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Middle School Special Education Teacher

Company: Green Dot Public Schools
Location: Beaumont
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

OPPORTUNITYThe opportunity to serve as a special education teacher with the Green Dot family is one of a kind. You will learn and grow alongside committed and passionate special education professionals that believe that equal access is the key to building the most effective and comprehensive programs for students with disabilities. We are committed to providing educators with the tools necessary to provide the best quality services to our students with disabilities. It is for this reason that we have developed a collaborative approach between teachers, school psychologists, paraprofessionals, school administrators, and all other service providers that are part of the service delivery model for our schools. As a learning organization, we are committed in the coaching of our special education teachers in the areas of compliance, program development, and collaboration. In Green Dot we believe that the inclusion of our teachers within our learning community is crucial to ensure our students' success.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIESDirect Instruction/Direct Services> Provide support in all academic, behavior, transition areas and effectively instruct students in a small group setting (i.e., academic success class) and/or the regular education classroom in collaboration with the general education teacher> Provide instruction and services for those pupils whose needs have been identified in an Individualized Education Program (IEP)> Work as part of interdisciplinary team and within content areas plans accommodations/modifications necessary to provide access to students with disabilities to the core curriculum and/or alternative curriculum and behavior support plans> Co-teach general education classes to increase service delivery for special education students in the general education classroom> Provide consultation services as follows but not limited to: (1) utilization of evaluation data for the accommodation and modification of instruction and curriculum (2); identification and assessment of behavior patterns in pupils (3) application of effective classroom management techniques; (4) identification of resources appropriate to individuals with exceptional needs to regular staff members, parents, and parents/guardians> Collaborate with parents, administrators, testing specialists, school psychologist, social workers, and professionals to develop and monitor individual educational plans designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social development> Provide direct support to student success teams (SST) and 504 teams by developing intervention plans for at-risk-students> Provide workshops and professional development for staff in special education procedures/guidelines, accommodation/modification techniques and methodologies on how to serve students with exceptional needs in the general education setting> Provide paraprofessionals with training in special education guidelines and implementation of students' IEPs. Monitor paraprofessionals by developing system of accountability to ensure service delivery adhering to special education program requirements> Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress. Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve students' behavioral and academic problemsCoordination of IEPs/Services> Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare IEPs for students on caseload, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations> Participate as a member of the IEP team in decisions regarding placement and in the development of an individualized education program for students with disabilities. Analyzes data when revising IEPs to provide accurate present level of performance> Coordinate: referrals and assessment procedures, IEP team meetings, the implementation of special education services provided to students with exceptional needs, collection of relevant information for those students referred to the IEP team, organization and distribution of special education media and materials for resources in regular classroomsIn Addition, All Green Dot Educators Are Expected To> Exhibit and uphold Green Dot core values> Create a culture of learning in your classroom> Engage in data-driven planning and assessment of student learning> Establish a culture of respect and rapport with the students which supports the students' emotional safety> Facilitate rigorous learning by delivering cognitively engaging lessons that incorporate GDPS instructional methodologies> Engage in critical reflection, constantly revising practice to increase effectiveness> Participate in a professional community across your school site and the Green Dot Network> Develop partnerships within the community by communicating with families and bringing to bear resources that support student success in college, leadership, and lifeQUALIFICATIONS> A Bachelor's degree is required> You have a growth mindset and love of learning> You hold (or will hold by July 2022) a valid and appropriate teaching license in the state of Texas> You have strong content knowledge, pedagogical understanding, and the capacity to plan and deliver instruction to meet the needs of students> You display a relentless commitment to and high standards for high quality execution> You are passionate and demonstrate a high level of personal responsibility towards ambitious goals> You have excellent collaborative and organizational skills> You have excellent verbal and written communication skills> You have a strong ethical base and self-awareness> You are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot's mission and the communities we serve> You will need to pass a background check at time of offerCOMPENSATIONOur teacher salary scale ranges from $51,000 to $72,00 based on years of experience. In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance and TRS participation, as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.

Keywords: Green Dot Public Schools, Beaumont , Middle School Special Education Teacher, Education / Teaching , Beaumont, Texas

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