Middle School Special Education Teacher
This position is for the Paramount Schools of Excellence Englewood campus.
Reporting to the Special Education Director, the PSOE Special Education Teacher provides support services, direct instruction, and supervision for students, staff, and parents. Support services include case management, referral coordination, case conference attendance, assessment, diagnostics, and reporting. This work takes place at the school site, in other public buildings, and in private residences as delegated. Additional responsibilities include student rostering/scheduling, maintaining and coordinating individual student Education Plans, Section 504 Plans, etc. S/he will insure operational and functional knowledge of site-based special education services, state and federal special education law, FERPA and FAPE law, parent relations, behavioral management, documenting and reporting requirements, and process-driven accountability.
- Provides direct support service to individual students, small groups, and classrooms.
- Utilizes data-driven instruction and PSOE educational frameworks to insure delivery of standard’s driven instruction to all students in the special education program.
- Completes assessments, referrals, and conferences with students, staff, and families.
- Oversees implementation of BIP’s, FBA’s, IEP’s and 504 programs.
- Utilizes oversight by Special Education Director, school psychologist, and other subcontracted professional staff/outside agencies as needed to identify and understand strategies for support and instruction.
- Completes home or offsite visits as delegated.
- Develops and maintains family communication programs and community partnerships.
- Serves as a member of other school based behavioral/outreach teams.
- Provide direct service (and oversees Special Education team scheduling) to students in all push-in and pullout programs.
- Completes reports and follow-up documentation as required by Federal, State, and local agencies.
- Completes any additional reporting as requested by Special Education Director.
- Foster effective teamwork between the school culture team and administration, and between the administration and school staff.
- Keeps updated and documented evidence as case files for all past and current cases.
- Contributes to a strong school education team: serves on school committees; seeks participation and involvement with direction for both ongoing local operations as well as state and federal obligations.
- Act as a professional advisor to the Special Education Director on all aspects of school special education activities.
- Abide by all PSOE frameworks as approved by the executive director and as noted in the staff handbook.
- Maintain ongoing, consistent communication and team behavior team leadership as noted in the school’s frameworks.
- Assume all roles as delegated for a variety of school functions for the purpose of managing the team workload more efficiently.
- Actively engage as a volunteer to energize board members, committees, stakeholders, partnering organizations, and funders.
- Utilize effective systems as delegated to troubleshoot problems, track progress, and regularly evaluate workflow components, so as to measure progress in a way that can be effectively communicated to the team lead.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
The Special Education Teacher will be thoroughly committed to the PSOE mission. All candidates should have prior successful full-time special education experience in a similar setting. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s degree (masters preferred) in field of special education.
- Certification in restraints/Non-Violent Crisis Intervention preferred.
- Unwavering commitment to quality programs and production.
- Excellence in organizational management, with the ability to manage multiple tasks, and set and achieve strategic objectives.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
- Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning.
- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
- Passion, idealism, integrity, grit, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
Pay: $40,000 – $50,000 per year
Thank you for your interest in an open position.
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