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Job Details

  • Job ID: 4057785
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : October 10, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Per iSucceed Virtual High School Policy eligible applicants MUST RESIDE WITHIN THE STATE OF IDAHO.

Job Classification: Contract; Certified (Exempt)
Employed by: iSucceed Board of Directors
Supervised by: Principal, Special Education Director or administrative designee

Primary Function
The primary functions of this position is to provide development and facilitation of students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs); ensure that each student’s special education goals and objectives are addressed; maintain and update special education records for accuracy and compliance, and conduct required special education meetings. He/she will be responsible for monitoring progress, evaluating coursework, conducting instructional and tutorial sessions, and holding regular office hours. Using the phone, online communication tools and various learning management applications and curriculum, the Special Education Teacher will contact students regularly to ensure their progress and success.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Act as primary case manager and Advisor for each student on caseload. Confer as designated with parents, students, and professional staff regarding the needs of identified students.
  • Advocate for students and families and foster self advocacy, supporting identification of strengths and challenges and possible supports.
  • Provides teachers with accommodations and relevant information for instruction.
  • Assist the student and parents in accessing the available curricular and technology resources.
  • Work cooperatively with regular education teachers, developing or assisting in the development of accommodations, and assisting the student with regular education assignments.
  • Provide direct services to students as identified on their IEPs.
  • Evaluate and monitor students’ performance through the grading of assignments and assessments, and the timely posting of grades in the course management platform grade book.
  • Support and manage the delivery of necessary and identified related services as outlined on each student’s IEP.
  • Support and manage the delivery of appropriate transition services and activities as outlined on each student’s IEP.
  • Attend and participate in all staff training, professional development, student events, and testing events that are deemed applicable by administration.
  • Organize and prepare evaluation materials and testing for Eligibility Reports, serving as a team leader.
  • Respond in a timely fashion to student and parent issues and concerns via email or telephone, within 24 hours during school days, not including weekends and holidays.
  • Grade course assignments as soon as possible with applicable feedback and direction to promote increased student progress, no more than 3 school days/72 hour response time, not including weekends/holidays.
  • Organize and prepare Individual Education Plans in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team, serving as a team leader and working towards student led IEP’s.
  • Participate in the online lab and service schedule as outlined by IEP’s and administration.
  • Gather, store, monitor, and report data related to student learning to evaluate each student and determine progress toward IEP goals using various tools and software
  • Utilize best practices in the development of individual programs for each student and adhere to confidentiality with regard to student information..
  • Maintain appropriate paperwork, reports and documentation as required by school, district, state, and federal requirements.
  • Report appropriately and promptly to requests for information and action from administration, keeping supervisors apprised of weekly activities.
  • Uphold teacher expectations and procedures as determined annually regarding specific online system and communication duties.
  • Follow established special education tasks/procedures as determined by school administration related to school procedures (reviewed annually)
  • Assist in student recruiting, enrollment, and retention as needed.
  • Travel as needed statewide quarterly or as applicable, within the state of Idaho in order to provide appropriate special education services and/or attend required meetings associated with students in the special education program, assessments or to assist with quarterly school orientation/events in person
  • Ability to work as a team to accomplish school/district mission/goals
  • Summer school assignment will be on rotation of staff each year with an additional contract/pay provided
  • Other duties as assigned

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent student and parent service skills to carry out applicable duties
  • Proficient with video conferencing, school information systems and learning management systems
  • Keep abreast of current trends and research in the special education field.
  • Knowledge of sophisticated technology both as a tool for learning and for completion of administrative tasks.
  • Must possess excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills to appropriately communicate with students, parents, staff, community, and administrative staff.
  • Knowledge of principles related to motivation of students from varying ability levels and learning styles.
  • Must possess the ability to convey a professional image, as well as effectively represent the organization as appropriate in its relationship with the community.
  • Ability to be flexible in meeting the needs of diverse and at-risk learners and the school community.
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving and decision-making abilities to facilitate the middle and high school learning experience
  • Expectations of high performance for both students and self.
  • Understanding of differentiated instruction, response to intervention, universal design for learning, progress monitoring, and instructional and self management strategies.
  • Thorough understanding of Idaho Special Education rules and regulations.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines and demonstrate a high level of self initiation.
  • Perform their teaching assignment, including the maintenance of the teacher’s “Office”, within the geographical boundaries of the state of Idaho, unless otherwise approved by the Board prior to June 20, 2016.

    Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in respective academic program or related field required; Master’s Degree Preferred. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a field related to the area of instruction.
  • Hold or qualify for Idaho Teaching Certificate endorsed for Exceptional Child, K-12 Generalist. Preference given for additional certification and/or endorsements including, but not limited to, ESL, Secondary Reading, Language Arts, Math and/or Science.
  • Reside in the State of Idaho unless otherwise approved by the Board of Directors.
  • Prefer 1-3 years or more related experience or training
  • Prefer knowledge or experience with online instructional practices, education technology tools/adaptations and Google Apps for Education

    Working Conditions
    The Online Special Education Teacher will spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computers in an office environment, which can cause muscle strain. The position handles multiple tasks and is faced with constant interruptions.

    Contract days: The duration of each teacher’s contract shall be determined and based upon the Board approved school calendar and number of instructional days needed each school year. This will be documented on the contract for each individual employee.

    Travel may be required, must possess valid drivers license and insurance.

    iSVHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA and other applicable laws require iSVHS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

    Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss any accommodation issues with the school’s administrative team.

    As per Idaho Code 65-5-1/65-503: “Eligible veterans are provided advantages in public employment in Idaho…”

    To Apply: Please send the following documents to mcosgrove@isucceedvhs.net

    1.) cover letter,
    2.) resume
    3.) copy of current IDAHO certificate
    4.) 3 letters of recommendation or recommendation emails
    5.) be willing to sign a release of information on past job performance

    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Special Education > General Special Education
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    ISUCCEED VIRTUAL SCHOOLS is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Per iSucceed Virtual High School Policy eligible applicants MUST RESIDE WITHIN THE STATE OF IDAHO.

      To Apply: Please send the following documents to mcosgrove@isucceedvhs.net

      1.) cover letter,
      2.) resume
      3.) copy of current IDAHO certificate
      4.) 3 letters of recommendation or recommendation emails
      5.) be willing to sign a release of information on past job performance
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Melissa Cosgrove
    • 6148 N. Discovery Way
    • Suite 120
    • Boise, Idaho 83713

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