Special Educ Inclusion Teacher-Social Studies
5605 Green Circle Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55343
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Minnesota Teacher's License:
POSITION TITLE: Special Education Inclusion Teacher - Social Studies
DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Special Education Coordinator
POSITION STATUS: Exempt
CORE HOURS: Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
DUTY DAYS: 188
POSITION PURPOSE: To ensure student special education academic needs are addressed using best practice and research based strategies and interventions.
Collaborate with general education teacher to accommodate and modify lesson plans, activities, assignments, and tests
Team teach with general education teacher
Provide direct instruction on subject area curriculum, incorporating goals and objectives in the special education or general education setting
Maintain accurate and complete lesson plans
Engage in effective and appropriate classroom management by providing an inviting, exciting, innovative, and challenging learning environment
Organize and oversee data collection for academic and/or behavioral goals and objectives in general education classrooms
Write progress reports summarizing data collected each quarter
Collaborate with general education teachers and educational assistants to implement student individual behavior plans
Ensure that students’ accommodations and modifications are being implemented and academic service minutes are being served
Attend special education and general education department meetings
Provide input to case managers on students before IEP meetings and attend IEP meetings if necessary
Determine present levels of performance and write standards based goals (may collaborate with case manager)
Work with a team on the continued implementation and development of programming in the subject area for 7th-12th grade students
Maintain positive, professional relationships and use appropriate verbal, nonverbal and written communication with all individuals.
Monitor due process documents for accuracy and compliance.
Participate in IEP meetings and student case conferences, as needed.
Participate in professional growth activities including conferences, workshops, coursework, trainings, committees, etc.
Regular, prompt attendance
OTHER POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform other job-related duties as 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Ability to read, analyze and interpret human service periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, students, parents and the general public. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, mean, mode and median ability to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to work well with families
Awareness of autism and its manifestations, willingness to work with students on the autism spectrum
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Excellent work habits including attendance, punctuality, and dependability
Promotes a positive school culture
Strong communication skills and ability to work within a team
This position description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned. Ability to competently perform all of the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, demonstrated commitment, and the ability to work productively as a member of a team or work group are basic responsibilities of all positions at Lionsgate Academy.
Possession of a valid Minnesota Teaching License in Special Education
Ability to operate a computer and the software necessary to complete the required job tasks
In process of gaining ASD Licensure or hold certificate with willingness to pursue licensure
Experience, interest and/or expertise workingwith students on the autism spectrum, varied learning styles and levels of mastery
Experience in differentiation, using creative teaching techniques from project–based to direct-instruction in developing personalized learning plans for each student
Lionsgate Academy is a thriving, high-quality public charter school (grades 7-12) with a mission to foster self determination by providing a transition-focused, personalized learning program for all students, specializing in educating students with autism spectrum disorders.
While Lionsgate is open to all students of all abilities, our program is inclusively designed to meet the unique needs of students on the autism spectrum. These supports also benefit students without disabilities as well as those with disabilities other than autism.
Our school is expanding and we are looking for passionate and driven educators, who believe in our mission and are interested in joining our team at the Minnetonka campus.
Apply online at www.lionsgateacademy.org