Job Summary: The Special Education Reading Teacher will develop and provide specialized instruction to support the needs of the student with disabilities and those teachers who teach these students in the regular classroom. The teacher will maintain an instructional environment conducive to meeting the needs of the students 504 and IEP plans and monitor goals and classroom accommodations.
Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to:
Provides reached-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 adjustment to instructional techniques
Maintains the Reading resource room and coordinates the schedule of the room with all classroom teachers.
Provides extended testing and additional accommodations for all assessment activities from the regular education teachers.
Attends team meetings from all students that receive services and communicates with the Case Manager to provide feedback
Creates a positive learning experience with emphasis on individual and small group instruction
Responds appropriately and timely to all family correspondence
Encourages student use of technology when needed to help the students meet the assigned goals
The teacher will actively participate as an advisor, resource specialist, and facilitator in faculty, grade level, department, and/or professional learning community meetings.
Other functions of the job include but are not limited to:
The teacher assists in the supervision of students at school activities and events. The teacher remains vigilant of students throughout the school day and the school location, taking the initiative to engage students when students are acting inappropriately or in inappropriate locations for the time of day.
Employs and implements a classroom structure and consistency to encourage student responsibility, cooperation and mutual respect with all campus policies and personnel.
Participates in an after-school activity to benefit all students in the academy
Provides consultation to classroom teachers regarding classroom adaptations, instructional modification, adaptive behavior, and other instructional interventions to meet the need of students with disabilities.
Knowledge Skills and Ability Required:
Minimum B.A./B.S. degree in teaching from an accredited institution in Special Education or English
Must have a PA Teaching Certificate in Special Education
Knowledge of the principles, practice and procedures of special education and resource room
Knowledge of school rules and ability to maintain classroom and behavior standards
Knowledge and skills to work with children with ADD and behavioral and emotional disabilities.