Classroom Teacher - Bernalillo Public Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: Special Education Teacher ($1,000 Transportation Stipend)
Job Location: Cochiti School - South of Santa Fe
Beginning: Jan 02, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Special Education K-12
District: Bernalillo Public Schools
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Telephone: 505-867-2317 EXT 5490
Job Description:
  • Special Education Teacher will be responsible for special education students in a resource room setting or a general education setting to help meet their needs based on their IEP.
  • Special Eduction Teacher will facilitate IEP meetings for all students on their IEP case load. 
  • High needs students may require more care and toileting needs. 
  • Special Education students will require modifications in their academic assignments. 
Requirements/Required Skills/Experience:
  • Experience working in a school setting with early childhood or elementary special needs or general education students in a classroom setting.
  • Required to pass a back ground check
  • Required to have a valid Special Education Teachers license with NMPED.
General Job Description:
At the applicable licensure level, the special education teacher will provide guidance and instructional experiences that are academically and developmentally appropriate for each student assigned to that classroom.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Accurately demonstrate knowledge of the content area and approved curriculum.
  • Appropriately utilize a variety of teaching methods and resources for each area taught.
  • Communicate with and obtain feedback from students in a manner that enhances student learning and understanding.
  • Comprehend the principles of student growth, development, and learning, and apply them appropriately.
  • Utilize student assessment techniques and procedures.
  • Manage the educational setting in a manner that promotes positive student behavior and a safe and healthy environment.
  • Recognize student diversity and create an atmosphere conducive to the promotion of positive student involvement and self-concept.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to examine and implement change, as appropriate.
  • Work productively with colleagues, parents, and community members.
  • Meet professional requirements and responsibilities.
  • Supervise paraprofessionals assigned to the classroom.
  • Complete other tasks as deemed appropriate by the immediate supervisor and/or the superintendent.
  • Comply with Ethical Responsibility of the Education Profession Standards of Professional Conduct and Code of Ethics.
  • Understand and participate in the development, use, and implementation of individualized education plans (IEP's) and individualized transition plans/504 plans, and implement modifications per IEP/504 in the classroom.
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Communicate accurate and up-to-date information to students in a way that enhances student learning.
  • Manage time appropriately.
  • Cooperate with administration, parents, and co-workers.
  • Create a positive atmosphere and arrange the physical environment of the classroom for optimum learning.
  • Prepare for instruction and show written evidence of preparation,
  • Take precautions to protect equipment} materials, and facilities.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records as required by the school district, and report progress or lack thereof to parents in a timely manner.
  • Attend and participate in on-site and district meetings.
  • Complete duties (hall, bus, etc.) as assigned.
  • Leave adequate preparations for a substitute.
  • Develop and implement appropriate classroom management strategies while maintaining high expectations for student behavior.
  • Encourage cooperation between students.
  • Maintain student involvement in appropriate tasks.
  • Use and apply appropriate conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrate public relations skills.
  • Use appropriate techniques, strategies, and materials to achieve the desired instructional goal.
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