Special Education Teacher $2,000 sign-on bonus!
BASIS Phoenix South Primary - Home of the Gilamonsters is seeking qualified candidates for a Special Education Teacher for the 2023/24 school year!
About our campus:
Our Phoenix South Primary campus is a Title I School. What does that mean?
"Title I" refers to schools that serve a high percentage of students from low-income families, and they can be found in both urban and rural communities throughout the United States. Through the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act of 1965, Title I schools qualify for additional funds and support from government agencies to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to be successful.
Teachers are drawn to teach in Title I schools for a variety of reasons. Many want to make a difference for high-needs students and/or give back to their own communities. Others have been inspired by their own influential teachers and want to be "that one teacher" for their own students.
The role of the Special Education Teacher is to work directly with students to identify and fulfill needed educational services and supports as part of a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Special Education Teacher participates in IEP meetings and provides support to the general education teachers regarding classroom interventions, student accommodations, modifications, and special education requirements.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Valid Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card and/or satisfactory applicable state background check, current special education certificate valid in relevant jurisdiction, CPR and First Aid.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in special education; Master’s degree in special education or related subject matter.
- 1+ year(s) special education experience.
- Certifications: CPI or TACT-2.
Primary Job Responsibilities
- Work with students with disabilities in small group settings or 1:1 setting.
- Interact directly with assigned students to fulfill IEP requirements.
- Fulfill required provisions in student plans, including service minutes, by providing specially designed instruction and facilitating other supports and/or related services.
- Provide instructional interventions and academic support to individual students or small groups.
- Providing case management services for students with disabilities, including coordination of IEP team meetings, parent communication, program development, special education service provision, individualized education plan implementation, and compliance
- Ensure compliance with all state and federal special education requirements.
- Facilitate IEP meetings.
- Oversee the initial evaluation and reevaluation process from start to finish, including coordinating and facilitating MET meetings, coordinating the participation of contracted service providers, including the school psychologist and related service personnel, and completing the evaluation report and eligibility paperwork.
- Collaborate and assist general education teachers in implementing IEP requirements for their students to ensure the availability of a FAPE.
- Collect and maintain documentation associated with IEP and ensure confidentiality and integrity of student records and progress information:
- Record requests for incoming students
- Set up students in IEP-Pro
- Request record transfer (if previous school used IEP-Pro)
- Request records from previous school electronically if school does not use IEP-Pro
- Collection of student data from classroom teachers and providers for upcoming IEP and MET meetings.
- Collect data and report progress on annual IEP goals.
- Prepare and report accurate and timely data for internal and external regulatory purposes.
- Supervise itinerant-related service providers to coordinate service schedule, IEP meeting, initial and re-evaluation meetings, and regular communication with providers a FAPE is being provided.
- Maintain regular, full, predictable attendance.
- Develop a working knowledge and understanding of general education curriculum to adapt the content appropriately to deliver specially designed instruction to eligible students with disabilities.
- May need to perform CPI or TACT-2 certified restraint or seclusion as school designee.
- Regular communication and coordination with related service providers to schedule student services, schedule IEP and MET meetings.
- Oversee day to day tasks of the ESS Assistant(s) and/or Special Education Specialist
- Proctor individual or small group testing for state, district, or alternate assessments
- Other duties as assigned.
Benefits and Salary:
- Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience.
- BASIS.ed offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to:
- Employer paid medical and dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Ability to add dependents
- 401k with partial match that grows over time
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act and applicable state law, BASIS* does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity or expression, or any other classification protected by law in any of its business activities, including its educational programs and activities which comply fully with the requirements of state and federal law and Title IX. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding BASIS’ non-discrimination policies: Beverly Traver, Compliance and Equity Investigator, BASIS Educational Group, LLC., 7975 N. Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258, (480) 289-2088.
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