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Estimated Pay $23 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Harrisonville, Missouri

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Position: Teacher, Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled

Reports To:

Building Administrator

Department: Elementary and Secondary Education

Classification:

School Term, Professional

Division: Special Education

Location:

MSSD

Section: Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled

Pay Range:

PT

Job Group: 206

This position involves developing and directing the special education program of students as assigned to a classroom.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The candidate must have the ability to perform the essential functions below, either with or without reasonable accommodations.

  1. Design and implement appropriate individualized education program for students with disabilities utilizing MSSD curriculum, and considering transition goals, school, employment, community, and home learning environments.
  2. Analyze student's learning style based upon charted progress and adapt teaching strategies and activities to meet the student's specific educational needs.
  3. Choose age appropriate, functional and safe activities, materials, equipment and sites for teaching.
  4. Integrate appropriate related services into students' day-to-day instructional program.
  5. Conduct IEP team and special education meetings.
  6. Coordinate the design and implementation of behavioral support/intervention plans for students with challenging behaviors.
  7. Coordinate the design and implementation of communication systems for students.
  8. Develop and follow an instructionally time-efficient daily schedule for implementation of students' IEPs.
  9. Direct daily activities of teacher aide(s) and classroom volunteers.
  10. Follow student specific special health care procedures as specified.
  11. Maintain a safe environment for students.
  12. Accept supervision, cooperate with change, and be flexible.
  13. Treat all persons with respect and maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
  14. Communicate effectively in both written and oral forms, using correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, and consistency of thought.
  15. Maintain confidentiality of student, parent, and staff personally identifiable information.
  16. Follow policies and guidelines of the MSSD program.
  17. Accurately complete required reports on or before established deadlines.
  18. Complete a professional development plan as required.
  19. Collect academic, instructional, and IEP assessment data to improve student learning.
  20. Ability to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, access information via the internet, and possess knowledge of assistive technology devices.
  21. Carry out daily self-care needs of students as needed (i.e., toileting, diapering, feeding, hand-washing, tooth-brushing, etc.).
  22. Lift and move 50 pounds to include assisting in changing and re-positioning of students.
  23. Perform other duties as assigned.
  24. Infrequent travel for training and staff meetings is Reasonable and necessary travel expenses will be reimbursed at approved rates.
  25. Must maintain CPR, AED, and First Aid certification as specified by MSSD.
*EDUCATION REQUIRED:

Missouri Teaching Certificate or eligible to attain temporary or provisional certification

Experience with individuals with disabilities is preferred.

*The position requires a professional license pursuant to state law.

(Other qualifications and experience which, in the opinion of the Commissioner of Education, meet the requirements of the position may be accepted in lieu of the above.)