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Special Education Teacher

Summary Information:
Employer: Appoquinimink School District
Position Type: Teaching
Categories: Special Education
School / Org: Appoquinimink High School
Location: Odessa, Delaware
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: 2631
Posting Date: Thursday, 07 October 2021
Closing Date: Sunday, 07 November 2021

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Appoquinimink School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position:

Special Education Teacher - 18-21 Year Old Program

Under direction of the Building Principal and Supervisor of Special Education Services, the Special Education Teacher provides direct instruction and instructional support to students with disabilities and works in collaboration with the general education teacher. Monitors and evaluates outcomes for students with disabilities. Assists in the development of Individualized Education Programs (IEP).

The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all the responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate:
Provides a safe and encouraging learning environment to meet the needs, interests, and abilities of all students.
Displays content/pedagogy knowledge in designing instruction that matches state and district curriculum.
Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student's IEP.
Provides instructional direction to paraprofessional support staff: assigns activities, provides guidance and instructional oversight.
Assesses student progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques.
Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals.
Maintains professionalism, confidentiality, and an atmosphere that promotes student learning.
Keeps accurate records, tests, reports, etc. as required by Delaware Statutes and policies, Federal Regulations, School Board Policy and IEP requirements to monitor student progress.
Establishes and maintains a positive, collaborative rapport and communication with students, school personnel and parents.
Supports colleagues in differentiating instruction to meet the learning needs to students with disabilities.
Collaborates with parents, administrators, and school staff to ensure the implementation of special education services, supports, and accommodations.
Attends and serves as an integral part of the IEP team.
Develops standards-based, measurable IEP goals based on data and individual instructional needs.
Engages in ongoing monitoring of student progress through structured data collection.
Establishes and maintains student control and discipline in the classroom, school premises or during school activities by communicating expectations of appropriate behavior.
Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect consistent with district policies and procedures.
Plans and uses classroom time effectively.
Implements School Board and school-based policies and procedures in order to uphold school regulations.
Works closely with regular education teachers, special education staff and outside resources to assist students with disabilities.
Integrates technology in instruction.
Participates in professional development activities designed to advance teacher knowledge in the areas of instruction, best practices, differentiated instruction, changes in educational policy, and other information as may be necessary to improve classroom instruction and programming for students with disabilities.
Participates in district and school level committees designed to foster continuing improvement and growth.
Communicates curriculum and student related information effectively in oral and written form.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal and/or Supervisor of Special Education Services.

Below are the qualifications for this position:
Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university
Hold or eligible for State of Delaware teacher certification in Special Education
Thorough knowledge of IDEA and IEP implementation
Demonstrate knowledge of subject content, curriculum, methodology of effective teaching
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional programs
Skilled in the use of multi-media and computer technology to enhance learning
Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborative relationships with students, peers, administrators, and parents
Demonstrate skill in oral and written communications; excellent human relations skills

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