Special Education Teacher
Plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for students with disabilities in a variety of educational settings. Responsible for creating a flexible program and learning environment that provides specialized instruction for students with disabilities, such that the students benefit from the general education curriculum to the greatest extent possible when supported with supplemental aides, accommodations, and other needed supports.
Must possess or be eligible for a Virginia teaching license with a special education endorsement in general curriculum K-12. Candidate must possess leadership and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, parents, and staff.
Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment. Work collaboratively with general education teacher to provide instruction in an inclusive setting. Employ special education strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory. Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests. Teach socially acceptable behavior, as determined by the students' individualized education programs (IEP) by employing techniques in an overall positive behavioral support system. Modify the general education curriculum for students with disabilities based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies. Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop individualized education plans (IEPs) designated to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development. Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students. Develop plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students in inclusive classroom settings. Provide crisis intervention, as needed, for students and those in inclusive classrooms. Assist in collection of data for providing appropriate classroom interventions.
Apply online at www.halifax.k12.va.us