Jeffco Public Schools
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Teacher, Early Childhood Special Education - School Based Grade PK
at Jeffco Public Schools
ABOUT THE DISTRICT
Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado's largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!
ABOUT THE SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT
Jeffco preschools have a continuum of support to meet a student's individual needs and vary by site. The type of support, amount of service minutes, and accommodations required are determined by a student's IEP (Individualized Education Program) team.
Currently, there are 45 preschool sites across the district. Preschool is available to students who are 3 and 4 years old. Students who qualify for special education services attend 4 days a week (Tuesday - Friday) at least 2.5 hours per day to access a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). There are several preschool sites that offer a full day or modified programming with extended hours.
Jeffco is a learning organization in which all staff must grow in their capacity to support and educate all students including those with special needs. Special Education professionals are committed to providing equal educational opportunities for students with disabilities who have the right, and deserve the opportunity, to meet the challenging expectations that have been established for their non-disabled peers. Highly efficacious educators understand that their knowledge and skills can assist students in overcoming educational barriers. Maintaining a strong academic focus with quality instruction including frequent progress monitoring produces more successful outcomes for all students. A robust continuum of services driven by student needs is essential.
ABOUT THE JOB
There are three vacancies for this position.
HOURS AND DAYS WORKED
Tchr EC SPED_Sch Based
FTE: 1.00000, Hours/Day: 8.000, Days/Year: 185
Salary Plan, Grade, Step: JCE - Professional - 185 days, GR1, 1
Min-Mid Annual Salary Range: $39,922.80 - $56,155.10
SUMMARY Establish a learning environment that allows for: the individualization of student needs, the teaching of special education methodologies with demonstrated measurable student attainment, and inclusion, as needed, with typical peers by modifying or making accommodations to the general curriculum.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Serve as itinerant consultant to design specialized instruction plans for classified preschool teachers to implement for disabled students.
-Work collaboratively to plan and modify curriculum, team teach with general educators to evaluate IEP goals and objectives and services.
-Develop, implement and review for appropriateness the behavioral plans for designated students.
-Work in conjunction with a multidisciplinary team to conduct IEP and referral meetings, conferences, and to develop a multidisciplinary approach to the educational enhancement of the student.
-Maintain ongoing communication with regular educators, school staff, students and parents.
-Create a safe supportive and understanding environment for disabled students.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EXPERIENCE Experience/supervised internship in working with educationally disabled children, preferably at the early childhood level.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING Hold a current CDE license with one of the following endorsements: Early Childhood Special Ed., ages 0-8 or ages 0-5 or ages 3-5, or Early Childhood Special Ed Specialist (ages 0-8).
Trained in understanding/interpreting educational assessments and specialized scaffolding, and support and interventions for young children.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT Demonstrated ability to collaboratively work with other professionals in developing appropriate materials, facilitating inclusion, creating educational plans, and designing and implementing behavioral plans. Training and experience in working with students with a variety of mild or moderate disabling conditions. Can provide evidence of supervision and leadership of multiple adults. Prefer experience working with students on the Autism Spectrum in an educational setting. Working knowledge of general preschool curriculum and /or experience with modifying/adapting curriculum for access for all students.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Normal routine levels of activity related to bending, carrying, climbing, hearing, reaching, sitting, standing, vision and walking, and may also involve above-average levels of activity at times that can not always be anticipated. Ability to meet physical needs of students.
Important Notice Regarding Licensed Positions
Job Status: Ongoing
A successful external applicant will be issued a probationary contract. A successful internal applicant that currently holds a probationary or non-probationary contract with Jeffco Public Schools will maintain that contract status.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.