MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Provides specialized instruction to pupils to meet the goals
and objectives as developed in the Individualized Education Program
(IEP). * Assess individual students to determine present levels of
performance. * Serves as a member of the Individualized Education
Program Team. * Implements the IEP with appropriate lesson plans,
materials, and classroom strategies, and prepares Individualized
Education Programs. * Uses effective behavior management techniques
to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom. *
Prepares schedules and timelines to implement classroom activities.
* Observes and makes ongoing evaluation of pupil's academic and
social growth, keeps appropriate records, prepares progress
reports, and communicates with parents on the individual pupil's
progress. * Cooperates with other professional staff members in
helping pupils solve health, behavior and learning problems. *
Appropriately mainstreams children into integrated settings for
maximum interaction with peers. * Creates a functional and
attractive environment for learning through room displays, bulletin
boards, and interest centers. * Plans and coordinates the work of
aides in order to maximize student learning. * Maintains
professional competence through participation in inservice
educational activities. * Meets and confers with parents, staff
members and coordinator as to children's needs. * Assists when
necessary in toileting, feeding, dressing, loading in and out of
the bus. * Adjusts equipment, braces and furniture as the need
arises. * Takes inventories and prepares orders for classroom aids
and equipment. * Completes required educational forms. * Works
collaboratively with Special Education Coordinator and other IEP
team members to foster student learning. * Performs other duties as
assigned by Special Education Coordinator or site Principal.
* Interest and understanding of students with exceptionalities.
* Willingness to stay abreast of current trends, innovations, and
practices of education of exceptional students. * Demonstrates
personal characteristics which are conducive to good communication
and self-management. * Must possess a private vehicle, valid
California driver's license and carry current automobile insurance
with at least minimum coverage for public liability and property
* Ability to work effectively with children, parents, and staff.
* Sensitive to each child's needs. * Performs duties and
responsibilities with a high degree of professional integrity.
* Holds a Bachelor's degree. * Master's degree is preferred. *
Possesses a California credential or authorization in Early
Childhood Special Education.
* Successful teaching experience or training in planning to
implement IEPs for children who may have some or all of the
following conditions: severe to profound mental retardation,
non-ambulatory, in need of feeding training, in need of toilet
training, seizure disorders, severe deficits in fine and gross
motor functioning, speech and language deficity, and autism. *
Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum, materials, and strategies for
educating students with severe disabling conditions. * Demonstrated
ability to work cooperatively with support services, including an
instructional aide, physical and occupational therapist, speech and
language pathologist, adaptive physical education specialist,
psychologist, and school nurse.
SALARY AND TERMS OF SERVICE:
Salary according to teacher's placement on the Certificated
Salary Schedule. Placement on the schedule is dependent upon
qualifications/previous experience. Prepaid family dental, medical,
and vision insurance plans; life insurance plan for employee
Personal Interview only after review of application,
transcripts, and credential status.
Panama-Buena Vista Union School District prohibits
discrimination, harassment (including sexual), intimidation and
bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the
basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability,
gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or
ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy,
family or marital status, or association with a person or a group
with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
P-BVUSD requires that school personnel take immediate steps to
intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of
discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment
(including sexual), intimidation and bullying or title IX equity
and compliance concerns should be directed to the Assistant
Superintendent of Educational Services at (661) 831-8331 or 4200
Ashe Road, Bakersfield, CA 93313