Olympia - Teacher - Special Education Resource (Capital HS)
Company: Olympia School District
Posted on: September 18, 2022
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,
Certificated Required Attachments:
- Cover Letter
- 3 Certificated Reference Forms and/or Letters
- Valid Washington State Certification
This 1.0 FTE, continuing position works Monday - Friday, 180 days
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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,
email@example.com; Executive Director of Elementary
Education ? Autumn Lara, (360) 596-8534, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Section 504 and ADA Coordinator (Students) ? Ken Turcotte, (360)
596-7530, email@example.com; ADA Coordinator (Staff) ?
Starla Hoff, (360) 596-6185, firstname.lastname@example.org; Affirmative
Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator ? Scott
Niemann, (360) 596-6185, email@example.com. 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.
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
? 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
o Knowledge of appropriate Special Services category (learning,
severely, communication, visually and/or physically handicapped),
age appropriate teaching methods, state curriculum framework,
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
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