The primary purpose of the Special Education Teacher is to support students, classroom teachers, parents and administration in developing and implementing a continuum of services to meet student needs, as well as comply with local, state and federal regulations regarding identified students at Niner University Elementary in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Be knowledgeable of local, state and federal regulations and laws pertaining to exceptional children
Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by state and federal law, school policy and procedures, and administrative regulation
Instruct, collaborate, and communicate with a diverse group of students, colleagues, and parents
Be knowledgeable of and effectively use, appropriate evidence-based academic and behavioral interventions
Be knowledgeable of and effectively employ methodology for finding and adopting new interventions appropriate to students' specific strengths and needs
Develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for students with disabilities using diagnostic information obtained from tests and other assessment procedures
Administer and interpret individual educational testing using various testing materials
Use data to ascertain progress towards academic and behavioral/emotional goals
Implement an instructional plan which is aligned to demonstrated strengths and weaknesses of the student based upon assessment data
Update the IEP as needed and in compliance with state and federal law, and with school policy and procedures
Employ a variety of teaching methods to meet student needs, adapting or developing materials as needed
Utilize functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and analysis to identify the function of inappropriate student behavior
Minimum Experience / Education:
Degree in special education with at least three years experience as a special education teacher in an elementary setting, or equivalent.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Evidence of skill working with at risk student populations
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.