Special Education Job Description

Special Education Job Description

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Special education provides expertise and assistance to leaders and teachers regarding the implementation of state and federal Special Education laws for students with disabilities.

Special Education Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective special education job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included special education job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Evaluate student progress on an on-going basis
Prepare developmentally appropriate daily activity schedules in coordination with other disciplines
Design and manage an appropriate learning environment
Prepare weekly lesson plans according to a planned sequence with IEP goals and plan/share with teacher assistants
Provide daily for group and individual instruction within classroom with appropriate early childhood curriculum
Conduct transdisiplinary team meetings on a bi-weekly basis, ensure minutes are written and distributed to all team members and maintain in a file
Instruct an supervise teacher assistants and substitute teacher assistants in appropriate techniques to work effectively with children
Communicate with parents on an on-going and as-needed basis to insure transition of instruction to the home in coordination with other discipline
Demonstrate knowledge of NYS Learning Standards and Common Core through the development and implementation of weekly lesson plans that reflect evidence-based practices, address the individual goals of students and strengthen the continuity of learning experiences between home and school
Create an organized classroom to ensure a safe and educationally challenging learning environment that includes utilizing concepts of universal design

Special Education Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Special Education

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BIP, ASUME, MA, NYS, FL, BA, CT, LBS-1, REACH, NC

Education for Special Education

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the special education job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Education, Special Education, Teaching, Psychology, Management, Department of Education, Counseling, Associates, Science, History

Skills for Special Education

Desired skills for special education include:

APS community
Computer system
Laws
Effective classroom management techniques
Regulations and guidelines affecting teachers and students
District policies on immunization
Emergencies and child abuse/neglect
First aid
Medication
Financial procedures

Desired experience for special education includes:

Collaborate with classroom team to design lesson plans based on effective practices in child development and utilize current evidence-based practices to monitor progress and ensure positive student outcomes
Utilize resources of supervisory and administrative staff to discuss any staff and family issues
Actively participate in the creation and implementation of an individual and school wide Professional Development Plan that inspires personal growth, informs teaching practices and promotes understanding of the NYS Teaching Standards
Conduct trans-disciplinary team meetings on a bi-weekly basis, ensure minutes are written and distributed to all team members and maintain in a file
Assume personal responsibility for student achievement
Working closely with the special education administrator to ensure that the school is in compliance with all special education requirements and that each child with a disability is receiving all necessary supports, modifications, and accommodations

