Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the board of education may find appropriate and acceptable
REPORTS TO: Director, Harvey County Special Education Cooperative; Building AdministratorJOB GOAL: To provide each student diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with the individually tailored help, counsel, and learning experiences he/she needs to make progress toward established educational goals.PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Knowledge of characteristics of children with a diagnosis of ASD as well as the development and implementation of effective programs to address students’ individual needs.
Collaborates with all staff to develop and implement individual educational programs for students with disabilities.
Determines specific learning problems, skill deficiencies, or social adjustment difficulties of students and initiates remediation programs in these areas.
Develops and maintains individual education plans in accordance with Kansas regulations and district policies.
Evaluates each student in terms of initial needs and progress toward goals.
Prepares progress reports and year-end evaluations, administering pre-tests and post-tests as appropriate and necessary.
Provides a wide range of teaching materials and equipment.
Counsels students in identifying and addressing their academic and social problems.
Establishes and maintains standards of individual student behavior.
Works closely with other teachers to help the students maintain satisfactory classwork, homework, and behavior.
Helps parents and other teachers to understand the specific problems of educationally handicapped students and the goals and operation of the program, apprising them of problems and progress.
Participates in case conferences about information on student’s abilities and needs.
Performs basic attendance accounting and similar record-keeping functions pertinent to the educationally handicapped program.
Keeps abreast of new developments in the field by reading journals and publications, attending professional society meetings, seminars, and conferences.
Develops transition plans for students age 14 and older, providing appropriate transition experiences.
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.
Newton USD 373
Newton USD 373
Job Start Date: August-1-2019 Applications Due By: July-31-2019
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.