Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Homebased (Applicant Pool)
Company: Omaha Public Schools
Posted on: March 19, 2023
Job Title: Teacher, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE
Homebased) - Applicant Pool If you are interested in a position for
the the upcoming 2023-24 school year , please complete this
application to be considered. We use pool postings throughout the
entire calendar year to interview and hire teachers. We do not post
by specific building openings. Location: TBD Reports To:
Program/Department Supervisor Work Schedule/FLSA Status: As per
negotiated agreement (Stretch Calendar)/ Exempt Salary Schedule:
Commensurate with experience and education plus 7 percent of the
regular teaching salary as outlined in applicable negotiated
agreement Position Purpose: Providing services and support for
families with children from birth to age 3 who have disabilities.
Early Childhood Special Education Homebased teachers work with
other disciplines to evaluate and address needs in the areas of
cognition, language, motor, adaptive and social development through
a coaching model. The settings for services include the home,
childcare settings and other natural environments. Knowledge,
Skills, and Abilities:
- Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Special Education or
- Ability to obtain and maintain a valid NE Teaching Certificate
with endorsement in Early Childhood Special
- Excellent attendance record.
- Professional verification of successful classroom teacher
performance and/or student teaching experience.
- Evidence of the willingness and ability to comply with
standards for ethical and professional performance established by
the State Board of Education.
- This individual will exhibit skills pertinent to foster
positive human relationships and the ability to work effectively
with infants and young children, staff, parents and the
- Skill in organization, time management, communication, and
positive interpersonal skills.
- Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress
- Excellent skills in verbal and written communication.
- A demonstrated philosophy that all students can and will
- Ability to evaluate infants and young children through formal
assessment, observation, and parent report.
- Ability to work collaboratively with team members to schedule
and conduct home visits.
- Ability to receive and share coaching strategies with
colleagues and parents.
- Ability to understand the individual needs of each child and
- Ability to conduct Routines based Interviews to gather
information about families and develop Individualized Family
- Ability to effectively use Microsoft Outlook and the student
- Displays a significant degree of professionalism and
- Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding
education and special education students.
- Knowledge of OPS's mission, purpose, goals and the role of
every employee in achieving each of them.Essential Performance
- Work closely with team members to evaluate and serve children
- Conduct evaluations to determine eligibility for Early
- Prepare Multidisciplinary Team Reports (MDT) on Infinite
- Complete Routines-Based Interviews with families to identify
primary areas of concern.
- Assess infants and toddlers' entry and exit data through
Teaching Strategies GOLD.
- Develop Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP).
- Participate in MDT and IFSP meetings with team members and
- Schedule and conduct home visits with parents/caregivers.
- Coach families/caregivers to increase their confidence and
competence in facilitating their child's learning and development
through daily routines.
- Collaborate with community agencies serving children and
- Support toddlers with a verification of Autism in a
- Support families as they transition to center-based
- Working with and understanding a diverse student
- Plans for and guides the learning process to help children and
families achieve their program objectives.
- Selects and uses effective instructional methods and learning
- Support the ongoing curriculum development of the program.
- Establishes a cooperative relationship with all assigned
- Maintains open lines of communications with parents, guardians
- Engages in professional growth activities through an ongoing
program of job related knowledge and skill development.
- Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete
record-keeping and lesson planning and child progress toward IFSP
goals as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
- Evidence of the willingness and the ability to comply with the
standards with ethical and professional performance established by
district policy as well as the State Board of Education.
- Works collaboratively to achieve the overall purpose of the
visually impaired program and support the District's vision, aims
and goals.Additional Duties Performs other related tasks as
assigned by the Central Office Administrators as designated by the
Superintendent. Equipment: This position may require the ability to
use assistive technology in addition to basic office equipment such
as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always
comply with OPS's guidelines for equipment use. Travel: Travel is
required to homes & child care settings to provide IEP services.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
- Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.
- Must have organization, time management, communication, and
- Work in school building environments.
- Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability within various home
- Interact with child/parents on the floor or various
- Support parents with wide range of needs.Interrelations:
- Contact with other professional disciplines to schedule and
- Will be working under the direct supervision of the department
supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks.
- Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability
to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
- Will be working closely with interpreters to communicate with
- Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and
maintain a positive attitude with all customers and
- Expected to interact with all internal and external personnel
in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive
customer service through phone contacts, written and direct
communications.Employee Punctuality and Appearance
- In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are
expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled
hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has
received approved leave.
- Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from
the employee's supervisor or building administrator.
- All employees are required to report to work dressed in a
manner that reflects a positive image of Omaha Public Schools and
is appropriate for their position.Terms of Employment This position
is treated as a full-time exempt certified position. The terms of
your employment will be governed by applicable state laws
regulating employment or teaching in a Nebraska public school and
Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may change
from time to time, and the Teacher Contract. If your position is
represented by a collective bargaining representative, then your
employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between
OPS and that collective bargaining representative. Terms of
employment are contingent upon:
- Verification of a valid Nebraska Teaching License or other
- A background check which demonstrates background is acceptable
for the position sought and working with or around students.
- Verification of U.S. Citizenship or legal authorization to work
in the United States.
- Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required
by federal law for your position).
- Execution and delivery to OPS of a Teacher Contract presented
by OPS. Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy),
marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic
information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship
status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status in
its programs, activities, employment, and provides equal access to
the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following
individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the
non-discrimination policies: Director for the Office of Equity and
Diversity, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131. ) The Omaha Public
School District is committed to providing access and reasonable
accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and
employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability
accommodation in the application process please contact the human
resources department at .
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