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Special Education Teacher: Provo Peaks Elementary
|Bachelors degree and
Utah State Teaching Certificate with Severe Special Education Endorsement
Open until filled
Open Until Filled
We have 2 and a half positions available.
There will be a lot of support for these teachers.
Provo City School
This position is for a self-contained classroom consisting of 6-10 students.
The job of Teacher - Special Education is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional
process by serving as a teacher with specific responsibility for developing special education, students'
success in academics, interpersonal skills, and activities of daily living; supervising students within the
classroom and other assigned areas; developing lesson plans and delivering group an individual student
instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other professional
staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding to a wide
range of inquiries from students' parents or guardians regarding the instructional program and student progress
Adapts classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address
individualized learning plans within established lesson plans.
Administers developmental testing programs, subject-specific assessments, etc. for the purpose of
assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans.
Administers, under supervision, first aid, and assistance to medically fragile children (e.g. tube feeding,
toileting, diapering, etc.) for the purpose of providing appropriate care for children as assigned.
Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating
expectations; student's achievements; developing methods for improvement and/or reinforcing
classroom goals in the home environment.
Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals (e.g. behavioral, motor
development and communication skills, academic needs, vocational abilities, etc.) for the purpose of
providing feedback to students, parents, and administration.
Collaborates with instructional staff, other school personnel, parents, and a variety of community
resources for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes, achieving established
classroom objectives in support of the school improvement plan.
Counsels students for the purpose of improving performance, health status, problem-solving techniques, and a variety of personal issues.
Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject-specific assignments for the
purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual student requirements.
Directs assistant teachers, student teachers, instructional assistants, volunteers, and/or student workers
for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual
Instructs students for the purpose of improving their success in academic, interpersonal, and daily living
skills through a defined course of study.
Manages student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
Monitors students in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, nap
times, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.
Participates in a variety of meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required
to perform functions.
Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective
functioning of the work unit.
Prepares a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose
of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
Reports incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) for the purpose
of maintaining the personal safety of students, providing a positive learning environment, and adhering to
Education Code and school policies.
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Responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or
directing to appropriate personnel for resolution.
Responds to inquiries from a variety of sources (e.g. other teachers, parents, administrators, etc.) for the
purpose of resolving issues, providing information, and/or direction.
Supports classroom teachers for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of established
curriculum and/or individual student plans.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in
order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies are required to satisfactorily perform the
functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment using
pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; review and interpret highly technical information,
write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define
issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies are required to satisfactorily perform the
functions of the job include: appropriate codes, policies, regulations, and/or laws; age-appropriate activities; lesson
plan requirements; stages of child development; and behavioral management strategies.
ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data;
and consider a number of factors when using the equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a
wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using
standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work
with a variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem-solving is required to analyze issues and create
action plans. Problem-solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem-solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform
the functions of the job include: establishing and maintaining constructive relationships; adapting to changing work
priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; and working flexible hours.
Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing
other persons within a small work unit; tracking budget expenditures. Utilization of some resources from other work
units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:
occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling, and
significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 0% sitting, 0% walking, and 0% standing. The job is
performed under conditions with some exposure to the risk of injury and/or illness and in a clean atmosphere.
Job-related experience is required. S
Certificates and Licenses: Utah State Teaching Certification with Special Education Endorsement