Basic Function & Responsibility: Provide students with appropriate learning activities and designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.
Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.
Instructional Management: - Work collaboratively with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to District requirements and from recommendations made by the Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) committee.
- Work closely with related service personnel and classroom teachers to ensure that services and modifications for students with disabilities are implemented.
- Develop and implement behavioral intervention plans in accordance with assessment and ARD committee recommendations.
- Develop and deliver lessons according to guidelines established by the Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative guidelines that incorporate accommodations for differences in student learning styles.
- Use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
- Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
- Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
- Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.
- Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
- Support and participate in meeting the objectives of the campus/department improvement plans.
Student Management: - Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
- Report student progress according to campus and District guidelines in a timely manner.
- Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
- Resolve parent/student issues and concerns in a timely manner.
- Be a positive role model for students.
- Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
Management of Administrative, Fiscal and/or Facilities Functions: - Develop and submit lesson plans, as required.
- Work collaboratively with District staff to serve the needs of all student groups according to the guidelines established in policy.
- Assist in monitoring students and creating a safe campus environment by reporting to duty assignments as assigned by principal.
- Attend campus events and extracurricular activities, as assigned.
- Assist in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
- Compile, maintain, and submit reports, records, and other documents, as required.
- Plan and supervise assignments of volunteers in the classroom, when applicable.
- Follow District and department policies and procedures.
Organization Improvement: - Support the mission and vision of the campus and District.
- Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to implement and improve programs.
Professional Growth and Development: - Participate in professional development activities to improve job-related skills that are aligned with campus and District needs.
- Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees, as required.
Academic Excellence Indicators and Campus Performance Objectives: - Analyze data to determine and address individual student needs.
- Administer state-mandated testing at campuses in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
- Monitor and review campus test data and use findings to assist with planning corrective action for the affected group of students and/or campuses.
School/Community Relations: - Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
- Interface with governmental agencies, business and civic organizations, and the community to provide needed information and to promote the Districtís initiatives.
Organization Morale: - Foster positive morale by participating in team building activities and the decision-making process.
- Communicate and collaborate with campus/department staff to enhance service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.
Other Responsibilities: - Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Supervision Exercised: Provide guidance and direction as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: - Knowledge of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for assigned area.
- Knowledge of curriculum design, implementation, evaluation, and refinement.
- Knowledge of effective instruction and evaluation methodologies.
- Knowledge of continuous improvement process.
- Skill in using technology as a learning tool in all content areas.
- Skill in engaging others in collective inquiry and problem solving.
- Skill in collecting, analyzing, and using data to support student learning.
- Skill in communicating effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to collaborate with colleagues to enhance instructional practices.
- Ability to administer Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), if applicable.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities.
Entry Qualifications: Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university, valid Texas Teacher Certificate with required endorsements or required training for subject and level assigned.
Physical & Mental Demands: - Maintain emotional control under stress.
- Work with frequent interruptions.
- Use computer for prolonged period resulting in repetitive hand motions.
- Lift and carry up to 20 lbs.
- Move textbooks, media equipment, desks, and other classroom equipment.
- Sit, walk, stand, stoop, and bend on a frequent basis, to include pushing wheelchairs, using lifts, ramps, and other specialized medical equipment.
- Work occasional prolonged or irregular hours.
Environmental Factors: - Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments.
- Work involves moderate to frequent exposure to bacteria, communicable diseases, unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
- Work may involve aggressive, physical contact initiated by students.
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