Classroom Teacher - Zuni Public Schools
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: Special Education Teacher
Job Location: Zuni Middle School
Beginning: Aug 25, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: TESOL: Special Education K-12
Certificate: Special Education K-12
Certificate: Gifted Education Endorsement
District: Zuni Public Schools
Zuni, NM 87327
Telephone: 505-782-5566
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Position:                     Special Education Teacher
Reports to:                  Principal
Site:                             Zuni Middle School
FLSA:                          Exempt
Contract Length:       9 months (201 days)
Salary Range:            $48,832 to $82,767 depending upon education and experience   
Position Purpose 
Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to maximize the learning experience of students with special needs, in academics, interpersonal skills and activities of daily living by implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities, outcomes; addressing students' specific needs; providing a safe and optimal learning environment. 
Qualifications Profile 
-  New Mexico State Certification as a Special Education Teacher. 
-  Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation. 
-  Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment. 
-  Master’s Degree in Special Education or relevant subject preferred. 
-  Successful prior special education teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred. 
Essential Functions 
-  Conducts assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of identifying learning issues, and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize learning. 
-  Participates in the Eligibility Determination Team (EDT) and assists in developing Individual Educational Plans ("IEP") for students. 
-  Assists students and teaching staff in implementing students' IEP's and behavior management plans. 
-  Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions, including state and federal authorities as needed. 
-  Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services. 
-  Serves as ready resource to students and parents to provide counseling that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and behavioral management; serves as liaison between home and school. 
-  Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships with members of institutions of higher learning and the business community. 
-  Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and providing student information to prospective colleges and employers, as required by district procedures and applicable laws. 
-  Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents. 
-  Assists in the orientation of new teachers, and provides in-service training in guidance. 
-  Selects and requisitions appropriate books, aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records. 
Additional Duties 
-  Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent. 
Note:         The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility. 

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