CHARLOTTESVILLE CITY SCHOOLS
Job Title: Special Education Teacher
Location: Various Locations
Reports to: Principal and/or Assistant Principal
FLSA Status: Exempt
Position is responsible for creating a classroom environment favorable to learning and personal growth of every student; establishing effective rapport with students; motivating students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for becoming a responsible citizen in accordance with each pupil’s ability; and to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND ASSIGNED TASKS:
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Thorough knowledge of subject(s) taught; thorough knowledge of special education principles, practices and procedures; thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching; thorough knowledge of school division rules, regulations and procedures; ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior; ability to deliver articulate oral presentations and written reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, students, administration and parents; experience working with middle school students with special needs; and experience in a collaborative setting and case management.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Candidate must be a graduate of an accredited college or university and possess or be eligible to acquire appropriate license(s) and/or endorsements for the position as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Candidates must possess demonstrated leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, staff, administrators, and parents. The candidate must possess good moral character and is expected to be a role model, in and out of school.
Duties performed typically in school settings to include: classrooms, gymnasium, cafeteria, auditorium, and recreational areas. Frequent walking, standing, stooping, lifting, up to approximately 30 pounds, and occasional lifting of equipment and/or materials weighing up to approximately 40 pounds may be required. Other limited physical activities may be required. Occasional travel with students on field trips may be necessary. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for preparing and analyzing written or computer data, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise and hazards. Occasional movement of students by wheelchairs and other mechanical devices may be required. Regular instruction to special needs children may be necessary. Daily personal and close contact with children to provide classroom management and learning environment support is required. Frequent contact with parents by phone and in person is necessary. Occasional contact with medical professionals may be required.
Performance will be evaluated on the ability and effectiveness in carrying out the above responsibilities by building administrators.
Tagged as: Coach, Teacher, Trainer
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