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Elementary K-3 Special Education Teacher

Job in Memphis - Shelby County - TN Tennessee - USA , 38103
Company: Gestalt Community Schools
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-24
Job specializations:
  • Education
  • Teaching
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  IMMEDIATE - Elementary K-3 Special Education Teacher


* Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment;
* Employ strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory;
* Instruct students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests;
* Teach socially acceptable behavior, as determined by the students' individualized education programs (IEPs) by employing techniques in an overall positive behavioral support system;
* Modify the general education curriculum for students with disabilities based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies;
* Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate;
* Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students;
* Meet with parents to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their individualized educational needs;
* Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop individualized education programs designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development;
* Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations;
* Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students;
* Develop plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students in inclusive classroom settings;
* Provide crisis intervention, as needed, for students and those in inclusive classrooms;
* Assist in the collection of data for providing appropriate classroom interventions;
* Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team as appropriate;
* Assist in preparation of data for local, state, and federal reports;
* Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities;
* Responsible for compliance and reporting obligations for scholars and assigned location;
* Perform related work as required; and,
* Other duties as assigned.


* Holds a current TN teaching license in SPED with appropriate endorsement code 069, 105, 144, 145, 190, 191, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 199, 459, 460, 461, 462, 463, 465, 468
* Have a bachelor's degree or higher.
* Proven track record of academic success as evident in TVAAS, state assessments, and value ad data.


* Hold the belief that all students can learn at high academic levels.
* Uses digital content, technology integration, and project-based learning in a highly proficient manner.
* Have the ability to work in an extended day environment.
* Have the ability to teach in an inclusion environment with a co-teacher.
* Good communication and writing skills required.
* A team player with strong interpersonal skills.
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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