Classroom Teacher - Guadalupe Centers School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Special Education
Job Title: SpEd Teacher
Job Location: Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools
Beginning: Aug 05, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Mild/Mod. Behavioral Disorder
Certificate: Mild/Moderately Disabled (K-12)
District: Guadalupe Centers School
Kansas City, MO 64127
Telephone: 816-991-0313
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Job Description:
Summary: 
The SPED Teacher helps students learn subject matters and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible men and women.
 
Reports To: Director of Special Services & Building Principal

Duties/Responsibilities: 
  • Prepares and schedules individual pupil staffing conferences according to timelines; initiates IEP conferences as appropriate.
  • Write IEPs using district software (SpedTrack)
  • Complete all necessary paperwork to follow the state and district compliance requirements. 
  • Prepares and submits reports according to timelines outlined in the Missouri State plan; responds to requests for information as required. 
  • Prepare Transition Plans for secondary students.
  • Identifies the specific learning needs of each pupil properly identified as disabled and maintains a clear record of the pupil’s instructional experience and progress in the permanent Special Education file.
  • Plans and utilizes instructional materials, procedures, and equipment according to each pupil’s specific disability.
  • Schedules pupils for instruction in cooperation with the Director of Special Services, principal, and other members of the building staff.
  • Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines or requirements of the state and school.
  • Keeps accurate attendance records; maintains discipline in the classroom.
  • Works with the Co-Teaching model alongside the General Education teacher. 
  • Acts as a resource to building staff regarding disability methods, accommodations, and materials.
  • Utilizes differentiated instruction and the IEP guiding document for all instructions. 
  • Administering national, state, and district assessments throughout the school year. 
  • Receives and forwards to the Director all referrals from appropriate sources. 
  • Coordinates all activities and procedures with the Director of Special Services and Building Principal.
  • Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
  • Attend all meetings with parents and give input concerning the creation of an Individual Education Plan or a 504 Plan.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement of professional practice, cultural competence, and ability to meet the specific instructional needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 

Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain a calm and patient demeanor with all students. 
  • Thorough understanding of various special education needs and services. 
  • Thorough understanding of and the ability to implement a variety of effective teaching methods. 
  • Thorough understanding of policies, laws, and guidelines related to special education including IDEA, IEPs, and 504.
  • Committed to working with under-served students. 
 
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education. 
  • Missouri State Certification in Secondary Education. 
  • Two to four years of experience working in a classroom setting.
  • Experience in an urban school setting is preferred. 
  • Bilingual ability; English required and Spanish preferred.
  • Highly Qualified Status (this status requires the following)
    • Bachelor’s Degree.
    • Appropriate certification for the course/grade level being taught.
    • Documentation of content expertise in the area being taught. 
 
Physical Requirements:
  • Prolonged periods of standing and walking throughout school and classroom.
  • Must be able to lift 45 pounds at a time.
  • Must be able to assist students who have physical difficulties.
  • Must be able to kneel, sit, crawl, push, and pull to assist and teach children throughout the day.
  • Prolonged periods sitting and working on the computer to complete necessary paperwork.
  • Must be able to navigate all areas of the school and other facilities as needed. 

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