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Life Skills Teacher

Company: Concord Community Schools
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Concord Community Schools59040 Minuteman Way, Elkhart, IN 46517Phone: (574) 875-5161 - Fax: (574) 875-8762Persons in this position may perform any of the essential duties defined below. However, this position description does not define all potential duties related to this position, and persons may be asked to perform other duties in support of the Corporation's mission.POSITION DESCRIPTIONPosition Title: Special Education TeacherSchool/Department: Designated SchoolSupervisor: Principal and Assistant PrincipalTerms of Employment: Per Collective Bargaining AgreementPrimary Function:To plan and implement learning activities aligned with the Corporation's educational programming to continuously develop students' knowledge and skills so that they are prepared to pursue college and/or career opportunities.Essential Duties:Recognize the basic dignities of students, parents and families, colleagues, and subordinates.Exercise due care to protect the mental and physical safety of students.Create a safe, respectful, and orderly classroom environment that promotes students' academic and social-emotional growth.Collaborate with case conference committees to develop Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) that describe how students will access the general education curriculum, if appropriate, and the special education services and related services needed to participate in the educational environment.Collaborate with general education teachers to ensure students' IEPs are correctly implemented.Plan learning activities that are aligned with Indiana Academic Standards.Implement learning activities using Corporation-adopted curricular materials and intervention materials that promote students' mastery of general education curriculum and IEP goals.Monitor students' progress towards IEP goals and prepare and share quarterly progress reports.Schedule special education meetings and share all notices and reports within specified timelines.Initiate and maintain collaborative relationships with students' parents and families.Continuously strive to learn and develop new skills to promote student learning.Perform other duties as assigned.Essential Qualifications and Characteristics:The education and educator license or permit required by the Indiana Department of EducationA positive, student-centered, and solution-focused attitude towards education and studentsThe ability to establish and maintain cooperative and collaborative relationships with othersEffective verbal and written communication skillsEffective organizational skillsThe ability to manage a safe, respectful, and orderly classroom environmentThe ability to work with diverse groups of studentsThe ability to enforce corporation and school rules and policiesThe ability to adhere to strict confidentiality policiesThe ability to use various computer and technology resourcesA past record clear of criminal activity and child abuse or neglectWorking Conditions:The duties of this position are performed in a classroom environment. Persons are required to sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, and lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision requirements include close vision, distant vision, and depth perception. Noise levels in the working environments may be moderately loud or loud. Occasionally, persons are required to work outdoors in varied weather conditions. Persons are also required to maintain emotional composure under stress.Concord Community Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and it makes reasonable accommodations in accordance with federal and state laws.

Keywords: Concord Community Schools, Elkhart , Life Skills Teacher, Education / Teaching , Elkhart, Indiana

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