Job Opening! Special Education Teacher Position, Wittenberg-Birnamwood School District

02/03/20 3:51 pm

Wittenberg-Birnamwood School District

WECAN Posting 75569

Job Description (1.0 FTE)
Special Education Teacher starting in January 2020.  The teacher will work with students in a cross-categorical setting with an emphasis on programming, case management, transition (Academic and Career Planning Activities) and collaboration with the school team to support student growth and IEP goals.  The teacher is responsible for all aspects of caseload students’ educational and social-emotional programming including instruction, assessment, progress monitoring, and IEP development.

Ability to collaborate with special and regular education team members to support student progress and programming.  Effective communication with parents and team members is essential.  Support inclusion practices across all school settings. Experience in delivering specialized instruction to address student needs in academic and functional areas while monitoring progress and interpreting data to make instructional decisions.  Knowledge of strategies, tools and evidence-based practices to work with students with behavioral needs, as well as the ability to work with school teams to develop behavioral plans, social stories, visual strategies and self-advocacy for independence.  Ability to use assistive technology tools for all students.  Ability to train, support and teach programming to teacher assistant for carryover in all settings.  The teacher is able to create transition plans and follow-through with activities to support student interests and needs. Willingness to learn on the job and function as part of a school team focused on student growth and success.
WI DPI Certification in Cross-Categorical Special Education (any teacher certification will be considered - or willingness to complete special education add-on certification) or1 having multiple certifications with a preference for learning disability, intellectual disability, emotional behavioral and/or cross-categorical certification disability.  The teacher will support students with diverse needs and disability areas.
* Preference will be given to candidates with Special Education and General Education Elementary Level Licensure.
*Will consider candidates who are in the middle of their certification program. They can also contact Randy Berndt, principal, at with questions.

Dave Wall
Director of Pupil Services

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