Classroom Teacher - Waterbury Public Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Activities
Job Title: Special Education Teacher
Job Location: 380 Pierpont Rd Waterbury, CT 06705
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Waterbury Public Schools
Waterbury, CT 06702
Telephone: 203-346-2676
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Job Description:
JOB CLASSIFICATION TITLE:
Teacher (Special Education)
 
DEPARTMENT:
Special Education
 
INCUMBENT NAME:
 
BARGAINING UNIT CLASSIFICATION:
Waterbury Teachers’ Association CEA-NEA
 
REPORTS TO:
Building Principal or District Level Administrator
 
FLSA DESIGNATION:
Exempt
PART I - SUMMARY OF CLASSIFICATION
 
This class is accountable for providing instruction and other educational supports such as case management to special needs students and assisting them in their academic and social development.
 
PART II - MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 
A. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
 
General Experience:
 
  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
 
B. CREDENTIALS:
 
C. LICENSURES, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
 
  1. Employment in this class is conditional upon possession of a valid Connecticut State Board of Education teaching certificate/endorsement(s) appropriate to the teaching assignment.
  2. Comprehensive Special Education, K-12 – 165 endorsement.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess a current Motor Vehicle Class D Operator License.
 
D. CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
 
  1. Teachers in this job class must complete all State CEU requirements for re-certification.
 
E. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
 
  • Considerable knowledge of current best practices, laws, including due process and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and interventions regarding the education of special needs students;
  • Considerable knowledge of specific disabilities and familiarity with common children’s mental health disorders, as well as specific strategies/interventions to use in the classroom;
  • Knowledge of child development;
  • Knowledge of educational philosophy, teaching methods and approaches, and currently researched best practices and strategies;
  • Knowledge of educational testing;
  • Knowledge of learning theory, and students’ learning styles and needs, both academic and affective;
  • Knowledge of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI);
  • Skill in accommodations and adaptations for visual impairments, including reading and writing Braille, using low-vision devices, and utilizing assistive technology for vision impairments is required for some positions;
  • Skill in classroom and behavior management;
  • Skill in interpersonal relations, especially regarding working as a member of a team;
  • Skill in interpersonal relationships, and the ability to work with students and staff in stressful situations;
  • Skill in organization, and in verbal and written communications;
  • Skill in signing, cued speech, and auditory-verbal areas is required for some positions;
  • Skill in the five real-life transition areas is required for some positions;
  • Skill in transitional service planning and remedial instruction;
  • Skill in utilizing computer technology for educational purposes, including word processing;
  • Skill in working with students having a wide range of disabilities;
  • Ability to apply the principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Scientific Research Based Intervention (SRBI);

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities and duties performed by personnel so classified.
 
Waterbury Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourage both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the District when necessary.
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