This position is not eligible for internal bidding and is interview only.

Position: Transition Teacher (1.0) – Interview Only 
Work Schedule:  8 hours/day, 194 duty days
Start Date:  Fall 2022
Pay and Benefits:  Pay and benefits are in accordance with the teacher labor agreement https://www.isd622.org/Page/310

Position Description:  Transition Teacher will serve students at The Next Step Transition Program in a multi-categorical 18-21 year old setting.

Required Qualifications:

  • Possess valid MN teaching license for students who have developmental cognitive disabilities and/or autism spectrum disorders.
  • Experience teaching transition-age students with disabilities in an 18-21 year-old setting.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and positively with a multi-disciplinary team, including community service providers for students with disabilities.
  • Knowledge and experience with due process procedures and case management for students between 18-21 years old.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with conflict resolution.
  • Training and experience in behavior management and knowledge of crisis response.

Responsibilities:  

  • Adhere to due process guidelines using district recommended methods and instruments to evaluate and identify the special education needs of students, participate in team decisions regarding eligibility, and facilitate evaluation plans and reports.
  • Serve as a case manager for students by: developing and maintaining Individualized Education Programs (IEPs); facilitating IEP meetings; providing parents and/or guardians with Rights and Procedural Safeguards information and notification of team meetings in a timely manner; and developing and sharing progress reports with adult students and parents/guardians.
  • Working knowledge of and compliance with state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Maintain and promote confidentiality per data privacy, Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, FERPA, and HIPPA legislation.
  • Provide direct instruction to students receiving special education services and assist them with attaining their IEP goals.
  • Collaborate with outside agencies providing services for students and families, especially when interagency collaboration is required or requested by the family.
  • Seek, develop, and implement age-appropriate secondary transition curriculum to meet the needs of students.
  • Provide job performance feedback to, direct the work of, and support the paraprofessionals in the implementation of the students’ IEP goals.
  • Maintain data as required to monitor and evaluate student progress and communicate regularly with adult students and their parents/guardians regarding progress toward IEP goals.
  • Advocate for the needs of the students with disabilities throughout district programming and multi-disciplinary teams, including in collaboration with community service providers.
  • Develop and implement proactive and positive behavioral interventions based on FBA results and in accordance with a student’s behavior intervention plan.
  • Possess knowledge and ability to utilize techniques to maintain a safe environment (i.e. behavior de-escalation techniques, individual and building-wide emergency plan, etc.)
  • Participate in relevant staff development opportunities, be knowledgeable about current promising practices in the field, and stay current with state rules and regulations governing special education.
  • Collaborate with special education related service providers such as, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, etc.
  • Possess knowledge of learning technology platforms, strategies, and equipment available to students.
  • Communicate effectively and positively with staff, students, parents, and administration.
  • Inquire and bill third parties when parent or guardian allows the district to bill their insurance company or medical assistance when needed.
  • Utilize conflict management strategies and resources for support when conflict occurs between students, staff and/or parents.
  • Complete required annual training provided by the district in order to drive students in district vehicles.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Supervisor or Director of Student Services.

ISD 622 is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.