It is anticiapted ot have this position start September 3, 2019 for the 2019-2020 School Year.
TITLE: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
- Valid New Jersey Standard Certificate and appropriate Special Education Endorsement or CEAS/CE
- Minimum experience as determined by the board
- Demonstrated knowledge of effective teaching methods and ability to maintain a positive Least Restrictive Environment
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Required criminal history background check and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status
- Proof of Highly Qualified Status
- Physical and Mantoux Test
REPORTS TO: Principal, Special Services Director, Supervisor
- Pupils, and when assigned, student teachers and classroom paraprofessionals
- To ensure IEP compliance and establish a class environment that fosters learning and personal growth in delivery of appropriate curriculum; to help pupils develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for continued education; and to maintain productive relationships with parents and other staff members.
- Provides instruction to students eligible for Special Education services in accordance with each pupil's individualized education program (IEP).
- Works to achieve state core curriculum content standards and district educational goals and objectives by promoting active learning and skill development in the classroom. Teaches students through the district approved course of study, using board-adopted curricula, textbooks and/or other appropriate teaching materials. Employs technology effectively and implements global experiences to relate the classroom to the outside world.
- Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction to meet the needs of each pupil.
- Sets specific objectives in lesson preparation and weekly lesson plans and carries through presentation to effectively achieve these objectives.
- Works cooperatively with regular education teaching staff to coordinate instructional activities and to monitor the progress of each pupil and provides support instruction in the regular classroom or resource center as assigned.
- Uses a variety of assessment tools to plan for and monitor student’s academic progress and personal growth toward stated objectives of instruction.
- Maintains records of pupil's educational progress in class record books and/or board approved forms and summarizes these notes for reporting purposes.
- Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a classroom climate conducive to learning.
- Consults with members of the child study team regarding each pupil's Individualized Education Program, and personal growth. Meets at least once annually with the case manager, parents and other professional staff to review and revise the individualized education program and placement of each assigned pupil.
- Communicates with parents through conferences and/or other means to inform them about the school program and to discuss pupil progress.
- Budgets class time effectively.
- Participates in the development of the district's plan for special education.
- Maintains professional competence and continuous improvement through inservice education and other professional growth activities. Maintains record of 100 Hours of Professional Development.
- Attends and participates in school-level planning, faculty meetings/committees, Professional Development sessions and other school system groups as required.
- Makes effective use of community resources to enhance the instructional program.
- Upholds and enforces school rules, administrative regulations and Board policy.
- Performs other duties within the scope of his/her employment and certification as may be assigned.
EMPLOYMENT: Work year and salary to be determined by the board in accordance with the agreement between the School District of the Chathams and ACTS.
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with state law and the provisions of the board's policy on evaluation of certified staff.
N.J.S.A. 10:5-1 et seq. Law Against Discrimination
N.J.S.A. 18A:6-7.1 Criminal history record; employee in regular contact with pupils; grounds for disqualification from employment; exception
N.J.S.A. 18A:6-10 Dismissal and reduction in compensation of persons under tenure in public school system
N.J.S.A. 18A:16-2 Physical examinations; requirement
N.J.S.A. 18A:25-2 Authority over pupils
N.J.S.A. 18A:25-4 School register; keeping
N.J.S.A. 18A:26-1 Citizenship of teachers, etc.
N.J.S.A. 18A:26-1.1 Residence requirements prohibited
N.J.S.A. 18A:26-2 Certificates required; exception
N.J.S.A. 18A:27 Employment and contracts
N.J.S.A. 18A:28-3 No tenure for noncitizens
N.J.S.A. 18A:28-5 Tenure of teaching staff members
N.J.S.A. 18A:28-8 Notice of intention to resign required
N.J.S.A. 18A:37 Discipline of pupils
N.J.S.A. 18A:46 Classes and facilities for handicapped children
N.J.A.C. 6A:7 Managing for equality and equity in education
N.J.A.C. 6A:8 Standards and assessment
N.J.A.C. 6A:9 Professional licensure and standards
N.J.A.C. 6A:9-3.3 Professional standards for teachers
N.J.A.C. 6A:9-5 General certification policies
N.J.A.C. 6A:9-8 Requirements for instructional certificate
N.J.A.C. 6A:9-9.5 Special education
N.J.A.C. 6A:9-11.3 Special education
N.J.A.C. 6A:9-15 Required professional development for teachers
N.J.A.C. 6A:16 Programs to support student development
N.J.A.C. 6A:14 Special education
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-4 Employment of teaching staff
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-4.4 Evaluation of tenured teaching staff members
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-4.5 Evaluation of nontenured teaching staff members
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-5.1 Standards for determining seniority
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-6 School employee physical examinations
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-7 Student records
N.J.A.C. 6A:32-8 Attendance and pupil accounting
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, 8 U.S.C.A. 1100 et seq.
20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq., Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), reauthorized 1997, P.L. 105-17 (formerly the Education for All Handicapped Act)
29 U.S.C.A. 794 et seq. - Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
34 CFR 76.1 et seq. - General Administrative Regulation EDGAR
34 CFR 77.1 et seq. - General Administrative Regulation EDGAR
34 CFR 300 - Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities
Agostini v. Felton, 65 U.S.L.W. 4524 (1997), overruling Aguilar v. Felton,
473 U.S. 402 (1985)
Honig v. Doe, 484 U.S. 305 (1988)
Oberti v. Board of Education of Clementon School District, 995 F.2d 1204,
1216-17 (3d Cir. 1993)
Manual for the Evaluation of Local School Districts (September 2002)
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, P.L. 107-110, 20 U.S.C.A. 6301 et seq.
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