Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, Centerbased (Applicant Pool)
Company: Omaha Public Schools
Posted on: March 19, 2023
Job Title: Teacher, Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE
Centerbased) 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: 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 aged 3-5 in the
school setting who have disabilities. 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 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 Education/
- 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.
- Ability and patience to work interactively with students
- This individual will exhibit skills pertinent to foster
positive human relationships and the ability to work effectively
with young children, 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
- Developing students' cognitive, emotional and social capacities
- Maintaining a classroom atmosphere conducive to enhancing
interpersonal relationships, social skills, problem resolution, and
decision making while achieving academic success.
- Plans for and uses paraprofessionals effectively to support the
- Continuous assessment and evaluation of progress toward
Individual Education Program (IEP) goals.
- 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.
- Positively fosters students' self-esteem.
- Working with and understanding a diverse student
- Integration for social skills, technology, and communication
into the curriculum.
- Plans for and guides the learning process to help students
achieve their program objectives.
- Implements useful diagnostic and progress assessment
- Selects and uses effective instructional methods and learning
- Support the ongoing curriculum development of the program.
- Completes Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior
Intervention Plan (BIP) as needed based on individual student
- 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 student progress toward IEP
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
Early Childhood Special Education program and support the
District's vision, aims and goals.Additional Duties 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 with other
- 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.
- Must understand and respond appropriately to stakeholders needs
and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and
- Expected to interact with all internal and external
stakeholders in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick,
responsive 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 EmploymentThis 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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