Special Education Teacher Job – Woodward, IA 31304
- Provide a learning environment to motivate youth to take responsibility for their education.
- Prepare daily lesson plans and instruct groups, providing in depth attention students as necessary.
- Assess each student’s learning style; design and implement curriculum, instructional strategies, and materials appropriate for the youth.
- Communicate, orally and in writing, all appropriate information, both within the classroom and outside the classroom (in the log and in youth charts) and to relevant outside agencies.
- Stimulate interest and cooperation in individual and group classes and activities and observe youth behavior in response to treatment efforts.
- Ensure attendance of students in all classes and other activities and check on normative behavior.
- Complete all necessary paperwork to insure proper recording of student progress, including daily attendance records and progress reports for grading periods and Individual Education Plans.
- Maintain order in the classroom by providing classroom expectations to students.
- Maintain emergency lesson plans for use by substitutes.
- Maintain proper norms and security of youth and provide crisis intervention as necessary.
- Responsible for the process of developing, monitoring, and reviewing the Individual Education Plan (IEP) as guided and mandated by federal law:
- Administer the Mini-Battery of Achievement to all incoming students.
- Review the IEP; make any necessary modifications.
- Collect data on student’s goals and complete necessary paperwork for the meetings.
- Progress monitor student growth and maintain that growth.
- Provide remedial work and skill building as needed.
- Collaborate with general education teachers.
- Complete Progress reports upon student’s discharge.
- Supervise youth in order to observe or effect changes in their social behavior, and to maintain security of facility and grounds for community protection.
- Participate in the treatment of the student through observation, interaction, scoring, limit setting, and implementation of treatment plans; assist in the development of a positive peer culture.
- Report significant changes in social behavior and make recommendations for changes by participating in Treatment Team meetings.
- Escort students to work, mealtime, recreation, education activities, and participate in their supervision and instruction.
- Limited one-to-one counseling.
- Give basic instruction in work, recreation, and housekeeping activities.
- Abide by The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (42 USC & 201 et seq.)
- All other duties as assigned.
A State of Iowa Teacher license is required. It is an essential function of the job that staff be able to physically perform Emergency Safety Interventions (ESI’s). A State of Iowa class D3 chauffeur’s license and clear MVR is preferred.
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