K-2 Special Education Resource Room Teacher - Social Emotional / Academic Case Manager

Falmouth Public Schools | Falmouth, ME

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Posted Date 6/11/2024
Description

Falmouth Elementary School seeks a dynamic and innovative full-time K-2 Special Education Resource Room Teacher with social-emotional support experience to join our team. The ideal candidate will provide specialized instruction and support to students with diverse learning needs, ensuring they receive an inclusive, equitable, and high-quality education. This role involves collaborating with general education teachers, parents, and other support staff to create a positive and effective learning environment.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Case Management:

 

  • Develop, implement, and monitor individualized education plans (IEPs) for students with social-emotional and academic needs.

  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and district regulations regarding special education.

  • Maintain accurate and confidential student records.

 

Instruction:

 

  • Provide direct instruction in social-emotional and academic skills to students, using evidence-based practices.

  • Design and implement lesson plans that meet the diverse needs of students.

  • Utilize various instructional strategies to promote student engagement and learning.

 

Behavioral Support:

 

  • Implement and monitor positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) in the classroom.

  • Develop and implement behavior intervention plans (BIPs) for students as needed.

  • Collaborate with school psychologists, counselors, and behavior specialists to address student needs.

 

Collaboration:

 

  • Work closely with general education teachers, paraprofessionals, and other support staff to ensure that students' needs are met in inclusive settings.

  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings, IEP meetings, and parent-teacher conferences.

  • Serve as a liaison between the school, families, and external agencies.

 

Communication:

 

  • Maintain regular and effective communication with parents/guardians regarding student progress and needs.

  • Provide updates and reports on student progress to relevant stakeholders.

  • Foster a collaborative and supportive environment for students, staff, and families.

 

Professional Development:

 

  • Stay current with best practices in special education, social-emotional learning, and academic instruction.

  • Participate in professional development opportunities and staff meetings.

  • Mentor and support new special education teachers and staff as needed.

 

Assessment and Evaluation:

 

  • Conduct formal and informal assessments to monitor student progress.

  • Use data to inform instruction and make necessary adjustments to IEPs and teaching strategies.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of interventions and supports.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education.

  • Valid state teaching license with a special education endorsement.

  • Additional certification in reading programs is a plus.

  • Strong knowledge of special education laws, regulations, and best practices.

  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.

  • Proficiency in using technology and adaptive tools to support student learning.
     
  • Ability to differentiate instruction and adapt teaching methods to meet diverse student needs.

 

Must hold (or be eligible to hold) the required certification 282 Teacher of Students with Disabilities Grades K-8.

Falmouth High School is located on a 100-acre district K-12 campus in Falmouth Maine, a coastal community bordering the city of Portland.  Our campus features extensive fields, trails, gardens, and rich opportunities for collaboration between schools.  Student achievement is exemplary and the community takes great pride in all academic, co-curricular, and athletic accomplishments. Equally important is our commitment to ensuring that all members of our community feel known, respected and appreciated as we work to fulfill our District Mission: Navigating Creative Pathways to Courageous, Compassionate, and Fulfilling Lives.

 

Additional:
Pay commensurate with education and experience (per teacher scale). This position includes a generous and comprehensive benefits package (including 100% district paid single heath, vision, and dental coverages).   

Falmouth Public Schools is committed to promoting diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion. We encourage qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Application Deadline:
The deadline to apply is June 25, 2024.

Job Type
Teacher - Special Education
Job Location (County)
Cumberland

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