Douglas County School District

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Teaching Licenses (Elementary Education, Mathematics, Social Studies, etc.)| Career and Technical Education (CTE)| Special Education| Administrative and Other Roles

Position 1:

Speech Language Pathologis

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Location

Type:

Nevada

Full-Time

Position Description:

Under the guidance of the site administration, the Speech-Language Pathologist provides a full range of SLP services to children ages 3-21 to include screening and assessing students' performance levels; individual and group consultation with school staff, parents, and outside agencies; assisting in developing behavior and transition plans; providing information on child development issues to school personnel and parents; collaborating with community agencies regarding individual student plans; and providing recommendations for program development and student placement in a manner consistent with all district, state, and federal requirements.

Teaching Licenses:

Other - All

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

Speech-Language Pathologist

Position 2:

Classroom Teacher

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Location

Type:

Nevada

Full-Time

Position Description:

Under the direction of the site administration, performs professional instructional work of moderate difficulty in guiding students toward gaining knowledge and skills in order to become productive citizens; create a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth, establish effective rapport with students; motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge; establish positive relationships with parents and with other school and district staff members.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Meet and instruct assigned classes in the location and at the times designated.

Guide the learning process toward the achievement of established district curriculum goals, establishes and communicates clear objectives to the students for all lessons, units, and projects.

Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity, interest, and abilities of students; translate lesson plans into learning experiences to best utilize the available time for instruction; provide written evidence of preparation upon request of the supervisor.

Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of each student.

Strive by instruction and action to implement the district’s philosophy of education, instructional goals and objectives and performance expectations as outlined in the District’s Teacher Evaluation System.

Identify the difference in needs, abilities, and interests among students and provide appropriate instruction to meet those differences.

Employ a variety of classroom assessment techniques in order to determine student’s instructional needs in meeting the district’s competencies; assess accomplishments of students on a regular basis in order to provide progress reports as required; communicate with parents as deemed necessary.

Administer group standardized tests and proficiency tests to students in accordance with district testing programs.

Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.

Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students and to maintain equipment, materials, and facilities.

Develop and maintain a code of conduct for the classroom, which is consistent with established administrative policies; develop rules of classroom behavior for which are enforced in a fair and just manner.

Make provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes during the scheduled workday when required or requested to do so.

Plan for and participate in professional improvement activities; take advantage of courses, readings, in-service training, and conferences in his/her area of specialization and competency.

Establish and maintain two-way communication with parents, students, and other staff members in an honest, positive, and constructive manner.

Plan and supervise assignments for teacher aides, volunteers, and student teachers; make written evaluation as required.

Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities on campus during the assigned working day; participate in the sponsorship of student activities as appropriate to the grade level; attend established traditional school-sponsored activities agreed upon by the building administrator and the faculty.

Fulfill the requirements of punctuality, reliability, and responsibility with regard to school level and school district policies, procedures, and regulations.

Cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping solve health, attitude, and learning problems of the students.

Attend building and district meetings to promote communication and mutual decision making among the staff.

Serve on district committees that develop curriculum and enhance instruction.


Teaching Licenses:

Other - All

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

Position 3:

Classroom Teacher – Special Education

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Location

Type:

Nevada

Full-Time

Position Description:

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Under the direction of the site administration, Perform professional instructional work of moderate difficulty in guiding students toward gaining knowledge and skills in order to become productive citizens; teach academic, affective, behavioral, prevocational, and/or vocational subjects and skills to eligible students with handicaps in the school, community, and/or home setting, adapting teaching techniques and methods of instruction to meet individual student needs. Determine individual needs of disabled students and program accordingly. Create a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; establish effective rapport with students; motivate students to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge; establish positive relationships with parents and with other staff members.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Plan curriculum, prepare lessons, and arrange materials/equipment used by students based on the Individual Education Plan (IEP); meet all state and federal mandates for IEP development, maintenance and IDEA eligibility.

Instruct students in academic, affective, prevocational/vocational, and/or life skills based upon the IEP.

Deliver services to students by collaboration with regular and special education specialists through the school, community and home. Confer with other members of staff to facilitate students’ learning the Least Restrictive Environment based upon the IEP. Maintain knowledge of the continuum of services and assist IEP teams in appropriate student placement.

Administer appropriate ability and achievement tests and interpret results.

Observe, evaluate, prepare and maintain records and reports on progress of students.

