Special Education Teacher (Moderate/Severe)

Nevada County Superintendent of Schools   Grass Valley, CA   Full-time     Education
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Posted on July 19, 2021

Job Summary
Join our highly talented Special Education team as an educator in one of our two available Special Day Classes. This position is the sole educator and case manager for a Special Day Class (SDC) of students in grades K-1. You will be supported by a highly trained staff of Paraeducators, a dedicated classroom Registered Behavior Technician, Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and a well-rounded staff of other talented service providers. We are also proud to be able to offer the continuous support of our Mentor Teacher, a seasoned and passionate Special Education Teacher, whose mission is to help our teachers thrive in their professional careers.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Provide instruction to individuals and groups of students
  • Administer and interpret student evaluations
  • Prepare written reports as required
  • Conduct IEP meetings within mandated timelines
  • Provide accommodations and / or modifications to learners with disabilities for
    assignments and testing as determined by the IEP team
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with parents, guardians and
    significant others
  • Meet with parents on a regular basis to review student progress and work on
    individual education related needs
  • Work closely with other members of the program staff to develop and maintain
    curriculum and standards
  • Participate in team meetings as necessary to improve the opportunity for success of
    the students
  • Coordinate transition plans for students moving to other environments
  • Work cooperatively with the student’s district of residence and / or outside agencies
    providing services to the student and family
  • Participate in professional growth activities such as conferences, classes, staff
    development and visitations
  • Provide training, direction and supervision for assigned ancillary staff
  • Make or recommend appropriate modifications to make the classroom environment
    more appropriate to address individual student needs
  • Requisition materials and supplies in a timely manner
  • Maintain attendance accounting, submitting this and other reports in a timely fashion
  • Instruct students and significant adults in the use of technological aids appropriate to
    the student’s disability
  • Comply with rules and regulations set forth in the California Education Code, Title V,
    Procedures and Policies of Nevada County Special Education Services and policies
    of the local school districts as assigned
  • Provide instruction and services as indicated on individual education plans for
    assigned pupils
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Desirable Qualifications
Knowledge of:

  • Subject areas, state curriculum standards and current instructional methodologies
    and techniques associated with instruction of students with disabilities
  • Individuals with exceptional needs
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulation, policies and procedures

    Ability to:
  • Utilize technology
  • Manage a countywide program in collaboration with teachers, itinerant staff, district
    staff and other special service providers for students
  • Teach students of a wide variety of levels and grade ranges
  • Coordinate and implement various student and family services
  • Work effectively with parents, community and education colleagues in and outside
    the program
  • Function as a positive, contributing member of an educational team
  • Assist in the management of student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe
    and optimal learning environment
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Prioritize and schedule work
  • Maintain records and prepare reports
  • Operate standard office equipment including a computer and assigned software

Working Conditions

  • Indoor work environment, possibly some outdoor activities
  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work

Physical Demands:

  • Mental acuity to perform these tasks, to make sound decisions and judgments in the
    sphere of assigned duties and to make determinations relative to the effective
    performance of the tasks.
  • Facility and stamina to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Facility to see and read printed materials, with or without vision aids.
  • Facility to hear and understand speech on the telephone, at normal room levels, and
    in workshop and training sessions.
  • Facility to speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal
    conversation in person, on the telephone and presenting at workshops and trainings.
  • Manual dexterity to operate a telephone, computer, copier, calculator and other
    commonly used office equipment.
  • Physical strength and agility to push, pull and lift any object weighing up to 25
    pounds and carry any object weighing up to 15 pound
  • Facility to drive a vehicle

Education and Experience
Any combination of training and experience, which would likely provide the required
knowledge and abilities, is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities
would be:

  • Current valid California Special Education Teaching Credential authorizing
    instruction for students with mild to moderate disabilities or moderate to severe
    disabilities and authorizing instruction of students with autism spectrum disorder.  Classroom assignment will determine type of credential required.
  • CLAD or EL Authorization
  • Two (2) years experience working in school settings with exceptional needs

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: These requirements must be met prior to beginning
employment and will be requested upon job offer acceptance.
Must hold a valid California Driver’s License
Must provide proof of automobile insurance coverage
Fingerprint and Background clearance
Pre-Employment Physical
Valid Tuberculosis (TB) test

Start $52,899 - $94,695 (steps 1-25) DOE. Non-negotiable maximum for initial placement, step 9 ($69,054).

FLSA Status: Exempt
Employee Group: Certificated, NCSEG Bargaining Unit

Nevada County Superintendent of Schools

380 Crown Point Circle
Grass Valley , CA