Job Title: Teacher Prekindergarten ESE

Reports to:School Administrator
Typical Schedule:196 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:USEP INS

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:TBD
Salary Schedule:INST

JOB GOAL

Responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program for pre-kindergarten ESE students and meeting the duties of teaching as outlined in laws and policies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the physical, social, and emotional development of preschool children.
  2. Plan and assist with timely transition of students from Part C to Part B of IDEA, to natural environments, when appropriate, and to appropriate placements in kindergarten.
  3. Prepare and implement developmentally appropriate lesson plans to meet the developmental needs of the students with disabilities.
  4. Provide appropriate personal care to preschool students with disabilities, including toileting, dressing, positioning, and feeding.
  5. Collaborate with school personnel, agencies, and families in coordinating individualized ESE services for students.
  6. Complete all reporting requirements as mandated by the district, state, federal and educational agencies (i.e., assessments, IEP, progress reports, report cards).
  7. Implement all research-based curricula provided by or adopted by the district.
  8. Monitor student progress student toward achievement of IEP goals and developmentally appropriate skills.
  9. Inform parents about students’ progress and ESE services through designated reporting systems.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Effective data-based problem-solving and team collaboration skills
  • Ability to use evidence-based classroom management and individual behavior management strategies and techniques
  • Ability to use effective strategies for differentiating instruction
  • Knowledge of child development and school readiness skills
  • Ability to perform physical duties relating to daily activities and/or curriculum (e.g., lifting, toileting, positioning, modeling gross motor movements)
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws related to exceptional student education
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • ESE Certification and Pre-K Disabilities Endorsement or any other combination of certification and endorsement acceptable by the Florida Department of Education per the Florida Course Code Directory
  • Valid Florida Teaching Certificate

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate work beyond the bachelor's degree
  • Classroom teaching experience
  • Experience working with children with disabilities

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

Noise: The worker is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Teacher Prekindergarten ESE;   EST: July 2, 2013;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: July 2, 2013