Early Childhood Special Education Teacher -





Job Goal: The Early Childhood Special Education Teacher in the Wyandotte County Infant-­Toddler Services
program serves eligible infants and toddlers and their families in home and community-­based
settings. The ECSE teacher engages in evaluation- program planning- caregiver coaching- and
team collaboration in order to work toward family-­identified outcomes for each child- taking
particular team leadership in cognitive development- behavior management- and the development
of routines.

• Conduct intake and screening visits (to determine eligibility for services) at the family’s home-
child care or other natural setting
• Work as a transdisciplinary team member to collaboratively serve eligible infants and toddlers
• Participate in team evaluations to determine the eligibility of referred children
• Participate in team assessment to determine the functional developmental
strengths/challenges of eligible children
• Work together with families and other team members to develop appropriate Individualized
Family Service Plans (IFSPs) based upon family-­identified priorities
• Deliver ongoing home and community based intervention based upon the IFSP utilizing a
coaching model of caregiver support
• Provide and seek coaching and consultation to team members in the service of all children in
the program
• Complete appropriate documentation for accountability- billing- and communication with other
• Provide Family Service Coordination including management of the intervention process as
well as referral to and collaboration with other community resources for assigned families

• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively through written and spoken language
• Ability to work collaboratively with team members of other disciplines (e.g. SLP- OT- PT- SW-
Nurse- Interpreter)
• Maintains files and/or records (e.g. progress reports- activity logs- billing information-
treatment plans- required documentation- quarterly reports- screening results- etc.) for the
purpose of ensuring the availability of information as required for reference and/or
• Ability to work in partnership with parents/family members
• Ability to apply new skills/information to existing practices
• Ability to manage time efficiently to encompass activities in and out of the office
• Ability to prioritize to meet deadlines
• Ability to work in a variety of home and community settings including the ability to
ascend/descend stairs
• Ability to work comfortably in a variety of positions including seated on the floor
• Ability to carry or pull materials/equipment up to 20 lbs. a distance of up to 100 yds.


• Licensure from the Kansas State Department of Education in Early Childhood Special
Education- Early Childhood-­Unified- or provisional licensure leading to full licensure
(pending KSDE approval)
• Evidence of successful experience in the evaluation and education of young children
with disabilities or developmental delays
• Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education or related field resulting in KS
Physical/Environmental / Other
• Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle

COMMUNICATION/ORGANIZATION: Maintains communication with staff- other school personnel-
and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of
students. Utilizes technology effectively in the performance of duties. Maintains confidentiality
regarding student records. Performs other related work as required.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete
variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of
instructions furnished in written- oral- diagram- or schedule form.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and analyze and interpret general professional journals-
technical procedures- or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports- general curriculum and
learning theories- correspondence- and protocols. Ability to effectively present information and
respond to questions from groups of administrators- staff- parents- students- and the general public.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential

While performing the duties of this job- the employee is regularly required to sit- walk- stand and
talk or hear. Ability to work in a variety of home and community settings including the ability to
ascend/descent stairs. Ability to work comfortably in a variety of positions including seated on the
floor. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must
occasionally carry or push items of 20 pounds such as pushing on a bike or wheelchair- or
moving/rearranging furniture. While performing the duties of the job the employee visits students’
homes. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision- distance vision- and depth

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative
of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this
environment. Is directly responsible for students’ safety- work output and well-­being. Potential
exposure to biological hazards and other conditions. May face hazards on the road traveling to and
from home visits.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to Early
Intervention Program;; ability to plan and implement activities/strategies/interventions based on the
needs of the students. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
students- peers- parents and community;; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral


SALARY: Based on KCKPS Salary Schedule


REPORT TO: Program Coordinator- WCITS

EVALUATION: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Board of Education policy




This job description has been approved by all levels of management:


Manager _______________________________________________


HR ___________________________________________________


Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements- essential functions and duties of the position.



Employee _____________________________ Date ____________



Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 09/23/2019

Job Contact Information

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Employer Information

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools USD 500 www.kckps.org

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is an exceptional urban system using an array of innovative teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of our students with a vigorous professional development program designed to support our teachers.


Employer Address: 2010 N. 59th St. Kansas City, Kansas

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