CLASSIFICATION: Professional Exempt
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must hold a valid Washington State Teaching Certificate with an endorsement in Special Education (Early Childhood Special Education preferred).
Previous experience with young children and/or children with disabilities is strongly recommended to ensure competency and knowledge in program planning, development and coordination for children with a wide range of handicapping conditions and abilities. Needs to be familiar with the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) which regulates special education services.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Washington State Special Education teaching credential, a current CPR and First Aid Certificate, Right Response Certificate, Immunization Records, Food Handler’s Permit (or to be scheduled for completion within SPARC personnel guidelines).
Develop Individual Education Plans for children ages 3 to 5 with disabilities in accordance to the Special Education WAC’s. Provide and plan an appropriate classroom environment to meet the needs of the special education preschool children.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Include the following but are not limited to other duties may be assigned)
Ability to communicate and report progress to parent/guardians at regular intervals and maintain positive working relationships with them
Establish and maintain communication with parents (weekly)
Provide parents with resources and reaching techniques to facilitate home instructions
Maintain a positive and professional environment when working with a culturally, racially and economically diverse population
Work as a team player with other special education specialists (OT/PT, SLP) and Head Start staff. Must be able to effectively manage and work with a team of support staff – paraprofessionals and classroom volunteers
Document, report and inform supervisor of any incidents of possible abuse and/or neglect
Attend and participate and/or offer in service activities that ensure continuous professional growth such as workshops, conferences, conventions, classes and in services. 10 hours of professional development required annually. It is the individual’s responsibility to turn in professional development certificates to supervisor
Notify your supervisor of major program changes, special material requests, time-off requests, absences, personnel and administrative matters etc.
Attend home visits/conferences per your centers schedule
Maintain confidentiality at all times with co-workers, parents, center staff and outside professionals
Communicate and coordinate child’s program bi-weekly or monthly with other professionals
Supervise activities of instructional assistants and volunteers assigned
Complete evaluations and supervised personnel as required or requested
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to spend periods of time
Only applicants who provide all three documents and meet qualifications will be considered.