Tacoma, WA, United States
Disability, Education, Work At Home
High School Special Education Teacher
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Washington Virtual Academies is a rapidly-growing organization that offers our teachers and staff members the excitement of exploring an emerging concept in education. Daily, our talented teachers and staff experience the impact they make on the lives of children. Join us, and be inspired by the potential of our students.
The Special Education Teacher is a highly qualified, state certified teacher responsible for delivering specific course content in an on-line environment. Teachers provide instruction, support and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students’ individual needs. Teachers monitor student progress through K12’s learning management system, and they work actively with students and learning coaches/parents to advance each child’s learning
AS A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER, YOU WILL..
Provides focused academic support and instruction to the student on a schedule determined by the Individual Educational Plan (IEP) through phone conferencing, virtual real-time interaction and/or face-to-face support;
Provides focused support to all supplemental programs being used by the special needs student to ensure participation and progress;
Provides focused support to the parent on accommodations and interventions to promote the attainment of IEP goals through phone conferencing, virtual real-time interaction and/or face-to-face support;
Communicates with parents and therapists to ensure that special education students are receiving the appropriate therapies;
Collects data and reviews student work to support documentation of IEP goals; Documents all contact with parents, collaborations with general education teachers, and interventions with students;
Makes modifications and accommodations to K12 lessons and assessments as specified by the IEP; Develops the student's IEP, meeting all annual review timelines and notification requirements;
Ensures the student's IEP is focused on attainment of grade appropriate academic standards as defined by the state;
Ensures that all re-evaluations are completed within specific timelines as defined by state agency;
Collaborates with general education teachers to ensure full inclusion and success of student in the general education classroom;
Collaborates with general education teachers regarding at-risk students to support the development and implementation of interventions within the regular classroom; Collaborates on all progress, semester and grade reports;
Maintains all required reports as assigned by the Special Education Manager including student progress reports;
Ensures that assigned students participate in state achievement testing and receive monitored accommodations as defined by the IEP.
Attends all required professional development;
Serves as proctors for site-based proctored exams;
Participates in the school's self-evaluation programs;
Supports the school administration in the enrollment of special education students.
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Minimum required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree AND
Three (3) years of special education teaching experience
Meet requirements for Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT) in Special Education under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and highly qualified in the areas of instruction (e.g. Math, ELA,)
Equivalent combination of education and experience
Certificates and Licenses:
Appropriate state certification for grades 9-12 and highly qualified teacher status in area of instruction.
Other Required Qualifications
Strong interpersonal skills emphasizing tact, patience and courtesy; ability to establish a professional, effective rapport with students
Able to adapt learning plans to meet different needs and learning styles; create an instructional and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Demonstrates the use of good judgment in decision-making
Great organizational and time management skills
Customer service orientation
Understanding of applicable sections of the State Education Code and other pertinent regulations
Willingness and ability to obtain additional licensing as required
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook as well as Internet research methods and report writing techniques; Utilizes computer software associated with curriculum
Ability to travel up to 10% of the time within and between assigned geographic areas to support students; attend regularly scheduled meetings and participate in school activities, open houses and orientations
Ability to pass required background check
Ability to obtain a Fingerprint Clearance Card (where applicable)
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This is a home-based position with some job related travel (face to face meetings, state testing)
The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer. By signing below the incumbent acknowledges that she/he has reviewed and is familiar with the contents of this job description.
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In 1999, we set out to answer a call. It was a call voiced by a growing number of parents whose children's needs were not being met by traditional education models. Their children were bored by the pace of the traditional classroom, left behind by the pace of the classroom, or just getting lost in the shuffle. While traditional brick and mortar schools work for many children, they restrict many others for a variety of reasons.At K12, our mission has remained steadfast: To put students first and maximize their potential to learn and achieve . We have become a leader in providing individualized, one-to-one learning solutions to students from kindergarten through high school across the country. These solutions have literally changed lives and opened up possibility for many children. Our biggest fans continue to be parents who are seeking to tap into their children's unique potential and who have seen what can happen when children can work at the right pace and with the tools, approaches, and content that make learning come alive.