Job Description

BASIS Cedar Park is seeking qualified candidates for a Special Education Teacher to join our bright, passionate team for the 2024-2025 SY!

WE ARE NATIONALLY RANKED
BASIS Curriculum Schools have been consistently ranked among the best schools in the United States. It is a reflection of the quality of the BASIS Curriculum, dedication of our expert educators, and hard work of incredible students. Our schools offer students an education that prepares them according to the highest, most rigorous international standards.

BASIS Ed School teams offer an incredible opportunity to be deeply involved in an academic community that is dynamic, exciting and unpredictable. You’ll join others in a highly social, supportive and collaborative environment.

POSITION SUMMARY

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • 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

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.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university

Certifications and Credentials: Valid Fingerprint Clearance and current special education EC-12th certificate or the special education EC-6th certificate; CPR and First Aid

Experience: None
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in special education; Master’s degree in special education or related subject matter

Experience: 1+ year(s) special education experience

Certifications: CPI or TACT-2

Computer Program Knowledge: IEP Pro (AZ), SED’s (LA), EasyIEP (DC), special education system used by the school to manage, special education process and 504 process.


Competencies

  • Accountable- Take responsibility for own work, establish trust, and be receptive to feedback
  • Communication- Effectively convey information both verbally and in writing; communicate in a manner that is clear, complete, and concise
  • Conflict Resolution- Deescalate high emotion situations; find common ground between
    conflicting viewpoints; demonstrate patience and flexibility
  • Cooperative- Seek out and engage in group participation to complete or improve work;
    work effectively with others in a positive and productive manner
  • Detail Oriented- Pay attention to the minute details of a project or task
  • Judgment- Formulate a sound decision using the available information; effectively analyze data
    to improve student achievement
  • Organized- Develop and maintain order while documenting, filing, and coordinating tasks
  • Relatable- Build and maintain genuine, positive, and professional relationships; be respectful and inclusive in decision-making; work well with others regardless of level, background, or opinions

*Additional Job Information:

Benefits and Salary: Starting salary for this position is $55,000 and negotiable dependent on education and experience. BASIS Ed offers a comprehensive benefits package.

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.

*As used in this policy, the term "BASIS" refers to: BASIS Educational Group, LLC, BASIS Charter Schools, Inc., BTX Schools, Inc., BDC, A Public School, Inc., BBR Schools, Inc., and all affiliated entities.

Note: The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability
to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.

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