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MULVANE SCHOOL DISTRICT

JOB DESCRIPTION SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER


Purpose: Provide consultation, coordination, planning, curricular resources, evaluation, remediation, and direct instructional
services for students with exceptional needs who are placed in a special education program for the majority of the school day.

Responsible to: Building Principal / Director of Special Education


Supervises: Students and paraprofessionals
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Baccalaureate degree (B.A.) and appropriate Kansas certification in teaching.


Health and Inoculation Certificate on file in the central office (after employment offer is made).

Essential Functions: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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Ability to manage a safe and orderly environment that facilitates positive behavior and learning for all students.
Ability to establish a positive learning environment, and respond to individual educational and physical needs of students.
Ability to ensure student achievement for all student groups.
Ability to monitor the progress of individual students and student groups through the use of appropriate testing techniques
and with the assistance of technology when appropriate.
Ability to communicate and work effectively and cooperatively with members of the school district and community.
Ability to assist students in developing appropriate communication skills.
Ability to assist students in development of thinking skills.
Ability to develop and monitor plans of improvement for students who are not meeting academic goals.
Ability to oversee effective and efficient student performance.
Ability to establish behavior guidelines that ensure the care and maintenance of district facilities and equipment.
Ability to ensure all activities conform to district guidelines.
Ability to react to change and frequent interruptions in a productive and positive manner, and handle other tasks as assigned.
Ability to practice responsible fiscal, facility, and resource management.
Ability to procure classroom supplies and equipment following building budget guidelines.
Ability to operate necessary school equipment and required technology.
Ability to work to implement the vision and mission of the district.
Ability to perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor and in accordance with the provisions of the USD #263 Board
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Ability to write, monitor and implement Individual Education Plans in a timely manner.

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While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, talk, hear, walk and sit.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs.
The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being or work output of other people.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability
to adjust focus.
The position requires the individual to meet multiple demands from several people and interact with the public and other
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The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. Duties are performed indoors and occasionally outdoors.

General Responsibilities:
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Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.
Assists the Individualized Education Planning Team in designing an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) for students
with exceptional needs who are to be assigned to the special class for the majority of their school day.

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Provides direct instruction and services for pupils whose needs are identified in a written IEP. Monitors the IEP of each
student placed in the special education class and assumes responsibility for contacting and consulting with parents and
Individualized Educational Planning Team about indicated changes in the IEP.

Revised 5/2/11

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Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
Prepares for classes assigned, and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of the administration.
Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and - - in harmony with the goals - - establishes
clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students.
Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location
provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
Strives to implement by instruction and action the districts philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
Diagnoses the learning disabilities of students on a regular basis, seeking the assistance of district specialists as required.
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by the teachers contract, negotiated agreement, Board of
Education policy, administrative regulation, and laws of the state of Kansas.
Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing students and for the classroom, develops
reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes when required or requested at
mutually agreeable times.
Plans and supervises purposeful assignments for paraprofessionals and volunteer(s), and evaluates their performances.
Works cooperatively with staff on various tasks and/or assignments.
Strives to maintain and improve professional competence.
Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.
Other duties as assigned.

Term of Employment: As outlined in the Negotiated Agreement


Evaluation: Performance effectiveness will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of USD 263 Board of Educations policy
on Evaluation of Professional Personnel and/or the districts Negotiated Agreement.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an
exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this
position and additional duties may be assigned
This job description was reviewed with me and I understand that nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign
or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description reflects managements assignment of essential
functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. This job description is not intended as a contract of
employment, nor to be construed as a guarantee of employment for any specific period of time or any specific type of work.

Employee Signature__________________________________________ Date ______________


BOE Approval ______________________________________________ Date _____________

Revised 5/2/11