TEACHER, ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY - SPECIAL EDUCATION

Denver Public Schools
Job Description

 

Position: Teacher, Elementary or Secondary – SPECIAL EDUCATION

? Location: Multiple School locations – Denver district

? FTE: 1.0

? Salary: See DCTA Teacher Salary Schedule at http://careers.dpsk12.org/teachercomp/compensation-your-first-year/.

To Apply:

Start by first applying to the general teaching position and complete DPS Central Teacher Screening process before applying to teach at a specific school. Candidates who are not current DPS employees may apply to the general teaching position here: Teacher General Application 2017-2018 (for current year) and Teacher General Application 2018-2019 (for next year).

Essential Functions and Objectives:

- The Elementary Special Education Teacher instructs special education students in settings that provide a continuum of services from self-contained instruction to full inclusion in the regular classroom. Helps all students develop competence and confidence simultaneously through a balance of acquiring basic skills and developing conceptual understanding. Monitors, supervises, coordinates and enforces rules of conduct and behavior for assigned students, and reinforces positive student behaviors in accordance with school and District policy. Observes, evaluates, reports and records students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health. Communicates with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems. Provides daily living assistance (e.g., toileting, diapering, feeding, personal hygiene), following universal precautions and as trained and directed. Operates, monitors and performs maintenance of adaptive technology and OT/PT equipment. Lifts and transports students using appropriate equipment and lifting techniques.

- The Secondary Special Education Teacher instructs special education students in settings that provide a continuum of services from self-contained instruction to full inclusion in the regular classroom. Helps all students develop competence and confidence simultaneously through a balance of acquiring basic skills and developing conceptual understanding. Monitors, supervises, coordinates and enforces rules of conduct and behavior for assigned students, and reinforces positive student behaviors in accordance with school and District policy. Observes, evaluates, reports and records students' performance, behavior, social development, and physical health. Communicates with parents or guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve students' behavioral and academic problems. Provides daily living assistance (e.g., toileting, diapering, feeding, personal hygiene), following universal precautions and as trained and directed. Operates, monitors and performs maintenance of adaptive technology and OT/PT equipment. Lifts and transports students using appropriate equipment and lifting techniques.

- Knowledge, Experience, & Other Qualifications: Must possess a current Colorado Department of Education Teachers License with endorsement in Special Education Generalist or Special Education Specialist. Previous experience working with young special needs students and their parents preferred. - Serves students from all eligibility categories. May need to teach literacy, math, language skills, behavioral skills, daily living skills, and/or adaptive skills, and may also provide physical care needs. Provides instruction at the large group, small group, and individual level. Collaborates with general education staff for successful inclusion of students.

Qualifications:

Please enter all of your education, licensure, and endorsements on your profile before submitting an application for this position. Candidates without a complete profile will not be considered. If your teaching license is pending, you are eligible to apply.

Education equivalent experience: * Bachelor's degree in Education or related field.

At least one of the following types of licensure is required:

If your teaching license is pending, you are eligible to apply.

* Teacher: Initial Teacher License * Teacher: Professional Teacher License * Teacher: Alternative Teacher License

At least one of the following endorsements or certifications is required in each subject area for this position:

***Important: For Elementary SPED teacher, both SPED endorsement and Elementary Education endorsement is required. ***

* Special Education - Endorsement * Special Education - National Boards * Special Education, Specialist ages 5-21 - Endorsement * Special Education, Specialist ages 5-21 - Place/Praxis * Special Education, Specialist ages 5-21 - State Elig * Special Education, Generalist ages 5-21 - Endorsement * Special Education, Generalist ages 5-21 - Place/Praxis * Special Education, Generalist ages 5-21 - PM Approved * Special Education, Generalist ages 5-21 - State Elig * Special Education, Moderate Needs - Degree * Special Education, Moderate Needs - Endorsement * Special Education, Moderate Needs- Place/Praxis * Special Education, Educationally Handicapped - Degree * Special Education, Educationally Handicapped- Endorsement * Special Education, Educationally Handicapped- Place/Praxis

For Elementary SPED Teacher role, you will need the additional Elementary Education endorsement as well in addition to above listed SPED endorsements:

* Elementary Education - Degree * Elementary Education - Endorsement * Elementary Education - Hr * Elementary Education - National Board * Elementary Education - Out of State Exam * Elementary Education - Place/Praxis

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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