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Damon ISD - Special Education Teacher - AU classroom 2019-2020

Job Details

Region: 4
School District/Employer: Damon ISD
District Category/Employer: Campus
Position: Teacher
Assignment Level: Level
  • Elementary
Area
  • Special Education
Job Title: Special Education Teacher - AU classroom 2019-2020
School: Damon ISD
Campus Description: Damon Elementary, a member of the Greater Gulf Coast Cooperative.
Date Posted: 3/14/2019
Deadline: Until Filled
Openings: 1
Commitment: Full Time
Description/Notes: Special Education Teacher - AU Classroom
Responsible for the instructional program and guidance of students needing special education services in an autism program.
Special Knowledge/Skills:
Knowledge of structured teaching strategies specific to students with Autism.
Extensive knowledge of effective instructional practices for students with severe cognitive and other developmental disabilities.
Proficient in developing and implementing effective behavior intervention plans for students with moderate to severe behavior concerns.
Proficient in collecting data to establish strengths, needs, and goals for specially designed instruction.
Qualifications/Skills:
Experience working with students with disabilities.
Proficient in developing and implementing effective behavior intervention plans for students with moderate to severe behavior concerns.
Proficient in collecting data to establish strengths, needs, and goals for specially designed instruction based on enrolled grade level standards and functional needs, as well as progress monitoring.
Physical capacity to lift, transfer and otherwise assist students with physical disabilities (e.g. ability to lift 50 lbs).
Trained in de-escalation and restraint techniques as required by the district.
Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Proficient in the effective use of technology.
Ability to work effectively with both adults and children.
Major Duties and Instructional Strategies/Responsibilities:
Adhere to the cooperative’s and district's philosophy of instruction. Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of district's curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required.
Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in student learning styles. Present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
Participate in the identification/evaluation of learner competencies.
Recommend appropriate goals/objectives for learner needs.
Ability to develop and write the students' IEPs.
Follow specific instructional objectives based on the student's learning style.
Implement new methodologies, philosophies, and innovations.
Student Growth and Development:
Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned.
Sponsor outside activities approved by campus principal.
Be a positive role model for students and support the mission of the school district.
Assist with needs of students with physical disabilities.
Classroom Management and Organization
Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social and emotional development of students. Manage student behavior in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities. Assist in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
Attend required meetings and complete required reports.
Communication:
Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers. Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.
Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
Collaborate with others to provide for learner needs.
Consult with parents and other appropriate school personnel concerning each student's intellectual, academic, social, emotional and physical development.
Professional Growth and Development:
Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills. Keep informed of and comply with state, district and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
Compile, maintain and file all physical and computerizes reports, records and other documents required.
Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
Other:
Perform other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
None
Equipment Used:
Computer, copy machine and audio-visual machines, sensory equipment
Mental Demands:
Maintain emotional control under stress.
Work with frequent interruptions.
Working Conditions:
Physical-Demands include but not limited to: Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing. Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desk, and other classroom equipment.
Damon Independent School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status or disability.
The preceding statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required. By applying for this position, I acknowledge that I have read and understood the job description listed above.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field.
Valid Texas Teacher Certificate or Teaching Certificate from out of state, valid in Texas, appropriate for the position.
ESL Certification required during the 1st year if it has not already been obtained.
Certification must meet requirements for becoming and remaining qualified for this position in a manner required by Federal and/or State law.
Experience working with students with disabilities.
Proficient in developing and implementing effective behavior intervention plans for students with moderate to severe behavior concerns.
Proficient in collecting data to establish strengths, needs, and goals for specially designed instruction based on enrolled grade level standards and functional needs, as well as progress monitoring.
Physical capacity to lift, transfer and otherwise assist students with physical disabilities (e.g. ability to lift 50 lbs).
Trained in de-escalation and restraint techniques as required by the district.
Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
Proficient in the effective use of technology.
Ability to work effectively with both adults and children.
Salary Range: Based on experience
Benefits:
How To Apply: Complete application at the link below, and email with resume, letters of recommendation, and certification(s) to dhayward@damonisd.net https://www.damonisd.net/files/user/23/file/Employment%20Application%20Damon%20ISD.pdf

Contact Person:

Name: David Hayward
Email: dhayward@damonisd.net
Address: P.O. Box 429
City: Damon
State: TX
Zip: 77430-0429
Phone: (936) 870-6835
Fax: (979) 742-3275