Teacher, Special Education
7700 Chattsworth Road Midland, GA 31820 United States of America
Under the direction of the school leader, the special education teacher plans and provides for appropriate learning for students with disabilities in a variety of educational settings. The person in this position is responsible for creating a flexible program and learning environment that provides specialized instruction for students with disabilities, such that the students benefit from the general education curriculum.
• Provides direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment.
• Employs strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory and perceptual motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
• Instructs students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
• Teaches socially acceptable behavior, as determined by the students’ Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) by employing techniques in an overall positive behavioral support system.
• Modifies the general education curriculum for students with disabilities based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
• Develops appropriate accommodations for access to the General Education Curriculum
• Provides differentiated instruction.
• Maintains an annual review log and submits to the Special Education Curriculum Specialist in a timely manner.
• Collects current data for Students with Disabilities (SWD) eligibility report.
• Completes Students with Disabilities progress monitoring in a timely fashion.
• Adheres to system guidelines when Student with Disabilities enter a facility.
• Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
• Establishes and enforces rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students.
• Meets with parents to discuss their child’s progress and determine priorities for their children and their individualized educational needs.
• Maintains accurate, complete student records, as required by law, district policies, and administrative regulations.
• Establishes clear objectives for lessons, units, projects, and communicates those objectives to students.
• Develops plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students in inclusive classroom settings.
• Provides crisis intervention, as needed, for students.
• Assists in collection of data for providing appropriate classroom interventions.
• Serves as a member of a multidisciplinary team as appropriate.
• Assists in preparation of data for local, state, and federal reports.
The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of: the necessary principles and application of theory into practice for effective instruction and positive behavioral supports that are beneficial for implementation with students with disabilities; Georgia DJJ Teaching and Learning techniques; human behavior, development, and skill performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders; and effective instructional practices. The special educator also demonstrates the ability to provide positive behavioral support to students in a group and in individual setting; demonstrates an understanding of the federal, state, and local mandates governing the determination and delivery of special education services; completes observations and reports pertaining to learning behaviors of students.
• Bachelor’s degree in Education in appropriate subject area. Level 4 or higher teaching certification in special education area from the GPSC.