Classroom Teacher - McCurdy Charter School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: Special Education Teacher
Job Location: 515 Camino Arbolera, Espanola NM
Beginning: Aug 01, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Special Education K-12
District: McCurdy Charter School
Espanola, NM 87532
Telephone: 505-692-6090 EXT 104
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Job Description:
McCurdy Charter School is looking for special education teachers for the 2024/25 school year. 

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JOB SUMMARY: The Licensed Special Education Teacher develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities; Evaluates and assesses student progress against instructional objectives; follows State mandated due process procedures and functions as IEP Manager to assigned students.
Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Provides research-based specialized instruction to address the instructional goals and objectives contained within each student’s IEP.
  • Assesses student progress and determines the need for additional reinforcement or adjustments to instructional techniques.
  • Employs various teaching techniques, methods and principles of learning to enable students to meet their IEP goals.
  • Develops and implements annual Individualized Educational Program (IEP) plans for students to include: present levels of educational performance, special education needs, instructional goals and objectives, and the special education and related services required to meet those goals.
  • Schedules team meetings and works cooperatively with child study team members and others in developing instructional goals and strategies.
  • Coordinates the delivery of special education services in each student's IEP.
  • Complies with School Board policies and all state/federal rules and regulations.
  • Completes all district and state reporting requirements.
Other functions of the job include but are not limited to the following:
  • Establishes and maintains student control and discipline in the classroom, school premises or during school activities.
  • Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect consistent with district policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates and consults with educational professionals and community service providers (i.e., social services, public health, medical providers etc.) regarding the needs of students.
  • Provides consultation to classroom teachers regarding classroom adaptations, instructional modifications, adaptive equipment, behavior modification plans and other similar instructional interventions to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Performs other comparable duties of a like or similar nature apparent or as assigned.
Knowledge Skills and Ability Required:
  • Minimum B.A/B.S degree in teaching from an accredited institution in the appropriate special education area.
  • Current New Mexico teaching license in required content area.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of special education and specialty area.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and methodology of effective teaching of students with disabilities.
  • Thorough knowledge of school rules, regulations and procedures; ability to establish and maintain standards of behavior.
  • Ability to deliver and articulate oral presentations and written reports.
  • Ability to effectively analyze needs and problems objectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, students, parents, staff, administration and the general public.
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.
  • Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.
Physical Requirements
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift, move and/or support up to 50 pounds (and/or up to adult size body weight with two-to-three person lift). Position can require some degree of physical interaction with students who have difficulty controlling physical behavior.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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