This position is for the 2022-2023 school year.
The position will be posted until filled.
Job Title: Special Education Teacher (SLD, EBD, ASD, ECSE, DCD, ABS)
Department: North Star or Raleigh Academy
Supervisor: Academy Director or Principal
FLSA Status: Exempt
A teacher at Duluth Edison Charter School (DECS) is committed to academic and personal excellence for every student. He or she will understand what it means to be a lifelong learner and participate in ongoing professional development goal setting, learning and reflection in each school year. The teacher will work as a team member in his or her assigned House team.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Other duties may be assigned.
Provide research-based special education services identified on the Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) of students with disabilities
Provide special education services in a variety of service delivery models such as pull-out, push-in, co-teaching, resource room, alternative instruction, level 3 specialized classrooms as assigned
Comply with all state and federal special education rules and regulations
Facilitate IEP meetings; schedule and hold IEP meetings within required timelines
Collaborate with Special Education Lead and/or Special Education Coordinator and IEP members to develop IEPs.
Complete IEPs and progress notes in a timely manner
Participate in the special education evaluation process, including complying with all state and federal special education rules and regulations, as assigned
Supervise the work of assigned paraprofessionals and assist with their performance evaluations (this position does not have authority to hire, terminate or discipline)
Be knowledgeable in the state standards, skills and content of their assigned curriculum areas of teaching
Participate in district-provided training related to crisis intervention skills and techniques. Utilize approved verbal de-escalation skills and behavior management techniques during crisis intervention, including physical restraint in emergency situation as prescribed by district procedures, provided training, and Minnesota statutes.
Prepares course objectives and outline for course of study following curriculum guidelines and state or national standards; implement and teach the core values established by our school as the focus of instruction and discussion when appropriate
Uses formative and summative assessment data to inform instruction
Writes, implements and evaluates his or her own professional development plans
Teaches rules of conduct; models the behavior expected of students; maintains order in classroom and on playground.
Creates and manages a PBIS based learning environment that enables students to feel safe, be creative and develop excellence
Keeps attendance and grade records as required by school. Utilize our Infinite Campus system and enter grades in a timely fashion
Coordinates class field trips.
Differentiates instruction to accommodate the needs of all students in the classroom
Administers MAP, MCA and other assigned assessments as relevant to his or her area of teaching
Analyzes classroom data to inform his or her teaching and small group instruction
Integrates technology into their teaching and professional activities
Collaborates with house teams on curriculum, planning and student needs, Attends house and staff meetings; attends and participates in professional development trainings
Creates and works toward ongoing communication with parents in a variety of forms
Implements school and district policies and procedures
Participates in and contributes to student planning and problem solving conferences. Collaborates with other professionals/stakeholders working with the student. Implements any planned and documented interventions.
Participates in and contributes to student 504 Plan meetings and IEP meetings. Collaborates with other professionals/stakeholders working with the student. Implements any accommodations and makes any modifications for designated students as indicated in the students’ Section 504 and Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
Maintains familiarity with and be prepared to implement current district and building Emergency Procedures.
Complete assigned student learning conferences
This job supervises the work of assigned paraprofessionals but has no formal authority to hire, terminate or discipline staff.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in education or an equivalent combination of education and experience permitting one to obtain appropriate licensure as a teacher by the Minnesota Department of Education. Requires licensure in one or more areas (SLD, EBD, ASD, ECSE, DCD, ABS)
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common journals, reports, and education related documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or concerns from students, caregivers, regulatory agencies, or members of the school community. Ability to write lesson plans and other materials that conform to commonly accepted style and format. Ability to effectively present information to students, caregivers, management, and colleagues.
The ability to analyze and understand data represented multiple ways (charts, graphs, etc.); identify trends or ‘root causes’ in data; and calculate with percentages.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Google Docs and a strong background in instructional technology platforms.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Valid Minnesota Teacher’s License appropriate for the particular grades or subject matter assigned.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. In emergency situations, the employee may be required to use physical restraints as prescribed by district procedures, provided training and Minnesota statutes. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.