Highline Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
Special Education Teacher Positions
Position Type: Continuing
Salary: $49,888.00 - $97,030.00
GROUP: HEA BASE CONTRACT DAYS PER FISCAL YEAR: 180
FLSA STATUS: Exempt Plus additional days as provided by the HEA bargaining agreement
SUMMARY: A Special Education teacher works with students found eligible for special education services through the Highline Public Schoolís Special education process of identification and evaluation. Eligible students access learning in their Least Restrictive Environment determined by their IEP (Individualized Education Plan) team. Instruction is provided by certificated teachers with Special Education degrees or endorsements.
CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center in Washington State. In 2013, parents, students, community members, and staff at all levels of the district came together to develop a four-year strategic plan that reflects our goals and dreams for our students. We began a process to update the plan in Spring 2017, after reaching the target date set for most goals in the 2013-2017 strategic plan. The new plan will guide our work through 2023. The planís promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for the future they choose. The strategic plan is centered on Our Promise. It includes five big goals for Highline students, supported by Our Foundation. * Equity. We will disrupt institutional biases and end inequitable practices so all students have an equal chance at success. * Instruction. We will reduce achievement and opportunity gaps by using culturally responsive, inclusive, standards-based instruction. * Relationships. We will know our students by name, strength and need and have open, two-way communication with students, families and community partners. * Support. We will increase student success by supporting their social-emotional and academic needs.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A valid Washington State Teacher with a Special Education endorsement K-12 and endorsement in core subject areas assigned or a passing WEST E test score in core subject area assigned
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Valid Washington State driverís license and proof of insurance Training or experience in serving students with mild to severe disabilities
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Pass a post hire, pre-employment physical assessment test Criminal background clearance First Aid and CPR Certification and maintain certification Crisis Prevention Intervention certification; annual renewal of CPI certification required
KNOWLEDGE OF: Washington State Essential Learning Standards based instruction Federal and state regulations for special education Instructional methodology for a variety of disability categories such as; autism, behavioral disabilities, and specific learning disabilities Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and how to apply Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) School board policies and procedures
ABILITY TO: Communicate effectively verbally and in writing Maintain classroom management Demonstrate ability to physically interact with students, including lifting and diapering Manage and supervise the work of others Conduct functional behavioral assessments (FBAs) to aid in the development of behavior intervention plans (BIPs). Adapt instructional materials and strategies to accommodate the wide range of skills which exist in a regular classroom Collaborate and build relationships with general education teachers, related service providers, other support staff and parents to plan/program for a wide range of student needs Participate in in-service training and program development activities Complete and maintain district sponsored Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification and implement strategies annually Utilize technology for Special Education related compliance paperwork. Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Building Administrator or designee
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand/walk and use hands, for repetitive grasping and pushing/pulling. The employee will occasionally sit, bend neck and back, use hands for pushing/pulling, use hands for fine manipulation, squat, kneel, climb stairs/ladders, reach overhead, lift overhead, knee stand, lift and carry, and push/pull. The employee is required to constantly lift/carry less than 10 lbs and frequently will lift/carry a maximum of 20 lbs. The employee will occasionally lift/carry a maximum of 52 lbs. This position requires pushing a maximum force of 32 lbs and pulling up to a maximum force of 31 lbs. Anything over the weight limits should be done as a two-person lift or with a mechanical lift.
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