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Lidgerwood Elementary School – Spokane, WA
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12/18/2023 5:00 PM Pacific
Spokane Public Schools is seeking qualified candidates who are prepared and excited to provide a 21st century learning environment that effectively addresses the emerging necessity of social emotional supports and blending learning strategies.
HOURS PER DAY: 7
CONTRACT TYPE: CONTINUING
ANTICIPATED START DATE: ASAP
POSITION REQUIREMENT: This position requires a Washington State Teaching Certificate with the appropriate Endorsement to teach in the content area advertised in this posting. The Professional Education Standards Board (PESB), can provide additional endorsement requirement information through their site; PESB Course and Endorsement Lookup
ENDORSEMENT: Special Education
Benefits-Medical/Dental/Vision through SEBB (School Employee Benefits Board) are provided for employees who work at least 630 hours per academic year.
Additional benefits may include vacation, sick, personal days, and paid holidays.
Most positions have additional pay provisions above what is represented on the salary schedule, all in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreements as negotiated.
SALARY: Salary depends upon applicable prior certificated experience, approved credits, earned degrees, and the FTE of the position.
Serve as a cooperative member of building multidisciplinary team; knowledgeable of determination of eligibility, and the development of instructional and behavioral goals that support students with disabilities across a continuum of services and instructional settings.
Develop and implement IEP goals using evaluation results and assessment data. Evaluate student progress using progress monitoring strategies.
Design and monitor specially designed instruction to students based on diagnostic data, showing student’s abilities and achievement levels, develop written plans using district approved curriculum to accelerate their growth and close the achievement gap.
Follow district policies, procedures, and administrative directives as they pertain to WAC 392-172A and P.L. 105-17.
Adhere to district policies and procedures in implementing curriculum.
Conduct Functional Behavioral Analysis (FBA) individually or as a team member to identify the function of the student’s behavior and to develop effective positive behavior supports and interventions (BIP). Collect and analyze data to determine the effectiveness of the intervention and modify when appropriate.
Ensure data is collected and records maintained for each student in designated areas to evaluate the effectiveness of the instructional intervention and behavior intervention plan.
Provide consultation and follow-up services to general education teachers, parents, other district personnel, and community agencies as needed and authorized to ensure the successful transition of students into a less restrictive environment.
Provide an orderly and structured environment with a positive climate that motivates students to achieve. Effectively manage and instruct students in groups and individually.
Effectively manage, instruct, and supervise the activities of instructional assistants, other staff, volunteers, and students working under your direction. Ensure they are trained and monitored on instructional programs, responsibilities and intervention strategies and their interaction with students is monitored weekly.
Provide all instructional staff, support staff, administrators and specialists a daily/weekly schedule of staff assignments and student activities to ensure supervision for instructional and behavioral supports.
Integrates technology into planning, learning, and record-keeping.
Maintain professional knowledge and expertise; attend and participate in professional development and implement district level program requirements and statewide assessment requirements.
Perform other duties as assigned or required by the supervisor.
Qualifies for a valid Washington State teaching certificate with appropriate endorsements as required by law and regulations. Valid Washington teaching certificate with special education endorsement or 25 quarter hours of preparation in special education.
Demonstrates classroom management procedures that provide for large and small groups, and individuals, and provides an environment conducive to learning.
Uses appropriate disciplinary procedures, establishes clear parameters for student behavior, responds properly when problems occur, and helps students toward self-discipline.
Demonstrates ability to communicate clearly, express thoughts concisely and effectively in both written and oral form.
Flexible in learning new concepts, cooperates with others, and adapts to a variety of assignments and conditions.
Assesses needs of students, develop and implements individualized programs to meet those needs through the use of appropriate and current instructional skills based on progress monitoring data.
Gains the respect and confidence of students, parents, and staff through modeling appropriate demeanor, behavior, and attire.
Sets and attains high level of expectations with a commitment to using available resources in a way that accomplishment occurs.
