Special Education Teacher

Amana Academy

About the organization

Amana Academy is seeking teachers with a sense of adventure and curiosity to work in a diverse, supportive and collaborative environment. Established in 2005, our demonstrated track record of empowering students to do more than they think possible has resulted in Amana being among the most well-regarded public charter schools in the state of Georgia.
We use the Harvard-based EL Education model as the foundation for our cross-curricular STEM program powered by design thinking. EL provides a holistic framework for measuring student success, placing as much emphasis on character development and quality craftsmanship as it does on academic achievement.

Duties

The Special Education Teachers provide instruction for students with disabilities that supports learning and increases student achievement.
Under the direction of the Director of Special Education, the licensed Special Education Teacher develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the needs of students with disabilities; evaluates and assesses student progress against instructional objectives; follows State mandated due process procedures and functions as IEP Manager to assigned students.
Develops or selects and modifies lessons and materials to meet individual student needs
Utilizes special methodology for instruction to support student progress using GPS standards
Develops, implements, monitors, and reviews the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each student on the caseload
Addresses the unique needs students in caseload, i.e., lifting and positioning moderately intellectually disabled students
Administers evaluations of student progress on an on-going basis and maintains appropriate records
Follows due process procedures for all referred and eligible students with disabilities
Meets expectations according to the general education teacher job description
Works with parents/guardians in all aspects of the student’s educational program
Facilitates home-school communication by such means as holding conferences, telephoning, and sending written communications
Uses technology to support instruction
Preforms other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited university required
Certification/Licensure: Valid Georgia Teaching Certification in Special Education for this position
Experience: 2+ years of classroom experience preferred
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Proven communication and instructional strategies
Classroom management skills
Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
Excellent organizational skills
HOW YOU WILL GO BEYOND
Working Conditions for Amana’s Alpharetta campus:
Amana’s flagship campus is located in a renovated shopping plaza, minutes from Alpharetta City Center and City Hall
The building sits adjacent to 92-acre Wills Park, and teachers are expected to integrate this beautiful resource into daily activities, classroom instruction and expedition work where possible. Amenities include:
Walking Trails
An outdoor classroom
Playgrounds and fields for recess
Public art displays
Staff must be comfortable teaching and leading students in both an indoor and outdoor setting.
Staff must possess and demonstrate an innate comfort with flexibility and being able to adapt to new circumstances.
Physical Demands:
Ability to lift and carry 30-50 pounds with assistance
Ability to push or pull a maximum of 50 pounds
May require stooping or crouching

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT: Please follow this format for efficient consideration.
Email [email protected] Be sure to put your LAST NAME and TEACHING POSITION you are applying for in the Subject line, e.g., “Smith Elementary Classroom Teacher”
In the cover letter, indicate how your past experiences connect with EL Education principles (eleducation.org) and the Amana vision, mission and guiding principles (https://amanaacademy.org/about/vision-mission/).
Attach your current resume.

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