SALARY LEVEL: Certified Salary Schedule DEPARTMENT: To be Determined LOCATION: School Site TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Certified Calendar (188 days) REPORTS TO: School Administrative Leadership, Administrator for Student Services
Through the use of data and assessments, work to develop and deliver meaningful instruction interventions in collaboration with classroom teachers based upon student need.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with students to increase student achievement
Organize and work with intervention groups
Participate collaboratively in PLC to analyze, problem solve and make instructional decisions based on data
Ability to provide staff development on interventions and other related topics
Tracking individual student growth
Organize assessments and input data
Supervise, train, and schedule instructional assistants
Perform such other duties and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Superintendent/Designee
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Skills required, but not limited to, for this position include:
Ability to interpret and apply special education law, policies and procedures and provide information to school staff
In-depth understanding of special education teaching methods and techniques
Coordinate the implementation of special education programs with the maximum consideration of inclusion and least restrictive environment
Assist in difficult situations with students by facilitating meetings and problem resolutions with parents as well as staff
Conduct observations in order to aid in the diagnosis as well as the development of programming and instructional strategies
Develops and implements training opportunities and in-services for education staff, parents and administrators
Extensive knowledge in the primary disability category supporting
Well developed understanding of the special education process
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provision of the Board policy or evaluation of professional personnel.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret education materials and programs; ability to write reports, procedure manuals, and correspondence; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of teachers, students, administration, and the community.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference; ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to handle, or feel objects, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Arizona certification in Cross Categorical OR
Arizona certification in Learning Disabilities with experience in working with children with disabilities in the area of Emotional Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Mild to Moderate Retardation, Other Health Impairments and Autism
Demonstrate success with researched based interventions and curriculum modification or adaptation
Skilled at working with others in a professional learning environment
Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
Demonstrate skill with Microsoft office
Masters degree in Special Education or related field
Successful teaching experience at various grade levels
Such alternatives to the above required & preferred qualifications as the Superintendent/Designee may find appropriate and acceptable
Additional Salary Information: For more salary information, see Certified Salary Schedule available on the Employment web page.
About Pendergast Elementary School District
Pendergast is a suburban district with a reputation for excellence in curriculum and instruction. We provide educational opportunities for over 10,500 students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Small class sizes, specialized classes for art, music, physical education, computers in every classroom, professional incentives, and excellent benefits have attracted over 625 of the BEST teachers in the country to our District. To submit your application, visit our web site at www.pesd92.org, (Click on employment, then on-line job applications) Applicants can attach resumes, copies of transcripts, reference letters and certification materials electronically with their on-line application. If you are unable to attach your materials, send them to us and we will be happy to attach them for you.