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Olympia - Teacher - Special Education Resource (Capital HS)

Company: Olympia School District
Location: Olympia
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Job Purpose Statement(s): The job of "Teacher - Special Education" is done for the purpose(s) of facilitating Special Education student success in pre-academics /academics, interpersonal skills and activities of functional daily living through implementing District approved curriculum; documenting teaching as well as student progress / activities, outcomes; addressing specific needs of student; providing a safe and optimal learning environment and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.

Certificated Required Attachments:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • 3 Certificated Reference Forms and/or Letters
  • Valid Washington State Certification

    This 1.0 FTE, continuing position works Monday - Friday, 180 days per year.

    As a condition of employment, all Olympia School District employees must provide valid proof of vaccination for COVID-19 or a valid religious or medical exemption. Verified proof of full vaccination status or an approved religious or medical exemption are required before being cleared to start work.

    The Olympia School District is committed to increasing the diversity of staff in our schools. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

    Essential Job Functions:
    • Adapts lesson(s) for the purpose of implementing the IEP goals and meeting the special needs of students.
    • Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of supporting teacher's expectations, developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the school environment.
    • Assesses student's functional life and daily living skills (behavioral, motor development, communication, personal care, safety, etc.) and cognitive needs (e.g. developmental level, vocational abilities, etc.) for the purpose of evaluating students and family requirements, placement and success of the student's program.
    • Collaborates with school personnel, agencies and community agencies (e.g. social service agencies, caretakers, etc.) for the purpose of developing and modifying the program to maximize the quality of student outcomes, developing solutions and planning curriculum.
    • Develops, monitors and evaluates specially designed instructional programs for the students on his/her caseload.
    • Directs instructional assistants, volunteers, and/or student aides for the purpose of providing an effective school program and addressing the needs of individual students.
    • Instructs students with individualized special needs for the purpose of developing appropriate functional daily living skills, personal care, safety and cognitive needs using research based instructional techniques and strategies.
    • Manages individual students' schedules and needs for the purpose of providing a safe and an optimal learning environment.
    • Prepares teaching materials and reports (e.g. attendance, anecdotal records, performance data, etc.) for the purpose of implementing lesson plans and providing documentation of teacher instruction and student progress.
    • Provides a program for special education students which meet applicable district, state and federal requirements as they apply to the specific student
    • Reports incidents (i.e. suspected child abuse, neglect, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to Education Code, district and/or school policies.

      Other Job Functions:
      • Assists other personnel with supervision, support and instruction provided to special education students
      • Collaborates with other special education and general education teachers and support staff in the development and implementation of appropriate special education services for students.
      • Confers with parents and staff members on a regular basis regarding student performance, needs, problems, etc.

        Salary Rate Range OEA Salary Schedule

        Additional Job Information
        Equal Employment Opportunity:
        Olympia School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Auxiliary aids and services will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities. The following employee(s) have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Officer ? Elia Ala?ilima-Daley, (360) 596-8545, ealailima@osd.wednet.edu; Executive Director of Elementary Education ? Autumn Lara, (360) 596-8534, alara@osd.wednet.edu; Section 504 and ADA Coordinator (Students) ? Ken Turcotte, (360) 596-7530, klturcotte@osd.wednet.edu; ADA Coordinator (Staff) ? Starla Hoff, (360) 596-6185, shoff@osd.wednet.edu; Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator ? Scott Niemann, (360) 596-6185, sniemann@osd.wednet.edu. Address: Knox Administrative Center, 111 Bethel St NE, Olympia, WA 98506.

        The Olympia School District will provide reasonable Accommodations to enable persons with disabilities the opportunity to apply for open positions and to participate in District interview procedures. Persons with disabilities or are in need of translation services are asked to notify the Human Resources Office at least three days prior to the date on which the requested accommodation is needed. Human Resources Officer: Voice: (360) 596-6185 or TDD: (360) 596-7537 or FAX: 360-596-6181.

        Qualifications
        Job Requirements - Qualifications:
        ? Experience Required: Prior job experience and /or specialized training in working with elementary school age students with significant behavioral disability, autism and significant developmental delays.
        ? Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required:
        o Skills to motivate students, communicate with individuals from varied educational and cultural backgrounds direct support personnel, evaluate performance, address student health care needs.
        o Knowledge of appropriate Special Services category (learning, severely, communication, visually and/or physically handicapped), age appropriate teaching methods, state curriculum framework, education codes.
        o Abilities to stand and walk for prolonged periods, perform a variety of specialized and responsible tasks, maintain records, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents, and other school personnel, and met scheduling deadlines. Significant physical abilities include lifting/carrying, stooping/crouching, reaching/handling/fingering, talking/hearing conversations, and near/far visual acuity/depth perception/color vision/field of vision.
        ? Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing Required: Teaching Credential for appropriate level of instruction and specialty area of special education, Criminal Justice Fingerprint clearance.

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Keywords: Olympia School District, Olympia , Olympia - Teacher - Special Education Resource (Capital HS), Education / Teaching , Olympia, Washington

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