Special Education Teacher

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Education - Excluding Post Secondary



Job Details

Description

Company Summary

Willamette Connections Academy is a tuition-free, K–12 online public school, also known as a virtual charter school, that students attend from home. Willamette Connections Academy is sponsored by Scio School District to serve students in grades K-12 throughout the state and enrollment is open to students across the state. Scio School District contracts with Connections Education LLC, dba Pearson Online & Blended Learning K–12 USA, to provide its educational program and other services.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

Working from your home office within Oregon, the Special Education Teacher will virtually manage instructional programs for students with special needs. Through use of the telephone, Internet and various curriculum tools they will consult regularly with learning coaches and students to ensure that each child successfully completes his/her instructional program. The Special Education Teacher will participate in all steps of the IEP process. They will work closely with other teachers and district professionals to ensure that the school’s special education program is successful and operating in compliance with federal and state regulations. The Special Education Teacher will utilize technology to deliver virtual instruction.

The Special Education Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

  • Manage and provide instructional guidance, virtual teaching and general strategies for a caseload of students;
  • Develop, write and help implement IEPs and 504 plans;
  • Evaluate tests and assessments, complete report cards and conduct parent conferences;
  • Communicate regularly with parents/learning coaches of students with special needs to insure that their 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 and potential learning issues;
  • Provide direct services to students, including services delivered through web-conferencing software, as needed;
  • Schedule, organize and conduct IEP related meetings in a virtual environment, as needed;
  • Participate in the school’s Student Support Team; help teachers and learning coaches develop and implement program modifications and strategies for all students;
  • Assist, as needed, with the organization and proper implementation of all paperwork, documentation and procedures for the IEP process;
  • Assist with locating service providers for students needing related services as mandated by their IEPs;
  • Assist with negotiating and executing contracts with service providers for students requiring such services;
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date data in the school’s Learning Management System and special education software;
  • Assist with administering state testing and coordinate the special adaptations that are required based on the IEP; and
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Requirements

  • Degree in Special Education or related Education Field
  • Valid Special Education credential in Oregon
  • Experience in policy (IDEA) and/or administration with Special Education
  • Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products and Google Suite)
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Highly organized and punctual
  • Customer focused approach
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment
  • Team player track record
  • Willingness to travel for marketing and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel)
  • * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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