1. Instruct special education students in a variety of settings as indicated by IEP team.
2. Attend and participate in general education team planning.
3. Responsible for, or supervision of, all physical needs of the students, which may
include toileting and feeding.
4. Responsible for safety and well-being of students while in school.
5. Facilitate use of appropriate communication devices and methods.
6. Develop and implement Individual Education Plans.
7. Hold annual IEP meetings and 3-year re-evaluation meetings.
8. Collect data on IEP objectives for quarterly IEP progress reports.
9. Communicate with parents regularly.
10. Supervise the delivery of special education services by assigned para-educators.
11. Collaborate with other teachers and service providers on students, curriculum,
scheduling and behavior management.
12. Adapt or modify curriculum for special education students in general education
13. Participate as a member of the school staff by assuming duties required of all
14. Maintain professional skills by attending staff development activities.
15. Other duties as assigned.
16. This position may require some lifting.
Beginning Date: August 2021
Salary and Benefits: $40,000-61,650
To Make Application, Apply online:
And send all requested application materials to:
Director of Special Education Services
323 W. 12th St.
Hays, KS 67601
High Incidence (Adaptive) Special Education Teacher - Hays High School (West Central Kansas Special Education Cooperative)
The West Central Kansas Special Education Coop, is looking for a great teacher to join our team at Hays High School. You will be providing resource room instruction and inclusion support for students with high incidence disabilities.
The WCKSEC includes Hays, Ellis, La Crosse and Victoria and we are proud of the great teachers and related service providers working for the kids of Ellis and Rush counties. We want to grow our team with other hard-working successful teachers. If you don’t see the perfect position for you, reach out to us to discuss other possible openings.
Qualifications: If you are a motivated and caring education professional, we want to meet you.
· Current KSDE teaching licensure in High Incidence (Adaptive) Special Education is preferred.
· If you are not yet licensed in SpEd, we have Waiver and Provisional programs that include tuition assistance and mentoring to help you be successful in the classroom while you earn your master’s degree.
· If you do not have a teaching license but hold a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 1-year experience as Special Education Paraeducator you may be a viable candidate under the KSDE Limited Apprentice License Pilot. Contact the WCKSEC to learn more.
· Highest average teacher compensation in Kansas
o Competitive Starting wage
o Compact Salary Schedule
o Outstanding Benefits Package
§ Full Medical with multiple options
§ Ancillary and Voluntary offerings include Dental, Vision, Life and Aflac
§ Flexible Spending options for Medical and Dependent Day Care
§ District contribution to Health Saving Account
§ District contribution to 403b retirement plan in addition to KPERs
· Tuition Assistance partnership with FHSU
· Coaching and Sponsorship opportunities available
Preference given to individuals with experience with behavior intervention plans
Special Education Teacher
Purpose: The Special Education Teacher creates a positive learning environment to facilitate the personal, social, and intellectual development of students. In order to respond to the individual needs and abilities of students, the Special Education Teacher must work closely with the staff and administration of the school district.
Responsible to: Building Principal
1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university.
2. A valid building-level/subject area license issued by the Kansas State Board of Education.
3. Ability to work cooperatively and constructively with others, including the ability to communicate effectively with a broad number of audiences.
4. Ability to manage job responsibilities and meet the established district outcomes.
5. Ability to use district-identified computer hardware and software, and other district-provided technology as needed
6. Ability to physically adapt to the compressed time schedule of a school day and year.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Facilitate the personal, social, and intellectual development of students.
2. Establish a positive learning environment and respond to the individual needs of students.
3. Able to modify curriculum and instructional practices to meet the needs of students with disabilities in general and special education classrooms.
4. Ensure that all activities conform to district guidelines.
5. Communicate effectively with all members of the school district and community.
6. Work effectively with community organizations.
7. React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned.
8. Support the value of an education.
9. Support the philosophy and vision of the school district.
10. Assist in the early recognition and prevention of educational problems.
11. Participate as a team member in the comprehensive evaluation, review, and re-evaluation process.
12. Participate in the development of student IEP's.
13. Plan and implement effective lessons based on student IEP's, using time, materials and resources effectively.
14. Adhere to required program guidelines as defined by the Kansas Plan for Special Education.
15. Monitor student progress in general education classrooms through direct consultation with classroom teachers.
16. Motivate students through effective communication and evaluative feedback.
17. Display a thorough knowledge of curriculum and behavior management strategies.
18. Demonstrate awareness of the needs of students and provide for individual differences.
19. Set high expectations for student achievement and behavior.
20. Provide daily feeding and/or mealtime supervision, toileting and hygiene care as needed.
21. Consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and others concerning the needs of students and special services that are available.
22. Refer students and their families to appropriate community agencies and services.
23. Cooperate with agencies serving students and their families.
24. Assist students in developing feelings of self-worth and in making social adjustments, which permit them to cope with disabilities.
25. Order and maintain an adequate inventory of materials and supplies.
26. Maintain appropriate, confidential records and provide timely reports.
27. Participate in in-service training activities, organizations, and seminars which enhance professional growth.
28. Train and supervise staff members as assigned.
29. See that school district and cooperative policies are observed during all activities.
30. Obtain advance approval for all special activities and expenditures.
31. Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Special Services.
Special Physical Requirements:
1. Must have the physical and emotional ability and dexterity to perform required work and move about as needed in a fast-pace, high-intensive work environment.
2. Requires prolonged sitting or standing.
3. Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push objects or materials.
4. Occasional stooping, bending, and reaching.
5. Must work indoors and outdoors year-round.
6. Must work in noisy and crowded environments.
1. Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor and in accordance with the provisions of the USD 489 Board of Education.
2. The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or non-prescribed controlled substance abuse in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the district.
3. The employee shall serve as a role model for students in how to conduct themselves as responsible citizens.