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Special Education (SAI) Teacher

Company: Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary
Location: Los Gatos
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

About the Employer

The Loma Prieta Joint Union School District, located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, is a small K-8 public school district with a collaborative team of teachers and support staff who are appreciative of the support of highly involved parents.

Job Summary

This position starts at the beginning of the 2024-2025 school year. Under the supervision of the Special Education Director, develops, directs and coordinates special education services to students that have been identified as individuals with exceptional needs and are enrolled in and served by Loma Prieta Joint Union School District. Provides individualized Specialized Academic Instruction services to Loma students K-8th grade with special needs in SAI class and/or in general education classes. Consults and collaborates with general education teachers and all other instructional staff and other Designated Instruction Services providers to provide students equitable access to the least restrictive environment.

---Promotes open communication with parents and students.
---Coordinates and consults with site managers, educational specialists, appropriate staff, parents and support staff regarding instructional planning for students with exceptional needs.
---Plans with regular teacher to modify assignments with students could not otherwise perform and provides teachers with appropriate curriculum materials.
---Consults with teachers to provide information and strategies for behavior management.
---Disseminates ideas and suggestions to classroom teachers.
---Provides information on available community resources.
---Plans and coordinates the work for SAI class program paraprofessionals.
---Supervises and provides input regarding the evaluation of the performance of resource Specialist Program paraprofessionals.
---Attends staff and educational meetings and other assigned meetings as required.
---Develops professional competence through active participation in in-service presentations.
---Develops professional competence through active participation in in-service presentations and professional growth seminars; assumes other matters and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Description / Essential Elements:

Instruction for identified Special Education students

Requirements / Qualifications

---Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university
---Valid California Education Specialist Instruction Credential authorizing mild to moderate and/or teaching credential desired.
---Resource Specialist Certificate
---Early Childhood Special Education Certificate desired.


Please submit resume and 3 letters of recommendation.

Comments and Other Information

Internal candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest to Diane Harit

Working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Variations in conditions may occur under certain circumstances.

Physical Demands:
---Incumbents regularly stand and sit for long periods of time
---Walk short distances on a regular basis
---Use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard or other office equipment
---Reach with hands and arms
---Stoop, kneel or crouch
---Speak clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information
---See to read fine print and operate computer
---Hear and understand voice over telephone and in person
---Move and transport materials weighing up to 20 pounds
---Pass crisis management physical training

Keywords: Loma Prieta Joint Union Elementary, San Francisco , Special Education (SAI) Teacher, Education / Teaching , Los Gatos, California

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