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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2902553
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 8, 2018

Job Description


2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR


Position Description



POSITION TITLE:      Teacher; Special Education 18-21 Year Old Transition Program; 1.0 FTE; Probationary


FLSA:                          Exempt


SALARY:                     Salary based on certified schedule 


Family and Medical Leave Rights:

English:  https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf

Spanish:  https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlasp.pdf



  1. Oregon Special Education Teaching Licensure

  2. Experience as a special education teacher

  3. Experience with students with moderate to severe cognitive delays, pervasive developmental disorders including Autism, significant learning impairments, emotional issues or health issues that impact learning in a self-contained classroom, other classroom setting in a public school, health care facility or community based instructional program

  4. Experience in development and implementation of behavior, safety and health plans in collaboration with specialists

  5. Ability to design innovative, developmentally appropriate curriculum and educational supports serving high needs students in classroom and community based transition (18-21) age program

  6. Demonstrated ability to make connections with students and families

  7. Ability to work collaboratively with a team including parents, related service providers and other education professionals

  8. Excellent oral and written communication skills

  9. Ability to meet job description requirements and district standards for teachers

 REPORTS TO:      Principal





  • To lead students toward fulfillment of their potential for intellectual, emotional and psychological growth and maturation.



  1. Meets and instructs assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated.

  2. Maintains the dignity of students, parents, co-workers and self in all human interactions.

  3. Develops and maintains a classroom or other learning environment conducive to effective learning within the limits of the resources provided by the district.

  4. Prepares for classes assigned and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.

  5. Establishes procedures for gathering data and diagnosing the needs and concerns of the individual student and the group.

  6. Utilizes diagnostic data to meet individual and group needs.

  7. Establishes evaluative procedures for assessing, interpreting and utilizing data on student performance.

  8. Encourages students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.

  9. Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.

  10. Strives to implement by instruction and action the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.

  11. Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.

  12. Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation.

  13. Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and Board policy.

  14. Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.

  15. Attends and participates in faculty meetings.

  16. Cooperates with other members of the district and building staff in planning and implementing program development activities.

  17. Assists in the selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.

  18. Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the broad academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students.

  19. Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with co-workers and community.

  20. Provides for personal professional growth through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning.

  21. Cooperates in implementing the district and school counseling programs.

  22. Performs such other related duties and assumes such other related responsibilities as may be required from time to time.



    Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.



  1. Stand while teaching classes.

  2. Use hands to handle, control or feel objects, tools, or controls.

  3. Speak clearly so listeners can understand.

  4. Understand the speech of another person.

  5. See details of objects whether they are nearby or far away.

  6. Hear sounds and recognize the difference between them.

  7. Focus on one source of sound and ignore others.

  8. See differences between colors, shades and brightness.

  9. Use fingers or hands to grasp, move or assemble very small objects.

  10. Hold the arm and hand in one position or hold the hand steady while moving the arm.

  11. Be physically active for long periods without getting tired or out of breath.

  12. Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired.

  13. Move two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while remaining in place.

  14. Coordinate movement of several parts of the body, such as arms and legs, while the body is moving.

  15. Determine the distance between objects.

  16. Use muscles to lift, push, pull or carry heavy objects.

  17. Use muscles for extended periods without getting tired.

  18. Keep or regain the body’s balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.

  19. Bend, stretch, twist or reach out.

  20. Move arms and legs quickly.



  1. Assess baseline academic levels, learning abilities, needs and styles of students of significantly different capabilities.

  2. Exercise creativity and mental flexibility in presenting instructional material to accommodate students of widely varying learning styles and intellectual levels.

  3. Develop a curriculum sequence which allows for adequate coverage of all required academic subjects during the school year.

  4. Facilitate the development of student self-esteem, trust and respect through positive, constructive, student-teacher interaction in both group and individual settings.

  5. Understand and carry out the selection, implementation and maintenance of current teaching support technology and materials.

  6. Create opportunities for students to receive personalized assistance through use of support services (e.g., volunteers, teacher aides, support technologies).

  7. Determine how to fulfill curricula to maximize students’ acquisition of mastery skills.

  8. Create teaching processes which maximize relevance and student involvement in authentic tasks which facilitate learning.

  9. Manage the distraction of interruptions without losing concentration or unduly disrupting class work.

  10. Keep current with the best teaching processes, instructional resources and materials.



  1. Possess the motivation and self-discipline to maintain currency with professional literature, teaching techniques, technology and instructional materials.

  2. Detect and understand the unique roadblocks individual students have in learning and demonstrate patience by persevering with traditional or alternative learning processes.

  3. Manage the repetitive instructional preparation, review and grading of student assignments without experiencing undue stress (which leads to emotional detachment from the teaching process and to ineffectiveness in the classroom).

  4. Maintain high emotional energy and display enthusiasm for the subject matter and individual student effort.

  5. Develop effective coping strategies for dealing with the fatigue and stress of ongoing involvement in teaching, supervising and monitoring of students.

  6. Take the appropriate emotional risk to implement new teaching techniques and instructional technology and materials.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Transition Specialist
  • Contact Information

    • Kaelynn McEvoy , HR Specialist
    • 885 Siskiyou Blvd.
    • Ashland, Oregon 97520

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