Demonstrates the ability to learn new ideas and skills and for solving problems; the possession of a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 is expected. (This requirement may be waived if an inadequate pool of fully qualified applicants for a specific position exists.)
Aware of current educational developments and applications, works collaboratively with others, believes in the importance of education, and interested in the welfare of all students.
Knowledge of effective teaching strategies related to the appropriate age of instruction. Demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge in a classroom setting.
Ability to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the instructional/learning process.
Ability to administer, interpret, and utilize assessment procedures/tests in placement of students.
Willingness and commitment to participate in professional collaboration and student supervision.
Experience as a special education instructor or in a closely related field within a public elementary school setting.
Demonstrated understanding of the essential requirement with P.L. 101-457 and its application to the provision of compliant services for the disabled.
Uses democratic processes to work out problems in a supportive and understanding nonauthoritarian manner.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a diverse group of students, teachers, parents, and administrators in a confidential manner.
Enthusiastic and displays an overall optimism in motivating toward teaching and student learning and relates positively to youth and adults of varying socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds, different learning styles, and various disabilities.
Successful experience in working with students exhibiting a wide range of disabilities.
Work Schedule – Days and hours (listed above) are subject to change depending on program and district needs.
Stipends, Leave Accruals and Holidays – Stipends, leaves and paid holidays are in accordance with the applicable collective bargaining agreement (https://www.spokaneschools.org/Page/314) as negotiated.
The School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB) Programadministers health insurance and other benefits for employees of Washington’s school districts who are in benefit eligible positions (at least half-time/20 hours per week in a regular position).
Multiple medical plans offered from various providers such as Kaiser Permanente WA, Premera Blue Cross, and the Uniform Medical Plan (for example) to fit your needs for varying cost and care options. Vision and Dental plan options, as well as standard Life and AD&D insurance are offered at no cost to the employee. The SEBB program also offers additional employee paid benefits like Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), supplemental Life and AD&D, Long-Term Disability insurance, and Medical Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA).
Benefit eligible Spokane Public Schools employees and their dependent family members have access to free, confidential counseling, consultation and referral services through the Employee Assistance Program.
School District Employees participate in the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) public pension plan. Employees can choose from a lifetime retirement pension plan or a hybrid pension and investment plan that contributes between 5% and 15% of wages to retirement. When employees meet plan requirements and retire, they are guaranteed a monthly benefit for the rest of their life from the employer-funded pension.
Employees can also participate in voluntary savings programs to increase retirement savings such as the DRS Deferred Compensation Program or by participating in a 403(b) retirement plan through the District’s plan manager, OMNI.
See more about employee benefits at https://www.spokaneschools.org/Page/2253
A fingerprint background check is required for all prospective employees
Spokane Public Schools complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate in the admission, treatment, employment, or access to its programs or activities on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, national origin, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, to the use of a trained guide or service animal by a person with a disability, sexual orientation including gender expression or gender identity, or honorably discharged veteran or military status. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Title IX/Staff Civil Rights Officer, ADA Officer, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)/Student Civil Rights Officer and/or 504 Compliance Officer.
The following Civil Rights Compliance Coordinators have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator: Jodi Harmon, JodiH@spokaneschools.org 509-354-7344
Section 504 Coordinator: Melanie Smith, MelanieSm@spokaneschools.org 509-354-7284
Other district contacts:
ADA Officer: Stephanie Busch, StephanieB@spokaneschools.org 509.354.5993
Affirmative Action Officer: Jodi Harmon, JodiH@spokaneschools.org 509-354-7344
Equal Opportunity Officer: Jodi Harmon, JodiH@spokaneschools.org 509-354-7344
Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)/Student Civil Rights Officer: Melanie Smith, MelanieSm@spokaneschools.org 509-354-7284
Address: 200 N Bernard Street, Spokane 99201-0282
Follow this link to find out about all the great benefit options you have as an employee of Spokane Public Schools: https://www.spokaneschools.org/Page/938
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