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Special Education Teacher (RI Special Education Certificate Required)

Special Education Teacher (RI Special Education Certificate Required)

Special Education Teacher (RI Special Education Certificate Required)

SouthSide Elementary Charter School
Providence, RI


Bachelor's (Required)
Special education: 2 years (Required)
Teaching Certification in Special Education (Required)

Job details

Job Type

- Full-time, Part-time, Contract


POSITION TITLE: Special Education Teacher


Under the general supervision of the Southside Director/Principal and the Special Education Director, the Special Education Teacher is responsible for all aspects of the education of students with IEPs at Southside Elementary Charter School. This includes, but is not limited to, assessing educational levels and strengths/needs, developing and carrying out Individual Educational Plans, monitoring educational progress, and all aspects of case management.


The Special Education Teacher is responsible for assessing the educational needs of students which entails:

· Reviewing all available records prior to start of school year.

· Assessing educational needs of student, using both formal and informal measures, prior to IEP /progress reporting/parent meetings.

· Preparing the assessment in a timely manner and in adherence with the established format.

· Completing educational re-evaluation, as needed, including assessments for the eligibility determination meeting every three years.

- Preparing daily lesson plans in accordance with evaluations, IEPs, and school plans.

· Generating lesson plans aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

· Writing lesson plans to reflect all major areas of instruction appropriate to the academic level of each student and needs outlined in each IEP.

· Being familiar with the academic curriculum for grade levels of students in the classroom.

· Selecting lessons and educational goals and objectives that are consistent with above.

· Providing lesson plans in sufficient detail to allow a substitute to implement those plans, if needed.

· Making lesson plans readily available for others who may need to cover or substitute for the special education teacher.
The Special Education Teacher maintains a classroom environment conducive to learning. This entails:
· Providing each student with assignments and materials at the beginning of each day.

· Defining classroom rules and academic expectations clearly through visual, auditory, and/or other modalities, as needed.

· Providing each student with individualized instruction, as needed.

· Providing a clear schedule and routine for each academic day.

The Special Education Teacher maintains knowledge of each student’s goals, objectives and behavioral plan and utilize classroom strategies consistent with these goals and plans. This entails:

· Staying current on the IEP goals, objectives and behavior plan for each student.

· Utilizing strategies actively in the classroom, while providing specialized instruction consistent with the IEP.

· Seeking consultation/guidance when needed to ensure academic and social emotional growth.

TheSpecial Education Teachers prepare and carry out presentations for all internal and external meetings that may involve the IEP team, parents, and the community. This entails:

· Completing a draft IEP in advance of the IEP meeting date and case managing all members of the student’s team to gather necessary information.

· Distributing the draft IEP to the appropriate team members.

· Preparing the IEP document in accordance with the assigned format.

· Presenting information regarding academic progress, assessment, and the IEP document in an organized and coherent fashion.

The Special Education Teacher actively participates in reporting on academic progress through written and verbal communication. This entails:

· Coming prepared with written notes and academic data to team meetings.

· Completing and sending out meeting notices, progress reports and all applicable forms for assigned students in a timely manner.

· Maintaining empirical data with regard to student’s progress on IEP goals and objectives.

· Identifying factors that impede academic progress.

· Stating specific strategies for remediation.

· Maintaining knowledge of student’s grade level and functional level in all subjects.

· Maintaining record of methods, books, interventions, and curriculum used with each student.

· Communicating/Discussing changes in above with appropriate team members and seeking input/guidance when needed.

Work Remotely

  • No

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Contract

Pay: $41,000.00 - $73,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Special education: 2 years (Required)


  • Teaching Certification in Special Education (Required)

Work Location: One location

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