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Special Education Teacher

Company: Connections Academy
Location: boise
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company Summary

Inspire, the Idaho Connections Academy, is a tuition-free, online public charter school serving students in grades K12 throughout Idaho. Inspire is authorized under state law by the Idaho Charter School Commission and governed by an independent Board of Directors. The school is operated by Inspire Academics, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, through a contract with Connections Education, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services. Inspire is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission, an accrediting division of AdvancED. Inspire Connections Academy participates in the PERSI retirement system.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

The Special Education Teacher will virtually manage instructional programs for students with special needs. Through use of the telephone, Internet, and various curriculum tools, they will consult regularly with learning coaches and students to ensure that each child successfully completes his/her instructional program. The Special Education Teacher will participate in all steps of the IEP process. They will work closely with other teachers and district professionals to ensure that the schools special education program is successful and operating in compliance with federal and state regulations. The Special Education Teacher will utilize technology to deliver virtual instruction.

The Special Education Teacher will also be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

  • Manage and provide instructional guidance, virtual teaching and general strategies for a caseload of students;
  • Develop, write and help implement IEPs and 504 plans;
  • Evaluate tests and assessments, complete report cards, and conduct parent conferences;
  • Communicate regularly with parents/learning coaches of students with special needs to insure that their IEP goals are being met, and that their needs are addressed in a timely and appropriate fashion;
  • Consult with teachers and coordinate the implementation of specially designed instruction as defined in the IEP regarding students with specific needs and potential learning issues;
  • Provide direct services to students including services delivered through web-conferencing software, as needed;
  • Schedule, organize and conduct IEP related meetings in a virtual environment, as needed;
  • Participate in the schools Student Support Team; help teachers and learning coaches develop and implement program modifications and strategies for all students;
  • Assist, as needed, with the organization and proper implementation of all paperwork, documentation and procedures for the IEP process;
  • Assist with locating service providers for students needing related services as mandated by their IEPs;
  • Assist with negotiating and executing contracts with service providers for students requiring such services;
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date data in the schools Learning Management System and special education software;
  • Assist with administering state testing and coordinate the special adaptations that are required based on the IEP; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Degree in Special Education or related Education Field
  • Valid Special Education credential in Idaho
  • Experience in policy (IDEA) and/or administration with Special Education
  • Applicants must reside in Idaho (or willing to relocate) to apply.
    • Local applicants must work from our Boise office for the first year of employment
    • Applicants outside a commutable distance with online experience or strong technology skills may apply and work from their home office.
  • Strong technology skills (especially with Google Suite, Microsoft OS, and MS Office programs)
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environment
  • Team player track record
  • Willingness to travel on occasion for marketing and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel)

Keywords: Connections Academy, Boise , Special Education Teacher, Other , boise, Idaho

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