Special Education Teacher - One Oak
Company: Heartland Family Service
Posted on: September 24, 2022
At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a
culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity
and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery
and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various
experiences and uniqueness to the workplace. Trauma Informed Care
is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that
recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the
role that trauma has played in their lives. Trauma Informed Care
also acknowledges the effects of working with trauma survivors on
our workforce and seeks to build collaborative and supportive
working environments and relationships. If you believe in our
mission of creating healthy families and communities, and like a
fast pace, collaborative and team-oriented environment, then
Heartland Family Service is the agency for you. SUMMARY DESCRIPTION
OF WORK Responsible for instruction and planning and/or adaptation
of the education program to enable special education students to
benefit from educational experiences. Work Schedule: Monday through
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Essential Duties and
- Instructs individuals and groups in special education skill
- Plans curriculum, lessons, and special education programs and
teaching methods daily as needed.
- Prepares report cards, educational records, classroom
observation records, MDT Data Wall tracking, monthly PBIS punch
cards, update and/or create FBA and BIP s and other forms as
- Evaluates student progress based on papers submitted, test
scores and observation as required.
- Provides direct supervision, observation and coaching for the
Support Coaches in the classroom
- Monitors student progress in and outside special education room
daily as needed.
- Maintains contact with individuals involved in the students
- Evaluates student progress based on work output and
observation, determines goals, objectives and directions daily as
- Creates Nebraska IEP s for out of state students, schedules IEP
meetings and attends meetings with student, staff, parents and
other community support members to evaluate student needs and
progress, such as family team meetings, IEP meetings,
parent/teacher conferences, etc.
- Assists in the development of strategies that complement the
efforts of general education teachers for inclusionary
- Diagnoses and assesses student strengths and needs, as well as
conducts state testing and WRAT testing for students.
- Responsible for planning and facilitating monthly PBIS
celebrations for students, as well as classroom incentives, such as
token economy system and others as appropriate
- Translates lesson plans into developmentally appropriate
learning experiences daily.
- 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.
- Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect
students, equipment, materials and facilities daily.
- Identifies pupil needs and makes appropriate referrals and
assists in developing strategies for individual education plans
daily as needed.
- Communicates regularly with parents outside of the normal
classroom day by various means such as newsletters, notes, phone
calls, conferences, etc. daily as needed.
- Is dependable and punctual regarding scheduling and
- Displays a courteous and caring attitude at all times to the
clientele, volunteers, and visitors of the Agency.
- Cooperates and collaborates with program area staff,
volunteers, and other Agency staff.
- Abides by all specific program and Agency procedures, policies,
- Attends and completes agency trainings and develops personal
and program related skills through participation in internal and
external training opportunities including printed material and
audio and/or visual media.
- Creates, maintains and shares as appropriate a dynamic
- Strives to make connections between the agency and the larger
community whenever possible in order to contribute to the agency s
ongoing fundraising and friend-raising efforts.
- Essential functions of this job is to be performed on company
physical work site
- Performs other program related duties as assigned. DENOTES
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor s Degree in Education from 4-year accredited college
- Valid Nebraska teaching license with endorsement in special
education or current provisional special education certificate
- Valid driver s license, acceptable driving record
- Two years of experience working with youth involved in the
Child Welfare System (delinquent youth, status offenders, etc.)
required Click here for HFS benefits COMPETENCIES Organization -
The confidence of students should stem from the structure of an
orderly atmosphere provided by the teacher. In addition to
classroom organization, special education teachers should have
organized record-keeping skills. Intuitive - Some children may find
difficulty in properly expressing what they are feeling, due to
their communication skill level. They may act out or withdraw
because they are feeling confused, frustrated, or even overwhelmed.
A special education teacher needs to have intuitive skills to sense
underlying issues behind a child s behavior, along with helping
them as situations occur. Stress Tolerance - Performing well when
faced with pressure due to time frame, workload, adversity,
disappointment, or opposition. Maintaining a calm atmosphere in the
classroom. Adaptability - A teacher has to be able to maintain
order, keep to a schedule, and be flexible as all of these
situations may arise. Modeling adaptability is important because
children with special needs often need to learn how to adapt to
their surroundings based on their disability. Professionalism -
having clear boundaries with employees and clients and displaying
professional behavior. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS
PHYSICAL DEMANDS (The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions). While performing
the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to
stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects,
tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs;
balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or
smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close
vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth
perception, and the ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT (Work
environment characteristics described here are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions). While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is not exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in
the work environment is usually moderate.
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