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.
1. Fosters an educational environment conducive to the learning and maturation process of special education students; plans an instructional program designed to meet individual student needs and whole groups that may include at risk or special needs youth; prepares lesson plans. 2. Implements established program or curriculum objectives as adapted and modified for special education students. 3. Establishes and implements classroom policies and procedures governing student behavior and conduct; provides guidance, counseling and discipline to encourage students to meet standards of achievement and conduct; makes referrals for assistance where appropriate. 4. Confers with students, parents or guardians and other staff to provide guidance and evaluation and to encourage student achievement. 5. Establishes classroom goals and objectives appropriate to the special education student population and their individual education programs in conformance with courses of study specified by State and MCDC regulations and guidelines; evaluates and records student progress; prepares reports for parents or guardians. 6. Collects and interprets a variety of data; implements and evaluates individual education plans (IEP’s); provides reports for administrative purposes. 7. Directs the activities of assigned non-certified personnel; attends to or directs staff to attend to the physical, emotional, behavioral, medical or hygienic needs of students; monitors conditions and behavior. 8. Attends or participates in required staff meetings and other activities deemed necessary. 9. Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service and the well-being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.
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.