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Secondary Adaptive Behavior Teacher (6-12)

Sealy ISD

This is a Contract position in Sealy, TX posted May 26, 2020.

Primary Purpose:Provide special education students with learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Develop or modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to match student ability levels. Work in self-contained, team, departmental, or itinerant capacity as assigned. Provide support and training for teachers, staff, and parents to address and manage children with challenging behaviors.Qualifications:Education/Certification:Bachelor’s degree from accredited universityValid Texas teaching certificate with required special education endorsements for assignmentsCPI Certified (or ability to obtain certification)Special Knowledge/Skills:Knowledge of special needs of students in assigned areaKnowledge of Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process and Individual Education Plan (IEP) goal setting and implementationKnowledge of behavior and social skill intervention techniques and methodologyAbility to work with students with pervasive developmental disabilitiesAbility to develop and deliver training to adult learnersStrong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skillsExperience:1 year experience as a special education teacherSalary:Pay Grade: S1 ($49,000 – $54,000)Days: 187Wage Status: ExemptReports to:Special Education Director and Campus PrincipalsMajor Responsibilities and Duties:Instructional Strategies1. Collaborate with students, parents, and other members of staff to develop IEP through the ARD Committee process for each student assigned.2. Implement an instructional, therapeutic, or skill development program for assigned students and show written evidence of preparation as required.3. Conduct assessment of student learning styles. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.4. Present subject matter effectively and according to guidelines established by IEP. Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media including technology to meet the needs and capabilities of each student assigned5. Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular curricula as needed and assist special education students in regular classes with assignments.6. Participate in ARD Committee meetings on a regular basis.7. Participate in selection of books, equipment, and other instructional media.Student Growth and Development8. Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing.9. Provide or supervise personal care, medical care, and feeding of students as stated in IEP.10. Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned. Sponsor outside activities approved by campus principal.11. Consult district and outside resource people regarding education, social, medical, and personal needs of students.Classroom Management and Organization12. Create classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.13. Manage student behavior and administer discipline including intervening in crisis situations and physically restraining students as necessary according to IEP.14. Consult with classroom teachers regarding management of student behavior according to IEP.15. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.16. Plan and assign the work of teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s) and oversee completion.Other17. Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.18. Maintain professional relationships with parents, students, and colleagues.19. Participate in staff development activities to improve job-related skills.20. Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, district, and school regulations and policies for special education teachers.21. Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.22. Attend and participate in faculty meetings and serve on staff committees as required.23. Consult with district and outside resources regarding education, social, medical, and personal needs of students.24. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.25. Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, district, and school regulations and policies for special education.Program Management26. Collaborate with teachers to design and develop behavioral intervention plans (BIP) and provide support to instructional staff in implementing BIPs and classroom management strategies.27. Monitor the effectiveness of behavior intervention plans and recommend changes as needed.28. Conduct functional behavioral assessment (FBA) based on observation of students in school, home, and community environments. Work with school staff and parents in teaching socially acceptable behaviors to students based on individual needs.29. Participate in admission, review, and dismissal (ARD) committee meetings. Work collaboratively with parents, teachers, and other staff members to ensure success in meeting individual educational plan (IEP) goals.30. Manage student behavior and administer discipline including intervening in crisis situations and physically restraining students as necessary according to IEP.Training and Staff Development31. Identify staff development needs, develop and present training, and coach campus personnel to continually develop and enhance behavioral assessment and intervention skills.32. Provide behavior management training for parents as needed.Supervisory Responsibilities:Classroom Instructional AideMental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:Tools/Equipment Used: Personal computer and peripherals, and other instructional equipmentPosture: Prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twistingMotion: Frequent walkingLifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds); may require occasional heavy lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities, control behavior through physical restraint, assist non-ambulatory students, and lift and move adaptive and other classroom equipmentEnvironment: Work inside, may work outside; regular exposure to noise; exposure to biological hazardsMental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; may work prolonged or irregular hoursThis list is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.