Elementary Special Education Teacher Opening | New Grads Welcome! | Capitola, CA

Capitola, CA
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An Elementary school in Capitola, CA is seeking a positive, team oriented Special Education Teacher to join their team! If you are a California licensed Special Education teacher looking for a new opportunity for the rest of the 22/23 School Year with the opportunity for renewal or direct hire, please read the job description thoroughly and apply today!

Position Overview:
Responsible for planning, developing, delivering and evaluating appropriate individualized educational services, learning programs and instruction for special needs students in both self-contained and integrated settings in consultation with other school personnel, and providing case management services to all students on caseload.

Position Title: Elementary Special Education Resource Specialist & Case Manager
Supervisor(s): Building Principal/Special Education Department Head

Position Details:

  • Assignment Duration: Spring Semester 2022/2023 School Year (with the option for renewal)
  • Start Date: Approximately January 10th, 2023 (subject to change depending on hire date/completion of onboarding, etc.)
  • End Date: May 26th, 2023
  • Number of School Sites: 1 (This is an onsite position, with no hybrid or remote options available)
  • Weekly Hours: 40 (8 hours per day)
  • 5 days per week, M-F
  • Direct Hire Salary per Step Program

Caseload Details:

  • Age: TK-5th (Elementary)
  • Size: Currently 22 students on Caseload (Mild/Mod) with the potential to increase to no more than 28

Required Qualifications (No Exceptions):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  • Masters Degree in Special Education or a related field
  • California State Teaching License with appropriate Mild/Moderate Special Education endorsements
  • New Graduates are welcome to apply for this opening!
  • Effective classroom and student behavior management skills
  • Knowledge of current special education practices and methodologies
  • Knowledge and understanding of State, local and federal regulations and policies affecting special education

Main Job Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify the needs of assigned students through formal and informal assessments
  • Review referral data, history and assessment data to develop appropriate goals and objectives for each student
  • Confer with general education teachers regarding the educational, social, emotional and physical needs and objectives of each student
  • Plan, develop and implement individualized learning plans for each student design appropriate teaching strategies
  • Prepare instructional materials and lesson plans according to Individual Educational Plans (IEPs)
  • Review IEPs with parents, school administrators and general education teachers
  • Utilize appropriate methods of learning delivery and instruction to meet the needs of each student in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
  • Monitor, evaluate and document each student's progress utilizing appropriate measurements and assessment devices
  • Prepare timely progress reports for each student
  • Develop and implement necessary interventions and strategies to promote achievement of student objectives 
  • Collaborate and consult with general school personnel regarding the implementation of the IEPs and special educational services
  • Modify and adapt conventional educational programs and curriculum to meet the requirements of special needs students
  • Maintain regular communication with parents by means of email, phone calls, conferences and progress reports
  • Assist parents with understanding and supporting educational objectives, learning expectations and behavioral standards
  • Ensure adherence to reasonable rules of classroom discipline and order to maintain a secure and effective learning environment
  • Manage student behavior through monitoring, supervising and assessing behavioral patterns
  • Utilize appropriate corrective methods to modify behavior
  • Develop and implement Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs) where necessary
  • Instruct students on socially acceptable behaviors and personal development skills
  • Prepare special needs students for inclusion and transition to mainstream
  • Maintain accurate and complete records in compliance with school district regulations and legal requirements
  • Maintain a current knowledge of special education best practices and trends

Key Competencies:

  • organizational and planning skills
  • collaboration and teamwork
  • judgment and decision-making
  • creative thinking
  • problem-solving
  • conflict management and resolution
  • appreciation of diversity
  • adaptability

If you're interested in this opening, or any others listed on our site, feel free to apply below, or email a copy of your resume and 2 references directly to [email protected] to learn more about the next steps in our interview/hiring process. 

Gailey-Anne Reedy, Sr. Account Executive, ProCare Therapy

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