SPED-Specialized Unit Teacher (Grade: 6-8)
Dallas Independent School District
 Dallas, TX
  • Collaborate with students, parents, and other members of staff to develop Individual Education Plans (IEP) through the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process for each student assigned.
  • Implement an instructional, therapeutic, or skill development program for assigned students and show written evidence of preparation as required.
  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
  • Work cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular curricula as needed, and assist special education students in regular classes with assignments.
  • Participate in ARD Committee meetings on a regular basis; Share the responsibility of interpreting the educational programs to the community through such activities as open house and PTA meetings.
  • Consult with classroom teachers regarding management of student behavior according to IEP; Present subject matter according to guidelines established by IEP.
  • Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing; Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other required documents.
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.
  • Manage student behavior and administer discipline, including intervening in crises and physically restraining students as necessary according to IEP.
  • Keep informed of and comply with federal, state, district, and school regulations and policies for special education teachers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Admission, Review, and Dismissal Committee process and Individual Educational Plan goal setting process and implementation.
  • Demonstrated general knowledge of curriculum and instruction
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer software programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Demonstrated knowledge of laws, regulations, practices, principles, and procedures pertaining to auditing and accounting
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear and conclusive audit work papers and concise narrative audit reports
  • Demonstrated tact and diplomacy in working with various district and non-district personnel
  • Demonstrated organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills required to achieve the goals of the position
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university; valid Texas teacher certificate with required endorsements for subject and subject level assigned