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TITLE: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Secondary Teacher
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Licensed in the State of Kansas with Special Education Functional or Low Incidence endorsement
2. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the board of education may find appropriate and acceptable
REPORTS TO: Director of Special Education Cooperative and Building Administrator
JOB GOAL: To provide each student with the individually tailored help, counsel, and learning experience he/she needs to make progress toward established educational goals.
1. Collaborates with all staff to develop and implement individual educational programs for students with disabilities.
2. Determines specific learning problems, skill deficiencies, or social adjustment difficulties of students and initiates remediation programs in these areas.
3. Develops and maintains individual education plans in accordance with Kansas regulations and district policies.
4. Evaluates each student in terms of initial needs and progress toward goals.
5. Prepares progress reports and year-end evaluations, administering pre-tests and post-tests as appropriate and necessary.
6. Provides a wide range of teaching materials and equipment.
7. Counsels students in identifying and addressing their academic and social problems.
8. Establishes and maintains standards of individual student behavior.
9. Works closely with other teachers to help the students maintain satisfactory classwork, homework, and behavior.
10. Helps parents and other teachers to understand the specific needs of students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the goals and operation of the program, apprising them of concerns and progress.
11. Participates in case conferences about information on student’s abilities and needs.
12. Performs basic attendance accounting and similar record-keeping functions pertinent to the Intellectual and Developmentally Disabled (IDD) program.
13. Keeps abreast of new developments in the field by reading journals and publications, attending professional society meetings, seminars, and conferences.
14. Performs other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and length of contract to be established by the board of education.
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the board’s policy on evaluation of professional personnel.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
-Ability to develop and implement individual educational programs for students with disabilities
-Ability to evaluate each student’s needs and progress toward goals
-Ability to maintain standards of individual student behavior
Newton USD 373
The Newton Public Schools offer a wide array of programs in a hometown environment that is often not found in large metropolitan areas. USD 373 serves approximately 3,769 students including Newton, North Newton, Walton and surrounding rural areas. The teacher/pupil ratio is 1/10. Salary for first year teachers is $37,000. The mission of USD 373 is to prepare its students to be capable, contributing participants in a changing world. In addition to regular classes, Newton students have access to vocational and technical programs that are ranked among the top in the state. Schools in the district include:
1 - Early Childhood
5 - Elementary
1- 5th/6th Center
1 - Middle School
1 - High School
Professional development for teachers and staff is a high priority for the district with 100% of teachers designated "highly qualified" as defined by the Kansas Department of Education.