Special Education Examples

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Special Education Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of special education. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for special education
  • Attend all grade level and IEP meetings of students in sections
  • Attend all Town Meetings and weekly faculty meetings
  • Participate in assigned professional development group and City on a Hill’s Peer Observation Program
  • Record daily attendance and behavioral information in online Student Information System
  • Participate in Open Houses and Admissions sessions as LN representative
  • Lead Sustained Silent Reading
  • All duties associated with being a member of the Learning Network
  • Additional duties, as assigned by the Special Education Supervisor, Vice Principal, or Principal
  • Supervise guidance services including scheduling, grades, transcripts, pre-GED, and GED testing, reintegration of students to home schools and college preparations
  • Acts as a resource teacher in reading to classroom teachers by assisting them in organizing their reading program, selecting materials, suggesting teaching techniques and relating their instructional program to the special needs of students
Qualifications for special education
  • A commitment to KIPP Metro Atlanta and its values
  • NYS Special Education certification
  • Belief that teachers must learn and influence social emotional strengths of all children in and out of the classroom
  • Belief in a school community where students, families, teachers and school leaders demonstrate accountability, flexibility, humor, effort, responsibility, respect and hope
  • Or at the ESD office
  • Experience preferred, particularly in an urban setting
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Special Education Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of special education. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for special education
  • Provide a workable schedule which functions within the team's scope and responsibilities to ensure accurate, fair, and helpful feedback to students
  • Progress monitor IEP goals, complete quarterly IEP progress reports
  • Communicate regularly with parents/learning coaches of students with special needs to insure that student IEP goals are being met, and that their needs are addressed in a timely and appropriate fashion
  • Consult with teachers and coordinate the implementation of specially designed instruction as defined in the IEP regarding students with specific needs
  • Provide direct and indirect services to students including services delivered through web-conferencing software, as needed
  • Help teachers and learning coaches develop and implement program accommodations and modifications
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date data in the school’s Learning Management System and Enrich
  • Support assessment of students as proctors and monitors of examinations, including the administration of testing accommodations
  • Assist with non-instructional supervision of students, such as arrival/dismissal, hallway monitoring, substitute teaching, lunch and playground duty, or supervision of extracurricular activities
  • Develop goals and objectives for multi-graded classes
Qualifications for special education
  • Two years of teaching experience with low-income, urban students (prefered)
  • Identify and contract with nonpublic agencies for needed services
  • Coordinate with Operations Team to ensure special education team has access to enrollment lottery system and use that data to identify incoming students
  • Build relationships with school operations staff
  • Physically restrain students using Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Techniques
  • Certification as required by state
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Special Education Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of special education. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for special education
  • Dependability (able to fulfill commitment to assignment)
  • Demonstrate a drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of school
  • Support character development and positive school culture
  • Develop genuine relationships with students and families
  • Develop and maintain clear and effective communication with colleagues and school staff
  • Work collaboratively with general education teachers to support the development and progress of students with IEPs
  • Work collaboratively with the Special Education Coordinator, Director of Academics, and other school leaders to implement Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • Follow all IEP mandates with fidelity
  • Prepare all necessary paperwork required for IEP development and maintenance
  • Create and maintain a positive, structured learning environment that invites and excites students as they embrace learning
Qualifications for special education
  • Federal guidelines to be “highly qualified” (required)
  • Illinois teaching license with the endorsement Learning Behavior Specialist 1 (LBS 1) or commit to acquiring one as quickly as possible (required)
  • Have knowledge of special education policies and procedures
  • Strong moral values and discipline
  • Current and valid driver’s license from the state in which duties are performed
  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Education or related field
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Special Education Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a special education. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for special education
  • Work collaboratively with the Special Education Teacher, Director of Academics, and other school leaders to implement Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Operations to complete all state and federal funding requirements
  • Participate in state special education professional development opportunities
  • Ensure all IEP and 504 mandates are followed with fidelity
  • Ensure all necessary paperwork required for IEP and 504 development and maintenance is properly done
  • Ensure the implementation of curriculum resources effectively
  • Teach to a variety of students on different ability and grade levels
  • Provide effective classroom management skills
  • Attend educational meetings (IEP, Eligibility, professional development, teacher meeting)
  • Work in a collaborative environment with all staff at Lava Heights Academy
Qualifications for special education
  • Special education degree and classroom teaching experience
  • Experience teaching life skills a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree in Special Education
  • Masters degree in Special Education
  • Practical classroom experience as a Special Education Educator
  • Ability to think and act quickly and calmly in emergency situations and withstand the work and pressures of caring for a group of active, often aggressive students
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Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of special education. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for special education
  • Assess damaged inventory and determine cost effectiveness for repair and report necessary repairs and equipment issues to supervisors
  • Perform repairs on special education equipment and furniture
  • Manufacture new special education equipment from specifications or visual assessment
  • Process paperwork to provide accurate documentation of special education equipment
  • Assist in maintaining the special education equipment inventory database
  • Assist in tracking, identifying and locating special education equipment inventory throughout the school district
  • Provide information on quality and utility of equipment and/or furniture to appropriate personnel
  • Evaluate new products and/or equipment for use with special education population
  • Maintain documentation within the Learning Management System that captures and organizes special education timelines and data
  • Collaborate with resident school districts to schedule and participate in IEP committee and eligibility team meetings
Qualifications for special education
  • Demonstrated strong achievement results and documented growth with students on IEP goals, benchmarks, standardized tests, fluency measures, and reading assessments (STEP, DRA, Fountas & Pinnell)
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree from an accredited college or university and two (2) years’ experience in classroom teaching on a secondary level
  • Develop and/or produce e-learning modules
  • Data entry/tracking for contracts, staffing, legal issues and other as assigned
  • Supporting Special Education Dept
  • Survey development and analysis

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