LIFESPAN

Teacher B-K Teacher License- FT (225)
Location: Burlington


Position Description
Job Summary:
Under general supervision, the primary purpose of this position is to develop individual goals for the students and plan and implement activities toward those goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Other duties may be assigned as necessary.

Conduct and attend IEP (Individualized Education Plan) or IFSP (Individualized Family Service
Plan) Meetings and assist in developing individual goals to meet the needs of the students.
Review IEP’s/IFSP’s and update as required.

Plan and implement IEP/IFSP activities, as well as implement age appropriate and curriculum based activities.

Direct the daily activities of students, providing a safe, positive and stimulating learning
environment.

Organize and arrange the learning environment; obtain and maintain the equipment, supplies and materials needed for classroom activities.

Perform various routine procedures such as positioning, diapering, and feeding the students.

Provide a clean, safe environment for the students.

Oversee the work of teacher assistants, instructing, reviewing and planning work of others;
maintaining standards; coordinating activities.

Communicate professionally with all students, parents, visitors, coworkers, case managers, etc.

Conduct home visits with students as needed.

Administer First Aid to students as needed and administers prescription medication to students with written directions from physician and parents, if applicable.

Maintain necessary records on students (e.g. developmental records, accident reports,
documentation for funding agencies).

Conduct parent meetings/conferences as needed.

Participate in professional conferences, training programs and continuing education as
required.

Receive, review, process, file and submit a variety of documents and reports (e.g. IEP’s/IFSP’s, goal sheets, data sheets, attendance records, medication records, daily notes, lesson plans, accident reports).

Adhere to the principles of the LifeSpan ChOICES Training Curriculum.

Ensure that the students are engaged and supervised at all times; interact with the students with eye contact, smile, handshake, pat on the back, etc.

Abide by, enforce and participate in the implementation and ongoing oversight of all LifeSpan safety standards and regulations.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position directly supervises the teacher assistants.

Competencies:
To perform the job successfully, you must demonstrate the following competencies:

Financial Responsibility - Understands financial targets and budget goals; Incorporates financial analysis into strategic decisions; Implements operating budget flexibility to address changing priorities; Creates sound business cases to support expenditures; Promotes conservation of organizational resources.

Leading with Integrity - Exhibits ethical and moral behavior in everyday business conduct; Earns trust of others by disclosing information and admitting mistakes; Recognizes and resolves ethical questions; Ensures organizational ethics are widely understood; Encourages open discussion of ethical issues; Creates an environment that rewards ethical behavior.

Relationship Building - Builds rapport up, down, and across the organization; Establishes collaborative relationships to achieve objectives; Seeks win-win solutions to conflict; Develops network of professional contacts; Displays empathy and tolerates diverse viewpoints.

Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates change effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.

Communications - Clearly expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; Clearly expresses ideas and thoughts in
written form; Exhibits good listening and comprehension; Keeps others adequately informed; Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Managing People - Provides direction and gains compliance; Includes subordinates in planning; Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; Makes self available to subordinates; Provides regular performance feedback; Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth.

Quality Management - Fosters quality focus in others; Sets clear quality requirements;
Measures key outcomes; Solicits and applies customer feedback; Improves processes, products, and services.
Team Leadership - Fosters team cooperation; Defines team roles and responsibilities; Supports
group problem solving; Ensures progress toward goals; Acknowledges team accomplishments.
Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Education or Special Education and the appropriate license (Adapted
Curriculum or B-K) preferred. Degree in related field such as Psychology, Child Development,
Social Work, Speech Language Impaired, Counselor, and Sociology will be considered for lateral entry in pursuit of teaching license.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in
standardized situations.

Computer Skills
This person should have basic word processing skills (MS Word) and be able to use a variety of office and other equipment relevant to performing the essential duties of the position.

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,
technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business
correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and
respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,
common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Physical Requirements
Must be able to operate a variety of automated office machines and other equipment (e.g. computers, copier, wheel chairs, etc). Physical demands are in excess of sedentary work; position requires walking, standing, reaching, fingering, stooping, lifting, etc. Will lift no more than forty pounds independently. Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of up to one hundred and fifty pounds with assistance, to include the weight of the person being supported as needed.

Other Skills and Abilities
Strong written and verbal communication skills; Strong facilitation skills; Ability to work well with others; Ability to responsibly and confidentially handle sensitive student information. CPR and First Aid Certification may be required.

Additional and/or Program Specific Responsibilities:
A valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and approved automobile insurance are required for this position.

Must have BK Teacher License.


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