Teacher Pool - 2021-2022 - Special Education
Company: Fort Worth Independent School District
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: June 13, 2021
Teacher - Special Education
Learning In Natural Communities (LINC)
Teaching to Academic Potential (TAP)
2021-2022 School Year
Salary: Teacher Salary Schedule
Duty Days: 187
This is a grant-funded position
Please submit your application by the closing date listed for
Your future is in our classroom
Fort Worth ISD is recruiting talented, compassionate teachers
dedicated to helping every student in the district succeed.
Successful applicants for the 2020-2021 school year will share a
commitment to excellence in the classroom and a belief that great
teaching is the key to unlocking student success.
Fort Worth Independent School District is hiring teachers in all
subject areas particularly for high need areas such as bilingual,
math and science for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. By filling
out one application, you will gain access to opportunities across
all Fort Worth schools.
Teaching in Fort Worth is more than a career. It's a calling.
Answer the call today and join an exceptional team of teachers
shaping the leaders of tomorrow. Certified teachers as well as
career changers can see a complete listing of opportunities at
Delivers rigorous instruction to students 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. In the continuum of
available services, the LINC and TAP are placement options designed
to meet the needs of students with more severe disabilities. The
LINC/TAP classroom is designed for students whose educational needs
cannot be met through the regular curriculum without a structured
classroom environment. The focus is on communication, social,
behavioral, academic, emotional and functional life skills that
students will need to facilitate independence.
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.
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 and/or federal regulations.
- Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect
students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
- Employs positive behavior supports to establishes and maintains
standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve a functional learning
atmosphere in the classroom.
- 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
- Supervises and assigns tasks to Teacher Assistant after
demonstrating or teaching the task.
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 work with students with physical, emotional,
educational, and/or intellectual disabilities.
- Ability to provide information and assist office personnel,
parents, and students related to District programs and
- Ability to effectively assist in and develop IEP for students
and to conference with teachers, parents, and students.
- Ability to lead, develop, and direct/deliver professional
- 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.
- Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing; occasional stooping,
squatting, crouching/crawling, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling,
- Motion: Use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and
reach with hands and arms using a keyboard and video display
terminal; frequent walking; occasional climbing stairs.
- Lifting: Frequent light lifting and carrying (less than 10
pounds); occasionally up to 35 pounds.
- Vision: performs tasks requiring close vision.
- Environment: Works in an office setting; noise levels in the
office are usually low to moderate; frequent talking and listening;
may require occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours.
- 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 Certification in
Special Education and level of assignment.
- Experience: Experience working with diverse students and
special populations preferred.
- Language: Bilingual (English/Spanish) working proficiency
preferred in some settings.
This is a grant-funded position
Application and Selection Process
Complete an online application at www.fwisd.org and attach a
rsum, transcript, copy of certification, and letter of
A thorough review of all applications will occur in order to
determine which applicants will be invited to move forward in the
selection process. All teacher candidates will be required to
participate in a personal interview with the principal, and may be
asked to submit a lesson plan and demonstrate a lesson. For
additional information about the selection process, please visit:
All chosen teacher candidates will be asked to complete the
ZeroRisk Hiring System Profile during the selection process. The
information collected during this 20-minute exercise will help us
select the right person for the right position, which will help us
reach our District goals. In no way will this information be the
sole basis for an employment decision with the Fort Worth ISD.
Upon request and prior to being placed in the teacher pool,
selected applicants are required to submit and complete the
- Copies of the appropriate license(s), certification(s), and/or
approval form from the alternative certification program
- Copies of transcripts; all foreign transcripts need to be
equivocated prior to hiring.
Before applying to this position, thoroughly read the
By applying to this position, you are requesting to be
considered for a teaching position in the Fort Worth ISD for the
2020-2021 school year. This position is district-wide, and you are
not applying to a specific school. Upon submission of the
application, all reference checks will be automatically sent. All
candidates must complete our full selection process, which includes
acceptance into the teacher pool before engaging principals. Once
candidates have completed our full selection process, principals
will have access to your information.
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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