Special Education Campus Support
Wichita Public Schools USD 259 • www.usd259.org
Position Function: The purpose of the Elementary Campus Support Teacher is to build, demonstrate, integrate, and transfer knowledge and skills of the teaching staff; to share best practices; to provide site-based support for the implementation of the campus improvement plan, including the results-based staff development plan; to assist in connecting curriculum, instruction, and assessment; and to increase student achievement.
Essential Performance Responsibilities:
- Establish initial and continuing contact with building principal and leadership teams.
- Meet and plan with grade level/instructional teams.
- Determine needs of staff members and teams.
- Identify existing building initiatives and projects and provide linkages and support.
- Provide training and assist with building inservices as requested.
- Meet with individual teachers as requested.
- Work in classrooms modeling, team teaching and observing as needed.
- Anticipate teacher/building needs and work to meet these need by providing services and connections to resources in the district.
- Assist staff to incorporate effective strategies into their curricular areas.
- Provide teachers with research-based strategies that address diverse student populations.
Additional Duties: Assists with additional duties as assigned by supervisor.
Equipment: This position may require the ability to use SMART boards and iPads in addition to basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with USD 259s guidelines for equipment use.
Travel: Limited travel between schools and central offices may be required.
Physical and Mental Demands:
- Work in standard office environments
- Attendance at required meetings
- Additional demands upon request of supervisor
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to communicate both verbally and written in order to communicate with others inside and outside of the organization for the purpose of giving and obtaining information
- Ability to communicate effectively with a Supervisor when their discretion is needed
- Ability to perform as an effective team player
- Ability to plan, organize, make decisions and prioritize work to meet the daily demands of the building
- Exhibit a professional manner and a positive attitude
- Use good judgment to make decisions on recurring assignments
- Display a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality
- Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress and appearance
- Knowledge of companys mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them
- Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors
- Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks
- Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy
- Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues
- Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service
Employee Punctuality and Appearance:
- In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave
- Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employees supervisor or building administrator
- All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of USD 259 and is appropriate for their position
- Kansas Special Education Teacher License and/or nationally recognized credentials in Educational Psychology, Speech-Language Pathology, Social Work, Counseling or related field
- Bachelors degree required; Masters degree preferred
- History of high performance as a master teacher and IEP manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
- Uses data to guide improvement efforts for behavior, curriculum and instruction services for special education pupils by providing professional assistance and advice to building administrators, support and teaching personnel
- Identifies and makes recommendations to special education administration for needed improvements in new or existing services in all areas assigned at both the elementary and/or secondary level (for both general and special education pupils)
- Participates with Human Resources Division for recruitment and retention of highly qualified special education staff in high priority positions district wide
- Serves as a resource person in areas assigned for behavior, curriculum and instruction for all district personnel, students and the Special Education/Support Services Division
- Consults with and assists staff in developing and implementing individual education program goals and objectives for pupils in areas assigned. Assists and supports staff as they determine free appropriate public education (FAPE) for individual students
- Serves as a liaison and/or coordinator with appropriate community agencies to improve programming for all areas assigned, maintaining community awareness and good public relations
- Coordinates with the Director and building administrators in the appropriate placement of pupils in contractual agencies, alternative schools, categorical programs, or special day schools
- Identifies, maintains and/or develops, appropriate curriculum and instruction modifications that supports the district`s Strategic Plan and MTSS model for all students
- Monitors the entire special education process for pupils (i.e. pre-assessment activities, due process, educational placement progress monitoring) and works with Child Study Team members to support district policies and procedures for implementation of Special Education procedures
- Provides effective leadership in implementing the school district`s commitment to full compliance with state and federal special education regulations
- Helps campuses appropriately use data from all sources (state, local, individual student) in making decisions on how to best meet student needs. Assist buildings in ensuring accuracy of data used to allocate resources
- Assists with the implementation and compliance of FERPA and confidentiality issues.
Competitive benefits package valued at $16 000.
Salary based on education and experience.
The Wichita Public Schools is an urban school district of over 48,000 students. It has the TOP starting teacher salary and benefits package in the state! By teaching in our district, you may qualify for federal student loan forgiveness.
Wichita is nationally recognized for its staff development and support for its new teachers which includes: mentors; campus support teachers, peer consultants, instructional coaches; professional learning communities; and new teacher induction support. Visit our web site, www.usd259.org/careers , for more information and to submit an online application.