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AU ECSE, AU ACC, BASE Special Education Teacher

Company: Amarillo Independent School District
Location: Amarillo
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

These positions receive a one-time $5,000 stipend for fully certified teachers

Must meet Texas Certification requirements for the position


Provide special education students with learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Develop or modify curricula and prepare lessons and other instructional materials to match student ability levels. Work in self-contained, team, departmental, or itinerant capacity as assigned.


Minimum Education/Certification:

Bachelor's degree from accredited university

Valid Texas teaching certificate with required endorsements special education and generaleducation endorsements for assignments

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Knowledge of assigned curriculum; knowledge of instructional methods

Ability to instruction students and manage their behavior

Knowledge of special needs of students in assigned area

Knowledge of Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process and Individual Education Plan (IEP) goal setting process and implementation

Knowledge of how to adapt curriculum and instruction for special needs

Lesson planning and presentation skills

Conflict resolution skills

Classroom management skills

Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

Technology skills as related to classroom presentation and record keeping

Work Conditions

Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals.

Posture: Frequent standing and walking; bending/stooping and reaching fully above head, pushing, pulling, and twisting

Motion: Repetitive hand motions; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; reaching

Lifting: May require regular heavy lifting (45 pounds or more) and positioning of students with physical disabilities, control behavior through physical restraint, assist non-ambulatory students, and lift and move adaptive and other classroom equipment

Environment: May work prolonged or irregular hours; attend after school and night time activities occasionally; work inside and outside (exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather), exposure to noise; exposure to biological hazards; occasional districtwide and statewide travel

Mental Demands: Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress; ability to respond to needs in a timely manner in a high stress environment

Regular Attendance is an essential function

Minimum Experience:

University/college required student teaching or approved internship


Instructional Management

  • Develop and implement lesson plans for in person and virtual learning that fulfill the requirements of district's curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for differences in individual student differences.

  • Prepare lessons that reflect accommodation for individual student differences.
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, equipment, and technology that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned and present subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Present the subject matter according to guidelines established by Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media consistent with the needs and capabilities of the student groups involved.
  • Cooperatively meet and plan with other members of the staff to implement instructional goals, objectives, and methods in accordance with district requirements.
  • Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
  • Plan and supervise purposeful assignments for teacher aide(s) and/or volunteer(s).
  • Employ the use of technology in the teaching/learning process.
    Student Growth and Development
  • Assist students in analyzing and improving methods and habits of study.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formative and summative assessments and track progress through a variety of methods.
  • Assume responsibility for extracurricular activities as assigned and sponsor outside activities approved by the school.
  • Present for students a positive role model that supports the mission of the school district.
  • Create an in-person and virtual classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
    Classroom Management and Organization
  • Establish effective classroom management and administer discipline in accordance with board policies, administrative regulations, and campus management plans.
  • Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
  • Assist in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials.
  • Establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents.
  • Be available by phone, email, or video conferencing to confer with district personnel, students, and/or parents.
  • Communicate with students or parents on a regular basis via phone or video conference, email, or district-approved website.
  • Maintain a positive and professional relationship with all colleagues, students, parents, and community members through effective communication both verbally and written.
  • Use acceptable communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
    Professional Growth and Development
  • Participate in the district staff development program to improve job related skills.
  • Participate and positively contribute to grade level and campus level collaboration.
  • Demonstrate interest and initiative in professional improvement.
  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible.
  • Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
  • Attend and participate in faculty meetings and professional development activities and serve on staff committees as required.
  • Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.
  • Perform such other tasks and accepts such other responsibilities as may be assigned.
  • Comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for classroom teachers including the Texas Educator Code of Ethics.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises assigned instructional assistants and volunteers.

Keywords: Amarillo Independent School District, Amarillo , AU ECSE, AU ACC, BASE Special Education Teacher, Education / Teaching , Amarillo, Texas

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