Special Education Teacher (K-12, N-12, 7-12) Work Location: Midland, Beaver County
Posted Oct 12, 2023
Type: Full Time
Reports to: Principal/Special Education Supervisors
Expires: Oct 31, 2023
The Special Education Teacher instructs and monitors student progress in both the synchronous and asynchronous instructional setting according to student need. The Special Education Teacher provides guidance and support to students/families and is responsible for maintaining student records, monitoring needed remediation, and working with Academic Advisors to adhere to all necessary accommodations. Special Education Teachers will help facilitate teaching sessions, conduct live tutoring sessions, and communicate on a regular basis with Academic Advisors, students, and families.
- Valid Pennsylvania State Teaching Certificate in Special Education
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Job related experience preferred.
- Child Abuse Clearance; Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Clearance
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Orient students to their course, communicate course requirements, and monitor student progress and pacing.
- Demonstrate thorough knowledge and understanding of assigned course or courses.
- Understand the diverse backgrounds and needs of PA Cyber students and families.
- Facilitate live class sessions in the Virtual Classroom and/or Blended Classroom environments.
- Help the Virtual Classroom Teacher and Blended Classroom Teacher facilitate live sessions.
- Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
- Create lesson plans and align live instructional material to all applicable state standards, assessment anchors, and eligible content.
- Participate in school initiatives related to student achievement and state/local testing.
- Serve as a tutor for regularly scheduled tutoring sessions.
- Hold open office hours to tutor students with individual questions.
- Monitor and evaluate student progress to determine appropriate course pacing and assign live interventions, as necessary.
- Communicate student progress on a regular basis to Academic Advisors, students, and families.
- Administer periodic benchmark and/or diagnostic assessments and communicate testing results.
- Monitor student progress and collect data for the IEP Team and implement appropriate interventions and specially designed instruction.
- Provide detailed feedback in a timely manner for all course work.
- Administer state assessments as assigned by supervisor - teachers may be asked to travel for these assessments.
- Attend all required on site trainings, meetings, in-service days, and professional development days.
- Return emails, phone calls, and all types of correspondence in a 24-hour time frame.
- Implement student IEPs, GIEP, and 504 Plans and attend IEP, 504 and GIEP meetings
- Maintain a thorough understanding of the various technologies and systems utilized within the school.
- Submit progress updates to students, parents and Academic Advisors as assigned
- Function as primary point of contact for all students on their roster
- Show an active interest in student success by building a positive relationship with students and families.
- Perform any additional duties as deemed necessary by administration
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the position, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible responsibilities, tasks, and duties. Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.