Job ID:  26329944

Company:  Montana Recruitment Project

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

Job Title:  K-12 Special Education Teacher- Kalispell Public Schools

Description:  Nestled in the heart of the Flathead Valley, Kalispell, Montana is located in the North West Corner of the state surrounded by Glacier National Park, Flathead Lake and Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort. Famous for the best backyard in the country, Kalispell is the perfect place for the recreational enthusiast or one that simply enjoys great vistas. Kalispell Public Schools offers exceptional employment opportunities and a work environment that is second to none. We pride ourselves on fostering a team-orientated, collaborative workplace. If you have a passion for kids and education and have a positive can-do attitude, KPS is the place for you! Whether you are a teacher in a classroom or a grounds worker in the District, you have the ability to impact our kids in a positive way everyday with the work you do! Job Responsibilities: Teaches students with disabilities, following an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in a self-contained educational setting, with a focus on social, emotional and behavioral programming. Designs and implements Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students with disabilities. Designs and implements individualized Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs)/Safety Plans, based on student data Designs plans for para-educator(s) serving students within classroom/program Meets the diverse needs of students in the classroom by providing an appropriate learning environment. Provides quality instruction by using effective lesson plan development, instructional strategies, and research based instructional programs. Establishes effective classroom management, safety procedures, behavior expectations, and individualized positive behavior management plans. Works cooperatively, collaboratively, and establishes positive relationships with colleagues, parents, and guardians of students. Maintains and manages a special education case load of approximately 10-15 students. Duties include maintaining a confidential file for each student in accordance with the Administrative Rules of Montana and the Special Education Department. Participates in school and district professional development activities. Attends building and district meetings as required. Performs other duties as assigned by the building principal which may include, but are not limited to the following: monitor hallways, monitor school activities, and conduct parent teacher conferences. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Understands Special Education process and procedures. Ability to implement standard based instruction, assessment and grading. Skill in the use of technology to enhance instruction and communication. Ability to work as a contributing member of effective teaching teams. Ability to maintain effective professional relationships with staff, students, and parents. Ability to follow directions. Skill, dedication and aptitude for working with students. Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively with people with a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds. Ability to maintain student confidentiality. Ability to maintain regular and acceptable attendance levels. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor s degree in Education AND, State of Montana Educator license with appropriate endorsement(s) in Special Education (K-12). Preferred Qualifications: Training and experience in teaching students with significant social, emotional and behavioral deficits. Training in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) Thorough knowledge of Montana Administrative Rules and Regulations in special education. Physical Demands: Ability to stand on feet for extended periods of time, stoop, bend, lift, and carry items up to 40 pounds.

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