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Sped Life skills Teacher (leave Replacement)

DAYS PER YEAR: 185 Calendar HOURS PER DAY: 7.5
Comments: This is a 1.0 FTE leave replacement position for the 2018-2019 school year.
JOB SUMMARY:
This teaching position serves at Olalla Elementary, a progressive school where staff is committed to providing the best learning opportunities for all students. Parents, teachers, and students work together through effective communication, to provide a program that anticipates needs and responds to changes in our society, stressing positive self-esteem and the worth of the individual, with a strong focus on basic skills.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participates as a team member with responsibility for the education of a group of special needs students.
Develops, implements and monitors Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for assigned students; and modifies instructional programs to meet individual student needs.
Participates with other staff to cooperatively plan, develop, and implement a course of instruction designed to achieve required academic essential learnings (MSP) in all curriculum areas for special needs students.
Participates with other staff to cooperatively develop effective, positive techniques for improving student behavior.
Provides positive assistance and guidance to a diverse population.
Maintains student records, including special education reports, daily grades, essential learnings data, cumulative records, orders, and inventory, in a timely and orderly fashion. Regularly reports student progress to parents.
Provides instruction to students utilizing a variety of instructional strategies aimed at meeting individual student needs, and utilizing appropriate and available resources, including technology.
Participates in child guidance discussions to provide appropriate programs for the developmental level of each student.
Participates in team and individual instructional planning, which includes writing daily lesson plans.
Participates in staff meetings,planning events, IEP and related meetings, and department/special education meetings.
Participates in total building program, including assemblies, contests, and other student activities.
Works cooperatively with total building staff in an atmosphere of cooperation and collegiality.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate for special education. Candidates must be able to meet the Highly Qualified standards as defined by Washington State in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act.
Must be flexible in assignments, exhibit a commitment to accomplishment, possess outstanding communication and conceptual skills, demonstrate appropriate and positive student relationships, possess a strong professional orientation, and be willing to actively participate in a team environment.
Demonstrated successful teaching experience with disabled students preferred.
Willingness and ability to utilize a variety of research-based effective instructional strategies, including an emphasis on reading, writing and math skills aimed at assisting special needs students.
Strong coursework and background in remedial reading, guided reading, writing and language arts.
Demonstrated knowledge of an integrated curriculum and a commitment to broaden knowledge in curriculum methods by participating in classes, workshops, in-services, peer coaching, reading, etc.
Demonstrated knowledge of new technology and an ability to incorporate them into instructional programs.
Demonstrated compatibility with staff, program, and school goals.
Demonstrated commitment to fostering a positive attitude with students, self and others.
Application Procedure: Complete the online application at www.skschools.org and apply to the position(s) to which you are qualified within your online application.
Submitting and completing your online application and applying to open positions ensures immediate availability of your data to our hiring administrators.
PRINCIPALS AND HIRING ADMINISTRATORS CONSIDER ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS WITH COMPLETE AND CURRENT APPLICATIONS.
Positions close at 4:00 p.m. on the final day of posting. Your online application, all supporting documents, must be submitted by the closing date for an applicant to be considered for a position.
If you need assistance with this process, please contact Human Resources at (360) 874-7074 or skjobs@skschools.org
The South Kitsap School District #402 complies with all state and federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in any employment, programs, or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of trained dog guides or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Title IX Coordinator
Jerry Holsten
2689 Hoover Ave SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 874-7006
holsten@skschools.org
Section 504 Coordinator
Robin Christman
2689 Hoover Ave SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 443-3627
christmanr@skschools.org
Compliance Coordinator/ADA
Jerry Holsten
2689 Hoover Ave SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366
(360) 874-7006
holsten@skschools.org
South Kitsap School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services, and activities. For information regarding translational bilingual education programs, contact the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at (360) 874-7050.
All Employees are required to furnish proof of identity and employment authorization status.
The South Kitsap School District is committed to providing a drug-free, tobacco-free environment for all persons-students, community and staff.
Any offer of employment with the South Kitsap School District is on a conditional basis pending the successful completion of an FBI and Washington State Patrol fingerprint background check.

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