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.5 Special Education Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year
Responsible for planning, developing, delivering and evaluating appropriate
individualized educational services, learning programs and instruction for special needs students
in both self-contained and integrated settings in consultation with other school personnel.
Building Principal or Designee
(The following are illustrative of the responsibilities associated with this position and are not
intended to be all-inclusive.)
• Identify the needs of assigned students through formal and informal assessments.
• Review referral data, history and assessment data to develop appropriate goals and objectives
for each student.
• Confer with general education teachers regarding the educational, social, emotional and
physical needs and objectives of each student.
• Plan, develop and implement individualized learning plans for each student.
• Design appropriate teaching strategies.
• Prepare instructional materials and lesson plans according to Individual Educational
• Review IEPs with parents, school administrators and general education teachers.
• Monitor, evaluate and document each student’s progress utilizing appropriate measurements and
• Prepare timely progress reports for each student.
• Develop and implement necessary interventions and strategies to promote
achievement of student objectives.
• Collaborate and consult with general school personnel regarding the implementation of the
IEPs and special educational services.
• Modify and adapt conventional educational programs and curriculum to meet the requirements of special needs students.
• Maintain regular communication with parents by means of email, phone calls, conferences and
• Assist parents with understanding and supporting educational objectives, learning
expectations and behavioral standards.
• Ensure adherence to reasonable rules of classroom discipline and order to maintain a secure
and effective learning environment.
• Manage student behavior through monitoring, supervising and assessing behavioral patterns.
• Utilize appropriate corrective methods to modify behavior.
• Develop and implement Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIPs) where necessary.
• Instruct students on socially acceptable behaviors and personal development skills.
• Prepare special needs students for inclusion and transition to mainstream.
• Maintain accurate and complete records in compliance with school district regulations and
• Maintain a current knowledge of special education best practices and trends.
• Knowledge of lockdown procedures, fire drills, emergency backpacks to insure a safe school
• Organizational and planning skills
• Collaboration and teamwork
• Judgment and decision-making
• Creative thinking
• Conflict management and resolution
• Appreciation of diversity
• Bachelor’s degree in the appropriate field
• Valid New Hampshire State teaching certification
• Appropriate Special Education endorsements or licensure
• Experience in diagnosing and assessing learning disorders
• Experience in educating special needs students
• Proven effective classroom and student behavior management skills
• Knowledge of current special education practices and methodologies
• knowledge and understanding of State, local and federal regulations and policies affecting
• Working knowledge of educational technology applications
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Refer to the contract between the Londonderry School Board and the Londonderry Educational
Association Union for additional information.
Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on
evaluation of Professional Personnel and Union Agreement.
Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions
Typically sitting at a desk or table. Intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. Typically
standing or walking.
Lifting light objects (less than 25 pounds). Lifting heavy objects (more than 25 pounds). Work is
typically performed in an office.
Work is typically performed outdoors. Work is performed in a noisy place.
Work exposes me to machinery and its moving parts. Work is performed outdoors regardless of the weather.
Work requires being in high places or working with dangerous machinery and sharp tools.
DEFINITION OF DURATION OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES
N) NOT REQUIRED
(R) RARELY Activity exists up to 1/8 of the time on the job.
(O) OCCASIONALLY Activity exists up to 1/3 of the time on the job.
(F) FREQUENTLY Activity exists up to 2/3 of the time on the job.
(C) CONSTANTLY Activity exists over 2/3 of the time on the job.
Lift up to 10 lb. N R O F C Twisting N
R O F C Lift 11 to 25 lb. N R O F
C Bending N R O F C Lift 26 to 50 lb. N
R O F C Crawling N R O
F C Lift over 50 lb. N R O F C
Squatting N R O F C
Kneeling N R O F C
Carry up to 10 lb .N R O F C Crouching N
R O F C Carry 11 to 25 lb .N R O F C
Climbing N R O F C Carry 26 to 50 lb .N R
O F C Balancing N R O F
C Carry over 50 lb .N R O F C
Reach above shoulder height N R O F C Reach at shoulder
height N R O F C Reach below shoulder height N
R O F C Push/Pull N
R O F C
Grasping N R O F C Handling N R
O F C Torquing N R O F C
Fingering N R O F C
Date: July 1, 2020