TITLE: SPECIAL NEEDS TEACHER
1. Certification in special education or equivalent; North American certification, preferred.
2. A minimum of two years experience as a classroom teacher
3. Successful communication skills in working with teachers, parents, administrators and students; positive interpersonal skills.
4. Experience with “Specials Needs Program” preferred.
REPORTS TO: Resource Center Director
INTERFACES WITH: Counsellors, instructional faculty, parents, Psychologist, principals, students
SUPERVISES: Assigned teaching assistant
To provide high quality instruction and commitment to motivating the learning success of students having special needs; The instruction must be consistent with presentation of the curriculum.
1. Plan using the school’s curriculum, effective strategies, resources and data to meet the needs of all students.
2. Effectively engage students in learning by using a variety of instructional strategies in order to meet individual learning needs of the students.
3. Systematically gather, analyze, and use data to measure student progress, guide instruction, and provide timely feedback.
4. Use resources, routines and procedures to provide a respectful, positive, safe, student centered environment that is conducive to learning.
5. Maintains a commitment to professional ethics, the school’s mission, and take responsibility for and participate in professional growth that results in enhancement of student learning.
6. Work to achieve acceptable and measurable student progress.
1. To be committed to full participation in student discussion sessions that take place for the purpose of developing student “Individual Education Program” (IEP) plans.
2. To monitor activity in the student’s IEP plan and regularly communicate results to teachers, the counsellor and the Resource Center Coordinator.
3. To use a wide variety of instruction strategies in order to establish both student learning motivation and learning achievement success.
4. To meet with and communicate with parents regularly who have children assigned to the Resource Center.
5. To Assist the Resource Center Director to prepare a School-wide brochure that communicates to parents and faculty the intent and organization of the program.
6. To assist classroom teachers when necessary for student intervention, when appropriate.
7. To work closely with the psychologist and counsellors.
8. To perform other responsibilities, as might be requested by the RS Director and are appropriate to the assignment.
The Teacher will:
a) Effectively meet the learning needs of all students.
b) Skillfully use verbal and non-verbal communications;
c) Preview and communicate learning objectives to students in a clear, logical and sequential manner.
1. Create and maintain enthusiasm for the love of learning.
2. Demonstrate appreciation for students and seek to celebrate their accomplishments.
3. Show commitment in curriculum to teach the prescribed.
a) Serve as a role model, takes advantage of opportunities to learn from others and keeps abreast of developments related to teaching;
b) Promote good working relationships with others through active leadership and sharing of ideas, materials and experiences.
4. Promote good rapport with students, staff, parents and community.
a) Respect the confidentiality of student and staff concerns;
b) Keep parents informed of their children’s progress.
5. Clearly understand and model professionalism.
6. Maintain superior work attendance.
7. Cooperatively adhere to Board policies and implementing regulations.
8. Recognize the importance of the after-school activities program and assume responsibilities in that program.
9. Be self-motivated and assume responsibility willingly.
10. Be willing to expend effort and energy beyond the typical School day.
11. Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
12. Attend school and PTA sponsored activities.
13. Keep current and update Power School regularly.
14. Create and maintain current all Moodle Spaces
15. Arrival/Departure time from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM (Monday-Tuesday-Thursday and Friday). 7:15 AM to 4:15 PM.
16. To display evidence of superior preparation for classroom instruction.
a) Uses appropriate examples and illustrations to motivate the abilities and interests of ALL students;
b) Creates and utilizes appropriate materials for instructional purposes;
c) Assesses and adjusts the classroom setting to provide for a variety of learning styles;
d) Provides a variety of information which enriches the curriculum;
e) Draws from a variety of instructional resources to enhance lessons; instruction and content are not driven by the basal textbook;
17. To model and encourage multiple cultural awareness and understanding.
18. To establish long-range goals, instructional objectives and methods relevant to the objectives.
19. To work cooperatively with colleagues in order to connect learning across subject disciplines.
20. To demonstrate accurate and up-to-date knowledge of curriculum and subject matter.
21. To display competence and confidence in using media and technology
a) Effectively uses computer instruction for both self and students in order to integrate and enhance classroom lessons;
b) Seeks ongoing computer staff development opportunities.
c) Uses various technologies in class (e-reader, projector, mimio, etc)
CLASS MANAGEMENT GOAL:
22. To plan and implement strategies that encourage student self-discipline, reinforce appropriate behavior, manage disruptive behavior constructively and allows for grouping of students in the most efficient way to support learning objectives.
a) Skillful in keeping students on the learning task;
b) Adaptive, flexible and creative in situations that are caused by a variety of individual student needs.
23. To bring out the best in students by continually monitoring their work.
a) Return test results promptly, gives written comments and provide group and individual feedback on all assignments;
b) Provide specific evaluative feedback with reinforcement and encouragement.
STUDENT PERFORMANCE GOALS:
24. To motivate students to achieve beyond previous performance levels.
25. To set high expectations that is appropriate for each student’s ability level.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Teachers will work a minimum of 190 days. Contract to be determined by the board approved calendar. Salary is based on earned degrees, certification and number of years of teaching experience.
Annual performance evaluation completed by the Resource Center Director and reviewed by the Director.