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Special Education Learning Specialist

Jul 17 2017 | Mountain Phoenix Community School | Wheat Ridge (Denver), CO

Mountain Phoenix Community School seeks a Special Education Learning Specialist for the 2017-18 school year.

The Special Education Learning Specialist teacher will develop, implement, and support individualized practices for achieving learning outcomes for students with communication, cognitive, physical, and/or social/behavioral needs, based on the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). This teacher will utilize evidence-based best practice and rely on frequent progress monitoring for programming adjustments. The Learning Specialist teacher will take a leadership role in collaboratively problem-solving interventions for students.

• Holds current CDE teaching license with endorsement in one of the following: Educationally Handicapped, Teacher 1-Moderate Needs, Severe Needs-Communication, Special Education Generalist or Special Education Specialist.

• Elementary Learning Specialist teachers must also be Highly Qualified in Elementary Education.

• Secondary Learning Specialist teachers may be required to be Highly Qualified in one or more core content areas, such as English, math, social studies or science.

• Experience/supervised internship in working with educationally disabled children.

• Training in understanding/interpreting educational assessments and prescriptive teaching.

• Demonstrated ability to collaboratively work with a multidisciplinary team in developing appropriate materials, facilitating inclusion, creating educational plans, and designing and implementing behavioral plans.

• Training and experience in working with students with a variety of, disabling conditions.

• Complies with the Special Education Department and district policies and procedures (e.g., Medicaid billing, accident reporting).

Preferred Qualifications:

• Training emphasis in Therapeutic Work and/or experience in Waldorf Education (Extra Lesson, INPP-Method, Music Therapy etc.)

• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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