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Special Education Teacher SY 24-25

companyExceptional Childrens Foundation
locationCulver City, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

Title: Special Education Teacher (School Year 2024 - 2025)
Reports to: Principal
Department: Kayne Eras School
Location: 5350 Machado Road, Culver City, CA
FLSA Status: Exempt/B
Program Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Position is based on a school-year calendar that may change each year and includes an unpaid summer recess.
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Position Summary
The primary responsibility of the highly qualified teacher is to provide an educational program for all enrolled students, continually assess student needs, and design and deliver lessons based on those needs and State standards. Maintain records, communicate with parents and management including principal and counselors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Classroom

  • Manage the educational program for each student in assigned classroom ensuring progress on all IEP goals and district and State requirements. Establish individual student goals and objectives and coordinate these with other services being provided to the student, using the appropriate school district form. Write detailed daily lesson plans, which contain daily objectives, materials, methods, and activities. Assess individual students in all curriculum areas relevant to the IEP twice a year and document in the progress reports.
  • Maintain a positive learning environment that fosters students’ personal responsibility and participation in planning as appropriate.
  • Develop appropriate and complementary activities (i.e., field trips or presentations) coordinating these with other school programs, and ensure that they comply with school policies.
  • Maintain communication between the classroom team, principal and the school administrative staff, especially in regard to student information and attendance, class schedule changes, and the changing needs of the students and the classroom program.
  • Establish and maintain a behavior management system in the classroom consistent with the school’s policies.
  • Maintain student records including progress charts, daily or weekly grades, test scores, behavioral check sheets, incident reports, report cards, graduation worksheets, etc.
  • Maintain an attractive classroom environment conducive to and representative of learning (organized, orderly, and accessible). Bulletin board displays should be updated regularly.

Parents

  • Communicate with each parent/care provider on a weekly basis for encouragement and support; maintain a parent contact log and submit to direct supervisor every week.
  • Communicate with each parent prior to the IEP meeting to ensure that they are able to attend; be prepared to discuss and present the student’s goals and objectives, current work samples, and test protocols.
  • Hold at least one progress conference yearly with the family of each student.

School

  • Supervise, train, and assist aides, interns, volunteers, or other trainees serving in assigned classroom. Clearly communicate assignments and expectations, maintain accurate attendance records, complete performance evaluations, and initiate disciplinary actions.
  • Participate in school committees, programs, and activities as requested. Attend Fall Back-to-School Night and Spring Open House events.
  • Attend monthly faculty meeting, weekly core and team meetings and School staff meetings as directed.
  • Participate in required trainings including dispensing of medication, mandated reporting, behavior management, confidentiality/HIPAA, etc.
  • Implement First Aid/CPR as necessary; initiate approved NCI procedures when dealing with students in crisis. Dispense medication as directed per the student’s prescription.

Other Duties

  • Comply with ECF’s Injury and illness Prevention Program. Ensure safe use and operation of tools and/or equipment;
  • Comply with ECF policies and procedures, including mandated reporting requirements;
  • Maintain expertise in subject matter by continuing study, research, and application of new information in the field.
  • Maintain professional dress code and appearance, demeanor and boundaries.
  • Observe regular, on-site work hours.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Education/Licenses/Certifications: Bachelor’s Degree and a current California State Special Education Credential or other special education credential recognized by the California Teaching Commission.

Experience: Two years teaching experience in special education classroom.

Knowledge/Abilities/Skills:

  • ​​​​​​Behavior Management and Confidentiality Training required.
  • Knowledge of Welligent and MS office helpful.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage time and work effectively to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to follow directions.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive and confidential information.

Requirements

  • Pass a DOJ background investigation.
  • Provide evidence of a negative TB test initially and every three years thereafter.
  • Obtain and maintain Non-violent Crisis Intervention (NCI), First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Maintain a valid California specialized teaching credential, wavier, or permit.

Work Environment
This is a school environment for students (K–12th grade) who have varying degrees of learning, behavioral, emotional, and developmental disabilities. Work will be performed in a classroom, outdoors, and other locations for field trips and special events. Environment may include frequent interruptions, loud noise, odors, varying indoor temperature, and drafts. Outdoor temperature and weather will vary. Employee may encounter students who are in crisis, exhibiting emotional/psychological distress or behaving in an aggressive manner. Employee may not be with a student alone in a room with the door closed; students must never be left unattended.
Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all inclusive. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job.

  • Ability to circulate among and engage with student(s) during entire work shift and communicate effectively with students, staff, faculty, and others.
  • Mobility to work in a standard classroom setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer.
  • Require the use of hands to produce records and/or documentation in manual or electronic format.
  • Vision to read printed materials and computer screen.
  • Hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.
  • Frequent lifting/moving/carrying of objects weighing up to10 lbs.
  • Ability to implement NCI, First Aid, and CPR.
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