Under general supervision, teaches and instructs special education pupils in academic, social, behavioral and other educational skill areas; counsels, disciplines and supervises to meet the individual needs of assigned students based upon Day Care guidelines and the rules and regulations governing special education and/or early childhood education; evaluates student performance and progress.
Graduation from a four (4) year college or university and Washington State teaching certificate with a special education or early childhood education endorsement is required.
Knowledge: subject areas appropriate to assignment, effective behavior management techniques, rules and procedures for student safety, rules and regulations governing special education, necessary equipment, computers, machinery, tools or software, proficient use of reading, writing and oral communications.
Skills: effective communication with students, parents or guardians, staff and administrators, designing and implementing lesson plans for students having a wide range of achievement, adapting curricula and programs to meet the intellectual, social, physical and emotional needs of special education students, dealing with students in a positive and confident manner, in some positions, the use of non-aural, non-verbal means of communication; non-visual instructional techniques; dealing with specific physical or emotional disabilities and associated conditions, organizing activities in keeping with the maturity and attention span of assigned students, providing instruction and demonstrating techniques, managing student behavior.
Frequently required to stand, walk and talk or hear. Occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Continuous use of close vision.