Teacher Elementary Special Education - Harris Bilingual Elementary School
Poudre School District
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Poudre School District (PSD) in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado is seeking an Elementary Special Education Teacher for Harris Bilingual Immersion School. This position is eligible for our excellent benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, PERA retirement, paid time off, short and long term disability, as well as other optional benefit elections. Candidates bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
The Elementary Special Education Teacher is responsible for instructing academic functional classes to students in Integrated Services/Special Education programs in coordination with current curriculum and within the framework of District and state content standards. Job Tasks:
-Develop, plan, prepare, and implement:
o Course content, format, structure, and schedule.
o Classroom materials, activities, and lesson plans.
o Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals, objectives, and transition plans.
o Scheduling of staff and meetings in compliance with IEPs.
-Instruct students in large, small, and/or one-on-one situations to students with a wide range of skills.
-Organize and facilitate schedules of students and paraprofessionals and assist in the development of master schedule for the Integrated Services department.
-Assist in the supervision and direction of special education paraprofessionals.
-Create a classroom environment which maximizes instructional opportunity, supervise the behavior and wellbeing of students in the classroom and all educational settings, and administer discipline when appropriate.
-Monitor student learning and progress to:
o Evaluate success of the educational approaches, specialized instruction, supports, and services.
o Adapt support as needed.
o Maintain documentation pertinent to academic, social, and emotional progress and needs of students.
-Communicate students’ progress and needs with parents/guardians and other staff as needed.
o With teachers, support personnel, administrators, and other special education providers to enhance instruction and improve student outcomes.
o With outside agencies to promote student success.
o With colleagues in team and building-based meetings and discussions.
-Demonstrate a commitment to:
o Understand, appreciate, and make accommodations for student diversity.
o Include and engage families in the student’s education
o Support all Poudre School District policies, procedures, and expectations.
o Provide personal and professional excellence.
o Department, team, building, IEP/staffing, and district meetings and discussions.
o Student and/or family conferences and other meetings.
o Social, cultural, interscholastic, and extracurricular activities.
o Professional growth opportunities.
Licenses and Requirements:
-Bachelor’s degree and valid Colorado teaching license with appropriate endorsements required. -Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.
-Experience in an educational setting with students with special needs preferred.
Poudre School District is the 8th largest school district in Colorado including 55 schools serving ~30,000 students with 5,000 staff under one collective mission: to educate… every child, every day. We exist to support and inspire every child to think, to learn, to care, and to graduate prepared to be successful in a changing world.
Our District proudly supports 1,856 square miles in northern Colorado, including Fort Collins, Laporte, Timnath, Wellington, Red Feather, Livermore, Stove Prairie, and parts of Loveland and Windsor. Nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and alongside the banks of the Cache La Poudre River, Fort Collins is located 5,000 feet above sea level and has a moderate climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine and 14.5 inches of precipitation a year. Fort Collins is recognized as the #1 best place to live nation-wide (Livability) and the #1 place in Colorado to raise a family (Business Week).
PSD is proud to be a top-performing district, recognized at the state and national level for student, staff and overall district excellence. Our students are selected as Boettcher, Daniels Fund, National Merit, National Hispanic, and Presidential ...Scholars. They are state champions in areas such as science, history, ocean and knowledge bowls, as well as in speech, debate, theatre and music. Our student athletes have become state champions in cross country, track and field, tennis, wrestling, swimming, baseball and gymnastics. Each of our schools has been recognized by the state for either student growth on standardized tests or performance and achievement.