Special Education Resource Teacher (Applicant Pool)
Company: Omaha Public Schools
Posted on: March 20, 2023
Job Title: Teacher, Special Education Resource (Elementary or
Secondary) Applicant Pool If you are interested in a position for
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: Building Principal Work Schedule/FLSA
Status: As per negotiated agreement / Exempt Salary Schedule:
Commensurate with experience and education plus 7 percent of the
regular teaching salary as outlined in applicable negotiated
agreement Position Purpose: Plans for, teaches and facilitates
learning for students. Creates a positive learning environment.
Provides interventions and accommodations to support the students'
participation and progress in the general curriculum. Maintains
progress, records, and discipline. Works collaboratively with
students, parents, building staff, and other Individual Education
Program team members to provide and implement IEP services to meet
the needs of individual students. Knowledge, Skills, and
- Bachelor's Degree in Education required.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a valid NE Teaching Certificate
with endorsement in Special Education with emphasis in Special
Education Generalist preferred.
- Ability to develop positive relationships to promote mutual
dignity and respect among students and staff.
- Ability to work collaboratively to identify needs of students
and implement strategies on a consistent basis.
- Ability and patience to work interactively with students
- 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 students, staff, parents and the community.
- Skill in organization, time management, communication, and
positive interpersonal skills.
- Ability to deliver teaching instruction in accordance with
approved curriculum and standards.
- 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 understand the individual needs of each
- 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
- Provides accommodations that can be implemented during services
and collaborate with the general education teachers to ensure they
are in place while the student is in the general education
- Completes Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior
Intervention Plan (BIP) as needed based on individual student
- Plans for and uses paraprofessionals effectively to support the
- Continuous assessment and evaluation of progress toward
Individual Education Program (IEP) goals.
- Develop s students' cognitive, emotional and social capacities
- Positively fosters students' self-esteem.
- Working with and understanding a diverse student
- Plans for and guides the learning process to help students
achieve their program objectives.
- Implements useful diagnostic and progress assessment
- Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to
individualized and small group instruction, and student
- Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and
translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best
utilize the available time for instruction.
- Selects and uses effective instructional methods, district
approved intervention programs, and learning materials.
- Establishes a cooperative relationship with all assigned
- Maintains open lines of communications with parents, guardians
- Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of
current developments in the educational field by attending
seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting
- Maintain compliance on all special education procedures,
timelines, and documents such as Individual Education Program
(IEP), progress reporting, parent notification, consents,
evaluation process, etc.
- Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete
record-keeping and lesson planning and student progress toward IEP
goals as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
- Instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship
and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as
administrative regulations and procedures of the Omaha Public
- Coordinates with other school professional staff members and
participates in faculty meetings and committees.
- 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
program and support the District's vision, aims and
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Building or 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: Limited travel may be
required. 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. Interrelations:
- Contact with personnel within the district and other
- Will be working under the direct supervision of the building
administration 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
- Must understand and respond appropriately to stakeholder needs
and maintain a positive attitude with all
- Expected to interact with all internal and external
stakeholders in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick,
responsive service 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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