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OFFERING A SIGNING BONUS UP TO $2500 for Licensed Staff in Hard-to-Fill or Highly Qualified positions (conditions apply)
For positions that are deemed Hard-to-Fill are eligible to receive an additional $1,377 increment
For applicants who are Highly Qualified in a core content subject area are eligible to receive an additional $1,377 increment (limits apply)
This position reports to the Director of Preschool Programs, and is responsible for standards-based instruction and support to children (and their families), Preschool to 6th grade, who are visually impaired and who may have additional needs. Utilizes Colorado Academic Standards and benchmarks in establishing instructional goals; and provides assessments that monitor student progress, in a safe and civil school environment
- Performs work associated with facilitating developmentally appropriate instruction and support to children and their families: perform student assessments and identify family needs for instruction and/or support, lead and contribute to the development of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for assigned students and families, prepare and implement instructional activities with necessary accommodations based on the IEP, coordinate with other agencies involved with the family.
- Performs work associated with standards-based student instruction: prepares lesson plans, adapts instructional materials, develops input for and presents daily instructional/learning activities based upon the IEP and school reform tenets under the direction of the Director of Preschool Programs, maintains a positive learning environment utilizing appropriate positive behavior support strategies, keeps students on task and engaged in learning.
- Demonstrates knowledge / skill in the areas of early education / family services, in the development and use of accommodations for children who are visually impaired, and family assessment, task analysis, assessment, progress monitoring, daily living skills, behavior management, organization / planning, curriculum development, current technology practices, parent relations and teamwork.
- Utilizes technology to model, teach, and assist students relative to learning environment instruction and activities.
- Works as part of the education / assessment team responsible for identifying, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating individualized objectives for assigned students.
- Serves as a Student / Family Advocate for assigned students / families.
- Coordinates effectively with other service staff in facilitating student instruction, supporting school reform efforts, strategic planning, and positively contributing to co-curricular activities.
- Positively serves as a team member in the School for the Blind and of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) as a whole; and participates in regular team and departmental meetings, school and instructional meetings as required.
- Encourages family engagement; participates in and coordinates selected parent-focused activities, etc.
- Seeks opportunities for and participates in activities related to professional development and training/workshops as appropriate.
- Works as part of the full early childhood team to plan, facilitate and support success of the CSDB Preschool programs.
- Performs other appropriate duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in Education or closely related field from an accredited college or university, with specialization in Education for the Visually Impaired preferred
- Must hold or be eligible for appropriate educator licensure in the State of Colorado
- Must hold, be eligible for, or able to obtain within three (3) years from hire, appropriate educator licensure in the State of Colorado endorsed as a Special Education Specialist: Visually Impaired; preference given to added endorsement in Early Childhood, Elementary Education
- Subject area endorsement or specialization may be required
- Must hold, be eligible for, or able to obtain within two (2) years from hire, appropriate qualifications to meet Colorado preschool licensure requirements
- Experience teaching / working with children and families (in an educational environment) with visual impairments and/or multiple disabilities
- Ability to demonstrate competency in Braille by the end of the first instructional year, as evidenced by possession of a CDE Certificate of Braille Competency