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Degree in special education, and certification in at least one area of disability as a teacher by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
Knowledge, Skills, & Mindsets Required for this Position:
Ability to monitor the safety and well-being of students
Strong command of instructional strategies geared to reach students at all ability levels
Strong command of differentiation strategies for all student learners
Strong command of summative and formative assessment strategies
Strong time management skills
Effective interpersonal skills that would promote meaningful communication with student families and the community
Commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse student population
Commitment to being a teacher leader and an effective team player
Commitment to professional development that includes instructional strategies focusing on student literary skills
Eligible to hold North Caroline Teaching License
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develops and implements an instructional plan which is compatible with the school's curricular goals and the students' Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
Is responsible for the development of IEPs for students with disabilities; implements the IEPs; and uses diagnostic information obtained from tests and other assessment procedures to update IEPs as needed.
Provides direct special education instruction to identified students.
Employs a variety of teaching methods to meet student needs.
Demonstrates the understanding that implementation of these methods may require the adaptation or development of materials.
Monitors student behavior, maintains discipline, deescalates inappropriate behaviors, teaches appropriate behavioral strategies, and restrains students when necessary in accordance with established laws and regulations.
Assists disabled students with their personal and self-help needs, such as eating, toileting, and other essential tasks that the students are not able to perform by themselves.
Communicates with parents regarding their children's educational progress via periodic written progress reports.
Acts as a case coordinator for assigned students; consults with community resources, school support professionals, and parents to better understand and meet student needs.
Maintains student records in accordance with North Carolina's Procedures Governing Pro-grams and Services for Children with Disabilities; and complies with state and federal education statutes.
Treats all students in a fair and equitable manner, interacts effectively with students, co-workers, parents, and community.
Follows a plan for professional development and demonstrates evidence of growth.
Experience working with multiple disabilities, including autism spectrum, ADD and ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental delays, and abuse/neglect issues preferred.
Type of Position: Full Time Position
Work Schedule/Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, occasional evenings and weekend
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.