Special Education Teacher-2021-22 School Year - #291849

Charlottesville City Schools

Date: 06/11/2021 12:30 PM

City: Scottsville, Virginia

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Special Education Teacher

2021-22 School Year

Thank you for your interest in teaching with Charlottesville City Schools!


The Special Education Teacher is responsible for providing an appropriate educational program for students with disabilities. Disabilities may range from physical, developmental, intellectual, or various other education disabilities. The setting may vary depending on the required service level of the students.

Essential Functions:

Implement a variety of effective instructional strategies consistent with lesson objectives, based on collaborative goals formed with the classroom teacher and/or appropriate to the IEP for self-contained classes

Diagnose and evaluate student abilities and progress in a timely and consistent manner

Monitor student progress and adjust instruction accordingly

Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students

Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning

Assess the accomplishment of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required

Refer students for alternative services as provided by the division such as ESL, Intervention, etc.

Implement district initiatives

Collaborate with department teachers and content lead teacher

Understand, create, and implement all elements of an IEP for each student

Participate in Charlottesville Tiered System of System as requested and assist with the evaluation progress of students referred for possible special education services.

Maintain accurate, complete and correct records as required by the school division, state and federal laws

Provide confidentiality for students in their records, interactions and communication

Serve on committees as assigned

Remain current on instructional practices in education, specifically special education

Abide by school board policies, state statutes, and federal regulations

Take necessary precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities

Collaborate with other teachers and staff to assist in instructional practices to aid in student success

Communicate with parents to share information regarding improvement and possible changes in the services

Advocate for students with disabilities to assure equity of services in all aspects of the school program

Complete additional duties as assigned

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

Skills are required to perform single, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions; apply pertinent policies, regulations and/or laws; planning and managing activities; strong communication skills; preparing and maintain accurate records; and operating standard office equipment including pertinent software applications; strong understanding of instructional needs of all students with disabilities; strong organizational skills and able to meet deadlines; knowledge of basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; read technical information; compose a variety of documents and/or facilitate group discussions; analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions; specific knowledge to satisfactorily apply appropriate codes, policies, regulations and/or laws, age appropriate activities, behavior plans, lesson plan requirements, community resources and stages of child development; ability to schedule activities, meetings, and/or events, gather, collate and/or classify data; use job-related equipment; flexibility to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; operate equipment using standardized methods; ability to work with a diversity of individuals and/or groups; independent interpretation of guidelines; problem solving with equipment; ability to establish and maintain constructive relationships; adapting to changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality, exhibiting tact and patience; working flexible hours; ability to advocate for students in all areas of the educational program; beliefs that all student can learn

Education and/or Experience:

The candidate must hold or be eligible for a Virginia Teaching License with an endorsement in Special Education-General Curriculum K-12. Master’s Degree and previous experience are preferred. If a candidate is endorsed in one area of Special Education but not the area of the positon, the candidate must be willing to complete the endorsement.

Physical Conditions and Nature of Work:

Duties performed typically in school setting include classroom, gym, cafeteria, auditorium, community and recreational areas. Daily personal and close contact with students to provide classroom management and learning environment support is required. Regular contact with other staff members and parents is required. Occasional contact with medical professionals may be required. Frequent contact with parents by phone, in writing and in person is necessary. While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is regularly required to speak and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach and hand and arms, and stoop, bend at the knees and/or hips, kneel or crouch. The teacher is occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel and must occasionally climb or balance. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities, required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. The teacher must be able to respond to the unique educational needs of students with disabilities in a stressful setting. The job may emphasize intervention with and management of aggressive and self-abusive students, angry students, emotional students, and infectious diseases and personal physical abuse.


The Special Education Teacher is evaluated by the Principal.

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