Special Education Teacher

Contact Name: 
Lisa Condran
Contact Email: 
Job Location: 
Port Townsend, WA
Position Description: 
Port Townsend School District 50 1.0 FTE Special Education Teacher (Grade Levels K-5) (2022-32) JOB POSTING Job Details Title 1.0 FTE Special Education Teacher (Grade Levels K-5) Posting ID 2022-32 Description PORT TOWNSEND SCHOOL DISTRICT Human Resources Position Opening Announcement: 1.0 FTE Special Education Teacher (Grade Levels K-5) Salish Coast Elementary 2022-23 School Year Posting Date: August 29, 2022 Posting No. 2022-32 QUALIFICATIONS Hold a current Washington State Teaching Certificate with Special Education endorsement. Demonstrated special education teaching experience. Support PBIS, RTI and MTSS systems as a collaborator, consultant and interventionist. Take a leadership role school-wide in data-based decision making, universal screening systems, progress monitoring and providing support to students in a multi-tiered system of intervention. Knowledge and experience teaching students with various disabilities, including significant emotional/behavioral disabilities. Knowledge and experience conducting parent meetings; writing and implementing IEPs and specific behavior plans; use of assessment measures, data collection, case management, record keeping and report writing; implementing direct instruction programs and specially designed curriculum. Knowledge and experience with inclusionary models of service delivery. Develop schedules for special education students and paraeducators in consultation with the principal. Assist the principal in developing training for educational assistants in the core curriculum areas. Knowledge of the legal requirements of Special Education. Knowledge and experience with regular education curricula and Common Core State Standards, and the ability to modify such for special needs students. Knowledge and experience with current research and instructional "best practices." Ability to de-escalate students who are learning emotional self-regulation Outstanding communication skills, flexibility, ability to work in teams, and sense of humor. Demonstrated skill and competence in computer skills, awareness of technology for use in the classroom, and familiarity with assistive hardware and software. Demonstrated compatibility with fellow staff members, students and parents. Demonstrated ability to contribute to total school program, to work collaboratively with colleagues, and a commitment to achieve school goals and objectives. Knowledge and experience with project or place-based learning preferred. PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES Provide Special Education support as indicated by the MDT and IEPs to identified students in their least restrictive settings. Work in partnership with parents and classroom teachers on IEP development and implementation to achieve maximum student success. Provide support to identified students to maintain appropriate behavior and safety in the school environment by establishing guidelines for expected behavior and providing support for the formulation of behavior plans as needed. Page 2 of 3 Collaborate with other team members on the MDT to complete referrals, assessments, make recommendations, design intervention plans and coordinate the implementation of plans. Collaborate with Special Education staff (including itinerant providers and paraprofessionals) to provide quality educational programs for identified students, assess and monitor student progress, evaluate and modify programs, teach direct instruction groups, conduct IEPs, develop work schedules, train paraeducators, facilitate team meetings, and demonstrate flexibility in working in a changing educational environment. Collaborate with the school staff to design and implement IEPs in an inclusive setting which accounts for Least Restrictive Environment and may include planning, teaching, coteaching, providing resources, modifying curriculum, and managing behavior plans. Collaborate with other support services such as Title 1/LAP, Counseling, Community Counseling, other community agencies, medical personnel, and other special education support personnel. Participate in the implementation, assessment, and evaluation of the inclusionary practices and universal design for learning. Plan for increasing student independence, including creating fading plans for paraeducator support. Plan and provide for the transition of students moving between programs. Participate in staff functions, committees, and meetings. Participate in the Problem Solving Team, which has the purpose of intensifying interventions for students who are not making expected progress. Collaborate with school staff to plan and deliver Maritime and place-based learning in alignment with the district’s mission and vision. External applications for this position will be accepted until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application materials are available online at http://www.ptschools.org. A COMPLETED APPLICATION FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS INCLUDES: 1. Completed application form 2. Current Resume 3. Letter of Interest stating your qualifications 4. Three letters of recommendation from current/previous supervisors 5. Unofficial transcripts 6. Photocopy of your Washington State Certificate(s) or equivalent from another state. (Obtaining and providing a Washington State Certificate would be a provision of employment.) 360 379-4511 For application questions contact: Carrie Baxter, Administrative Assistant or Laurie McGinnis Payroll/HR Director Port Townsend School District #50 Gael Stuart Building, 1610 Blaine St Port Townsend WA 98368 360 379-4511 WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Port Townsend School District No. 50 complies with all federal and state rules and regulations, and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, immigration status, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Further, the district will provide equal access and opportunity to meet to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. The following employee(s) have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Compliance Coordinator for State Law (RCW 28A.640/28A.642) and Title IX Coordinator: Darrell Thomas, 1610 Blaine St. (360)379-4511. Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Shelby MacMeekin, 1610 Blaine St. (360)379-4501. NOTE: New employees who will have unsupervised access to children must complete a satisfactory fingerprint check with the Washington State Patrol and the FBI. Page 3 of 3 Employment will be considered temporary and conditional pending a satisfactory background check. There will be a $45.25 processing fee. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Shift Type Full-Time Salary Range $53,518.00 - $108,166.00 / Per Year Location Salish Coast Elementary Applications Accepted Start Date As soon as possible
Job Type: 
Teacher Certification Required
Target Audience: 
Undergraduate Alumni
Graduate Alumni
Master in Teaching Alumni (certified teachers)
Application Deadline Date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2022