judgement, reliability, and polite behavior in order to meet the expectations of clients and the agency. Strives to provide service by means of advocacy.

Integrity - Upholding honesty, ethical principles and moral values.

Takes responsibility for one's own actions. Acknowledges weaknesses and easily admits mistakes.  Accurately assess personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Makes sound judgements and transfers learning from one situation to another.

Teamwork - Collaboration among programs to reflect a diversity of ideas and service delivery.

Builds effective, supportive working relationships with team members. Reaches out to others in different programs for ideas, points out the contribution of others, shares credit, emphasizes team over self, and defines success collectively rather than individually. Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Willing to assist other agency employees when they need help and willing to share ideas with others. Able to adjust behavior and style to adapt to needs of others on the team.

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