Special Education Teacher -Travis Science Academy
Company: Temple Independent School District
Posted on: May 3, 2021
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 student ability levels. Work in self-contained, team,
departmental, or itinerant capacity as assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
- Plans curriculum and prepares individual educational plans
(IEP's) and other instructional materials to meet individual needs
of students, considering state and school requirements, and
physical, emotional, and academics levels of development.
- Confers with parents, administrators, testing specialists,
social workers, and others to develop individual educational
program for students.
- Instructs students in all academic subjects as specified by
- Creates learning materials geared to each student's ability and
- Maintains an inventory of special education equipment.
- Instructs students to improve sensory-motor and
perceptual-motor development, perception, memory, language,
cognition, and social and emotional development.
- Develops and implements plans for curriculum program which
provides for effective teaching strategies.
- Works with students to increase motivation, provide consistent
reinforcement to learning, continuous assessment of level of
functioning, and continuous feedback to students for all learning
- Works with parents to accept and develop skills in dealing with
student's learning impairment.
- Instructs students with observable orthopedic impairments, as
well as those with an internal impairment, such as heart
- Arranges and adjusts tools. Work aids, and equipment utilized
by students in classroom such as specially equipped worktables,
computers, typewriters, and mechanized page turners.
- Devises special teaching tools, techniques, and equipment.
- Instructs students in academic subjects and other activities
designed to provide learning experiences.
- Confers with other members of staff to develop programs to
- Assists members of medical staff in rehabilitation programs for
- Develops, selects, and modifies instructional plans and
materials to meet the needs of all students.
- Presents subject matter according to guidelines established by
Texas Education Agency, Board of Trustees policies, and
- Maintains appropriate records and follows required procedures
and practices for IEP's and other requirements.
- Employs a variety of instructional techniques and media
consistent with the needs and capabilities of the student groups
- Plans and implements a program of instruction that adheres to
the district's philosophy, goals, and objectives as outlined in the
adopted course of study.
- Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for teacher's
aide(s) and/or other volunteer(s).
- Maintains regular, on-time attendance.
- Keeps current in subject matter knowledge and learning theory
and is willing to share this knowledge for the continual
improvement of the school's curriculum.
- Encourages student enthusiasm for the learning process and the
development of good study habits.
- Provides progress and interim reports, as required.
- Presents for students a positive role model that supports the
mission of the school and district.
- Provides an atmosphere and environment conducive to the
intellectual, physical, social, and the emotional development of
- Uses criterion-referenced tests to develop draft version of
student IEP's, and presents these draft IEP's at ARD meetings.
- Updates IEP's periodically.
- Participates in ARD meetings in a professional manner.
- Develops, in accordance with district and building guidelines,
reasonable rules of classroom behavior and appropriate discipline
techniques which are consistently applied.
- Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect
students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
- Assists in the selection of books, equipment, and other
- Communicates and interacts with students, parents, staff and
- Maintains a professional relationship with all colleagues,
students, parents, and community members.
- Uses acceptable communication skills to present information
accurately and clearly.
- Participates in the district's professional development
- Strives to maintain and improve professional competence through
attendance at workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced
course work at institutions of higher learning.
- Demonstrates behavior that is professional, ethical, and
- Keeps informed of and complies with federal, state, district,
and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers.
- Compiles, maintains, and files all reports, records, and other
- Attends staff, department, and committee meetings as
- Prepares and administers a variety of teaching techniques, such
as hands-on, student interaction, lectures, group work, etc., to
present subject matter to the class.
- Demonstrates and utilizes technology and audiovisual teaching
aids to present subject matter to class.
- Prepares, administers, and corrects test, and records
- Assigns lessons, corrects papers, and hear oral
- Teaches rules of conduct and social skills.
- Counsels pupils with adjustment and academic problems.
- Discusses pupil's academic and behavioral attitudes and
achievements with parents.
- Keeps attendance and grade records as required by school.
- Coordinates class field trips, if appropriate for the
- Maintains order and discipline in classroom.
- Protects the confidentiality of information about special
- Assists students with their physical needs (diapers, catheter,
tube feeding, etc.).
- Observes special education students in various educational
settings at school, including the general education classroom(s),
in order to provide evaluations of instructional placement,
recommend instructional strategies and modifications, provide
curriculum coordination between general and special education, and
evaluate the appropriateness of IEPs.
- Performs other duties within the limits of special education
regulations as assigned by the Principal, Assistant Principal, or
Director and/or Coordinator for Special Education.
Supervises one or more teacher's aide(s) and/or volunteer(s).
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the
organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities
include training employees/volunteers: planning, assigning, and
directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. There may be alternatives to the below qualifications as
the Board of Trustees may find appropriate. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's Degree and a valid Texas teaching certificate with a
special education endorsement
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret educational periodicals,
professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental
regulations. Ability to write reports, educational correspondence,
and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information
and respond to questions from administrators, staff, parents,
students, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts,
interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area,
circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic
algebra and geometry.
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 interpret a variety of
instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Texas teaching certificate with a special education
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee
frequently is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel;
reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl;
prolonged standing; frequent kneeling/squatting, bending/stooping,
pushing/pulling,and twisting. May require heavy lifting (50 pounds
or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities,
control behavior through physical restraint, assist nonambulatory
students, and lift and move adaptive and other classroom equipment;
may work prolonged or irregular hours. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those and employee encounters while performing
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
occasionally required to travel to multiple campuses, as assigned
and is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The
noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee
may also be required to occasionally travel out-of-district for
school functions and/or activities.
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