This is a special education teaching position at the elementary level for students who have behavioral and/or learning challenges that require instruction in a self-contained setting. This position requires a valid Oregon teaching license with a Special Ed. endorsement required. The successful candidate will implement instructional/behavioral plans for students; coordinate mainstreaming/inclusion; work as a consultant with regular education staff and administration. The successful candidate will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, knowledge and ability to implement effective teaching practices while maintaining a disciplined classroom, possess the ability to work as an effective team member and maintain positive working relationships with students, staff and parents. Must be committed to continuous professional growth and be a positive role model for the school-community.
To be an official candidate for the position applicants must complete the online Recruit & Hire application process.
Salary to be determined based on salary schedule, training and experience (both subject to verification). This position receives a $3,000.00 stipend.
Maintains a cooperative relationship with fellow staff members, students, and the general public.
Adheres to and enforces district, state, and federal laws, policies, procedures, and regulations.
Works cooperatively with school staff to provide the most appropriate program for students with disabilities.
Builds trust and confidence with students.
Plans individualized curriculum, lessons, and transition activities.
Discerns student needs and applies appropriate learning activities.
Evaluates, selects, and prepares materials for use in specially designed instruction.
Develops a record keeping system to facilitate short-term and long-term evaluation of student progress.
Maintains appropriate Special Education records for students.
Trains, coordinates, and manages assistants, tutors, and volunteers as appropriate.
Refers students who need specialized help to appropriate personnel.
Modifies curriculum and ensures accommodations in cooperation with general education teachers.
Maintains contact with parents of students.
Evaluates student performance based on work output and observation and maintains a comprehensive system for collection so progress on student goals can be accurately measured
Proficiently manages all special education paperwork from referrals to IEPs to exiting students.
Prepares progress report, educational records, classroom observation records, and other forms as required.
Attends building and district level meetings as required.
Additional Salary Information: $3,000 Stipend
Internal Number: 23-1920
About School District
The City of Sweet Home is located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. We have a population of approximately 10,000 people including the surrounding areas. Our 2,300 students are housed in four elementary schools, one junior high (grades 7/ 8) and one high school with approximately 750 students. Our District and our community are dedicated to strong academics as well as a comprehensive program that includes the arts, music, vocational education and athletics.
As a school community, we believe that strong partnerships between students, staff and parents are of the utmost importance. Working together, we can insure that all students reach their full potential in a rapidly changing world.
Our staff believes that every child can and will succeed … there is no room for failure and there are no limits to success!
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