Purpose: The Gifted Instructor creates a positive learning environment to facilitate the personal, social, and intellectual development of students. In order to respond to the individual needs and abilities of students, the Gifted Instructor must work closely with the staff, administration, and parents of the school district.
Responsible to: Principal
Payment rate: According to negotiated agreement
1. Bachelors Degree from an accredited college/university.
2. Current Kansas State Special Education Teaching Certificate with at least provisional certification in education of the Gifted on file in the Central Office.
3. Health and Inoculation Certificate on file in the Central Office (after employment offer is made).
4. Desire to continue career improvement by enhancing skills and job performance.
1. Ability to facilitate the personal, social, and intellectual development of students.
2. Ability to establish a positive learning environment and respond to the individual educational needs of students.
3. Ability to ensure all activities conform to Federal, State, and District guidelines.
4. Ability to communicate and work effectively and cooperatively with members of the school district and community.
5. Ability to operate all equipment appropriately as required.
6. Ability to react to change and frequent interruptions in a productive and positive manner, and handle other tasks as assigned.
7. Ability to advocate with staff and administration for best practices to meet the needs of identified students.
8. Ability to work to implement the vision and mission of the school district.
Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:
1. Requires some travel.
2. Must occasionally work in noisy and crowded environments, with numerous interruptions.
3. Needs to be flexible regarding scheduling, working conditions and locations.
4. Ability to be mobile, and perform activities that require physical exertion.
5. Requires stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching and turning.
1. Ability to assist in the early recognition, planning of educational practices, and prevention of educational problems.
2. Ability to participate as a team member in the comprehensive evaluation, review, and re-evaluation process.
3. Ability to participate in the development of student IEP’s.
4. Ability to plan and implement effective lessons based on student IEP’s, using time, materials and resources effectively.
5. Ability to observe required program guidelines as defined by the Kansas Plan for Special Education and the Turner Special Education Procedural Manual.
6. Ability to monitor student progress and make informed, timely educational decisions.
7. Ability to motivate students through effective communication and evaluative feedback.
8. Ability to display a thorough knowledge of curriculum and subject matter, and instructional practices and programs.
9. Ability to demonstrate awareness of the needs of students and provide for individual educational differences.
10. Ability to set high expectations for student achievement and behavior.
11. Ability to demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with others.
12. Ability to establish and maintain a positive climate for learning through appropriate classroom management.
13. Ability to plan and implement transitional programs for students.
14. Ability to consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and others concerning the educational needs of students and special services that are available.
15. Ability to refer students and their families to appropriate community agencies and services in collaboration with other team members.
16. Ability to cooperate with agencies serving students and their families.
17. Ability to assist teachers in the development and implementation of curriculum modifications and appropriate classroom strategies.
18. Ability to assist with public awareness activities which lead to a better understanding of the needs of exceptional children.
19. Ability to assist students in developing feelings of self-worth.
20. Ability to order and maintain an adequate inventory of materials and supplies according to current budget.
21. Ability to maintain appropriate, confidential records and provide timely reports.
22. Ability to keep current on new information, innovative ideas, and techniques by attending staff development activities and participating in professional growth opportunities.
23. Ability to observe and follow all school district policies during all activities.
24. Ability to obtain advance approval for all special activities and expenditures according to the current budget.
25. Ability to respond to information requests in a cooperative, courteous, and timely manner.
26. Ability to keep personnel information and records confidential.
27. Ability to implement and follow all District health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.
28. Ability to perform other duties and assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Principal and Supervisor of Special Services according to negotiated agreement.
Terms of Employment: Academic year as assigned.
Evaluation: Performance effectiveness evaluated in accordance with Kansas Statutes and Board of Education Policy.
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