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The Special Education teacher provides support to the instructional process by serving as a teacher with specific responsibility for developing special education students' success in academics, interpersonal skills and activities of daily living. The teacher supervises students within the classroom and other assigned areas, developing lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines. They collaborate with other professional staff and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues.
Employment will follow the School Calender and Schedule 8/10/xx - 6/10/xx
The mission of VODEC is to provide services to persons with disabilities in order that those persons may live, work and participate in the community in the least restrictive environment to achieve their full potential.
The purpose of VODEC is to support and advocate for persons with disabilities so those persons have opportunities to develop to their fullest potential, to interact with society, to experience a sense of belonging and to contribute something of themselves at their own levels of ability.
Full time employee benefits include health, dental, vision, company-paid and voluntary life insurance, short term disability, long term disability, and flexible spending account.
Full time and part time employee benefits include vacation, sick, holiday and bereavement leave as well as 403(b) retirement plan with 100% company match for the first 5% contribution.
Additional benefits include an employee assistance program, direct deposit, annual performance evaluation, and 1½ time paid on holidays worked to hourly employees.
- Must be at least 19 years of age.
- Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in education from an accredited college or university.
- A valid NE Teaching Certificate with appropriate endorsement(s)
- A demonstrated philosophy that all students can and will learn.
- Excellent communication skills oral and written and positive interpersonal skills
- Two or more years of successful classroom teacher performance and/or student teaching experience.
- Evidence of the willingness and the ability to comply with the standards for ethical and professional performance established by the State Board of Education.
- A willingness and demonstrated abilities conducive to a continuous quest for quality education.
- No convictions for abuse, molestation, theft, burglary, robbery, assault, rape and other crimes against another person or property judged to be job-related.
- No founded reports of abuse of a dependent person.
- A satisfactory driving record (no more than three moving violations in the most recent thirty-six month period) and a valid driver’s license appropriate for vehicle type being required to operate.
- Access to reliable personal transportation for job performance as may be occasionally required and having that personal transportation insured for liability, medical, and uninsured and underinsured motorists; proof of insurance must be submitted.
- Understanding and working knowledge of HIPAA compliance standards relating to client and employee confidentiality.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office software.
- Not actively using illegal substances.
60% of the time
- Develop students’ cognitive capacity and respect for learning
- Positively foster students‘ self-esteem
- Work with and understand a diverse student population
- Planning for and guiding the learning process to help students achieve program objectives
- Maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning
- Implement useful diagnostic and progress assessment measures
- Select and use effective instructional methods and learning materials
- Establish a cooperative relationship with all assigned students
- Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment.
- Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
- Teach socially acceptable behavior, as determined by the students’ individualized education programs (IEPs) by employing techniques in an overall positive behavioral support system.
- Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students.
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
- Provide crisis intervention, as needed, for students.
- Plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities
- Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one
- Help students with severe disabilities develop basic life skills, such as how to respond to questions and how to follow directions
20% of the time
- Supervise and mentor teacher assistants who work with students with disabilities
- Integrate leadership, technology, and communication into the curriculum
- Maintaining open lines of communication with parents/ guardians/ staff
- Integrate the themes of leadership, technology, and communication with a diverse population
20% of the time
- Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
- Maintain a safe and hazard-free environment.
- Maintain compliance with licensing standards.
- Attend training events as required.