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2 Jun 2023

Teacher Early Childhood Special Education Teacher (Poudre School District)

Poudre School District
 Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Teacher Early Childhood Special Education/Integrated Services, Olander Elementary School
Percentage: 100%
Start date: August 2023
Work calendar days: 188 days
Duration of position: Ongoing
Benefits include: Health insurance, life insurance, PERA retirement, paid time off, short and long term disability, as well as other optional benefit elections.   
Pay for this position is determined by the Licensed Educator Salary Schedule based on years of experience and education.   
This is a probationary position. However, PSD employees currently under a licensed contract may apply for this position if selected, will retain contract status.
Must have a valid Colorado Educator’s License with appropriate endorsement.
Responsible for creating an environment conducive to the learning needs of three- and four-year old children with disabilities and/or who are high risk and implement a comprehensive, individualized preschool curriculum.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Develop, plan, prepare, and implement:
a. Course content, format, structure, and schedule.
b. Classroom materials, activities, and lesson plans.
c. Meaningful programs for parents/families.
d. Individualized Education Plan goals, objectives, and transition plans.
2. Administer appropriate assessments to evaluate strengths and needs of individual students.
3. Create a classroom environment which maximizes instructional opportunity, supervise the behavior and wellbeing of students in the classroom and all educational settings, and administer discipline when appropriate.
4. Monitor student learning and progress to:
a. Evaluate success of the educational approaches, specialized instruction, supports, and services.
b. Adapt support as needed.
c. Maintain documentation pertinent to academic, social, and emotional progress and needs of students.
5. Communicate students’ progress, needs, and eligibility with families and other staff as needed.
6. Collaborate:
a. With teachers, support personnel, administrators, and other special education providers to enhance instruction and improve student outcomes.
b. With colleagues in team and building-based meetings and discussions.
7. Demonstrate a commitment to:
a. Understand, appreciate, and make accommodations for student diversity.
b. Include and engage families in the student’s education.
c. Support all Poudre School District policies, procedures, and expectations.
d. Provide personal and professional excellence.
8. Participate in:
a. Department, team, building, IEP/staffing, and district meetings and discussions.
b. Student and/or family conferences and other meetings.
c. Social, cultural, interscholastic, and extracurricular activities.
d. Professional growth opportunities.
9. Attend work and arrive in a timely manner.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree with proper teaching licensure program required.
• Experience in an educational setting with early childhood students and/or students with special needs preferred.
• Criminal background check required for hire.
• Valid Colorado teaching license with appropriate endorsements required.
• Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) required within 3 months of hire.
• CPR and First Aid certifications encouraged.

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Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.