To plan, organize and design instruction and instructional environments which provide students with disabilities maximum access to the general curriculum.
· Strives to implement by instruction and action the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
· Demonstrates an appreciation for diversity among students, colleagues, and parents.
· Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences and teacher training workshops as required by the position.
· Collaborates with other educators to create the complete educational environment possible for students.
· Keeps attendance and grade records as required by school.
· Prepares for classes assigned, and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate superior.
· Establishes clear objectives for all academic and prosocial skills lessons, communicates these goals to students, and designs instruction to support students in the acquisition of these skills.
· Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
· Follows established school procedures for crisis or emergency situations.
· Develops and maintains Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students: modifies curriculum/instruction to meet the academic and behavioral/emotional needs of students as documented on IEPs.
· Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulation.
· Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required; meets with parents to discuss student progress and problems.
· Administers and interprets individual educational testing using various testing materials.
· Utilizes data to ascertain progress towards academic and behavioral/emotional goals.
· Employs a variety of research based instructional techniques and technology, to meet needs and address the strengths of the individuals or student groups involved.
· Structures a proactive classroom setting suitable to manage the emotional/behavioral deficits of the students and appropriate for their maturity and interests.
· Instructs students in positive behavioral skills which meet school behavioral skills which meet school behavioral expectations in all setting.
· Designs and implements environmental modifications and management procedures which proactively address student behavioral expectations across all settings.
· Utilizes functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and analysis to identify the function of inappropriate student behavior.
· Develops behavioral intervention plans (BIPs) and IEP goals and objectives based upon the function of the inappropriate behavior, and /or manifestations designing instructional strategies for appropriate replacement behavior.
· Utilizes appropriate positive intervention strategies to deescalate student behavioral excesses.