Support the continued improvement of special education programs through training and piloting various programs.

Chair the IEP meetings and oversee the development and implementation of the IEP.

Configure the appropriate continuum of services based upon student needs.

Meet and instruct assigned classes in the location and at the times designated.

Guide the learning process toward the achievement of established district curriculum goals, establish and communicate clear objectives to the students for all lessons, units, and projects.

Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity, interest, and abilities of students; translate lesson plans into learning experiences to best utilize the available time for instruction; provide written evidence of preparation upon request of the supervisor.

Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of each student in order to determine student’s instructional needs in meeting the district’s competencies; assess accomplishments of students on a regular basis in order to provide progress reports as required; communicate with parents as deemed necessary.

Identify the difference in needs, abilities, and interests among students and provide appropriate instruction to meet those differences.

Collect, analyze, and report on data for select state and district reports.

Provide transition assessments, planning, and agency coordination for students and families of students for whom school sites require additional assistance due to specialized needs.

Administer group-standardized tests and proficiency tests to students in accordance with district testing programs and IEP requirements.

Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.

Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students and to maintain equipment, materials, and facilities.

Develop and maintain a code of conduct for the classroom, which is consistent with established administrative policies; develop rules of classroom behavior for which are enforced in a fair and just manner.

Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes during the scheduled workday when required or requested to do so.

Plan for and participate in professional improvement activities; take advantage of courses, readings, in-service training, and conferences in his/her area of specialization and competency.

Establish and maintain two-way communication with parents, students, and other staff members in an honest, positive, and constructive manner.

Plan and supervise assignments for teacher aides, volunteers, and student teachers; make written evaluation as required.

Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities on campus during the assigned working day; participate in the sponsorship of student activities as appropriate to the grade level; attend established traditional school-sponsored activities agreed upon by the building administrator and the faculty.

Fulfill the requirements of punctuality, reliability, and responsibility with regard to school level and school district policies, procedures, and regulations.

Cooperate with other professional staff members in assessing and helping solve health, attitude, and learning problems of the students.

Attend building and district meetings to promote communication and mutual decision making among the staff.

Serve on district committees that develop curriculum and enhance instruction

Teaching Licenses:

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Special Education: Developmental Disabilities

Administrative and Other Roles:

Position 4:

School Counselor

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Location

Type:

Nevada

Full-Time

Position Description:

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Consistent with the Douglas County School District Mission Statement and Statement of Beliefs, the counselor facilitates and coordinates the Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Plan, maximizing the child’s potential in the three content areas of academic, career, and personal/social development. This is achieved through:

GUIDANCE CURRICULUM – The professional school counselor implements the Guidance Curriculum Component through the use of effective instructional skills and the careful planning of structured group sessions for all students.
1.The professional school counselor teaches guidance units effectively.
2.The professional school counselor encourages staff involvement to ensure the effective implementation of the guidance curriculum.

INDIVIDUAL PLANNING – The professional school counselor implements the Individual Planning Component by guiding individuals and groups of students and their parents through the development of educational and career plans.
3.The professional school counselor, in collaboration with parents, helps students establish goals and develop and use planning skills.
4.The professional school counselor demonstrates accurate and appropriate interpretation of assessment data and the presentation of relevant, unbiased information.
5.The professional school counselor implements and provides academic and career counseling.

RESPONSIVE SERVICES – The professional school counselor implements the Responsive Services Component through the effective use of individual and small group counseling, consultation, and referral skills.
6.The professional school counselor counsels individual students and small groups of students with identified needs/concerns.
7.The professional school counselor consults effectively with parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant individuals.
8.The professional school counselor implements an effective referral process in collaboration with parents, administrators, teachers, and other school personnel.

SYSTEM SUPPORT – The professional school counselor implements the System Support Component through effective guidance program management and support for other educational programs.
9.The professional school counselor provides a comprehensive and balanced guidance program in collaboration with school staff.
10.The professional school counselor provides support for other school programs.
11.The professional school counselor demonstrates positive interpersonal relations with students.
12.The professional school counselor demonstrates positive interpersonal relations with educational staff.
13.The professional school counselor demonstrates positive interpersonal relations with parents/patrons.
14.The professional school counselor demonstrates a commitment to ongoing professional growth.
15.The professional school counselor possesses professional and responsible work habits.
16.The professional school counselor follows the profession’s ethical and legal standards and guidelines, as well as promotes cultural diversity and inclusivity in school policy and interpersonal relationships.

