Hardin School Districts 17-H & 1 have the following position open for the 2021-2022 school year:
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER – HARDIN HIGH SCHOOL
Applicant must have a valid Montana Educator License with a Special Education endorsement. Benefit package includes: Health & Dental Insurance – District pays 80% of the Monthly Premium for All Levels of Coverage (i.e. Single, Two Party, Participant + Children, and Family); Flexible Spending Account for Medical and Dependent Care Expenses; Retirement; Discretionary Leave; District issued laptop and / or tablet; and Professional Development Opportunities.
APPLICATION PACKET REQUIREMENTS:
District Online Employment Application
Up-to-Date Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application process)
Three (3) Current Letters of Recommendation
Complete application and submit documentation listed above online at www.hardin.k12.mt.us
Only complete applications will be considered.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATION PACKET:
Open Until Filled
SCHOOL DISTRICTS 17H & 1
POSITION TITLE: Special Education Teacher
FACILITY: Crow Agency Public School, Fort Smith Elementary, Hardin Primary School,
Hardin Intermediate School, Hardin Middle School, Hardin High School
REPORTS TO: Building Principal
The person in this position creates a flexible Special Education program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth, utilizing evidence based curriculum adopted by the Districts. The teacher establishes effective rapport with pupils, and motivates pupils to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for education for special needs students in accordance with each pupil’s ability. The teacher also establishes good relationships with parents and with other staff members.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan and implement an approved program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity, interest of the students; and in accordance to state requirements
Assist in development of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
Attend and participate in multidisciplinary treatment team meetings, IEP meetings, and other as required
Consult with other professional and teaching staff regarding progress of students and related educational matters
Establish and maintain standards of pupil behavior required to provide an orderly and productive learning environment
Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and – in harmony with the goals – establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students
Instruct pupils in citizenship and basic subject matter specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the school district
Develop instructional plans and organize class time to provide a balanced program of direct instruction, guided practice, and independent practice
Adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils with varying intellectual abilities, and to accommodate a variety of instructional activities
Utilizes appropriate technology in lesson planning and implementation
Arrange and set up classroom
Create an open relationship with parents, providing them with progress reports of their child; Communicate regularly with the parents within the normal school day by means of phone calls, conferences, emails, notes, newsletters, etc
Evaluate pupils’ academic and social growth, maintain appropriate records and documentation, and prepare progress reports
Coordinate schedules with building staff
Identify pupils’ needs, make appropriate referrals, and implement strategies for individual education plans
Is available to students and parents for education-related purposes
Plan and coordinate the work of para-professionals, parents, and volunteers in the classroom and on field trips
Establish procedures and instruct students in proper care, use, and storage of materials and technology equipment to prevent loss or abuse
Create an environment for learning through functional and effective displays, interest centers and exhibits of student’s work
Assist the administration in all policies and/or rules governing students
Maintain professional competence through inservice education activities provided by the District and/or in self-selected professional growth activities
Collaborate with staff and administration to improve academic, behavioral, and social outcomes
Select and requisition instructional materials, books, etc., and maintain inventory records
Cooperate in school-wide supervision of students during out-of-classroom activities, during the normal school day
Participate in faculty and/or District committees and the sponsorship of student activities
Report cases of suspected child abuse according to state law (Mandatory Reporter)
Only minimum duties and responsibilities are listed. Other duties and responsibilities may be required as given or assigned.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION:
Valid Montana Teacher Certification with Special Education endorsement
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES:
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program
Ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned
Ability to handle physical needs of students, ie; bathroom assistance, changing clothing, diapering, feeding
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, parents, and school community
Ability to be flexible in scheduling and planning
Ability to effectively use technology in the instructional/learning process
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Ability to handle stressful situations
Ability to maintain confidentiality of employee and student matters
Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and School Board policies
Audio-visual equipment, interactive board, computer, tablet, various software, printer, copier, general school equipment
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, occasionally walk and stand. The employee must be able to lift and / or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee rarely performs routine work. The employee frequently exercises flexibility (ability to shift from one task to another). Guidance and reinforcement are usually available. The employee frequently works within time constraints and maintains attentiveness intensity. The employee is frequently involved in social interactions which require oral and written communications.
The physical demands and work-environment characteristics described within this position description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
The information in the position description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Employee may perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the School District.
School Districts 17H & 1 are an equal Opportunity Employer