Employer: Harney County School District #3
JOB SUMMARY: The Resource/Special Education Teacher serves as a specialist who facilitates the development of programs for students who require support services in order to benefit from regular education. She/he provides students with individually designed instruction in academic subjects, cognitive processing, and appropriate social and life skills. In addition to these specific individualized programs, the teacher may assist regular classroom teachers with selection of appropriate curricula and the development of behavior management programs. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A valid and current Oregon Teaching License through TSPC.Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in special education.Possession of a valid first aid card.Blood borne pathogen training. QUALIFICATIONS: Works well with others from diverse backgrounds.Focuses on solving conflict; maintaining confidentiality; listening to others without interrupting; keeping emotions under control; remaining open to others’ ideas and contributing to building and promoting a positive team spirit in the school and community.Demonstrated ability to successfully work with adolescent students and public.Ability to communicate fluently verbally and in writing in English. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, staff or members of the community.Ability to draft simple correspondence and some routine reports.Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.Strong knowledge and demonstrated proficiency of computer usage and ability to use, e-mail, internet software and word processing software.Ability to type accurately and proficiently.Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.Ability to appropriately communicate with students, teachers, parents, members of the community and others including vendors, law enforcement and other agencies.Ability to exercise good judgment and work in an environment with constant interruptions. JOB REQUIREMENTS – (May include, but are not limited to the following): Meet district, state, and federal requirements, including; displays knowledge of procedures, policies, and regulations, incorporates requirements into work habits, follows corrective procedures, maintains proper and sufficient documentation.Conduct specialized student assessments and evaluations, including; is well-versed in a multitude of measurement techniques, selects appropriate measurement tools, is accurate and complete in clerical aspects of measurement, clearly communicates analysis of results and recommendations clearly.Establish and facilitate meetings and discussions, including; identifies situations requiring group discussion, organizes and facilitates effective meetings, involving all participants, follows up and monitors any intended actions and outcomes.Consult with others to develop plan that guide appropriate instruction and other services for students, including; works effectively as a member of a team, contributes creative solutions to problems, assumes case management responsibilities when necessary, uses training and experience to support classroom instruction.Utilize support personnel, including; determines skills and abilities of assigned support personnel, delegates duties to provide the most effective opportunities for students, monitors the effectiveness of the support personnel and provides direction and training as needed, supervises interns as needed.Demonstrates responsiveness in supporting teachers’ instructional needs, including; supports instruction by being aware of teachers’ resource needs, searches out and provides, or makes teachers aware of, available and appropriate learning resources, consults with teachers regarding appropriate use of resources.Provide effective direct service to students, families, and colleagues, including; takes initiative in determining needed services, provides developmentally appropriate face-to-face services, based on the staff member’s recognized level of competence, displays unconditionally positive regard with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds, displays flexibility in the nature and location of services provided, communicates skillfully to each audience.Engages in the determination of and provision of primary prevention activities when needed, including; recognizes need for prevention, involves others in the planning and delivery of prevention activities, performs prevention, follow-up, and program evaluation activities.Creates and/or coordinates school-wide or community programs to support students and families, including; demonstrates thorough knowledge of a variety of developmental assets , resiliency/protective factors, and related community supports, engages in a variety of activities to create programs that support students and families, evaluates intended outcomes of programs created.Participate in professional in-service and ongoing training to further develop specialized skills.Fulfills all other related duties as assigned.Fulfills working conditions and physical effort listed below.Demonstrates proficiency in planning and preparation of instruction for students.Create an environment of respect and create a culture of learning through proficient classroom procedures and appropriate management of student behavior.Demonstrates proficient strategies for instruction, including; communication with students, using questioning techniques, use of engagement strategies and demonstrating flexibility and responsiveness to student instructional needs.Demonstrates professional responsibilities, including; reflecting on teaching, maintaining accurate records, communication with families, participating in a professional learning community, growing and developing professionally, and demonstrating professionalism.Supervisory responsibilities include educational assistants assigned to the program.