Special Education Teachers

REPORTS TO: Building Principals
EFFECTIVE: August 27, 2018 or later as needed
REQUIREMENT: Must hold at least one of these Connecticut teaching certificates:
Comprehensive Special Education, K-12 (#165)
Comprehensive Special Education, PK-12 (#065)
Comprehensive Special Education, 1-12 (#265)
Assess students' knowledge and skills to determine their strengths and needs
Adapt, and collaborate with teachers to adapt, lessons to meet the needs of special education students
Help develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), which outline the services and accommodations each student will receive
Develop transition plans that outline services to help students as they graduate or move to a new school
Ensure that students are receiving the services outlined in their IEPs
Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students' progress and goals
Meet with parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators to discuss students' progress
Work with paraprofessionals to ensure that they have the skills and information necessary to work with special education students
Ensure that schools comply with requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Such other related duties as assigned
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Per Contract between the Darien Board of Education and the Darien Education Association
APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit an electronic application via Applitrack: www.darienps.org, Departments, Employment Opportunities. Supporting documentation, such as a cover letter, resume, teaching certificate(s), transcripts, and three letters of recommendation, must be uploaded to the electronic application. Paper and emailed application materials will not be accepted.
Darien Public Schools is committed to a policy of equal opportunity/affirmative action for all qualified persons and equal access to Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. Darien Public Schools does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. The Darien Public Schools does not unlawfully discriminate in employment and licensing against qualified persons with a prior criminal conviction.
Inquiries regarding Darien Public Schools nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: Marjorie B. Cion, Director of Human Resources, mcion@darienps.org, 203-656-7406, Board of Education Offices, 35 Leroy Avenue, Darien, CT 06820

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