Classroom Teacher - Shelterwood School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: Special Education Teacher
Job Location: Shelterwood Academy
Beginning: Jun 01, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Mild/Mod. Cross Category Disabilities
Certificate: Mild/Mod. Behavioral Disorder
Certificate: Mild/Mod. Learning Disabled
District: Shelterwood School
Independence, MO 64058
Telephone: 816-249-5380
Job Description:
Job Description Summary: Job is responsible for overseeing and teaching academic courses to Shelterwood students, attending and participating in team meetings and training events, reviewing and interpreting IEPs and 504 Plans from sending school districts to share with the team, development and implementation of Individual Academic Plans, ensuring modifications and accommodations are being implemented, and providing feedback on resident’s treatment goals as they manifest in the school setting. 

In this role you will report to the Principal. This is a full-time position. 

Specific Responsibilities:  
- Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure learning environment 
- Responsible for managing classroom behaviors
- Responsible for collaborating and co-teaching with general education teachers, especially in the areas of Math and English Language Arts
- Prepare and plan lesson activities using a “brain-based” learning approach

- Responsible for reporting any student treatment issues to the student's treatment team (therapist, residential staff, and principal/dean of student services) 
- Implement modifications and accommodations in instruction to meet the individual needs of Shelterwood students 
- Ability to implement Trauma Informed Care techniques in engaging students, and the ability to write and follow up on student assignments as necessary 
- Provide tutoring help as scheduled for students on academic restriction or those asking for assistance 
- Demonstrate required competencies 

- Maintain a grade book and lesson plans that can be check by supervisor at any time 
- Turn in grades in for grade checks in a timely manner 
- Responsible for attending weekly teacher’s meetings/trainings 
- Responsible for reporting daily behavior data 
- Responsible for timely submission of treatment plan reviews for assigned caseload of students
- Responsible for the development and implementation of Individual Academic Plans
- Responsible for participating in special education meetings with sending school districts as the special education representative 

Skills Needed: 
- Proficiency in productivity applications 
- Excellent time management and organizational skills 
- Ability to manage stress and interpersonal conflict 
- Strong written and verbal communication skills 
- Ability to plan instruction to promote student learning 
- Ability to receive and act on constructive feedback on teaching practice 
- Ability to utilize formative and summative assessments 

Work Environment: Classroom environment. Some exposure to noise and crisis situations. Some outdoor activities possibly during temperature or weather extremes may exist. 

Physical Demands: While performing this job, employee is required to stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Employee may need to pick up or move items over 50 pounds. Accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis. 

Job Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00p.

Education and Experience Required: 
- Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Special Education (preferably in Emotional Disturbance, Autism or Cross-Categorical) 
- Experience teaching youth

Salary & Compensation:
- Excellent & competitive benefit package including health, vision, dental, life insurance and retirement. 
- Salary will ultimately be based on years of teaching experience and level of education.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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