Special Education ISPD Teacher 9-12
Company: Arlington Independent School District
Posted on: January 21, 2023
Teacher/Professional - Special Education - Special Education
Job Number 0000732665
Open Date 02/01/2022
Closing Date 05/13/2023
ROLE AND PURPOSE:
- Work collaboratively with general education teachers to provide
students with disabilities appropriate learning strategies,
assistive technology, activities and experiences to ensure access
to grade level instruction and intervention to foster the
educational, social, emotional, and functional success of students
with disabilities in specialized programs such as: Alternative
Curriculum (Alt Curric), Individuals with Severe and Profound
Disabilities (ISPD), Academic and Behavioral Learning Environment
(ABLE), and Social Emotional and Academic Skills (SEAS).
- Bachelor's degree in a directly related field
- Valid Texas teacher certificate with required Special Education
endorsement or required training for subject and level assigned.
For example, Core Subjects EC-6 or 4-8 plus Special Education
- ESL, preferred. If candidate does not have ESL, he/she will be
given 1 year to obtain certification.
- One year of student teaching or approved internship
- Training in behavior modification, preferred
Special Knowledge or skills:
- Ability to work with children with more severe physical,
mental, and emotional disabilities
- Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior using
positive behavioral and intervention supports/strategies, and
- Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal
- Ability to effectively integrate assistive technology into the
- Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
- Ability to be patient, flexible, and versatile
- Ability to design and implement structured environments and
- Ability to analyze behavioral functions and teach replacement
- Ability to design and implement communication and work
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
- Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the
requirements of district's curriculum and show written evidence of
preparation as required.
- Implement an instructional or skill development program for
assigned students and show written evidence of preparation as
- Work collaboratively with administrators, team leaders, and
general education teachers to deliver IEP services and supports in
the least restrictive environment for individual students.
- Collaborate with students, parents, and other staff members to
develop and progress monitor Individual Education Plans (IEP)
through the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) process for each
- Plan and use a variety of appropriate instructional and
learning strategies, techniques, activities, materials, technology,
and equipment that reflect an understanding of the learning styles,
instructional, communication, and social-emotional needs of
- Use data frequently to monitor student progress towards meeting
IEP goals; adjust instructional and intervention services and
supports as necessary to ensure students make progress.
- Scaffold instruction and accommodations and adapt activities to
ensure equal access to grade level instruction.
- Utilize the most effective collaborative teaching techniques
and strategies in inclusion supported classrooms.
- Plan, deliver and progress monitor individual and small group
direct instruction for students who require intensive intervention
for behavior, academics, developmental skills, communication,
- Participate in ARD committee meetings on a regular basis.
- Model core organizational beliefs and values.
- Perform duties in an effective and efficient manner for the
purpose of supporting and contributing to high student
- Consult with teacher and principal on all general
administration items including personnel policies.
- Attend and participate in faculty meetings and special events
and serve on staff committees and PLC's as required.
- Comply with the Professional Code of Ethics and Standard
Practices of Texas Educators.
- Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized
reports, records, and other documents required
- Attend training as required by the job assignment and
district/campus improvement plan.
ADMINISTRATION AND FISCAL/FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
- Operate office equipment, assistive technology devices,
classroom audio-visual technology, and use computer to retrieve and
send email and use district required system/software.
- Maintain classroom organization and cleanliness.
- Comply with all district policies, operating procedures, legal
regulatory requirements, and verbal and written directives.
- Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect
students, equipment, materials and facilities.
- Interact with students professionally, calmly, intentionally
using language for teaching and de-escalation.
- Implement individual student behavior intervention plans (BIP)
for student academic and social emotional success.
- Regularly assist students with disabilities across all settings
according to their needs, including but not limited to, safe
transfer to and from wheelchairs, lifting, positioning, and use of
- Implement systems to safely and effectively transition
- Provide, supervise, document, and report personal care as
stated in the IEP and district requirements, while maintaining
student dignity and safety.
- Establish and maintain open communication by conducting
conferences with parents, students, principals and teachers.
- Maintain professional relationships with colleagues, students,
parents, and community members.
- Ensure that all interactions with students, district personnel,
and parents are supportive, courteous, and respectful.
- Maintain confidentiality of student information per FERPA
- The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be
made if necessary:
- While performing the duties of a classroom teacher, the
employee may frequently be required to stoop, reach, stand, walk,
lift, pull, push, grasp, talk, hear, see and use repetitive
- While performing these duties of the job, the employee may
frequently be required to lift and / or move at least 50 pounds of
materials, or lift children from wheelchairs, onto changing tables,
- While performing the duties of the job assignment, the employee
may frequently be required to deescalate physical aggression
including the use of safe, non-harmful physical restraint
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
- Participate in hygiene, communication systems, specific
teaching methodologies, assistive technology, lifts and transfers,
first aid, CPR, TBSI online training, and Mandt System trainings as
required by the job assignment to a specialized program.
- Seek professional learning to support students with
disabilities as specific to role and responsibility.
- Participate in professional learning to improve job performance
and support growth goals.
- Supervise students during bus duty, building/playground duty,
lunch duty, and co-curricular activities
- Plan assignments and supervise teacher assistants and
- Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Receive necessary vaccinations to prevent the contraction and
spread of communicable diseases, such as Hepatitis.
- Wear appropriate equipment for safe lifts and transfers.
NOTE: In order to minimize current campus disruption, current
teachers and classroom assistants may only apply to job postings if
the position is a promotion. A promotion is defined by an increase
in salary grade or incremental stipend. This does not apply if the
transfer window is open.
AISD Salary Schedule
Duty Days 187
Additional Job Information
This position receives a $1,350/year stipend.
This is a pooled position. It is open year round even if no current
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