Special Education Instructor (Reading)
TITLE: Teacher of Record, Special Education Instructor
DIVISION: Goodwill Excel Center
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Lead Teacher
POSITION SUMMARY: The Teacher of Record, will also serve as a Special
Education Instructor charged with working with Excel Center students who need extra support, or require an advanced program of learning in order to reach their
full educational potential. TORs/Special Education instructors may work with individuals who have physical disabilities, sensory impairments (i.e. hearing or visual), speech and language difficulties, learning difficulties such as dyslexia, conditions such as autism,
social, emotional and mental health needs, or have a combination of these difficulties. TORs/Special Education instructors may also work with gifted and talented individuals. This position is responsible and will be held accountable for behaving in accordance with divisional and organizational RISE values and expectations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Teaching either individuals or small groups of pupils within, or outside of general education classes
2. Preparing lessons and resources to support students with special needs
3. Marking and assessing work of students with special needs
4. Developing and adapting conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of pupils
5. Using special equipment and facilities, such as audiovisual materials and computers to stimulate interest in learning and to support mastery of key concepts
6. Confer with school staff, including the Excel Center Director, Special Populations Coordinator, and Instructional staff, and contracted staff to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development.
7. Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations
8. Collaborating with the classroom teacher to define appropriate activities for the pupils in relation to the curriculum
9. Assessing adult learners who have long or short-term learning difficulties and working with lead instructors, classroom instructors, and the Special Populations Coordinator to identify individual students’ special need
10. Liaising with other contracted professionals, such as speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and educational psychologists
11. Organizing learning outside the classroom in activities such as community visits, school outings or sporting events
12. Administration, including updating and maintaining records of students' progress
13. Attending statutory annual reviews or other related meetings, such as IEP meetings
14. Receiving in-service training
15. Behavior management
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
1. Requires a Bachelor’s Degree
2. 2-3 years of teaching experience
3. District approved Certification in Special Education
1. Master’s Degree
2. 4-8 years of teaching experience
3. Experience working with adults, especially in an urban setting
4. Experience working as an Academic Intervention Specialist or to support basic skills of struggling learners
Lifting up to 10 pounds maximum and occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as dockets, ledgers, and files. Walking and standing are required only occasionally.
Lifting 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/ carrying objects weighing up to10 pounds. Walking or standing to a significant degree, involves sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling.
Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/ carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
Lifting 100 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/ carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Pay Type Salary
- 1776 G St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA