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Special Education Teacher - McCain Middle School

Company: Payette School District
Location: Payette
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Payette School District has the following opening for the 2022-2023 school year:

Special Education Teacher - McCain Middle School


  • Exceptional Child Certificate
  • Strong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and effective classroom management
  • Strong background in behavior management, curriculum, and writing and implementing Individualized Education Plans
  • Strong background in federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy pertaining to special education
  • Ability to lift up to forty pounds and push and pull up to one hundred pounds
  • Knowledge of the diverse needs of children with disabilities and appropriate special education classroom practices
  • The ability to work with students with emotional, physical, and mental disabilities
  • Ability to instruct students one-on-one and small group situations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methods
  • Strong background in curriculum and the Idaho Core Standards
  • Strong background in the integration of technology with instruction and in creating and completing required reports
  • Ability to maintain a positive learning environment
  • Work well with students, staff, and the public
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to work under deadlines
  • Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

    Building Principal and Director of Special Services


    To provide students with a daily and ongoing instructional program that will deliver the best possible academic knowledge and skills. To help pupils to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for continued education according to the guidelines outlined in each student's Individual Education Plan.


  • Prepare for assigned classes
  • Design lessons with an appropriate level of difficulty which provide content in a logical and sequential manner
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media consistent with the physical limitations of the classroom and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved
  • Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated
  • Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs
  • Analyze and interpret student data to develop and modify instructional activities
  • Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Devise written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking as well as the reproduction of facts, and use them to evaluate student progress on a regular basis
  • Prepare students academically for all district, state, and federal testing
  • Display command of the subject matter
  • Budget class time effectively
    Other Duties to Students
  • Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential
  • Establish and communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior
  • Engage children in conversation to encourage language development
  • Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
  • Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
  • Assist, where appropriate, in loading and unloading the special education pupil from transportation buses or vans
    Professional Contacts and Activities
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings
  • Organize a meeting at least once annually with the case manager, parents, and other professional staff to review and revise the IEP and placement of each assigned pupil
  • Keep immediate supervisor informed of activities and any issues that may arise
  • Cooperate with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, curriculum, objectives, and methods
  • Provide needed and requested information on a timely and effective basis
    Special Education Specific Duties
  • Provide instruction to classified pupils in accordance with each pupil's Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Work cooperatively with regular education teaching staff to coordinate instructional activities and to monitor the progress of each pupil
  • Provide support instruction in the regular classroom or the resource center as assigned
  • Coordinate and cooperate with other members of the staff in the development of adaptations, modifications, accommodations, and instructional methods
  • Provide home instruction to confined special education pupils as assigned
  • Consult with members of the child study team regarding each pupil's educational program, academic program and personal growth
  • Plan, coordinate, and lead the implementation of IEPs including modifications and accommodations
  • Participate in the development of the District's plan for special education
  • Evaluate student progress on a regular basis, as indicated on IEP's, and as often as general education students are evaluated and informed of their progress
  • Assist in the evaluation of students referred for special education services
  • Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records in accordance with applicable federal and state law, (including IDEA, ADA, and 504), administrative rules, and Board policy
  • Input data in a timely fashion
  • Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules
  • Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
  • Adhere to The Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession adopted by the Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
  • Seek assistance should emergencies arise
  • Represent the school district in a positive manner
  • Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
  • Perform other duties as assigned
    Candidates should upload the following:

    An essay, 250 words or less, on what your major strengths are as they apply to the position for which you are making application

    Cover letter


    Photocopies of college transcripts

    Photocopy of current Idaho certification or other State Certification

    Three (3) current letters of recommendation


    Salary based on experience and skills. Position qualifies for benefits which include health, dental, vision and life insurance; PERSI retirement, as well as access to optional ancillary insurance and retirement products.


    This position shall be considered in all respects "employment at will". The "employment period" and other descriptions and terms set forth in this job description shall not create a property right for the employee. These are set forth only to advise the employee of when and what type of services will be required by the district so long as the employment continues.

    Payette School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Positions are open until filled. All recommendations for hire are tentative offers. Employment is contingent upon board approval, and successful completion of a federal background check and drug-free workplace pre-employment screening (if required for the position). Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

Keywords: Payette School District, Nampa , Special Education Teacher - McCain Middle School, Education / Teaching , Payette, Idaho

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