LBS1 Special Education Resource Teacher- Prairie Crossing Charter School (PCCS)

Posted on: August 9, 2023 | | |

Prairie Crossing Charter School (PCCS) is currently accepting applications for an anticipated Special Education Resource Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. PCCS’s team culture is one that CARES. We seek to bring on a talented individual who is collaborative, aware, respectful, empowering and sustainable. We work hard to create child-centered classrooms by consistently practicing differentiated instruction, using integrated units, and implementing authentic assessments to evaluate student growth. At PCCS, we provide children with a personalized education experience, where they learn the value of community and the environment so they can make a positive difference for themselves and their communities. PCCS staff have the opportunity to collaborate and develop their skills through our institute days, bi-monthly professional development sessions, and other professional development opportunities. Additionally, each teacher works with a mentor and an environmental coach who provide individualized support. All teachers have daily prep time and weekly opportunities to collaborate with our content-area and grade-level teams. When you join the PCCS team, you are choosing to work with award-winning professionals who strive together to Create Natural Leaders. We believe that children are our best hope to improve the world, if you do too, we want you to join our team.

The K-8 Special Education Teacher is primarily responsible for the implementation of the student’s Individual Education Plan of existing students, primarily in the regular education classroom environment.
Typical Responsibilities
Provide direct service in individual or group settings to students identified as having social/emotional and/or learning difficulties that impact their educational performance.
Attends and is an active participant in team meetings, and IEP meetings as appropriate.
Provide ongoing consultation to staff for accommodations and modifications for students with special needs in the regular classroom. This may include the following:
Behavior management or assistance in identifying behavioral difficulties
Discussion and feedback concerning student progress
Utilizes a variety of instructional techniques, consistent with the needs and capabilities of the student.
Assists the classroom teacher in creating an environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate for the learning style of the students
Prepares lesson plans on a weekly basis for assigned students and a substitute folder
Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals, establishes clear objectives for all learning and behavioral activities, and communicates these objectives to the students.
Monitors the progress of students on a regular basis as delineated in the IEP. Assists in the collection and analysis of data for the identification and implementation of supplemental or special education services.
Works cooperatively with other school personnel in the identification, diagnosis and remediation of individuals with special needs as well as those in need of supplemental services
Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records including student progress as required.
Develops and implements appropriate Individual Education Plans (IEP) in accordance with state and federal statutes.
Provides consultation to parents as an integral part of helping their child succeed.
Participates in field trips, camping trips, etc. to provide educational/behavioral instruction or support as needed for specific students.
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Director of Student Services, Dean, and other central office administrators as designated by the Executive Director.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
Knowledge of elementary school curriculum and concepts.
Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis, and the formulation of action plans.
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
Skilled in data analysis and use of Google For Education applications
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
Ability to establish/maintain cooperative relationships with students, parents, and staff.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Special Education
Candidate must hold a Professional Educator License with an LBS1
BCBA licensure is a plus
Environmental/Outdoor Education background is a plus.

PCCS embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better we will be.