Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Cross Categorical Resource DEPARTMENT: Student Support
Teacher
WORK SALARY: Certified
YEAR: Teacher Calendar

JOB DESCRIPTION:

To create a flexible program favorable to learning and personal growth for the student in the least
restrictive environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Arizona Special Education Cross Categorical Teacher certification
2. Master Degree in special Education (preferred)
3. Knowledge of special education laws, procedures, practices, materials, equipment, and
compliance standards required to provide appropriate learning experiences for special education
students. Good knowledge of the nature and effects of the impairment(s) in all areas of disability.
4. Ability to assess needs, develop and implement the IEP, and evaluate outcomes in specialty
5. Ability to coordinate activities with related and specialist staff
6. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, parents and the
community; excellent human relations skills; skill in both oral and written communication; ability to
work in multicultural environment with diverse population of students, staff, and parents.
7. May be required to control certain behavior(s) through physical restraint
8. Maintain current NCI, First Aid, and CPR certification
9. Computer proficiency in district designated computer hardware and software including Microsoft
Office, MET and IEP software programs and other relevant software

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by
the incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide direct instruction based on child’s IEP and the Arizona State Standards.
- Conduct appropriate academic evaluations; develop, implement and monitor appropriate
academic/behavioral individual education plans (IEP’s).
- Confer and consult with regular classroom teachers regarding student needs and progress.
- Maintain accurate records for documentation of student progress and for compliance with district,
federal, and state guidelines.
- Participate in the MET process.
- Plan, conduct and/or participate in training activities and department meetings.
- May be required to participate in student’s meetings which occur beyond the staff’s work
assignment schedule.
- Follow state law and district policy with cases involving child abuse and neglect.
Prepared: June 2005
Revised: January 2017 TEMPE ELEMENTARY

TITLE: Cross Categorical Resource DEPARTMENT: Student Support
Teacher
WORK SALARY: Certified
YEAR: Teacher Calendar

- Maintain on-going communication (verbal and written) with parents of special education students
through conferences and other means to discuss pupil’s progress and interpret the school
program.
- Provide on-going consultation and support to teachers and teams in the development, design,
and implementation of Functional Behavioral Assessments and Positive Behavior Intervention
Plans for students experiencing difficulties.
- Create an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin
boards and interest centers.
- Consult with staff members regarding interventions and accommodations for students.
- Demonstrate willingness to be flexible and creative to meet individual student needs.
- Maintain professional competence through in-service education activities provided by the District
and/or self-selected professional growth activities.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

REPORTS TO:
Principal, Coordinator of Special Needs, and/or Director of Student Support

EVALUATION:
Teacher Evaluation

SUPERVISES:
Personal Assistant (if applicable)

Prepared: June 2005
Revised: January 2017

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