The position of 5th grade Special Education Teacher at the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS) elementary campus involves the following primary responsibilities:
- Provide classroom instruction for students in co-taught classrooms.
- Confer with parents, K-8 special education coordinator, special education campus lead teacher, testing specialists, social workers, and teachers to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students’ educational, physical, and social development and prepare IEPs in accordance with state, federal, and any other applicable guidelines, regulations, and/or laws.
- Collate and maintain accurate and complete student records, including preparing and delivering progress reports and report cards; creating and maintaining a weekly schedule that meets the hours of student support on your caseload; maintaining student work samples; and meeting with parents, guardians, and teachers to discuss these records.
- Collect behavioral data through conducting functional behavior analysis, classroom observations, and behavioral data collection; create, manage, and collate data on daily behavior plans; and teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification strategies, teaching social skills, and positive reinforcement.
- Plan and conduct educational activities in a constructivist environment for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate and employ highly skilled special educational instructional strategies and techniques to improve academic achievement and the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
- Implement specially designed instruction with the general education curriculum for students with disabilities, based upon a variety of instructional techniques and assistive technologies, such as computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement and accommodate student learning.
- Administer informal and formal assessments providing students with individual testing accommodations.
- Work and support students with sensory impairments and consult with teachers regarding meeting students needs within the regular education classroom.
- Engage in continuous professional development and shared learning with other professional staff.
- Work collaboratively with a diverse group of school colleagues, parents, community members, and others to support and implement the goals of the school.
- Participate fully in faculty, school-related, and special education team meetings.
Directly to K-8 Special Education Coordinator
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and T4-Certification in General Curriculum Special Education
The experience and qualifications preferred for this position include:
- Experience working with students with various learning disabilities, cognitive profiles, sensory dysfunctions, behavior disorders, speech and language impairments, gross and fine motor difficulty and medical conditions.
- Ability to develop and adapt curriculum and present lessons in various subject areas to students with disabilities.
- Demonstrated effectiveness in working with diverse groups of students, teachers, service providers and families.
- Familiarity with the common principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools.
- Experience working in an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme.
Commensurate with education and experience