Plan curriculum, classroom schedule, and prepare lessons/plans and other instructional materials to meet individual need of students, considering state and school requirements, physical, emotional, and education levels of development by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Develop and implement individualized academic programs by performing formal and informal assessments of academic achievement, social-emotional development, and vocational skills according to governmental and organizational guidelines.Prepare materials, individualized lesson plans, and activities according to assessment goals.
Demonstrate knowledge of effective instructional techniques by using a wide variety of materials and mediums of delivery and avoiding overuse of any one medium.
Demonstrate knowledge of IEP and treatment planning process by reviewing referral and assessment data to obtain each student's history, issues, and disabilities; by preparing for IEP and treatment planning meetings, providing current, specific data, and creating appropriate goals and objectives; by developing and employing strategies and interventions; by monitoring and evaluating student progress; and by sharing information.
Manage the classroom to maintain a safe, secure, and effective learning environment by providing a high degree of structure, clear expectations, and consistency.Implement expectations and consequences as appropriate for each student as outlined in behavior management plan.
Maintain a firm, fair, and consistent approach to the instruction of students and promote student involvement by reinforcing positive behaviors as outlined in the behavior management plan for the facility and classroom.
Anticipate potential behavior problems in students by maintaining line-of-sight supervision of assigned students at all times and assessing their behavior patterns.
Ensure the rights of all students are observed and protected through the use of appropriate and respectful communication, proper de-escalation techniques, and correct physical restraint methods when necessary.
Project a positive role model image for students and colleagues by participating as a team member, cooperating with staff, demonstrating compromise and appropriate expression of opinions, and attending staff meetings as required. Utilize chain-of-command in all aspects of program and follows organization's policies and procedures.
Maintain appropriate relationships with the students by treating students in a respectful manner at all times, by eliciting students' interest and cooperation, and by maintaining appropriate boundaries.
Ensure compliance with all company policies, procedures and other regulatory requirements by reporting any known or suspected violations to the supervisor or through other means identified in company policy.Maintain confidentiality of all student records per program guidelines.
Promote and maintain positive community relations by coordinating efforts with outside agencies, groups, and individuals to expand the teaching program.Communicate and cooperate with families, relevant external personnel, and staff members, ensuring all communication ofinformation (written and verbal) is clear, concise, legible, accurate, and courteous.
Provide timely, accurate, and professional documentation by recording daily grades/points, progress notes, progress reports, report cards, IEP goals and objectives, incident reports, and behavior data in accordance with standard practices of the facility. Document all external and internal contacts and relays student information according to company and governmental guidelines.
Assure a classroom physical environment is conducive to learning by maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of the classroom and work areas, including but not limited to desk, shelves, and storage areas. Assure that wall hangings and posters are appropriate and promote a positive learning atmosphere and that class schedules and student progress charts are clearly and creatively posted. Assure proper maintenance and operation of equipment used in the classroom.
Maintain adequate inventory of classroom supplies, by monitoring daily use of supplies and preparing replacement order as necessary.