Job ID:  26102541

Company:  Montana Recruitment Project

Application Type:  Seeking Full-time (post graduate opportunities)

Job Title:  Special Education Teacher- Sidney Public School District

Description:  POSITION TITLE: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Valid Montana Teaching Certificate with proper endorsement or eligibility for certification. As a condition of employment, applicant will submit to a fingerprint background investigation to determine if he or she has been convicted of certain criminal or drug offenses. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, parents, staff. Demonstrates an understanding of child and adolescent developmental issues. Ability to handle stressful situations. Ability to maintain confidentiality of employment and student matters. Ability to effectively manage time and responsibilities. REPORTS TO: Building Principal and Special Education Program Coordinator TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 187 days (unless specified otherwise) ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Assists in development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). Conducts appropriate standardized tests/assessments for initial placement and follow up evaluations (i.e., 3 year evaluation) in cooperation and as coordinated by Special Education Program Coordinator. Attends and participates in multidisciplinary treatment/evaluation team meetings, IEP meetings, and other meetings as required. Provides an appropriate educational program for each student. Plans and develops course of study according to curriculum guidelines of District and state requirements. Adapts actual curriculum/teaching methods and lessons to levels of academic ability and previous achievement of each individual student. Evaluates student progress based on work output and observation, generating goals, objectives, and directions. Prepares report cards, educational records, IEP forms, classroom observation records, and other forms. Keeps records of academic performance, attendance, and social acclimation. Reports on all aspects of student development for school records and parents conducts parent-teacher conferences on both a regularly scheduled and an as-needed basis. Complies with Board policies, rules, regulations, and directives. Instructs individuals and groups in special education skill areas. Maintains order in the classroom and administers appropriate discipline when necessary to achieve proper behavior. Monitors students progress in and outside special education room. Reports cases of suspected child abuse according to state law. Participates in faculty meetings, educational conferences, professional training seminars, and workshops. Counsels students when academic difficulties or behavioral problems arise and discusses students problems and progress with parents. Consults with other professionals and teaching staff regarding progress of students and related educational matters. Selects, stores, issues, and inventories equipment, materials, and supplies used in education program. Maintains a well organized classroom space conducive to instruction and free of hazards. Supervises classroom aides and volunteers and completes performance reports in conjunction with building administrator. Assumes other duties as may be assigned by the principal. Only minimum duties are listed. Other functions may be required as given or assigned. EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with District and SEA evaluative guidelines. EQUIPMENT USED: Computer, Smart Boards, overheads, VCR/TV equipment, calculator, copier, fax machine, telephone/voice mail and email. WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside. The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints and is required to work in a stressful environment. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being, and work expectations of students. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk, and stand travel from building to other sites twist at neck and waist kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. May be required to lift or move up to 20 pounds. Employee is expected to be able to understand and implement de-escaltion techniques (i.e., Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Techniques) as a last resort. MENTAL/MOTOR DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely performs routine work. The employee frequently exercises flexibility (ability to shift from one task to another). Guidance and reinforcement are infrequently available. The employee must frequently work within time constraints and maintain intense focus. The employee is frequently involved in social interactions which require oral and written communications. A teacher must be able to plan and implement appropriate education programs for all students. Understand and interpret written and verbal instructions. Follow written and verbal instructions. Comply, understand, and implement federal, state and District rules and regulations. Utilize effective classroom management techniques. The physical demands, work-environment characteristics, and mental/motor demands described within this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Application Instructions:
contact: Christy Nelson Sidney Public Schools 200 3rd Ave SE Sidney, MT 59270 406-433-2366 cnelson@sidney.k12.mt.us