Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Salary: Starting at 49,500 per year
10 openings available.
Providing services and support for families with children from birth to age 3 who have disabilities. Early Childhood Special Education Homebased teachers work with other disciplines to evaluate and address needs in the areas of cognition, language, motor, adaptive and social development through a coaching model. The settings for services include the home, childcare settings and other natural environments.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education or Inclusive required.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a valid NE Teaching Certificate with endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education/Inclusive.
- Excellent attendance record.
- Professional verification of successful classroom teacher performance and/or student teaching experience.
- Evidence of the willingness and ability to comply with standards for ethical and professional performance established by the State Board of Education.
- This individual will exhibit skills pertinent to foster positive human relationships and the ability to work effectively with infants and young children, staff, parents and the community.
- Skill in organization, time management, communication, and positive interpersonal skills.
- Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress and appearance.
- Excellent skills in verbal and written communication.
- A demonstrated philosophy that all students can and will learn.
- Ability to evaluate infants and young children through formal assessment, observation, and parent report.
- Ability to work collaboratively with team members to schedule and conduct home visits.
- Ability to receive and share coaching strategies with colleagues and parents.
- Ability to understand the individual needs of each child and family.
- Ability to conduct Routines based Interviews to gather information about families and develop Individualized Family Service Plans.
- Ability to effectively use Microsoft Outlook and the student information system.
- Displays a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
- Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and special education students.
- Knowledge of OPS’s mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them.
Essential Performance Responsibilities
- Work closely with team members to evaluate and serve children and families.
- Conduct evaluations to determine eligibility for Early Intervention.
- Prepare Multidisciplinary Team Reports (MDT) on Infinite Campus.
- Complete Routines-Based Interviews with families to identify primary areas of concern.
- Assess infants and toddlers’ entry and exit data through Teaching Strategies GOLD.
- Develop Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP).
- Participate in MDT and IFSP meetings with team members and families.
- Schedule and conduct home visits with parents/caregivers.
- Coach families/caregivers to increase their confidence and competence in facilitating their child’s learning and development through daily routines.
- Collaborate with community agencies serving children and families.
- Support toddlers with a verification of Autism in a center-based setting.
- Support families as they transition to center-based settings.
- Working with and understanding a diverse student population.
- Plans for and guides the learning process to help children and families achieve their program objectives.
- Selects and uses effective instructional methods and learning materials.
- Support the ongoing curriculum development of the program.
- Establishes a cooperative relationship with all assigned families.
- Maintains open lines of communications with parents, guardians and staff.
- Engages in professional growth activities through an ongoing program of job related knowledge and skill development.
- Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping and lesson planning and child progress toward IFSP goals as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
- Evidence of the willingness and the ability to comply with the standards with ethical and professional performance established by district policy as well as the State Board of Education.
- Works collaboratively to achieve the overall purpose of the visually impaired program and support the District’s vision, aims and goals.
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About Omaha Public Schools
Omaha Public Schools: where every child is known, loved, and inspired! Our mission is to prepare all students to excel in college, career and life. Our district consists of 65 elementary schools, 13 middle schools, 9 high schools, 1 virtual school, and 13 alternative programs. We enroll 52,000 students from various ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. We serve more than 18,000 English Language Learners and 120 languages. #OPSProud