Special Education Teacher

Trinity Classical Academy Published: February 28, 2019
Location
Valencia, California
Job Type
Category

Description

SUMMARY

Trinity Classical Academy seeks candidates for a full-time Special Education Teacher.  The individual will teach using mediated learning strategies in a modified academic environment. Teaches academic subjects and approaches daily activities from a Christian Worldview.

 

The Mission of Trinity Classical Academy is to offer a challenging education grounded in the Christian faith and the Classical tradition to produce young men and women of virtue, wisdom, purpose, and courage.

QUALIFYING CHARACTERISTICS:  The employee is a Christian with an authentic and a mature personal relationship with Jesus Christ in both their professional and personal life with a calling and commitment to Christian education. Qualified candidates will possess a servant’s heart, support our School’s Mission and possess the ability to deal with sensitive issues in a tactful and professional manner, while exercising confidentiality, good judgment and discernment.

 

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Generally, any combination of education that would provide the required knowledge and skills for successful performance would qualify. A typical method of demonstrating these requirements would be:

EDUCATION: A bachelor’s degree in education and a teaching credential in special education. Specialized training in social thinking, academic remediation, behavioral analysis, or educational therapy a plus

EXPERIENCE:  Previous teaching experience preferred.

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Evaluate students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans in both self-contained and mainstream settings
  • Attend professional trainings as required
  • Take academic and behavioral data and administer evaluations
  • Research curriculum and instructional strategies and collaborate with other teachers and administration
  • Develop behavior plans in conjunction with administration, family and outside professionals
  • Modify curriculum at multiple learning levels to maximize student learning in whole class and small group settings
  • Occasionally accompany students to off campus school activities such as concerts or student social events to provide successful support and inclusion
  • Supervise students on and off campus and develop engaging student learning opportunities within the community
  • Maintain consistent and positive communication with families
  • Supervise and mentor paraprofessionals assigned to the classroom

 

 

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, faculty, and students of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Demonstrate the ability to establish encouraging and appropriate relationships with students
  • Must be a flexible thinker, able to make sound decisions
  • Positive, energetic, team player
  • Punctual and reliable

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Familiarity with special education and Christian worldview integration preferred/a plus.
  • A strong commitment to the emphasis and philosophy of Trinity Classical Academy
  • Positive support of the school's policies and practices
  • Service oriented and able to interface with many people
  • Truthful, positive, and purposeful when communicating with others
  • Flexible and adaptable in dealing with new, different or changing requirements
  • Multitasking in an environment with many distractions is a must
  • Must successfully pass a background investigation