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ELEMENTARY SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER (2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR) (#202201706)

Castle Rock School District (learn more)

EDUCATIONAL SERVICE DIST 112

Castle Rock, Washington (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3956281
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: July 6, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

General Responsibilities
Castle Rock School District #401 is excited to announce the opening of multiple elementary teaching positions in Special Education for the 2022-23 school year. Candidates must hold the proper Washington State credentials and/or endorsement. Applicants must meet current ESSA standards for highly qualified teachers. For salary information, please contact the Castle Rock School District Human Resources department, (360) 501-2940.

Special Education Teachers will guide students in their social, emotional, and academic development and ensure that all staff are aware of unique student needs identified in each student’s IEP. The primary focus will be classroom instruction and social and emotional development. Candidates will be responsible for ensuring services are delivered with fidelity and will collaborate with classroom teachers, other Special Education teachers, Principal and the Special Education Director..

Essential Functions/Other Functions
Essential Functions:
  1. Provides services as written in the Individual Education Program (IEP).
  2. Maintains current IEPs.
  3. Coordinates with other members of the IEP team (including related service providers) to ensure that services are provided as written in the IEP.
  4. Coordinates with regular education teachers to ensure compliance regarding accommodations and modifications.
  5. Schedules IEP meetings and ensures the appropriate stakeholders are invited and present.
  6. Ensures that IEPs are compliant with federal, state and district guidelines.
  7. Provides procedural safeguards, meeting notice and prior written notice to the parents each year.
  8. Provides quarterly reports to parents/guardians regarding progress towards all IEP goals.
  9. Retrieves IEP information sheets distributed to regular education staff at the end of the school year.
  10. Ensures all students participate in state testing.
  11. Administers and develops subject specific assessments for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans.
  12. 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.
  13. Assess student progress towards learning targets, objectives, expectations and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents and administration.
  14. Demonstrates and differentiates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual students.
  15. Directs instructional aides for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of the students.
  16. Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
  17. Monitors students for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
  18. Participates in a variety of meetings and professional development activities for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions and to improve student achievement.
  19. Seeks out and participates in ongoing professional learning opportunities within and outside the school that generally address needs identified through examination of evidence of instruction effectiveness.
  20. Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, lesson plans following scope and sequence, correspondence with parents and students, examinations, and quizzes, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
  21. Reports incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, harassment, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment and adhering to state law and board policies.
  22. Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
  23. Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines or requirements of state and district.
  24. Directs paraeducators for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students.
  25. Maintains attendance and grade records.
  26. Maintains relationships with colleagues that are characterized by mutual support, respect and cooperation.
  27. Involves families in setting goals and expectations for individual students learning and development.
  28. Communicates expectations for individual students to families and works with them to develop and monitor strategies at home to support students in achieving those goals.
  29. Communicates with families regarding individual student learning and progress.
  30. Responds fully to families’ concern about students, and follows up by providing information about progress or changes.
  31. Contributes to improvement efforts within the school.
  32. Demonstrates the consistent use of proven, research-based strategies for effective classroom management, lesson planning, flexible grouping, active student engagement, and instructional delivery.
Other Functions:
  1. Fulfill all other responsibilities as assigned by building administrator and/or special education director
Competencies:
  1. Perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percent, and/or ratios.
  2. Read a variety of manuals; writes documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others.
  3. Understand multi-step written and oral instructions.
  4. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: recordkeeping principles and office equipment/software.
  5. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  6. Manages difficult or emotional situations. Responds promptly to student, staff and public needs.
  7. Maintains Confidentiality; creates and maintains a positive and conductive work environment.
  8. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  9. High ethical standards, treats people with respect and courtesy.
  10. Strong organizational skills.
  11. High level of professionalism, approaches others in a tactful and positive manner.
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Must hold a current Washington State teaching certificate with Special Education endorsement.
  2. First Aid/CPR certification or willingness to obtain.
  3. Training in de-escalation techniques and restraint or willingness to be trained in district adopted practices.
  4. Understanding of current State and Federal laws pertaining to the education of students with disabilities.
  5. Experience in like position preferred.
  6. Experience with positive behavior intervention techniques.
Working Conditions/Employment Requirements
Working Conditions:
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 25% sitting, 10% walking, and 65% standing. The job is performed under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Employment Requirements:
  1. Successfully complete Washington State Patrol background check. Employee is responsible for cost of background check.
  2. All CRSD Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by hire date. Failure to submit proof of vaccination or qualify for a reasonable accommodation will result in withdrawal of job offer.
Castle Rock School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 3
  • Job Categories: Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Special Education > General Special Education
  • Job Requirements

    • Must hold a current Washington State teaching certificate with Special Education endorsement.
      First Aid/CPR certification or willingness to obtain.
      Training in de-escalation techniques and restraint or willingness to be trained in district adopted practices.
      Understanding of current State and Federal laws pertaining to the education of students with disabilities.
      Experience in like position preferred.
      Experience with positive behavior intervention techniques.
    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Mayra Najera, HR Coordinator
    • 2500 NE 65th Ave
    • Vancouver, Washington 98661

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