Job Posting Description, Special Education Teacher (20-21 school year)
Contact Information
Human Resources - Sarah Painter
408 South Carroll Ave
Michigan City, IN 46360
Job Locations
Edgewood Elementary
Application Open: 02/04/2021, Filing Deadline: 02/26/2021
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 Job # Description
326 Special Education Teacher (20-21 school year)

Special Education Teacher – MI

Assignment Category:                   1.0

Education Required Level:            Bachelor’s Degree, minimum

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Provide direct support to students in a classroom by delivering instruction and ensuring learning through a variety of co-teaching models and strategies.
  • Ensure appropriate accommodations to the curriculum, lessons and learning environment. Instruction can be provided within the regular classroom setting or resource setting.
  • Design classroom activities and lessons with multiple levels so that all students meet their IEP goals.
  • Formally and informally assess the student learning (rather than relying solely on standardized curriculum) to create a comprehensive learning program.
  • Set high expectations that are suitable for the students. Assessments may be differentiated based on each individual student plan. This may require developing alternative assessments.
  • Work collaboratively with Co-Teacher, teaching and grade-level teams and other staff, especially instructional support team, to plan, share student work and ensure that instruction is aligned with identified curriculum and standards.
  • Build a partnership with families, encouraging their active participation in students’ learning.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities
  • Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment
  • Use relevant technology to support instruction
  • Observe and evaluate student's performance and development
  •  Manage student behavior by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
  • Provide guidance and direction to classroom support staff
  • Conduct case conferences as required
  • Interpret assessment results for parents and, where appropriate, for students and school staff
  • Assist in the development of other components of students' developmental, health and social history as required
  • Serve as a resource and collaborate with outside agencies as appropriate
  • Complete DOE required annual assessments (i.e., IAM, ILEARN)
  • Attend and participate in special education staff meetings
  • Establish positive relationships with students by supporting students with academic problems and providing student encouragement
  • Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations
  • Keep up to date with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities
  • Participates as a member of the Special Education Building Team. Assists in screening, evaluating, and making recommendations regarding the placement and program for these students.
  • Develops and implements an individualized education program and behavior plan for each child complimentary to his/her educational, social and emotional strengths and weaknesses as defined through the evaluation and I.E.P. process.
  • Completes necessary reports and daily record keeping as required by state and local policies and procedures.

 Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Education
  • Valid Indiana Teacher License or Valid Out of State Teacher License
  • Relevant endorsement is required (eg Mild Disabilities, Moderate Disabilities, etc.)

Salary and Benefits

 Payment Type:                  Salary, per MCEA Agreement

 Benefits:                              Comprehensive medical, annuity contribution, ITRF, life insurance

 The Michigan City Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of the Protected Classes of race, color, national origin, sex (including transgender status, sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information, which are classes protected by Federal and/or State law (collectively, "Protected Classes"). This includes the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs, and/or activities, or, if initially occurring off Corporation grounds or outside the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs and activities, affecting the Corporation's environment. For further information, clarification, or complaint, please contact the MCAS School Administration, 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Title IX (gender equity related issues); or Special Education Director , 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Section 504 (non-discrimination/disability issues and Americans with Disabilities). Any other information concerning the above policies may be obtained by contacting the Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, 408 S. Carroll Ave., Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000.


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