The Resource Specialist Program/Inclusion Specialist teacher is a credentialed professional with specialized knowledge regarding the current principle, techniques and instrumentation used in meeting the needs of students identified as meeting the criteria for special education through a psychoeducational evaluation and IEP determination. The RSP/IS teacher provides direct, individual or small group instruction to identified pupils on a regularly scheduled basis as required in the approved IEP. The RSP/IS works part of the time directly with identified students and supervises other personnel working the same students.
- Possession of valid California Special Education Credential.
- Knowledge and experience in using appropriate assessments, both formal and informal, to be used in determining current levels of performance.
- Knowledge of theories of child development in psychomotor, social, cognitive, communication, vocational and self-help areas.
- Knowledge of methods and techniques in educating children (including normal and exceptional child development).
- Knowledge of technology available for students with disabilities including adaptive equipment and materials.
- Knowledge of federal and state mandates for students identified as special education students.
- Knowledge of the IEP development and timelines.
- Ability to communicate with staff, parents and other personnel involved with a special education student’s IEP.
- Ability to train and supervise paraprofessional working with disabled students.
- Knowledge and experience with teaching disabled students to read using a variety of methods and techniques.
- Knowledge of processing disorders effecting students’ learning, and experience in teaching techniques using various sensory modalities.
- Knowledge and experience in using behavior management techniques.
- Knowledge and experience in recommending various accommodations and modifications to the general education classroom teacher in order for a disabled or non-disabled student to be access the curriculum.
- Skill to provide disability awareness to general education students and staff.
- Skill in facilitating relationships between disabled and non-disabled peers.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Evaluate students suspected of having a disability using appropriate formal and informal assessments.
- Collaborate and consult with general education staff on modifications to implement for general education students experiencing learning difficulties.
- Instruct disabled students in area of identified weakness, and in accordance with IEP goals and objectives.
- Coordinate and attend IEP meetings with parents, school staff, and other professionals involved in students IEP’s.
- Develop and implement IEP complying with timelines.
- Train and monitor paraprofessional.
- Provide inservice to staff regarding disabilities and least restrictive environment.
- Attend monthly special education staff meetings and site-based meetings as required by site principal.
- Collaborate and consult regularly with other professionals on students’ progress.
- Instruct disabled students in reading, math, and written language using structured, sequential methods and materials that are multi-sensory.
- Develop a schedule for providing instruction to identified students in collaboration with general education teachers.
- Attend parent-teacher conferences.
- Provide parents with updates on benchmarks as often as progress reports are given for non-disabled students.
- Performs other activities required or assigned by the site administrator or Coordinator of Special Education.
Requirements / Qualifications
Valid CA credential with appropriate authorizations required.
Education Specialist Teaching Credential: Mild/Moderate
Please complete the edjoin application, and include a letter of introduction, resume, and 3 letters of reference which must be written within the last 2 years. One must be from a supervisor or equivalent.
Comments and Other Information
If you have any questions, please contact Annie Ferme at [email protected]