Special Education Teacher -Multicategorical

  • Barnwell County Consolidated School District 48
  • Jan 23, 2023
Special Education

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY
Under general supervision assists special education students in learning subject matter and/or
skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and
women.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Cooperates in developing a program of continuous progress consistent with District goals and
objectives to meet the needs, interests, and abilities of special education students.


Keeps abreast of changes and District policies and students' needs and interests.


Establishes clear and appropriate objectives for all classroom activities and communicates these
objectives to students.


Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting stated
objectives.


Designs and implements highly structured activities to meet the Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
of each student.


Continuously monitors students’ completion of tasks throughout the day with adjustments made
to the activity sequence as necessary. Physically prompts students as needed to complete
tasks.


Physically restrains students (minimum of 100 lbs. to approximately 225 lbs. students) whose
behavior is a threat to themselves or others using Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
techniques.


Maintains all records and IEPS so that all information is current, neatly ordered, and updated in a
timely and efficient manner.


Uses the District computer IEP system correctly and efficiently to maintain IEPs.


Plans and directly supervises the work of assigned teaching assistants.


Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as
required. Analyzes the progress of individual students on a regular basis and seeks appropriate
assistance as needed.


Cooperates with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, objectives, and
methods.

Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity
and interests of pupils.


Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for teacher aide(s) and/or volunteers and
evaluates their performance. Provides adequate plans for substitute teachers and evaluates
their performance.


Seeks the cooperation and assistance of parents through oral or written communication and/or
home visits.

Makes provisions for being available to students and parents for education related purposes
when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.


Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, District policies, and
administrative regulations.


Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students and to properly care for all
property, equipment, materials, and facilities.


Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations, and board policies.
Is punctual and responsible in performing all duties and activities as assigned.


Assists the administration in implementing all policies and/or rules governing student life,
conduct and behavior in a fair and just manner.


Provides for his/her own professional growth through an on-going program of reading,
workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher
learning.


Participates in school or District staff development programs as assigned by the Principal or
Superintendent.


Attends staff meetings, serves on staff committees as requested, and accepts a share of
responsibility for co-curricular or other activities as assigned by the Principal or Superintendent.


Recognizes and follows the appropriate procedures in the "chain of command" as designated by
board policies and/or administrative procedures.


Presents a positive image of the District at all times.


Willingly performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


JOB SPECIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:

Education and experience as required by state certification authorities. Certification in Special
Education.


Knowledge:


Knowledgeable of state and federal regulations and compliance requirements applicable to
special education. Basic legal knowledge pertaining to the education of handicapped students.
Knows how to keep abreast of changes in policy, standards, procedures, and regulations
pertinent to special services functions. Knowledge in the methods for developing lesson plans
and materials, and classroom activities which stimulate learning. Knowledge of the records,
forms and reports which must be prepared and maintained. Knowledge of proper maintenance
of equipment, materials and supplies used in daily activities. Knowledge of counseling methods
necessary for handling student academic and adjustment problems. Knowledge of the materials
and information which must be prepared for classroom instructional activities.


Skills/Effort:

Ability to comprehend, interpret, and apply state and federal regulations related to special
education. Ability to effectively apply knowledge of special education programs, services, and
curricula. Advanced management, organizational, human relations, communications and
interpersonal skills. Ability to provide instruction to students through explanation, demonstration
and/or supervised practice. Ability to supervise students and maintain order in various
classroom and instructional activities and situations. Ability to prepare lesson plans, tests, and
instructional materials for classroom activities. Ability to identify student adjustment and/or
academic problems, provide counseling and/or recommend appropriate remedial action to
parents. Ability to communicate effectively with students and their parents, District staff, and all
other groups involved in the activities of the job. Ability to operate general office equipment in
the performance of daily activities.


Working Conditions:

Conducts duties in a classroom environment with some exposure to environmental conditions.
Requires ability to work under a degree of stress related to duties that require constant attention
and working with students. Physical demands are restricted to classroom work requiring the
lifting/moving of items weighing up to 50 pounds. Occasional local travel is required; no
overnight travel is required. Job requires the operation of standard office equipment.


Responsibility:
Responsible for classroom materials and supplies budget.
Supervises students in classroom.
Supervises instructional aides and volunteers assigned.
Other responsibilities assigned by the Principal and Director of Special Services


TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:
The terms of employment detailed in this job description are based on full time
employment during an entire school year. Conditions of employment are adjusted for
part time employees or individuals who are hired for less than an entire school year.


EVALUATION:
Performance of this job will be evaluated annually according to Board Policy.
The information contained in this job-description is for compliance with the American with
Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.
Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional
duties may be assigned

District

Barnwell County Consolidated School District

School

To Be Determined

E-mail Address

abain@bccsd.net