(Brief Synopsis-full description upon request) The job of Certified Teacher in Special Education (K-12) or Secondary Core Content areas was established for the purpose/s of providing instruction, assessment and program planning for Special Education or Secondary students who are blind/visually impaired or with additional disabilities. To include monitoring and evaluating student progress and behavior; researching, obtaining and providing instructional materials for special education services; serving as a resource for students, parents, school personnel and community organizations and working within a multi-disciplinary instructional environment. This job reports to Principal/Superintendent.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Adapts classroom work for the purpose of providing students with accessible instructional materials that address individualized learning plans within established lesson plans.
Administers developmental testing programs, subject specific assessments, etc. for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans.
Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations; student`s achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals (e.g. behavioral, motor development and communication skills, academic needs, vocational abilities, etc.) for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration.
Collaborates with TSVIs, COMS, other school personnel, parents and a variety of community resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established classroom objectives in support of the school mission statement.
Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject- specific assignments for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual student needs.
Directs assistant teachers, student teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers and/or student workers for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.
Monitors students’ behavior/activities in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
Participates in and/or coordinates a variety of meetings (e.g. PLC, IEP, Department, School) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
Reports incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to school policies.
Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the purpose of resolving issues, providing information and/or direction.
Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit. .
Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in education or a related field.
Must be eligible or possess Kansas Professional License or with appropriate endorsement for Special Education or other Core Content areas.
Must be willing to obtain TSVI certification as Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments within 3 years of hire date.
Prefer a minimum of 2 years’ teaching experience.
Educational/classroom environment .
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Upon offer of employment background checks will be conducted via the KS Bureau of Investigation, KS Dept. of Children and Family Services, the Dru Sjodin National Sexual Offender Registry and Backgrounds Plus. Also a Tuberculosis test & Health Certificate must be passed upon offer of employment (cost borne by employee).
Certification in Contracted Braille, preferred or ability to obtain within three (3) years from date of hire.
CONTACT: Tom Burdolski, Human Resources
Kansas State School for the Blind
1100 State Ave. , Kansas City, Kansas 66102