Classroom Teacher - Windham Public Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: Special Education Teacher
Job Location: Windham High School
Beginning: Jun 24, 2022
Deadline: Aug 23, 2022**
Certificate: Comprehensive Special Education, Grades K-12 (165)
District: Windham Public Schools
Willimantic, CT 06226
Telephone: 860-465-2305
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Job Description:
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
 
The Special Education Teacher will provide IEP mandated instruction to students in a highly structured and supported classroom environment.  IEP goals will be implemented in an environment with data collection serving as a basis for instruction.  The Special Education Teacher must have the ability to develop and implement instructional and behavioral management strategies for special needs students.
 


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
 
  • Ensures safety of students
  • Follows the scope and sequence of the instructional program as defined and approved by the Windham Public Schools
  • Manages the classroom and individual student behavior to maintain an advantageous learning environment
  • Prepares lesson plans that achieve clear objectives, uses appropriate techniques, and serves the needs of all learners in the classroom
  • Maintains accurate and complete records as required
  • Conducts parent/teacher conferences
  • Assesses student learning on continual basis and identify areas of intervention if needed
  • Keeps parents up-to-date of student progress through use of interim reports, report cards, and/or conferences
  • Designs instruction to meet the needs of all students through both individual and small group settings as needed
  • Plan individual and group instruction to foster academic, social and emotional growth
  • Designs clear and specific learning assessments
  • Maintains a positive learning environment that encourages open communication between the teacher and learner
  • Maintains a positive school community image that encourages ethical student behavior
  • Maintains ongoing communication with parents
  • Prepare student education plans in consultation IEP team members
  • Design instruction, both individual and small group, which parallels the general education curriculum
  • Act as coordinator of IEP implementation with general education staff
  • Monitor student progress, participates in review and revision of IEP, as appropriate.
  • Facilitate the independence of the student as learner
  • Maintain appropriate student data and other records and submit reports as required by State and Federal law
  • Knowledge of and ability to teach several academic areas
  • Knowledge of human growth/development as related to the teaching-learning process
  • Knowledge of special education regulations and guidelines
  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships
  • Participates in professional learning by attending seminars and  workshops to improve instructional practice and positively affect student achievement
  • Maintains respect at all times for confidential information



REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
 
  • Public school experience with students displaying social/emotional/behavioral needs
  • Experience in behavior management (development and program implementation)
  • Collaborative working style
  • Ability to communicate ideas and directives clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Effective, active listening skills
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Organizational and problem solving skills



QUALIFICATIONS:
 
  • Active Special Education (165) CDE Certification required
  • Must have at least 2 years experience working with students with Autism
  • IEP data collection knowledge
  • Working knowledge of IEP Direct, preferred
  • Elementary school special education experience preferred
  • Current Physical Management Training (PMT) or Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training, preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish is an asset
 
Days:    Monday – Friday
Salary:  In accordance with the WFT contract






Apply at:
WindhamPublicSchools
WINDHAM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of the Windham Public Schools to ensure equal employment opportunity to every person regardless of  race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender; gender identity or expression, sexual preference or physical and mental disability; and to ensure equal educational opportunity for all students  and to prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, gender, sexual preference, or physical and mental disability in the school district's educational program and activities.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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