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Special Education Teacher

 Job Description: Hanna High School 

Job Title: Special Educational Teacher 

Department: Hanna School 

Supervisor: Principal 

Status: Exempt 

Description 

The Special Education Teacher will assess for learning skill deficits, deliver high quality instruction and curriculum as provided by Hanna, and collaborate with both school personnel and families to provide services to students. Our teachers and staff provide individualized academic and behavioral interventions with an innovative learning approach, personalized attention, and all the necessary support services students need to thrive. 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities 

• Teach the knowledge and skills, nurture the confidence and character, and meet the needs of all students by utilizing SESI instructional models, strategies, and curriculum. 

• Develop and maintain individualized skill-appropriate lesson plans. 

• Utilize school’s behavior management and intervention strategies including but not limited to de-escalation. techniques, and crisis management when necessary to maintain the safety of students and staff. 

• Establish and maintain student forms and files as required by local, state, and/or federal agencies including but not limited to: Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), Behavior Intervention Plans, Incident Reports, High Risk Evaluation Forms, etc. 

• Drive, record, and track student growth and progress towards academic, social, and emotional goals. 

• Monitor academic progress and effectiveness of accommodations and adjust instruction accordingly. 

• File review, observations and/or brief assessments related to goals. 

• Program adjustments as appropriate based on data. 

• Collaborate with parents in person, by phone and email. 

• As appropriate, develop individual transition plans, support community- based instruction as appropriate and facilitate access to transition activities. 

• Supervise students and ensure they are always monitored, including to and from appropriate locations within the school. 

Participates in IEP meetings to provide appropriate instructional programs for students with IEPs. 

Provides updates on goals and other data. 

Prepares written reports to other professionals and parents. 

Maintains necessary up-to-date information related to rosters, reports etc. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

• Deeply skilled in managing multiple competing deadlines in a fast-paced and supportive environment 

• Strong planning, strategic vision, and creative intelligence skills 

• Instructional design experience 

• Passion for education 

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning required 

• Valid CA Education Specialist teaching credential- Mild/Moderate or Mod/Severe 

• Commitment to learning and implementing feedback 

• Ability to adapt and remain flexible 

• Degree in education or related discipline 

• Great networking and interpersonal abilities 

• Proven track record of building relationships to cultivate and retain clients and partners 

• Excellent written and oral communications skills with the ability to convey information in an easy to understand, compelling, and engaging manner 

• Strong interpersonal communications skills with a passion for teamwork and collaboration 

High business acumen, with the ability to assess and recommend course of action 

• A self-starter who can thrive independently, adapt quickly, and demonstrate flexibility 

• Demonstrate willingness continue to learn, grow, and develop personally and professionally 

• Valid CA state driver’s license 

Comments: 

• Must clear background check for a Community Care Licensed facility, including physical, tb and drug test, COVID Vaccination proof or valid exemption. Campus follows all County health guidelines. 

• Sit/Stand for extended periods of time and the ability to manage repetitive hand/wrist movements while using a computer keyboard and/or the phone. 

• Bend, squat, stoop, and walk-up flight of stairs. 

• Lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs., occasionally. Duties are primarily performed in school room environment at a desk or computer terminal. 

Hanna is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status 

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