Special Education - ED/LD/ID Teacher
Company: Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Under the direction of the school principal, the special education
teacher plans and provides for appropriate learning experiences for
students with disabilities in a variety of educational settings.
The person in this position is responsible for creating a flexible
program and learning environment that provides specialized
instruction for students with disabilities, such that the students
benefit from the general education curriculum to the greatest
extent possible when supported with supplemental aides,
accommodations, and other needed supports.
- Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students
in a positive environment.
- Employ special educational strategies and techniques during
instruction to improve the development of sensory- and
perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
- Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of
techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and
repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying
needs and interests.
- Teach socially acceptable behavior, as determined by the
students' individualized education programs (IEPs) by employing
techniques in an overall positive behavioral support system.
- Modify the general education curriculum for students with
disabilities based upon a variety of instructional techniques and
- Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of
instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students
with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
- Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for
maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all
- Meet with parents to discuss their children's progress and to
determine priorities for their children and their individualized
- Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists,
social workers, and other professionals to develop individualized
education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students'
educational, physical, and social/emotional development.
- Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare
reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district
policies, and administrative regulations.
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects
and communicate those objectives to students.
- Develop plans for effective communication, monitoring, and
follow-up of students in inclusive classroom settings.
- Provide crisis intervention, as needed, for students and those
in inclusive classrooms.
- Assist in collection of data for providing appropriate
- Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team as
- Assist in preparation of data for local, state, and federal
- Maintain professional competence by participating in staff
development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other
- Perform related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge of: the
necessary principles and application of theory into practice for
effective instruction and positive behavioral supports that are
beneficial for implementation with all students with disabilities;
VBCPS curriculum and instructional techniques; human behavior,
development, and skill performance; individual differences in
ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; the
assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders; and
VBCPS policies and effective instructional practices. The special
educator also demonstrates the ability to provide positive
behavioral support to students in a group and in an individual
setting; demonstrates an understanding of the federal, state, and
local mandates governing the determination and delivery of special
education services; completes observations and reports pertaining
to learning behaviors of students; displays the ability to work
effectively with administrators, colleagues, central office and
school based staff, students, 2 parents and community members.
Overall, the special educator possesses excellent human relations
skills and a working knowledge of the English language in written
and verbal form.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Required: Bachelor's degree in an approved program for special
education - general curriculum or have completed a major in special
education - general curriculum or have completed 27 semester hours
in the education of students with disabilities in the assigned area
required. Must be eligible or possess a valid Collegiate
Professional License from the State of Virginia.
A comparable amount of training and experience maybe substituted
for the minimum qualifications
HOW TO APPLY
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Reports To Principal or Designee
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
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Salary Range: From/To
Instructional Experience-Based Step Pay Scale
Salary will be based on job-related creditable years of full-time,
verified work experience. Entry-level salary will be awarded at the
time of hire. Upon the return of employment verification forms from
the candidate's current and previous employers, the salary will be
adjusted if creditable full-time experience is confirmed.
VBCPS offers a full range of benefits including health insurance,
paid life insurance, paid sick/personal reasons leave, tuition
reimbursement, professional development and membership in the
Virginia Retirement System.
Start Date 2022-2023 School Yr
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