TEACHER – EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION
- Missouri certification in the following area: early childhood special education.
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
The Early Childhood Special Education Teacher functions under the direct
supervision of the early childhood special education program principal in collaboration with the
Director of Pupil Services.
JOB GOAL: To provide specialized instruction and coordination of special education
services for individual students with disabilities.
- Serves as a case manager in the development and implementation of Individual Education
Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities.
- Provides specialized instruction to students with disabilities both in the regular education
classroom and in separate special education classes or settings.
- Communicates with regular education teachers, related service professionals, and administration regarding the educational needs and programs of students with disabilities.
- Collaborates with the school team in implementing effective specialized teaching strategies for
students with disabilities.
- Maintains records regarding individual student progress toward IEP goals and objectives, services
and accommodations provided, parent contacts, notices and other documentation as required by
the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) regulations, the Director of Pupil
Services or the Early Childhood Special Education program principal.
- Participates in student eligibility evaluations and re-evaluations.
- Participates in the development of an annual budget request for instructional materials needed to
implement and support IEPs for students with disabilities.
- Initiates communication with parents of students with disabilities on a regular basis.
- Uses technology effectively to implement instruction and to manage documentation requirements.
- Demonstrates effective human relations and communication skills.
- Complies with good safety practices.
- Complies with all district rules, regulations, and policies.
13.Other duties/responsibilities deemed necessary may be assigned.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The individual who holds this position is regularly required to walk, hear and speak and must have close moderate and distance vision ability. This individual must be able to travel between district facilities. The position requires a moderate amount of travel and physical activity.
CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT: The work environment is consistent with typical office/school environment.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary and work calendar to be established by the Board Of Education. Benefits according to Board policies.
RETIREMENT: Public School Retirement System (PSRS)
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES: Valid Missouri Teaching Certificate
CLEARANCES: Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on evaluations utilizing the Performance Based Teacher Evaluation process.