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Certified SPED MCK

at Farmington Municipal Schools

Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 8317
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Position:        Special Education Teacher

Supervisor:    Principal

General Job Description: The Special Education Teacher will provide instructional experiences and guidance that are academically and developmentally appropriate for each student assigned the that classroom in the least restrictive environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Communicate accurately and effectively in the content area and maintain a professional rapport with students.
  2. Utilize a variety of teaching methods and resources for each area taught.
  3. Utilize student assessment techniques and procedures.
  4. Obtain feedback from and communicate with students in a manner that enhances student learning and understanding.
  5. Comprehends the principles of student growth, development and learning, and applies them appropriately.
  6. Manage the classroom t o ensure the best use of instructional time and promote positive student behavior in a safe and healthy environment.
  7. Recognizes student diversity and creates an atmosphere conducive to the promotion of student involvement and self-concept.
  8. Demonstrate a willingness to examine and implement change, as appropriate.
  9. Work productively with colleagues, parents, and community members.
  10. Follow board policies and administrative rules and regulations.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete required special education paperwork within timelines
  • Create an atmosphere conducive to learning and self-discipline
  • Communicate accurate and up-to-date information to students in a way that enhances student learning and includes demonstrating effective reading, writing and math skills and the use of standard English
  • Communicate accurate and up-to-date information to students in a way that enhances student learning and includes demonstrating effective reading, writing and math skills and the use of standard English
  • Manage time appropriately
  • Cooperate with administration, parent, and co-workers
  • Create a positive atmosphere and arrange the physical environment of the classroom for optimum learning
  • Prepare for instruction and show written evidence of preparation
  • Take precautions to protect equipment, materials, and facilities
  • Maintain accurate and complete records as required by the school district
  • Report progress or lack thereof to parents in a timely manner.
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings
  • Complete duties (hall, bus, etc.) as assigned
  • Leave adequate preparations for a substitute
  • Develop and implement appropriate classroom management strategies while maintaining high expectation for student behavior
  • Encourage cooperation between students
  • Maintain student involvement in appropriate tasks.
  • Use and apply appropriate conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrate public relations skills
  • Use appropriate techniques, strategies and materials to achieve the desired instructional goal
  • Adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of individual students
  • Use current technology for instruction and management purposes.
  • Use diagnostic data to improve instructional programs.
  • Select, use and interpret evaluation data.
  • Make yourself available to parents, students, administration and peers as needed.
  • Attend extra curricular activities
  • Spend time beyond the school day grading and recording papers, planning instruction, etc. if needed
  • Report suspected child abuse and neglect
  • Is responsible for students on field trips
  • Act as a good role model within the context of the school
  • Supervise educational assistants, practicum students, student teacher and high school vocational lab students if needed.
  • Develop and use community and professional resources.
  • Understand and apply learning theories
  • Accept other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the supervisor.

Qualifications:     Bachelor’s degree.    A valid New Mexico teaching license with endorsements as needed.     Such alternative to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform the job and access the environment for which you are hired.  The following may be required: Sitting, standing, lifting, moving about the room or school, carrying (up to 50 pounds), reaching, squatting, kneeling, prolonged typing, physical ability to type on a keyboard terminal, and moving light furniture.

Equipment/Technology Handled: Must know how to properly operate or be willing to learn to operate all multimedia equipment including current technology. 

Work Environment: Must be able to work within various degrees of noise, temperature, and air quality.  Interruptions of work are routine.  Flexibility and patience are required.  Must be self-motivated and able to complete job assignment without direct supervision.  After hour work may be required.

Terms of Employment: Salary and work calendar established yearly by the district.

Primary Location: McKinley

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, September 30, 2019 12:00 AM
(Pacific Standard Time)