Special Education Teacher, Grades 6-8
Geary County USD 475 • www.usd475.org
Geary County USD 475
Classification: Certified- Secondary
Division/Department: Special Education
Job Category: Teacher
Title: Special Education Teacher, Grades 6-8
Qualifications: *Current Kansas Teaching Certificate with Special Education endorsement appropriate to the assignment on file in the Devin Center
*Health certificate on file in Devin Center
*3-5 years teaching experience preferred, but not required
Reports To: Building Principals, Executive Director and Assistant Director of Special Education
Supervises: Students Grades 6-8
The Special Education teacher provides leads the creation and implementation of a specialized designed instructional program that increases opportunities for students receiving special education services in the least restrictive environment.
- Ability to maintain regular and good work attendance and come to work on time.
- Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
- Ability to respond to information requests in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
- Ability to manage job responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
- Ability to access, input, and retrieves information from a computer.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of student and staff information.
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.
The employee performing the duties of this position is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, hear, bend, stoop, and reach. The employee may be occasionally required to manually lift, move, or carry up to 50 pounds. The employee is required to interact with staff and meet the demands of several different people. The employee is responsible for the work output of others. The employee occasionally works extended hours. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
1. Planning and preparation based upon studentsâ€™ Individual Education Plans
Demonstrate knowledge of pedagogy, content, and students
Select instructional goals
Demonstrate knowledge of resources
Assess student learning using appropriate measures
2. Classroom Environment
Create a classroom environment of respect and rapport
Establish a culture for learning
Establish and maintain classroom procedures
Establish expectations for and manage student behaviors
Organize space for learning
3. Instruction based upon studentsâ€™ Individual Education Plans
Communicate clearly and accurately
Use a variety of instructional strategies and techniques
Engage students in learning
Provide timely feedback to students
Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness to student needs
4. Professional responsibilities
Follow contractual responsibilities
Engage in reflective practice
Maintain accurate records
Communicate with families
Engage in professional development activities
Maintain appropriate licensure
Collaborate with others to achieve a common goal
- Support the philosophy and vision of special education in the Geary County School District.
- Attend final general education student intervention team meetings to ensure that all documentation of the general education intervention process and response to invention documentation necessary to the evaluation process has been completed accurately.
- Monitor all referrals through the evaluation process, meet with evaluation team regularly.
4. Review IEP and Evaluation files to ensure that they meet all regulatory and district standards, are written to reflect best practice, reflect high quality programming and are implemented with integrity.
5. Submit all required documentation to the district office in a timely manner.
6. Enter accurate data into the district student information system in a timely manner.
7. Possess knowledge legal regulations governing our program.
8. Utilize data to guide the focus of student IEPs and improve student achievement.
9. Supervise, provide professional development, and coordinate the scheduling of paraprofessionals.
10. Assist with the integration of exceptional students into the general education program.
11. Keep informed regarding new technologies that facilitate and support student learning.
12. Communicate clearly and accurately with administrators, staff, parents, students and agencies.
13. Plan and implement transition services for students.
14. Respect the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, parents, and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics, and state, and federal laws.
15. Participate as a team member in the comprehensive evaluation, review, and re-evaluation process.
16. Assist general education teachers in the development and implementation of universal design methods, curricular modifications, and appropriate classroom strategies.
17. Provide demonstration of effective teaching practices within the classroom.
18. Establish mentoring relationships among teachers to support inclusion activities.
19. Intervene and provide support with discipline problems of exceptional students.
20. Oversee the collection, analysis and interpretation of evaluative data regarding exceptional students in general education settings.
21. Uphold and enforce Board policies, administrative procedures, school rules, and federal and state regulations including but not limited to
Kansas Plan for Special Education
Consolidated Plan for Federal Programs
Acceptable use of technology
Sexual and racial harassment
Child abuse reporting
22. Additional duties as assigned by building principal/Executive Director of Special Education
Term of Employment: Teacher Contract
Salary Range: Determined by placement on teacher salary schedule.
Additional days beyond the contract year will be compensated according to the negotiated agreement in effect
Evaluation Frequency: Job performance will be evaluated in accordance with state regulations and the terms established in the negotiated agreement
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000
Geary County USD 475
Nestled in the heart of the Flint Hills, USD 475 Geary County Schools serves the communities of Junction City, Fort Riley, Milford, and Grandview Plaza with 12 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 6-A academy-structured Talent Development High School, as well as a center for Innovative Studies, an 8th Grade Magnet Program, and early childhood programs. We offer outstanding professional development opportunities, access to state-of-the-art technology in every classroom, and a competitive salary package in a community with a variety of outdoor activities as well as theater, art exhibits, and hometown family-oriented events.
We invite you to find out more about our district by viewing this YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yw99Q9HleI
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000