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Special Education - Interrelated - Elementary 2020-2021 School Year

Company name
Wichita Public Schools

Wichita, KS, United States

Employment Type

Disability, Education

Posted on
Mar 23, 2020

Valid Through
Jul 06, 2020

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Special Education - Interrelated - Elementary 2020-2021 School Year

JobID: 16895

Position Type:

Special Education Teaching/

Interrelated - Elem School

Date Posted:



Isely Traditional Elementary Magnet


Job Title:

Interrelated Elementary Teacher (2020-2021 School Year)

Position Function:

This position plans, leads, facilitates and provides instruction for maximum student learning in the Interrelated Classroom providing appropriate curriculum to identified special education students. Meets established outcomes based on student's individual education plan (IEP) and capacity to master learning objectives. Provides activities designed to create interest and enthusiasm for personal grasp of knowledge.

Essential Performance Responsibilities:

Participates on pre-assessment teams to determine necessity for comprehensive student evaluation; initiates, schedules and attends IEP meetings' works with multi-disciplinary team to diagnose need; structures/implements IEP for each student identified

Defines, structures, and communicates daily expectations according to IEP including but not limited to course goals, objectives, learning methods and activities

Communicates with regular education staff members on course instructional and meditative strategies and objectives, students' grasp of material and their outcomes and perspectives for applications of materials learned

Receives and reports grades, in-puts student data via computer, negotiates schedules and communicates with all pertinent participants: administration, parents, staff, students, etc.

Controls classroom and individual behavior; adapts and adjusts course content and reading levels to specify skills to be taught; discerns means of building memory and study skills; and assists individual students in achieving academic, daily living and social skills, learning objectives by working with them individually and in small groups

Presents various listening and learning opportunities appropriate to each student's IEP including by not limited to lecture, VCR, TV, support of regular classroom teachers and other presentations and/or opportunities inside or outside

Prepares, displays events and reinforcement activities which encourage participation

Evaluates and Communicates

Plans assessments for evaluation to include but not limited to various diagnostic techniques: standardized survey and criterion-referenced test; teacher developed oral and written tests; student personal indices (effort, potential, interests, memory)

Designs subject-based reinforcement to follow assessments and student's learning objectives (computer, lab activities, working independently or on group projects, field/community reinforcement.)

Designs a grading system which encourages motivation and participation; collects and enters student data in computer from charts and observations and reports progress in growth and development regularly as required

Designs classroom rules for student interaction (courtesy and respect for belongings, space and ideas), self control, working independently, appropriately gaining the floor, and accepting reminders from teacher; designs systems for handling all behavior (from simple infractions to severe behavior)

Prepares physical condition of classroom to reflect seasons and subject matter to facilitate student learning

Keeps daily records on but not limited to student attendance, learning and social needs, assignments, assessments and discipline; supervises paraprofessional(s)

Manages all job duties with the mobility, agility, dexterity and focused observation necessary to adequately perform the essential duties, as described above

Additional Duties:

Assists with additional duties as assigned by supervisor.


This position may require the ability to use SMART boards and iPads in addition to basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with USD 259’s guidelines for equipment use.


Limited travel between schools and central offices may be required.

Physical and Mental Demands:

Occasional lifting up to 20 lbs.

Occasional carrying up to 20 lbs.

Pushing/pulling up to 20 lbs. for distances of up to more than 100 feet

Frequent reaching below waist, occasional reaching waist to shoulder, and limited overhead reaching

Frequent sitting

Frequent standing/walking

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to communicate both verbally and written in order to communicate with others inside and outside of the organization for the purpose of giving and obtaining information

Ability to communicate effectively with a Supervisor when their discretion is needed

Ability to perform as an effective team player

Ability to plan, organize, make decisions and prioritize work to meet the daily demands of the building

Exhibits a professional manner and a positive attitude

Uses good judgment to make decisions on recurring assignments

Displays a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality

Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress and appearance

Knowledge of company’s mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them


Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors

Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks

Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy

Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues

Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service

Employee Punctuality and Appearance:

In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave

Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator

All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of USD 259 and is appropriate for their position

Qualification Profile:

Valid Kansas Teaching License required

Adaptive Endorsement required; Primary Teachers must have K-9 or K-6 Certification

Master’s Degree in Special Education or Enrolled in a Special Education Degree Program with Plan of Study on file with District and Special Education Waiver obtained

Prior teaching experience preferred

FLSA Status:


Position Specifics:

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