Special Education Teacher Contract Job | Elementary School with Self-Contained Setting

Madison , IN
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Special Education Teacher Opening 
ProCare Therapy is seeking a Special Education Teacher for an opening in Madison, Indiana. The teacher in this role will be working with about 5 - 6 elementary school students in a mostly self-contained special education setting. The class will have some Push in/ and pull out but is mostly self-contained. The educator will also have 2 Aides in the classroom to assist with instruction.

Qualifications (Nonnegotiable): 

  • Must have a degree in Special Education 
  • Must have Indiana Moderate Special Education Certification 
    • The school is willing to help qualified candidates get emergency licensure if they do not already have it. 
  • Must have the ability to pass a drug screen and background check

Job Summary: 

Self contained classrooms are designed to enhance specific support for students with more serious special needs, students that are unable to participate in the general education classroom. There are a fewer number of students present in the class and each foster unique challenges that are addressed in each student’s IEP. Under the certified special education teacher’s guidance, at least one paraprofessional is present to help provide instructional support.

  • Provides case management services for students with a disability including all requirements related to IEP development, provision, and compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Assists with the completion of the evaluation process to determine eligibility to ensure that all required components are addressed.
  • Provides instruction consistent with the students’ Individualized Education Plan (IEP) service page, utilizing strategies, methods, and materials appropriate to the learner’s abilities, needs, and learning style.
  • Maintains all aspects and provisions of confidentiality related to (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) FERPA.
  • Administers appropriate assessments to a student to evaluate skill level, progress, and achievement, when necessary or at the direction of the psychologist.
  • Administers the AzMERIT and/or the Alternate Assessment to students.
  • Ensures that all required roles per the IDEA and Arizona Revised Statue/Admin. The code is filled at every IEP meeting.
  • Develops materials and behavioral management strategies that will enable more effective learning.
  • Develops and revises IEPs for students, as necessary.
  • Develops and revises Behavior Intervention Plans, as necessary.
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning appropriate to the maturity and skill level of the students.
  • Plans and prepares lessons to provide the students with the opportunity to meet and/or exceed standards as outlined by state standards.
  • Sets and maintains standards of classroom behavior, utilizing a variety of behavior management strategies.
  • Uses a variety of differentiated instructional techniques consistent with the needs and capabilities of the students.
  • Guides the learning process, through the use of clearly established goals and objectives to meet student and district goals and objectives.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records as required by federal, state and district regulations/requirements.
  • Coordinates and schedules timely IEP Meetings with appropriate related service providers.
  • Works with the regular education staff to implement appropriate accommodations and modifications in the regular classroom to allow for student success.
  • When assigned an instructional assistant, plans and supervises the assignments and activities of that person(s).
  • Recommends adapted equipment or alternatives, as appropriate, to promote student success in all environments.
  • Consults with parents, staff, and outside agencies, as appropriate.
  • Identifies and requests materials, supplies, and equipment to enable implementation of IEP goals and objectives, within specified timelines.
  • Attends required department and district in-services, and campus meetings.
  • Modifies the general education curriculum, if appropriate, in conjunction with the general education staff.
  • Effectively implements the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards and District curriculum.
  • Selects appropriate instructional goals based on student needs.
  • Willing to work with students with different disabilities and instructional needs.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness.
  • Uses a variety of engagement strategies to ensure meaningful learning.
  • Uses a variety of motivational techniques.
  • Communicates clearly, both verbally and in writing, with all audiences.
  • Demonstrates professionalism at all times.
  • Follows all administrative procedures and policies of the school and district.
  • Works cooperatively with all staff members.
  • Attends appropriate county, Tribal, State and area meetings and/or conferences.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Benefits with ProCare Therapy: 

  • Competitive Weekly Pay 
    • ProCare Therapy offer competitive W-2 pay with weekly direct deposits.  Compensation is negotiable and is based on the schools budget, interview quality and years of experience.  Pay will be discussed on the intial phone call.
  • Benefits 
    • All employees working over 30 hours a week qualify to receive benefits including Health, Dental, and Vision insurance. We also offer life insurance, 401k options, and travel assistance

If you believe you'd be a great fit for this opening or would like to know what other openings we have in your area please email Ross Mathews. To be considered immediately please include a current resume and 3 professional references in your email. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you are more interested in different caseload or openings in other area, Ross is happy to help. 

Ross Mathews 
Senior Director of Educational Resources 
[email protected] 

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