Southside Middle School
JOB TITLE: SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER (SELF-CONTAINED)
REPORTS TO: The Principal and Special Education Coordinator
SUPERVISES:Students and, when assigned, Special Education Aide(s)
NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB:
Assumes professional responsibility for providing specialized learning experiences and supervision of students with disabilities in a supportive and positive classroom climate that develops in each student the skills, attitudes, and knowledge to meet and exceed the state core curriculum content standards as outlined in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for the student, using approved curricula and directives of the school district. Achieving academic excellence requires that the Special Education Teacher
(Self-Contained) work collaboratively with other members of the school staff, particularly the instructional assistant, and with parents of each student.
The Special Education Teacher (Self-Contained) shall:
1. Hold a valid Alabama teaching certificate with an endorsement in Special Education
2. Experience in teaching and working with children with exceptional needs.
3. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the specialized certificate area, including an understanding of the current rules and regulations regarding special education assessment and program requirements.
4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of child growth and development, children with disabilities, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and research related to learning and children with exceptional needs.