Certified Teacher – Special Education

Position: Teacher: Special Education

Serving Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Join our team today and begin your journey making a positive impact on the lives of AACPS students daily. If you feel this job is a good fit for you, we would love to hear from you today. Please submit your resume through Indeed for immediate consideration.

$95,000 – $100,000 per contract year based on actual hours worked

Required to Qualify

  • This posting is not open to current employees of AACPS
  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field of education from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Hold or be eligible for a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) teaching certificate in Special Education

Benefits Offered:

  • Paid Time Off

Benefits Offered on a 100% Voluntary Basis:

  • Health Insurance w/ HSA Account Availability
  • Dental, Vision, Disability, Accident, Cancer & Life Insurance
  • 401K Retirement Plan

Summary: As an employee of StaffEZ you provide direct and indirect instruction to students with disabilities in-class or through virtual program and consults with other school personnel in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of special education services provided in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). The area of concentration will be for those students receiving services in traditional schools and Virtual Academy. Bilingual and biliterate in targeted language may be required depending on assignment. Virtual experience may be required based on assignment.

Essential Job Functions (note this is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position):

  • Develops lesson plans/instructional materials and provides individualized and group instruction in order to meet the needs of each pupil as stated on the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in-class or virtual programs.
  • Assesses the progress of students on a regular basis utilizing tests, curriculum measurements and observation skills and/or modified-adapted assessment devices. Provides progress reports as required. Maintain student records, i.e., audit file, data collection, report cards, IEP, and attendance.
  • Facilitates the implementation of special education services in the LRE. Conducts educational assessments and consults regarding materials of instruction (MOI), equipment and instructional strategies appropriate for students with disabilities and takes all necessary safety precautions to protect students and materials of instruction.
  • Facilitates the implementation of special education services in the LRE. Conducts educational assessments and consults regarding materials of instruction (MOI), equipment and instructional strategies appropriate for students with disabilities and takes all necessary safety precautions to protect students and materials of instruction.
  • Serves as a member of the school IEP Team, assists in the planning and development of student IEP and works collaboratively in the development and implementation of IEPs and access to the general education curriculum/Maryland Common Core Framework with general education colleagues through TEAM Teaching efforts.
  • Assists in organizing and implementing a continuum of appropriate service delivery options for students with disabilities in-class or virtual programs. Plans collaboratively and provides consultation and support to general education teachers regarding implementation of IEPs, reasonable modification, etc.
  • Consults and confers regularly with colleagues regarding the educational, social, physical or emotional goals and objectives of students. Provides input regarding the planning of instructional goals, objectives and methods of instruction for students with disabilities.
  • Acts as lead to teacher assistants/Para Educators supporting the instruction of students with disabilities in-class or virtual programs.
  • Communicates with parents through in-person or virtual conferences, IEP Team meetings, and other means to discuss pupil’s progress and the Individualized Education Program.
  • Attends and actively participates in staff/faculty meetings and system staff development priorities. Improves own professional growth through an on-going program of reading, workshops, seminars, in-service activities conferences and/or advanced coursework at universities, colleges, institutions of higher education.
  • Observes and assess student behavior to establish and maintain discipline in the classroom conducive to effective learning and communicates with students when academic and behavioral problems arise, and exchanges information regarding appropriate behavior in the learning environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution.
  • Certification
  • Hold or be eligible for a Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) teaching certificate in Special Education.

Experience

  • If assigned to bilingual program, candidates are required to be bilingual and biliterate in targeted language. Otherwise, bilingual and biliterate in target language preferred.
  • If assigned to Virtual Academy, one (1) year of experience with virtual learning technology, remote instruction platforms, Learning Management Systems, and video conferencing tools is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current trends, research in field of specialization and methodology in the field of special education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of special education regulations (Federal and State) and current trends/research in the field for accelerated achievement of students with disabilities.
  • Ability to use technology, (laptops, desktops, specialized assessment and data analysis software).
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with diverse communities and develop outreach strategies to encourage parental involvement in student learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively engage diverse parents/ guardians with varied communication styles, levels of skill and experience to support their child’s education experience.
  • Ability to employ a variety of teaching styles to respond to the needs of diverse learners.
  • Familiarity or experience with electronic leave reporting/substitute requesting systems, electronic grade reporting/gradebook, electronic teacher/parent communication tools, and ability to use instructional technology hardware and software.
  • Ability to travel to/from Maryland Sites as necessary at the expense of the employee is required for in-person appearances at various intervals throughout the duration of the school year.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with business technology applications (e.g. Video/Web Conferencing, Microsoft Office Suite – Word, Excel, Outlook, and/or PowerPoint preferred).

Background and Drug Test

  • Must meet criminal history background requirements (requires FBI Fingerprint and Drug clearance)

Physical Requirements:

  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects.
  • Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.

Work Year, Hours & Compensation: 7.5 hours daily, performing on student attendance days

Teacher: Special Education $95,950.00 full school year.

FLSA: Non Exempt/up to 190 days

Voluntary Benefits Available

It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons in hiring, promotion, transfer, discharge, pay, benefits and all other aspects of employment, without regard to age, height, weight, pregnancy, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by state and federal laws.

STAFFEZ HR 07/05/2022

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