Elementary Special Education Teacher

DC West Community Schools   Valley, NE   Full-time     Mental Health
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Posted on April 18, 2021

DC West, a growing Class C-1 school district located on the western edge of Omaha, is now accepting applications for the following certified openings for the 2021-2022 school year:

•Elementary Special Education Teacher (One-Year Contract)

Education Level and Certification:  Bachelors degree required. Must possess at all times during employment a Nebraska Teaching Certificate with such endorsements as required by NDE Rule 10.  Endorsement: Special Education Endorsement appropriate for the instructional responsibility assigned to the teacher (grade level and disability) as required by NDE Rules 24 and 51. Additional endorsements in core academic subject areas or HOUSSE approval as required by the teacher’s assignment to be NCLB qualified. 


Performance Responsibilities

  1. Maintain all pertinent NDE electronic documents including:
    • Maintaining current team member access
    • Maintaining current student and parent information
    • Finalizing all documents
    • Opening progress reports in timely fashion for related service providers.
  2. Manage caseloads including:
    • Preparing, scheduling and conducting IEP’s and MDT’s on or before anniversary date
    • Managing monthly roster including insuring that:
      1. Special education percentages accurately reflect services and are in compliance with what is stated on the IEP
      2. New IEP/MDT dates are recorded accurately
      3. Indicating all related services and other information
  1. Provide services as directed in IEP.
  2. Develop a working knowledge of students on case load as it pertains to providing special education services.
  3. Document all parent interactions (phone calls, notes, etc.).
  4. Supervise paraprofessionals.
  5. Conduct formal and informal diagnostic observations and evaluations.
  6. Communicate with district and outside agencies.
  7. Attend regularly scheduled and other announced special education meetings.
  8. Comply with NDE Rule 51 guidelines.

Working Conditions

  1. Inside offices and classrooms.
  2. Outside for activities with students and student supervision.

Additional or Different Physical Requirements: 

Must be able to fulfill restraint training procedures.

FLSA Status:  Exempt.