Classroom Teacher - Taos Municipal Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: Life Skills Exceptional Programs Teacher
Job Location: Taos High School
Beginning: Aug 01, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Bilingual: Special Education K-12
District: Taos Municipal Schools
Taos, NM 87571
Telephone: 575-758-5205
Job Description:
  • Develop and implement individual education plan (IEP) including ancillary services for each child in assigned special education program
  • Inform and involve student’s parent(s) in education programs.
  • Participate in staff meetings and in-service training programs
  • Service on Individualized Education plan Committee(s) as assigned or invited.
  • Follow-up on progress of students integrated into other programs
  • Submit reports to principal or Special Education Coordinator as requested.
  • Develop and maintain skills needed to use various non-traditional methods and materials to teach
  • Service on District committees as requested
  • Return student special files to Special Education Department the day student placement is changed or terminated.
  • Prepare report cards and participate in grading periods of students
  • Report grades of “D”, “F”, or “U” three (3) weeks prior
  • Work as part of a trans disciplinary team in developing individual education plans for each student.
  • Complete necessary documentation on each student in the education program
  • Provide culturally competent and sensitive services to all students.
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written forms
  • Demonstrate the ability to develop and implement goals and objectives in a comprehensive trans disciplinary plan of care
  • Collaborate with specific IEP Team members to implement student’s educational and therapeutic plan.
  • Collaborate with specific IEP Team members to implement student’s educational and therapeutic plan.
  • Transport students as a certified Defensive Driver in school vehicles, as needed or appropriate.
  • Shall work 181 days at 6.5 hours daily.
  • Shall be entitles to all fringe benefits as accrued by all nine month employees.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Supervises students and may supervise educational/medical assistants, as assigned
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations, as appropriate to subjects being taught.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusion.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education.  Prior experience teaching students with disabilities preferred.
Must comply with District, State mandated regulations and guidelines for teaching credentials/certificates, as pre grade and subjects teaching.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT: The working conditions and physical efforts 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.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office or classroom work environment.
  • Occasionally be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by idle individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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