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 about 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 toward academic and behavioral/emotional goals
Implement an instructional plan that is aligned with the demonstrated strengths and weaknesses of the student based on 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
Develop behavior intervention plans (BIPs) and IEP goals and objectives based upon the function of the inappropriate behavior, and/or manifestations, and design instructional strategies for appropriate replacement behavior
Structure a proactive classroom setting suitable to manage the emotional/behavioral deficits of the students and appropriate for their maturity and interests
Communicate with parents regarding their children's educational progress via periodic written progress reports
Act as a case coordinator for assigned students; consult with community caregivers, school support professionals, and parents to better understand and meet student needs
Assist students with their personal and self-help needs, such as eating, toileting, and other essential tasks, as needed
Participate in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops as required by the position
Follow a plan for professional development and demonstrate evidence of growth
Perform any other duties as assigned by the Administration
Minimum Experience / Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Special Education or a related discipline.
Three years experience as a special education teacher in an elementary setting
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
A bachelor's or master's degree in Special Education is preferred.
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.