Elementary Special Education (K-3rd grade) Teacher

12 Jan 2024

Elementary Special Education (K-3rd grade) Teacher JobID: 264

Position Type:

Elementary School Teaching/ Special Education

Date Posted:



Winterset Elementary School

Date Available:


Winterset CSD: We will strive for excellence, ensuring all students are College, Career, and Life Ready. Job Description Classroom Teacher

TITLE:K-3 Special Education Teacher DEPARTMENT:Elementary School Special Education REPORTS TO: Building Principal RECEIVES GUIDANCE FROM: Director of Teaching & Learning and Director of Student Programs BASIC FUNCTION: Responsible for planning, implementing, and monitoring a high-quality educational program that meets the individual learning and social-emotional needs of all students. KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION: Required:

Valid Iowa Teaching License with Special Education Endorsement Strat I and/or II

Knowledge of Individualized Education Programs & Specially Designed Instruction


Previous experience in similar position

Previous teaching experience working with students with significant learning needs.

Previous experience with work-based learning and transitional programming

Good Communication and Problem Solving Skills

SKILLS AND JOB FUNCTIONS (For all Winterset CSD Positions) Demonstrated Experience or is Willing to Acquire the Following Skills:

Exhibits essential dispositions and ownership of the district mission of “ We will empower a community of lifelong learners who strive for personal excellence through meaningful relationships and real world, authentic learning experiences.”

Exhibits essential dispositions and ownership of the districts core values;

Excellence - high expectations for all in everything we do

Innovation - in our approach to problem solving and learning

Pride - in self, others, school, and community

Relationships - amongst all stakeholders as foundational to our success.

Sense of Belonging - where all students, staff, and community members feel valued and connected.

Exhibits essential dispositions necessary to build positive working relationships with administration, colleagues, parents, students and the Winterset community.

Ability to Affirm and Encourage Others

Ability to Grow Groups


Social Skills



Ability to Demonstrate Genuine Caring

Exhibits effective communication skills

Demonstrates the ability to be self-directed and problem solve

Demonstrates enthusiasm towards learning and continuous growth as an educator and individual.

Demonstrates a positive attitude towards others and as an educator.

Demonstrates self-efficacy in that their actions empower others to learn.

Demonstrates confidentiality as needed and required.

Seeks out opportunities to improve professional competence through professional development.

Identifies individually and collaboratively areas for growth and seeks out opportunities to grow in these areas.

Complies with all Winterset Community School District Board Policies, Handbook Policies, and Contractual Responsibilities.


Provides direct instruction to students in individual and small group settings.

Uses identified student needs to guide the learning process toward student achievement of Individualized Education Plan

Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and provides classroom associates with needed resources to support students' individual learning needs.

Ensures that IEPs and BIPs are implemented and appropriate data is collected to measure students progress on their individually established goals.

Uses a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with core content standards and the needs/capabilities of individual students.

Creates a classroom environment that is aligned to research-based instruction and conducive to learning as well as appropriate to the maturity and interest of the students.

Plans, implements, and evaluates learning in accordance with established district curriculum expectations.


Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, administrative guidelines, or specific program requirements.

Conducts student assessments to identify individual student needs to plan instruction, and/or to determine intervention strategies.

Assesses the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provides frequent progress reports to parents and students.

Works collaboratively with and effectively manages classroom associates who are assigned to students on their roster.

Collaborates with appropriate building and district personnel regarding student needs.

Develops a social contract with students within each class they teach that follows the principles of Capturing Kids Hearts.

Develops and communicates reasonable expectations of classroom behavior and procedure and maintains order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.

Contacts parents frequently regarding student improvement and conducts conferences.

Implements all district policies and expected practices .


Adheres to the Iowa Teaching Standards.

Demonstrates positive interpersonal relationships and works cooperatively with students, parents and colleagues.

Meets deadlines, is punctual and completes assigned tasks with minimal assistance.

Participates in discussion or activities focused on using research to improve teaching and learning.

Takes an active interest in the school and community. Attends meetings and serves on staff/district committees.

Other duties as assigned by the principal.

Terms of Employment: Salary and work year to be established in accordance with provisions of the Comprehensive Agreement. Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Comprehensive Agreement. Physical Requirements: Bending, carrying, climbing, travel between job sites, lifting, pushing-pulling, reaching, sitting, standing, and walking Working Conditions: Includes extremes of temperature and humidity. Hazards include stairs and communicable diseases. The statement contained herein describes the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time unless restricted by a negotiated contract. Any employee not covered by a negotiated contract agreement is an “at-will” employee. Either the school district or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause, so long as there is no violation of applicable federal or state law. The school district can define the number of days notice required of a terminating employee. Notice of Nondiscrimination: It is the policy of the Winterset Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district's Equity Coordinator, 303 Wambold Drive, Winterset Iowa, (515) 462-2718. A signed copy of this job description will be placed in the employee’s personnel file. Signature of SupervisorDate Signature of EmployeeDate

  • ID: #50857172
  • State: Iowa Winterset 50273 Winterset USA
  • City: Winterset
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2024-01-12
  • Deadline: 2024-03-13
  • Category: Et cetera