2019-2020 SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

San Antonio Foundation School for Autism

Responsive Education Solutions

San Antonio, Texas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3066231
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted: March 14, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 1, 2019

Job Description

Position Summary:



Ensures that the school's special education (SPED) program provides necessary services for students with disabilities. Work with parents, general education teachers, and administrators to develop and implement individualized education plans to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Ensure compliance with all federal, state and district SPED requirements.



Education and Experience Requirements:



Must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year College or University, preferably in the area of Special Education.
Valid Texas teaching certificate in the area of Special Education. (If alternative certified, letter of eligibility for special education certification is required)
Additional grade level or content area certification may be required for select positions.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs), and Dispositions:



A passion for students, especially students with disabilities.
Ability and patience to work interactively with students, especially students with disabilities.
Advanced knowledge of and compliance with federal and state special education law.
Working knowledge of and compliance with individualized services for students with disabilities.
Advanced knowledge of and compliance with the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process.
Knowledge of the development and implementation of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process.
Knowledge of and compliance with Transition.
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Strong computer skills to implement multiple and diverse programs.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Learn and implement teaching curriculum software programs and instruct students on utilization.
Communicate effectively with all levels of students with disabilities, parents, administrative staff, and Campus Directors.
Ability to effectively interpret policy, procedures, and student data such as diagnostic test results, state assessments scoring, transcripts, and grade point average.
Ability to transition with district, campus, and/or department changes.
Ability to communicate effectively with and receive guidance from supervisors
Manage multiple priorities effectively.
Responsibilities and Duties:

Work collaboratively with campus administration to ensure ongoing child find efforts, including but not limited to, review of general education records and requesting special education records according to specific timelines.
Schedule and conduct Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) meetings to ensure the appropriate placement and development of individual education plans for students with disabilities within specific timelines.
Assist in acquiring contracted service providers as needed.
Schedule Full and Individual Evaluations/Review of Exiting Evaluation Data (REED) ensuring that all timeline requirements are met.
Collaborate with general education teachers and administrators to provide special education accommodations and services to special needs learners.
Ensure student individualized education programs (IEPs) are appropriately written and implemented.
Ensure that student progress is evaluated on a regular basis and that the findings are used to make special education services more effective.
Update and send IEP Report Cards to parents at the same time that the general report cards are sent.
Plan the necessary time, resources, and materials to support general education teachers in accomplishing educational goals of students receiving special education services.
Ensure compliance with all state mandated assessments and alternative assessments, including their selection and administration.
Assist the campus administrator with the Response to Intervention process.
Develop and implement transition services for special education students as determined by the ARD.
Serve as the campus resource person and trainer for all campus staff to support students with disabilities.
Ensure that campus curriculum renewal is continuous and responsive to student needs.
Seek assistance as needed from IDEA Coordination supervisor.
Demonstrate support for the campus's student management policies and assist with behavior management strategies as they relate to students with disabilities.
Establish and maintain open lines of communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, teachers, and administrators.
Recommend sound policies to improve the program.
Implement ResponsiveEd’s Special Education school board policies, procedures, and operational guidelines.
Compile and maintain all reports, records, and other documents required by law and/or the Director of Special Education.
Perform special projects, during and after normal business hours, and other duties as assigned. NOTE: After normal business hours may include, but is not limited to, Saturday Mandatory State Tutorials.
Other Responsibilities and Duties:



Master Responsive Education Solutions Curriculum System in order to assist the students in mastering the system.
Read and comply with the ResponsiveEd Procedures Manual, Student Handbook, Student Code of Conduct, and the Employee Handbook.
Perform special projects, during and after normal business hours, and other duties as assigned. NOTE: After normal business hours may include, but is not limited to, Saturday Mandatory State Tutorials.


Equipment Used:



All equipment required to perform duties and tasks were previously described.


Physical / Environmental Factors:

The physical demands 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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Responsive Education Solutions considers applicants for all positions without regards to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran or military status, disability, or any other legally protected status. ResponsiveEd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Special Education > General Special Education
  • Welcome to San Antonio Foundation School for Autism!

    ResponsiveEd, in collaboration with the Autism Community Network (ACN), have opened the Foundation School for Autism, a tuition-free public charter school with a focus on early intervention therapy. This is the only public charter school for children with autism in Texas, and one of a handful in the US.

    The school officially opened in August with three classrooms for children in pre-school and kindergarten. The school provides five hours per day of instruction on a traditional school-year calendar.

    Early Intervention Focus
    A child with autism lives in isolation, frequently engaging in behavior that keeps them separated from parents, siblings, teachers, and peers. If Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are left undiagnosed and untreated the ongoing emotional and financial burden on families, schools, and communities can be crippling. However, research shows that if a child receives early intervention—appropriate therapy before age six—their chance of leading a normal life doubles.

    Importance of the School
    Working together, Responsive Ed and ACN are providing the best education possible for young children with autism in a public school setting. ResponsiveEd provides the infrastructure and the teachers for the school. ACN provides support and specialized training for ResponsiveEd’s staff at the school, as well as supplementary therapies for the students, such as speech, occupational, and music therapy.

    The Foundation School offers a small learning environment with the resources and staff to provide the intensive programs and support services needed for children with autism. The school will provide individualized, scientifically based education to children with autism that focuses on the development of social, communication, and academic skills.

    The Foundation School for Autism is a tuition free, public charter school.
    EOE Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    ResponsiveEd is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Additionally, ResponsiveEd prohibits retaliation against any employee who makes a claim alleging to have experienced discrimination, or any employee who, in good faith, makes a report, serves as a witness, or otherwise participates in an investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

    Contact Information

    • Amie Sevier, Recruiter
    • 1301 Waters Ridge
    • Lewisville, Texas 75057

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