Job Description / Essential Elements:
SPECIAL DAY SEVERELY HANDICAPPED TRANSITION (AGES 18-22) TEACHER
To provide transition planning and instruction for assigned pupils.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
• Maintain accurate and complete student IEP records.
• Conduct IEP’s in accordance with established timelines.
• Prepares reports on adult students and teacher activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
• Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
• Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
• Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and professionals to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students' educational, physical, functional, and social development.
• Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects such as English, Mathematics, Social Skills, Functional Skills, Career Education, and Daily Life Skills.
• Teach personal development skills such as goal setting, independence, and self-advocacy.
• Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to adult students.
• Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of adult students with a variety of handicapping conditions.
• Modify the education curriculum for special-needs adult students, based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
• Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs, progress and transition planning.
• Coordinate placement of students with special needs into community environments based on student ability and interest.
• Observe and evaluate students' academic performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
• Monitor teachers and teacher assistants to ensure that they adhere to inclusive special education program requirements.
• Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
• Instruct students in daily living skills required for independent maintenance and self-sufficiency, such as hygiene, safety, and food preparation.
• Meet with parents and guardians to provide guidance in using community resources, and to teach skills for dealing with students' impairments.
• Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.
• Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
• Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, and interpret results to determine present levels of performance.
ADJUNCT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
• Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of secondary transition programs.
• Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence.
• Select, store, order, issue, and inventory classroom equipment, materials, and supplies.
• Perform administrative duties such as assisting in school libraries, hall and cafeteria monitoring, and bus loading and unloading.
• Provide assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing such devices.
• Provide interpretation and transcription of regular classroom materials.
• Plans and coordinates the work of instructional assistants and other professionals in the delivery of services.
Posses or qualifies for a valid California Moderate/Severe specialist credential or eligible for an internship.
1. Maintaining Department of Rehabilitation contract logs.
2. Supervision of SH adults in a country school setting.
3. Facilitating job searches in the surrounding community.
4. The ability to work with a variety of support personnel.
5. Responsible and self motivated.
6. Prefer 3-5 years of Transition experience.
Works under the supervision of the principal or designated Administrator.