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Job Description – Teacher

Job Description – Teacher



  • Possess CA Special Education Credential (Mild/Moderate – Moderate/Severe) or CA Multiple Subject Credential (highly desirable)
  • State of California residence
  • Able to be flexible and organized
  • Possess good communication skills
  • Possess excellent writing and grammar skills
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, MS Word and Outlook, including experience using them in a professional capacity
  • Valid California driver’s license
  • Current first aid, CPR and CPI certification
  • Pass criminal background check
  • Pass LIC 503 “Health Screening Report”

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties may include, but are not limited, to:

  • Case manager to Special Education students
  • Provide direct services as needed to special needs students (curriculum, instruction and academic advancement for all students)
  • Obtain present levels/baselines
  • Review and print monthly progress for each student and send to office for student file
  • Compose IEPs for all students on caseload
  • Attend all IEPs as scheduled
  • Compose weekly lesson plan and submit to Principal for approval
  • Develop behavior support plan to support the needs and behaviors of the students
  • Write or proofread the behavior emergency incident reports (BEIRs)
  • Maintain contact with social workers
  • Follow up with providers to confirm that IEP attendance, reports and services are being completed
  • Hold monthly scheduled phone conference with parents or guardians
  • Turn in notes from emails and calls to the office at the end of the month and email them to Special Education Master Teacher/Principal
  • Be available for Special Education families on an as-needed basis via phone and online
  • Mail Prior Notices to parents
  • Schedule IEPs, set up meetings and follow up on attendees
  • Ensure all documents are in prior to IEP meeting (psych report, DIS provider reports/goals, GE/Parent progress) and forward to Principal for approval
  • Mail all approved reports to parents one week before IEP
  • Complete academic testing for initials and tri-annuals and write reports and IEPs
  • Hold transition meetings
  • Monitor confidential tracking database for returned IEPs
  • Follow up with parental or teacher concerns
  • Work closely with Master Teacher and/or Principal to report any concerns
  • Keep files in office compliant
  • Test students as necessary during State testing
  • Attend all Special Education meetings
  • Attend SELPA training as needed
  • Update caseload spreadsheet and IEP Master Calendar once a month
  • Follow up on concerns with Master Teacher and/ or parent as noted
  • Complete IEP Progress Reports for each student, including DIS progress
  • At the end of the year, download all information to an individual CD for each Special Education student on caseload
  • Maintain office hours as indicated by contract (8AM – 3PM M-F)
  • Respond as soon as possible but no later than 24 hours to parent, student, teacher and administration inquiries via phone and/or email during regular work week
  • Attend all in-person meetings as scheduled
  • Supervision of assigned instructional aides
  • Administration, accountability and security of psychotropic medication and prescription medication
  • Ensure staff compliance with report writing and Hughes Bill implementation
  • Other duties as required by Special Education Master Teacher or Principal

Supervisor: Site Principal

Creative Alternatives is an “at will” employer and as an employee you retain the right to terminate your employment at any time and the agency has the right to terminate your employment at any time with or without cause.  See Employee Handbook for detailed explanation.

I understand this is a general description of this job.  I also understand there are other duties not fully covered above and that I may be asked to perform other reasonable, lawful duties.