While the professional school counselor may perform other counseling duties as assigned by the principal, the priority is implementing and coordinating the program in the above listed areas. At times, the responsibility for implementing guidance and counseling activities will be shared among the school counselor, teachers, administrators, and classified personnel at each site.

Teaching Licenses:

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

School Counselor

Position 5:

Principal

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

Nevada

Full-Time

Position Description:

SUMMARY OF POSITION
Under general direction of the Superintendent, the Principal performs administrative work of substantial difficulty in planning, organizing and directing the activities of a school in support of the District’s Strategic Plan; provides leadership in developing a vision for the school; coordinate the school’s competency-based educational program that promotes student achievement and the development of people and teams; responsible for all aspects of the school operation that includes but is not limited to: instruction, curriculum, staff supervision and evaluation, staff development, preparing and managing a budget, student discipline, student safety, recordkeeping, public relations, and maintenance of building and ground.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Direct, oversee and participate in the activities of the school in support of the district’s competency-based educational program; monitor, articulate, and evaluate program process and outcomes.

Support, implement, and monitor curriculum, instruction and assessment activities.

Develop, implement and monitor the school’s Site Accountability Committee (SAC) and the Student Achievement Plan (SAP).

Develop, plan and implement school goals and objectives for the health, safety, discipline, and conduct of students as established by district policies and procedures; initiate, design, implement, evaluate and supervise student and school-sponsored activities, including extra/co-curricular activities consistent with the educational goals of the school district and the school population served.

Establish an effective learning climate that is student-centered and recognizes the uniqueness of each individual student; develop and coordinate a system for maintaining appropriate student conduct in order to provide an orderly safe environment conducive to learning; enforce student discipline as necessary, according to Board policy and due process rights of students.

Direct activities of the school’s certificated and classified staff in the performance of their duties to ensure a high quality educational program; supervise, appraise, evaluate and counsel staff to translate the district and school’s educational philosophy, goals and objectives into actions that directly benefit the student; provide or coordinate staff training; work with staff to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.

Work with Personnel Services administrative staff in the recruitment, screening, hiring, orientation, training and assigning of the school’s certified and classified personnel to ensure the selection of the best qualified candidates.

Supervise and participate in the development and administration of the school’s budget; prepare and submit the school’s budgetary requests and monitor expenditures of funds in the decentralized school budget in order to maintain, control, and account for the effective and efficient use of funds and student activity funds and to promote the educational goals of the school; implement adjustments as needed.

Support teachers who direct the work of student teachers to ensure that the teaching experience is a learning experience for students.

Remain current regarding changes and developments in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals; discuss problems of mutual interest with others in the field to ensure quality leadership.


Delegate authority to appropriate personnel to assume responsibility for the school in the absence of the principal to guarantee continuity of program and security.

Develop and maintain a program of parent and community relations, interpreting activities and policies of the school to encourage parent and community participation in the school; create positive support, understanding and participation for continued school improvement.

Work with appropriate district office administrative personnel regarding school needs, such as curriculum, personnel, financial and accounting functions; coordinate support services cooperatively with transportation, maintenance, computer services, food service and security.

Plan and supervise health, safety, and emergency procedures for the school to ensure the well-being of students and faculty.

Supervise the maintenance of accurate records of student progress and attendance for educational monitoring, district reporting, and legal requirements.

Participate in IEP meetings; coordinate special services and related school support services.

Serve as member of the District’s Leadership Team and participate in its deliberations; participate in school board and other administrative meetings as required or appropriate; serve on committees as necessary.

Prepare such reports as may be required by statute and regulation and keep the Superintendent and other appropriate district office personnel informed of all the school’s activities and problems.

Direct procedures for student registration, scheduling, orientation, transition, grading and reporting. Develop and recognize outstanding employees by monitoring the personal and professional growth of each member; create a climate in which staff is encouraged to enjoy their work, develop their potential and take on new and challenging activities.

Assume responsibility for the implementation, communication and observance of all Board policies and administrative procedures by the school’s staff and students in order to meet state statutes and ensure consistent and equitable governance.

Respond to and resolve conflicts and difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints.

Teaching Licenses:

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

Principal (K-12)

Contact Information

Joe

Girdner

Human Resources Director

775-782-7177

Douglas County School District

1638 Mono Ave

Minden

Nevada

89423

United States