Teacher Pool 2023-2024 - Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
Company: Fort Worth Independent School District
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: March 19, 2023
Teaching - Special Education/Elementary Special Education
To Be Determined
Open Until Filled
Teacher Pool - Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
Reports to: Principal ES
2023-2024 School Year
Salary: Teacher Salary Schedule
Duty Days: 187
Your future is in our classroom
Delivers rigorous instruction to students with special needs in
order to promote intellectual, social, and physical growth; ensures
that regardless of socioeconomic factors every child is prepared
for accelerated learning to compete in a global economy. Implements
District approved curricula and documents teaching and student
progress, activities, and outcomes; addresses specific educational
needs of individual students. Creates a flexible, safe, and optimal
learning environment; provides feedback to students, parents, and
administration regarding student progress, expectations, and
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Curriculum & Instruction
- Collaborates with students, parents, and other members of the
staff to develop an Individualized Education Program (IEP) through
the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee process for
each student assigned.
- Implements an instructional, therapeutic, and/or skill
development program for assigned students and shows written
evidence of preparation as required.
- Presents subject matter effectively and according to guidelines
established by the IEP; employs a variety of instructional
techniques, equipment, and media including technology to meet the
needs and capabilities of each student assigned.
- Works cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify regular
curricula as needed; assists special education students in regular
classes with assignments.
Student Growth & Development
- Provides or supervises personal care, medical care, and feeding
of students as stated in the IEP.
- Assumes responsibility for extracurricular activities as
assigned; sponsors outside activities approved by the campus
- Consults District and outside resources regarding education,
social, medical, and personal needs of students.
- Uses and implements ongoing assessments of student learning,
interprets higher level data (i.e., value add) to inform
instruction, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual
student's needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as
- Serves on ARD committees to determine appropriate levels of
services required to meet the needs of students with challenging
- Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete
record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities,
achievement, and attendance as required by District procedures and
- Administers standardized tests in accordance with District
- Creates classroom environment conducive to learning and
appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of
special needs students.
- Manages student behavior and administers discipline; intervenes
in crisis situations and physically restraining students as
necessary and according to IEP.
- Consults with classroom teachers regarding management of
student behavior according to IEP.
- Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect
students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
- Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school's standards
and District policies; establishes and maintains standards of pupil
behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the
- Encourages parental involvement in student's education.
- Ensures effective communication with students and parents.
Professional Learning Community
- Establishes and maintains open communication by conducting
conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
- Keeps informed of and complies with federal, state, District,
and school regulations and policies for special education
- Compiles, maintains, and files all physical and computerized
reports, records, and other documents required.
- Coordinates with other professional staff members to evaluate
and assess students and curriculum; participates in faculty
meetings and committees.
- Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids,
and other supplies/equipment; maintains inventory records.
- Performs preventive maintenance on tools and equipment and
ensures equipment is in safe operating condition.
- Follows established safety procedures and techniques to perform
job duties including lifting and climbing; operates tools and
equipment according to established safety procedures.
- Corrects unsafe conditions in work area and promptly reports
any conditions that are not immediately correctable to
Personal Work Relationships
- All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the
District's mission, vision, and strategic goals.
- Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work
- Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds
rapport/relationship with the consumer.
- Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others;
is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team
player; promotes teamwork. Responds and acts appropriately in
Other Duties as Assigned
- Performs all job related duties as assigned and in accordance
to the Board rules, policies and regulations. All employees are
expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven
by need where a team effort is required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge of federal and state guidelines and District policies
and procedures regarding special population students' services and
- Knowledge of Special Education principles, theories, testing,
and proven methods of maximizing the educational experience of
students with special needs; as well as differentiation of
instruction necessary to create effective and productive
student-centered learning environments.
- Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis, and the
formulation of action plans.
- Skill in professional learning, technical assistance, and
- Skill in talking to others to convey information
- Ability to provide information and assist office personnel,
parents, and students related to District programs and
- Ability to lead, develop, and direct/deliver professional
- Ability to assist in and develop IEP for students.
- Ability to use software to create spreadsheets, databases, and
do word processing.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance
and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
- Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings
Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards
- Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including
computer and peripherals; standard instructional equipment such as
- Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing; occasional stooping,
squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
- Motion: Frequent walking; frequent repetitive hand motions,
including keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.
- Lifting: Regular light lifting and carrying (less than 40
pounds); may lift and move textbooks and classroom equipment; may
also be required to pick up and/or restrain students as
- Environment: Works in a school facility and classroom; may work
outside; regular exposure to noise; may require occasional
irregular and/or prolonged hours; this position may involve rare
exposure to blood or body fluids.
- Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is
required for this position.
- Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works
with frequent interruptions.
Minimum Required Qualifications
- Education: Bachelor's degree from accredited college or
- Certification/License: Valid Texas Teaching Certificate in
Special Education and level of assignment.
- Experience: Experience working with diverse students and/or
special populations preferred.
- Language: Bilingual (English/Spanish) working proficiency
preferred in some settings. This document is intended to describe
the general nature and level of work being performed by people
assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may
Every candidate will receive a response from the Fort Worth ISD.
You will be contacted through email, as this is our primary method
of communication. Fort Worth ISD will not be able to contact you if
your contact information is inaccurate. Please verify and update
your information as needed. Candidates who meet our standards will
proceed to the next step in the selection process.
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