Special Education Teacher – Moderate/severe – K-5

Torrance Unified
Published
September 23, 2022
Location
Torrance, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

About the Employer

Welcome In support of the District's mission of student achievement, we as the Office of Human Resources, will recruit, develop, motivate and retain the most qualified individuals committed to creating a positive working environment District-wide. Demonstrating excellent personal and group performance, we will provide employment information to employees and to the greater community, to advise employees on District policies, procedures and regulations, and to maintain personnel records in order to support District staff in providing a quality education to all students in an environment that is safe and conductive to learning. The Torrance Unified School District, an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / American Disabilities Act Employer, does not engage in any employment practice that discriminates against an employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, medical condition or physical or mental disability. The Torrance Unified School District Board of Education believes that the diversity that exists among the District's community of students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members is integral to the District's vision, mission, and goals. Addressing the needs of the most marginalized learners requires recognition of the inherent value of diversity and acknowledgement that educational excellence requires a commitment to equity in the opportunities provided to students and the resulting outcomes. To that end, Torrance Unified School District is committed to promoting the employment and retention of a diverse staff that reflects the student demographics of the community.

Job Information

Date Posted: 9/12/2022 Application Deadline: 9/26/2022 4:30 PM Pacific Employment Type: Full Time Length of Work Year: 185 days Salary: Appropriate placement on salary schedule posted on WWW.TUSD.ORG Number Openings: (At time of posting) Not Specified Contact: Karena Ortiz Email: [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] Phone: 310-972-6079

Job Description / Essential Elements: Print

SPECIAL DAY CLASS TEACHER (SPECIAL EDUCATION) ADMINISTRATIVE RELATIONSHIP Directly responsible to the building principal. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Provide instruction and services for handicapped students who have been identified in an Individualized Education Program and are assigned to a special day class. 2. Attend placement/IEP meetings for students who may need the program services of a special day class. 3. Participate in academic testing. 4. Coordinate special education services with the regular school programs to provide students' mainstreaming opportunities. 5. Monitor student's progress, coordinate the review and revision of their Individualized Education Programs, and refer students to the IEP team, if appropriate. 6. Consult with appropriate teachers and administrators for the development of prevocational and/or vocational plans for handicapped students. 7. Coordinate and monitor the activities of paraprofessional instructional personnel assigned. 8. Provide information and assistance to students and to their parents. 9. Attend and participate in school faculty meetings, special education staff meetings, and other meetings as required. 10. Maintain professional competence through participation, as directed in inservice activities provided by the District. 11. Perform other duties as assigned by the building principal. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS 1. Knowledge of: Techniques and resources utilized in assessing, instructing, and evaluating students. Diagnostic needs, behavioral techniques and appropriate learning materials for classroom use. Developing cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 2. Education: Possession of a valid regular teaching credential and a clear Special Education Learning Handicapped credential. RESOURCE SPECIALIST TEACHER (SPECIAL EDUCATION) ADMINISTRATIVE RELATIONSHIP Directly responsible to the building principal. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Provide instruction and services for handicapped students who have been identified in an Individualized Education Program and are assigned to regular classrooms. 2. Coordinate the referral, assessment and placement procedures for students referred to the Resource Specialist Program. 3. Participate in academic testing. 4. Coordinate special education services with the regular school programs. 5. Provide consultation and assistance to regular classroom teachers. 6. Monitor student's progress, coordinate the review and revision of their individualized education programs, and refer students to the individualized education program team. 7. Consult with appropriate teachers and administrators for the development of prevocational and/or vocational plans for handicapped students. 8. Coordinate and monitor the activities of paraprofessional instructional personnel assigned. 9. Provide information and assistance to students and to their parents. 10. Provide consultation, resource information, and educational material to student's parents, and to regular teachers. 11. Coordinate inservice sessions and workshops for teachers and parents. 12. Perform other duties as assigned by the building principal. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS 1. Knowledge of: Techniques and resources utilized in assessing, instructing, and evaluating students. Diagnostic needs and appropriate learning materials for classroom use. Developing cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Resource Specialist Teacher (Special Education) [continued] 2. Education: Possession of a valid regular teaching credential, a clear Special Education Learning Handicapped credential, and a valid resource specialist certificate. 3. Experience: Three or more years of teaching experience, including both regular and special education teaching. 4. Other: Possession of a valid California motor vehicle operator's license.

Requirements / Qualifications

Requirements / Qualifications

Must possess a valid California Education Specialist Instruction Credential with Moderate/Severe authorization. Must have CLAD or ELA. CBEST (or other qualifying basic skills requirement as outlined by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing) is required. NOTE - Applicants who are awaiting credential issuance may apply by uploading a status letter from their University. Interns should submit an intern eligibility letter in place of the credential attachment.

* Copy of Transcript (Official or Unofficial)
* Credential Copy (Detailed printout of CA credential w/expiration date, document number and listed authorizations. Status letter or intern eligibility letter, if applicable)
* English Learner Authorization (or CLAD)
* Letter of Introduction
* Letter(s) of Recommendation (Two letters of recommendation written within the last year)
* Resume
* Test Results/Materials (CBEST)

Must possess a valid California Education Specialist Instruction Credential with Moderate/Severe authorization. Must have CLAD or ELA. CBEST (or other qualifying basic skills requirement as outlined by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing) is required. NOTE - Applicants who are awaiting credential issuance may apply by uploading a status letter from their University. Interns should submit an intern eligibility letter in place of the credential attachment.

* Copy of Transcript (Official or Unofficial)
* Credential Copy (Detailed printout of CA credential w/expiration date, document number and listed authorizations. Status letter or intern eligibility letter, if applicable)
* English Learner Authorization (or CLAD)
* Letter of Introduction
* Letter(s) of Recommendation (Two letters of recommendation written within the last year)
* Resume
* Test Results/Materials (CBEST)

Comments and Other Information

Candidates who do not submit all of the required documents or submit documents that don't meet posted requirements will not be contacted. Applications must be correct and complete at time of submission to be considered. Selected applicants will be notified of time and place of interviews by the hiring administrator or his/her staff. We give up to seven (7) years of experience if the former position is 75% of the school year, you were under contract, the school is WASC accredited, and you are credentialed during your time of employment with that institution per the collective bargaining agreement.

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