Laramie County School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
Full Time Program for Adaptive Living Skills (PALS) Teacher (1-Position)-2018/2019 CONTRACT YEAR
Location: South High School
Overview: **THIS POSTION IS FOR THE 2017/2018 CONTRACT YEAR**
**ALL EMPLOYEES WHO BEGIN WORKING FOR THE DISTRICT WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESIDE IN LARAMIE COUNTY AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT**
Full-Time, 185 Day Contract
Minimum Base Salary: $48,195.00 + benefits
Position Summary: The job of Program For Adaptive Living Skills (PALS) Teacher is done for the purpose/s of providing adapted/accommodated grade level academics and age appropriate living skills to students on IEPs with severe cognitive disabilities and/or profound physical limitations; providing for the supervision and instruction of severely special needs students; observing and documenting student progress; implementing plans for instruction; and assisting students by providing for special health care needs.
This job reports to the Building Principal.
Essential Functions: Adapts grade level academics and/or appropriate living skill materials for the purpose of supporting and reinforcing classroom objectives and the IEP.
Administers developmental testing programs, subject specific assessments, etc. for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual educational plans.
Administers immediate first aid and medical assistance as instructed by a health care professional (e.g. diapering, tube feeding, colostomy bags, medication, etc.) for the purpose of meeting immediate health care needs and/or developing children's daily living activities and behavioral skills.
Attends meetings, workshops, professional development activities and in-service presentations (e.g. first aid, CPR, emergency procedures, current best practices, etc.) for the purpose of acquiring and/or
Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives, and meeting IEP objectives.
Communicates with professional personnel and parents/guardians (e.g. teachers, parents, counselors and/or participates in IEP meetings, etc.) for the purpose of assisting in evaluating progress and/or implementing IEP objectives.
Directs student teachers, paraprofessionals, volunteers and/or student workers for the purpose of providing effective classroom programs, addressing the needs of individual students and maintaining equitable schedules.
Instructs and monitors students during assigned periods within a variety of school environments (e.g. lunch, bus stops, playground, classroom, field trips, public transportation, assemblies, kitchen, classroom, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a safe and positive learning environment and meeting the requirements of the IEP.
Maintains instructional materials and/or manual and electronic files/records for the purpose of ensuring availability of items, providing written reference, and/or meeting mandated requirements.
Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
Meets with a team of school professionals, parents, and other involved persons for the purpose of developing an IEP that will promote growth in students, living skills and academic areas.
Participates in the development and implementation of IEP goals for the purpose of meeting IEP goals and/or District benchmarks as well as meeting District, State, and Federal guidelines.
Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, advancement in IEP objectives, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
Provides quality instruction, support, care, and supervision (e.g. transfer, shower, change diapers, feed with tubes, administer medicine, perform motor programs, etc. ) for the purpose of helping students safely learn academics and life skills in a healthy environment.
Other Functions: Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Responsibility: Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a small work unit; utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the organizationís services.
Work Environment: The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 34% sitting, 33% walking, and 33% standing. The job is performed in a generally hazard free environment.
Experience: Job related experience is required.
Education: Bachelors degree in job-related area.
Certificates and Licenses: Appropriate Wyoming State Department of Education Certificate, endorsement and Highly Qualified Status.
Continuing Educ./Training: Current MANDT Certification
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