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South Kitsap School District Is Hiring A SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS TEACHER (K-2)

SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS TEACHER

Reports To

Building Principal

Bargaining Unit

SKEA

Department

Office Of Special Services

Salary Schedule

SKSD Adopted

Employment Type

Certificated

Salary Range

Based on Experience

FLSA Status

Hourly

Adopted Date

Hours per Day:

7.5

Revised Date

June 2021

Days Per Year

185

Belonging is a core value in the South Kitsap School District. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable learning environment for all students and staff. We actively seek to understand the complex and rich identities of self and others and lean into and engage in courageous conversations. We know the educational environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with unique ideas come together to learn and grow.

South Kitsap Employees Will

  • Maintain and enhance a sense of belonging and success for traditionally marginalized populations.
  • Cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationship with students, families, staff and community members.
  • Demonstrate understanding of our unique cultures and celebrate differences.
  • Embrace and actively promote an inclusive and equitable learning environment.

Comments: This position is for the 2024/2025 school year.

Job Summary

This special education Social Communications teaching position is at East Port Orchard Elementary, where the mission is to ensure a safe and positive learning environment based on consistency, respect and high expectations, giving consideration to each child's unique attributes while empowering them with significant competencies as they grow toward the future.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Participates as a team member with responsibility for the education of a group of special needs students.
  • Develops, implements and monitors Individual Education Plans (IEPs), Functional Behavioral Assessments, and Behavioral Intervention Plans for assigned students; modifies instructional programs to meet individual student needs.
  • Participates with other staff to cooperatively plan, develop, and implement a course of instruction designed to achieve required academic essential learnings (MSP) in all curriculum areas for special needs students.
  • Participates with other staff to cooperatively develop effective, positive techniques for improving student behavior.
  • Provides positive assistance and guidance to a diverse population.
  • Maintains student records, including special education reports, daily grades, behavior scores, essential learnings data, cumulative records, orders, and inventory, in a timely and orderly fashion. Reports student progress to parents regularly.
  • Provides instruction to students utilizing a variety of instructional strategies aimed at meeting individual student needs, and utilizing appropriate and available resources, including technology.
  • Participates in child guidance discussions to provide appropriate programs for the developmental level of each student.
  • Participates in team and individual instructional and behavioral planning with general education staff.
  • Participates in staff meetings, planning events, IEP and related meetings, interagency meetings, when appropriate, and department/special education meetings.
  • Participates in total building program, including assemblies, contests, and other student activities.
  • Works cooperatively with total building staff in an atmosphere of cooperation and collegiality.
  • Communicates with local and state agencies to coordinate services.

Competencies

Teamwork Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes appropriate feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests;

Planning/Organizing Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; conserves organizational resources;

Computer Skills To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of computer operating systems;

Customer Service Maintains professional demeanor when dealing with difficult or emotional situations; responds promptly to staff, student and public needs; solicits feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance;

Mathematical Skills Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals;

Interpersonal Skills Keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment;

Oral and Written Communication Listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings; read and comprehend written and verbal instructions; writes clearly and informatively;

Professionalism Approaches other in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments;

Quality Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality;

Safety and Security Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly;

Attendance/Punctuality Is consistently at work and on time; arrives at meetings and appointments on time;

Dependability Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; meets commitments; follows policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements

  • Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate for Special Education required.
  • Must be flexible, exhibit a commitment to accomplishment, possess outstanding communication and conceptual skills, demonstrate appropriate and positive student relationships, possess a strong professional orientation, and be willing to actively participate in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated successful teaching experience with behavioral disabled students is preferred.
  • Background in designing and implementing behavior plans.
  • Willingness and ability to utilize a variety of research-based effective instructional strategies, including an emphasis on reading, writing and math skills aimed at assisting special needs students.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of an integrated curriculum and a commitment to broaden knowledge in curriculum methods by participating in classes, workshops, in-services, peer coaching, reading, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of new technology and an ability to incorporate into instructional programs.
  • Demonstrated compatibility with staff, program, and school goals.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a positive attitude with students, self, and others.
  • Must have strong skills in the areas of interpersonal skills, working with a team, communication, and dealing with challenging students with diverse learning and behavioral needs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work with adolescent students with behavioral/emotional disorders.

Application Procedure

Complete the online application at www.skschools.org and apply to the position(s) to which you are qualified within your online application.

Submitting and completing your online application and applying to open positions ensures immediate availability of your data to our hiring administrators.

PRINCIPALS AND HIRING ADMINISTRATORS CONSIDER ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS WITH COMPLETE AND CURRENT APPLICATIONS.

Positions close at 4:00 p.m. on the final day of posting. Your online application, and all supporting documents, must be submitted by the closing date for an applicant to be considered for a position.

If you need assistance with this process, please contact Human Resources at (360) 874-7074 or email skjobs@skschools.org

The South Kitsap School District provides equal educational and employment opportunity without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Equal access to activities, facilities and program is provided to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. District procedure complies with all applicable state and federal laws.

Compliance/ADA/Title IX Coordinator

The Title IX Officer and Section 504 Coordinator with the responsibility for monitoring, auditing and ensuring compliance with this policy are:

Will Sarett,

Executive Director of Human Resources

2689 Hoover Avenue SE, Port Orchard, WA 98366

360-874-7071

sarett@skschools.org

Section 504 Coordinator

Kimberly House,

Director of Special Services

2689 Hoover Avenue SE, Port Orchard, WA 98366

360-443-3648

house@skschools.org

Gender Inclusivity Compliance Officer

Dr. Tom Edwards,

Assistant Superintendent for Student Achievement

2689 Hoover Ave SE, Port Orchard, WA 98366

360-874-7003

edwards@skschools.org

South Kitsap School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services, and activities. For information regarding translational bilingual education programs, contact the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning at (360) 874-7050.

All Employees are required to furnish proof of identity and employment authorization status.

The South Kitsap School District is committed to providing a drug-free, tobacco-free environment for all persons-students, community and staff.

Any offer of employment with the South Kitsap School District is on a conditional basis pending the successful completion of an FBI and Washington State Patrol fingerprint background check.

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