Classroom Teacher - MO School for the Severely Disabled Area III DESE
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: Certified Teacher
Job Location: Crowley Ridge School 910 Nina St, Dexter, MO 63841
Beginning: Jan 24, 2024
Deadline: Sep 24, 2024**
District: MO School for the Severely Disabled Area III DESE
St. Louis, MO 63110
Telephone: 314-633-3967
Job Description:
Scheduled Hours: 8:15 am - 3:15 pm
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Missouri Schools for the Severely Disabled
Annual Salary: $48,312-$60,120 (School Term Position)
This position involves developing and directing the special education program of pupils as assigned to a classroom.
 The incumbent 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 considering school, 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 student’s day-to-day instructional program.
  5. Conduct IEP team meetings and staffings.
  6. Coordinate the design and implementation of behavioral support plans for students with challenging behaviors.
  7. Develop and follow an instructionally time efficient daily schedule for implementation of students’ IEPs.
  8. Direct daily activities of teacher aide and classroom volunteers.
  9. Follow student specific special health care procedures as trained by the school nurse.
  10. Maintain safe environment for students.
  11. Accept supervision, cooperate with change and be flexible.
  12. Treat all persons with respect and maintain positive interpersonal relationships.
  13. Communicate effectively in both written and oral forms, using correct grammar, punctuation, clarity, and consistency of thought.
  14. Maintain confidentiality of parent, student, and staff personal identifiable information.
  15. Follow policies and guidelines of the MSSD program.
  16. Accurately complete required reports on or before established deadlines.
  17. Complete a professional development plan as required by certification or new employee status.
  18. Collect academic assessment data to improve student learning.
  19. Ability to use Microsoft Word, Outlook, access information via the internet, and possess knowledge of assistive technology devices.
  1. Carry out daily self-care needs of students as needed. (i.e., diapering, feeding, hand washing, tooth brushing, etc.)
  2. Lift and move 50 pounds to include assisting in changing positions of students.
  3. Maintain CPR certification at the level determined by the American Heart Association or Red Cross as Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers. 
  4. Participate in a minimum of one staff development activity per year to keep teaching skills updated and current.
  5. Perform other duties as assigned.
  6. Infrequent travel for training and staff meetings.  Reasonable and necessary travel expenses will be reimbursed at approved rates.
Bachelor’s Degree
Missouri Teaching Certificate in an area of special education.
Experience with individuals with disabilities is preferred.
(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.)
 Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer:  Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at    
To Our Applicants with Disabilities:  For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619.  Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.  TTY/TDD Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.
Notice to Applicants:  The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is unable to sponsor applicants in their application for work visas through INS. If you have questions, please contact Human Resources.

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