Reports to: ICAGeorgia Principal
Approved by: ICAGeorgia Board
ICAGeorgia seeks qualified and passionate educators to teach students in grade K-5. All employees and volunteers work together to fulfill the ICAGeorgia’s mission statement. The thoughts reflected in this description provide structure to the responsibilities and accountabilities for this position; however, ICAGeorgia expects to employ professionals who will work beyond job descriptions, creating both a fulfilling career environment and very successful outcomes for our students.
The curriculum.at ICAGeorgia is based on current Georgia education standards with each student receiving instruction in English and Japanese. As a result, teachers work collaboratively in teams of two to ensure that students learn all required standards. A student’s exposure to each language is 50/50.
Essential Job Functions
- Work with Early Intervention Program and Special Education Program to meet student needs.
- Educate special education students with various disabilities including learning disabilities, slow processing, ADHD and/or on the Autism Spectrum
- Teach students in small group pull-out instruction and inclusion.
- Communicate and collaborate with parents/guardians, general education teachers, administrators, and other service providers regarding student progress.
- Develop lesson plans; identify instructional materials; assess equipment needs to augment instruction; maintain student data; utilize a variety of instructional strategies to improve student achievement in a general curriculum; and promote positive student behavior.
- Schedule and conduct IEP meetings and prepare relevant paperwork.
- Consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators, and other professionals regarding students’ educational programming.
- Work closely with Special Education Coordinator to meet program goals.
- Participate in departmental meetings and professional learning activities.
- Ability to develop and maintain systems to monitor overall student progress and specific progress toward achieving goals through formal, informal assessments, and data collection.
- Identify and provide support needed by classroom teachers to assist student progress.
- Administer interventions with fidelity.
- Collect and provide available data for monitoring and evaluation of intervention and strategies.
- Collect entry, exit, discontinuing, and end-of-the year data using approved format, procedures, and materials as required.
- Assess and interpret specialized and/or standardized test results and other data in or to select interventions aligned to identified learning gaps or skill deficiencies.
- Provide information relative to specialized strategies and their application in the classroom.
- Provide direct instruction to students identified as eligible for early intervention services using one of five approved delivery models: Augmented, self-Contained, Pull-Out, Reduced Class, Reading Recovery Program.
- Use identified needs to promote student mastery of prerequisite skills and knowledge.
- Develop and prioritize short and long-term instructional objectives based on district curriculum.
- Evaluate, select, and modify resources and activities.
- Provide initial focus for the lesson.
- Organize content for presentation of the lesson.
- Utilize scientifically researched effective instructional strategies and methods of providing information for students to acquire the learning.
- Provide formative assessment that measures student progress toward objectives.
- Provide summative assessment that measures student achievement of objectives.
- Organize learning environment to maximize student time on task.
- Maintain behavior that is conducive to learning.
- Participate in professional growth and professional learning activities.
- Maintain professional responsibilities and act as a role model.
- Always ensure student safety.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree: degree in special education
- Certification in Early Childhood Education (K-5)
- Currently hold or willing to gain certification for Special Education, Early Childhood Education in the State of Georgia
- English fluency at a near native level
- Must support the school’s mission, philosophies and goals
- Must have knowledge and experience in differentiating instruction and matching the intervention to meet the individual needs of special education students.
- Experience with elementary students
- Excellent organizational, planning and implementation skills
- Proven ability to demonstrate effective communication, professional standards and ethical behavior
- Ability to work effectively with school administration and school colleagues to ensure school culture and student achievement
- Experience working in a school that utilizes a dual-language immersion model preferred (not required)
- Must pass a criminal background check and fingerprinting
How to Apply
SALARY RANGE: $43,781.40 – $70,516.80
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Position Available: 1