Job Category: Part-time
The Special Education Teacher – Moderate/Severe works to develop academic, social, and physical skills for students to prepare them to be successful in high school and beyond. This position includes teaching small group, functional skills courses.
Reports To: Director of Scholar Support
Duties and Responsibilities:
Creates an educational environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and needs of individual students; prepares instructional materials for classes and provides written evidence of preparation to supervisor/administrator upon request.
Assess the accomplishments of students on an established timetable, and provides written and oral progress reports to parents/guardians, administrators and selected staff; administers tests and assessments.
Plans curriculum and prepares lessons and other instructional materials to meet individual needs of students within state and school requirements based on the educational, physical, and emotional levels of student development.
Confers with parents, administrators, specialists, mental health staff, and appropriate special education staff to develop educational programs for students.
Creates learning materials geared to students’ abilities and interests.
Instructs students by using educational strategies and techniques to improve sensory, motor, and perceptual-motor development, perception, memory language, communication skills, cognition, social, and emotional development.
Motivates students and provides consistent reinforcement of learning skills, and provides continuous assessment and feedback to students for all learning activities.
Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district and administrative regulations.
Develops and revises IEPs for each student by collaborating with school staff, families, and other relevant parties, setting learning goals and implementing accommodations and modifications as necessary and required by state and federal law; ensures each student’s tasks and lessons are planned and executed
according to his abilities and goals.
Utilizes Grizzlies Prep systems for behavior management, grade entry, attendance, and other essential data tracking functions.
Participates in faculty meetings, educational conferences, in-service opportunities, workshops, and other training seminars.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Thorough understanding of best practices regarding legally compliant completion of IEP, Reevaluation, and Eligibility paperwork and facilitation of associated meetings.
- Thorough understanding of policies, laws, and guidelines related to special education.
- Ability to work within a structured academic setting.
- Strong belief in the importance of working as a team to accomplish school goals.
- Eager to be coached and open to adapting teaching practices to fit the specific needs of Grizzlies Prep
- Desire to teach middle school-aged boys and ability to adapt to their developmental status.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to maintain professionalism and tact in high-stress situations.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Education and Experience:
- A current Tennessee teaching license with a Special Education – Modified endorsement for grades K-12 is required. 1-3 years of relevant experience preferred.
Prolonged periods standing and actively monitoring student behavior while teaching.
Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
Must be able to traverse classroom and adjust height, by bending or leaning, in order to teach each child.
Prolonged periods sitting and working on computer to complete necessary paperwork.
Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance:
Grizzlies Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires Grizzlies Prep to provide adequate
accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.