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Special Education Teacher

  • Job Tracking ID: 512693-817148
  • Job Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: April 28, 2022
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: August 11, 2022

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Job Description:

SUMMARY:  With supervision, coordinates educational programs for a designated group of academic students with visual impairment.



Essential Functions:

1.     Providing Service:

- Teaches visually impaired students with multiple disabilities on an individual and group basis.

- Instructs in core curriculum, expanded core, life skills, and self-care areas.    

- Facilitates and participates in the development, review and evaluation of individualized educational program which may require the ability to observe and respond to a variety of environmental stimuli.                                                                                                                                               

- Conducts evaluations and assessments to determine child's developmental status, academics status, and mastery of Maryland grade level curriculum standards.                       

2.     Coordinating Service:

- Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings, IEP meetings, staff meetings, and other school and student meetings as needed.

- Plans and/or chaperones on and off-campus activities, appointments, programs and field trips

          which may require the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and push or pull in excess of 100 lbs. unassisted.

        - Manages classroom resources.

        - Coordinates data collection and recording.

Marginal Functions:

1.     Plans and participates in on­ and off-campus student activities.

2.     Performs additional duties as assigned


Work Schedule: 35 daytime hours, Monday through Friday with flextime within the workday and workweek.  This position follows a 10 or 11 month school schedule. 

Pay Rate: Starting at $55,041. Commensurate with education and experience.

Experience and Skills:


Knowledge, skills and general abilities:


1.     Comprehensive knowledge of special education principles, practices, and procedures, including developing and writing IEP's and performing appropriate teaching techniques. Experience working with autism preferred.

2.     Minimum of Bachelor's degree and ability to meet MSDE certification with an endorsement in Vision PREFERRED and special education REQUIRED.

3.     General knowledge of visual impairment, including causes, manifestations and adaptations.

4.     General knowledge of medical disorders such as seizures or restrictions; alternate modes of communication; feeding techniques and orthopedic impairment/handling and positioning.

5.     General knowledge of core and expanded core curriculum, program development, classroom resource management, and student/personnel scheduling.

6.     Ability to push and pull in excess of 100 pounds and ability to lift in excess of 50 pounds with assistance.

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