Special Education Teacher
Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies
SUMMARY: The Special Education Teacher is responsible for working with students with disabilities. The special education teacher works within the general education setting as well as in an educational resource room setting. The position is responsible for developing and implementing IEPs as well as providing academic and/or behavioral support to students with disabilities as well as those thought to have a disability. The teacher would be responsible to administer, gather and interpret data for assessment purposes. The position works with general education, services providers, administrators, paraprofessionals, and families.
• Bachelor’s of Degree, must possess a current Minnesota license in Special Education.
• Maintain a high level of competence, exercise discreet judgement and honors confidentiality.
• Strong understanding of Special Education law, due process and compliance.
• Must possess excellent organizational skills and flexibility.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must have a driver’s license and must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance policy.
• Compliance with Mille Lacs Band drug and alcohol policy.
• Compliance with Federal background check, per policy.
• Mille Lacs Band/American Indian member preference.
• Must have current driver’s license, reliable personal transportation, proof of current insurance coverage, and insurability under the Band’s Auto Insurance Policy.
• Pass a background check.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develops, implements and communicates student Individualized Educational Plans.
- Works with students to enhance academic achievement.
- Designs/Modifies and aligns curriculum to meet the individual student needs.
- Member of the Child Study Team (CST).
- Communicates with parents/guardians per the IEP or as needs arise.
- Responsible for imputing and monitoring grades, attendance, behavior, and communications with families in the student information system (NASIS).
- Works with general education teachers to modify curriculum and strategies as needed.
- Provides interdisciplinary individual and group experiences for students with disabilities.
- Fosters in students a positive attitude toward all curriculum areas.
- Creates a healthy, safe, welcoming and comfortable learning environment that supports students’ growth and development.
- Works with students to help them learn self-advocacy skills.
- Keeps accurate records pertaining to student growth. Prepares student progress reports.
- Completes on-going student assessments and presents to parents regularly.
- Observes students regularly and makes modifications in individualized plans to ensure success for all students.
- Promotes and maintains appropriate behavior in classroom.
- Develops individualized curriculum appropriate for students in the program.
- Plans, organizes and implements a variety of learning experiences to meet stated curriculum objectives and individual student needs.
- Coordinates with classroom teachers and staff to incorporate applicable academic modifications into students’ classroom curriculum.
PARENTS AND COMMUNITY:
Ensures all parent information and consent requirements are met.
Develops a positive relationship with parents by establishing and maintaining open communication
Provides parents with tools and information to encourage student growth in the home.
Conducts parent meetings and individual parent conferences with all parents as required by law and best practices.
Participates in planning and attends various school events.
- Maintains student educational records in accordance with current laws, regulations and grants.
- Maintains the documentation and reporting requirements of the school.
- Maintains and improves professional competence by participating in faculty meetings, team meetings as a member and facilitator, in-service training, staff committees and other appropriate professional activities.
- Networks with other providers.
• The work is typically performed in an office setting with only normal physical demands necessary to accomplish the work.
• The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts, which require normal safety precautions in an office setting, meeting room or commercial carrier. The work will require some travel to Pine Grove.
• Scheduled school year typically day time hours (usually 8am -4pm) with some need to attend meetings, trainings and school events after hours and to maintain work load requirements as a salaried employee.