Special Education Teachers needed | Scottsdale, AZ | Spring Semester

  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Schools - Special Education Teacher
  • 15 days ago
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We are working with a local district with multiple openings within their Special Education Department for licensed Arizona Special Education Teachers. Please see addition position details below, and apply today if interested in interviewing with the district. 

Job Summary

Special Education teachers plan and provide learning experiences for students with disabilities, including cognitive, emotional, or physical disabilities, in a variety of educational settings. Special Education Teachers create a flexible program and learning environment that provides specialized instruction; establishes effective rapport with students; may modify general education curriculum to meet students’ needs with supplemental aides, accommodations, and other needed supports; and establishes good relationships with parents and with other staff members. The Special Education Teacher reports to and is evaluated by the site principal.

 Position Details:

  • Full Time / 40 hours per week / Monday-Friday
    • Daily hours/schedule varies based on age of caseload. 
  • Start: January 2023 - Spring Semester
  • End: May 26th 2023 - with the option to renew for 23/24 School Year
  • Multiple Openings - Different Caseloads Available 
  • Caseload Age: K-12 Depending on Applicant Preference/Experience
  • Caseload Size: Ranges from 8-20 depending on need severity, classroom type (resource, co-teaching, SCC, Push In/Pull Out, Inclusion, etc.)

Job Requirements
The following are required:

  1. A valid Arizona teaching certificate with an endorsement in special education.
  2. Evidence of content knowledge shown by:
    1. a posted degree in the content area of this position; or
    2. a posted minor in the content area of this position; or
    3. passing Praxis Subject Assessments scores (formerly Praxis II) in the content area of this position; or
    4. an endorsement in the content area of this position.

The following are preferred:

  1. Two or more years of classroom experience specific to Special Education Populations. 
  2. Evidence of experience working with special education students.
  3. Experience working collaboratively to support the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) needs of special education students in a public school setting.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Can describe their philosophy of education and demonstrate its relationship to their practice.
    1. Understands how students learn and develop, and applies that knowledge in their practice.
  2. Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
    1. Organizes class time to provide a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, work time and assessment.
    2. Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and--in harmony with the goals--establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students.
  3. Teaches students with respect for their individual and cultural characteristics.
  4. Knows the teacher's content area and how to teach it.
    1. Develops lesson plans and instructional material and provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils.
    2. Translates lesson plans into developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
    3. Has the ability to use current technology to enhance instruction.
    4. Has the ability to use technology for record-keeping and research.
    5. Applies knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program.
  5. Facilitates, monitors, and assesses student learning.
    1. Evaluates pupils' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.
    2. Identifies pupil needs and makes appropriate referrals and develops strategies for individual education plans.
  6. Creates and maintains a learning environment in which all students are actively engaged and contributing members.
    1. Provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the student.
    2. Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
    3. Creates an environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, interest centers, and exhibits of student's work.
    4. Supervises student environment, students, and volunteers.
  7. Works as a partner with parents, families, and the community.
    1. Communicates regularly with parents by means of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.
  8. Participates in and contributes to the teaching profession.

Additional Job Information
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. (Up to their contracted weekly hours of 40 hours per week. No required after school activities)
 
ProCare Therapy employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This also includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, co-workers, and the public; as well as have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.
 
Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check, drug screen and other onboarding items. For certificated positions, this is in addition to the background check conducted through the certification process with the Arizona State Department of Education.

For immediate consideration please send a copy of your resume to [email protected]

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