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Teachers - Special Education

Company: Nottoway County School District
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:


Excellence in Education

Position Title: Special Education Teacher

Terms of Employment: 10 months/200 days

Supervisor: Principal or Designee

FSLA Status: Exempt

Minimum Salary: Step 0 / $42,973

General Description

Plans, delivers, and evaluates instruction based upon specific standards and objectives established by Nottoway County Public Schools. Develops, evaluates, and modifies instructional materials and resources so that instructional needs of students are met. Establishes and maintains a classroom environment that is supportive of students' intellectual, physical, emotional, and social well-being so that each student may experience success. Supervises students in a variety of settings. Monitors use of materials, equipment, and resources for maintenance and care. Engages in two-way communication regularly with parents and students regarding the student's progress. Participates in on-going professional development for continued growth in the profession. Maintains accurate records. Meets deadlines. Follows required policies and procedures.

This job description is intended to accurately reflect the position's activities and requirements; however, the administration reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position and does not imply an employment contract.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in applicable field of education from an accredited college or university. Must have, or be eligible for, a teacher license from the Virginia Department of Education.


Requires knowledge of the concepts, principles and methodologies of instruction as well as general knowledge of academic curriculum for assigned classes. Ability to develop instructional goals to design and deliver instruction and to assess students' learning. Ability to communicate with others effectively, both orally and in writing. Skilled in decision making, problem analysis, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships, and planning.

Essential Job Functions

  • Plans and delivers appropriate curriculum content to students in a manner that, as much as possible, meets the interests and abilities of students assigned to the class.
  • Regularly incorporates reading and writing into lessons and activities.
  • Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Creates a classroom environment that provides for student involvement in the learning process and enables each student to achieve learning objectives.
  • Assesses students' learning on an ongoing basis and alters instruction to meet group/individual needs.
  • Uses the curriculum adopted by NCPS to plan, teach, and evaluate (formally and informally) daily instructional activities.
  • Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate superior.
  • Maintains order within the classroom setting in accordance with NCPS guidelines regarding student behavior management.
  • Supervises students in non-classroom time (before school, after school, student activities, fire drills).
  • Collaborates with other faculty in planning and delivering instruction to students.
  • Establishes relationships with colleagues, students, parents and community members which reflect recognition of and respect for every individual.
  • Communicates regularly with parents and makes self-available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
  • Assists the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct and, for the classroom, develops reasonable rules of classroom behavior and procedure, and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law, NCPS policy and administrative regulation.
  • Attends staff meetings and serves on staff committees as required.
  • Ensures compliance with existing applicable federal and state statutes and local policies, regulations and guidelines related to public schools.
  • Demonstrates commitment to improving professional competence.
  • Performs other duties as required.

    Physical Demands

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee must have the ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time; exhibit manual dexterity to use a telephone to enter data into a computer terminal; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; to hear, understand speech, and speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly at normal levels indoors and on the telephone. Physical agility to drive, bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, crawl, walk, push, pull, and reach overhead. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Knowledge of effective instructional practices; child and adolescent development; the teaching and learning process; teaching special populations of students (e.g., ELLs, Gifted, SWDs, etc.); appropriate classroom management techniques within a Response to Intervention/ Multi-tiered System of Support framework. Skilled at developing and maintaining positive interpersonal relationships with students, parents, and colleagues; excellent oral and written communication. Ability to provide instruction that reflects multiple perspectives and an education reflective of cultural awareness and responsiveness; ability to integrate technology into curriculum and instruction; ability to work effectively with administrators, colleagues, central office, school based staff, students, parents and community members.

    • Minimum of 18 years of age.
    • Transcripts - Applicants must provide both undergraduate and graduate transcripts; unofficial transcripts are acceptable with the application.
    • References - Applicants must submit two (2) written references; references should be from a current or previous supervisor. References from a supervising teacher or professor are acceptable when there is no relevant prior work history. Applicants may use the Nottoway County Public Schools reference form that is incorporated in the online application or a signed, dated letter of reference.
    • Teacher Assessment Scores (e.g., Praxis II, etc.)
    • Copy of Teaching License
    • Complete Application Package - Applications for teaching positions will not be evaluated until complete packets (contains the following: transcripts, teaching licenses, teacher assessment scores, and references) are received. Applicants applying online may upload these documents into the on-line application. Completed applications not submitted online may be hand- delivered to the Nottoway County School Board Office, located at 10321 East Colonial Trail Hwy, Crewe VA or mailed to the care of Melissa Chamberlain, PO Box 47, Nottoway VA 23955.
    • Successful outcomes of the following background investigations/tests are required before any offer of employment can be finalized:
      • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Investigation
      • State Police Criminal History Investigation
      • Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation
      • Tuberculosis Screening/Test

        Nottoway County Public Schools (NCPS) assures Equal Employment Opportunities for employees as required by Federal and State Orders and Laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. NCPS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities; and provides equal access to designated youth groups. The Director of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies.

Keywords: Nottoway County School District, Virginia Beach , Teachers - Special Education, Education / Teaching , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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