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

Position 1:

Elementary Music Teacher

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

Kansas

Full-Time

Position Description:



USD 480 in Liberal, KS is currently accepting applications for the position of Elementary Music Teacher.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Building Principals


QUALIFICATIONS:

The classroom teacher will meet all qualifications and behavior standards as set by the Kansas Department of Education. In accordance with certification requirements and the performance expectations of U.S.D. #480, all classroom teachers shall meet the following employment criteria:

The minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
A valid Kansas Teacher’s Certificate with appropriate endorsement.
ESOL Endorsement preferred ($500.00 annual stipend bonus for Kansas ESOL licensed employees)
Professional verification of successful classroom teacher performance and/or student teaching experience.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communicates high expectations to all learners
Incorporates appropriate use of technology
Effectively implements the district-adopted curriculum
Develops lesson plans by incorporating effective lesson design
Routinely integrates a variety of informal and formal assessments into instruction
Administers standardized test in accordance with district testing protocol
Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve effective participation in activities and learning experiences
Maintains up-to-date records of student progress
Creates a positive, inviting, and safe learning environment
Communicates effectively and promotes positive interpersonal relationships
Supports the District’s educational mission for all students and implements all Board regulations and policies in a fair and equitable manner
Maintains confidentiality
Performs other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as the principal or superintendent may assign

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Salary and work year to be determined in accordance with the Professional Agreement and approved by the U.S.D. #480 Board of Education.

EVALUATION:

Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the U.S.D. #480 Board of Education policies.

Teaching Licenses:

Other - All

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

Principal (K-12)| School Psychologist| Speech-Language Pathologist

Position 2:

School Psychologist

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

Kansas

Full-Time

Position Description:

USD 480 is currently accepting applications for the position of School Psychologist.

Candidates must meet the Kansas State Department of Education Special Education Certification requirements.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Special Education

SALARY: In accordance with the Negotiated Agreement

QUALIFICATIONS:

Eligible for a valid certificate for a school psychologist from KSDE.
Master's Degree
Specialist Degree
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Utilize appropriate diagnostic practices to assess students educational concern.
Assist and consult with administrative and general education personnel in the identification of students with academic and behavioral concerns.
Review clinical files information on students and conduct teacher and parent interviews as necessary.
Select appropriate diagnostic instruments, administer in the recommended manner. Compile results in a report and submit to the appropriate person(s) in a timely manner.
Consult with parents and school personnel, providing psychological test information and recommendations for interventions and strategies for educational and behavioral needs.
Attend eligibility conferences, providing multidisciplinary team members psychological information.
Attend conferences, act as a liaison, assist in the district with professional relationships with community services.
Provide staff in-services on special education issues.
Keep abreast of new developments in the field by seeking appropriate continu9ng educational experiences and attending staff, professional and interagency meetings, and consuming and conducting research.
Act as a liaison between USD 480 & Mental Health Facilities.
Coordinate and affirm that a comprehensive multidisciplinary, non-discriminatory evaluation.
Other duties as assigned.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ENVIRONMENT CONDITIONS:

Requirements may include prolonged sitting or standing, physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull or push heavy objects or materials, climbing stairs, stooping, bending and reaching; also includes travel.

EVALUATION:

Will be evaluated by building administration in accordance with the Board of Education’s policy.

Teaching Licenses:

Other - All

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

School Psychologist

Position 3:

Secondary Spanish Teacher

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

Kansas

Full-Time

Position Description:

USD 480 is currently accepting applications for the position of Spanish Teacher.

Additional coaching or sponsorship stipends may be available.

Position will remain open until filled

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Building Principal/Assistant Principal



QUALIFICATIONS:

The classroom teacher will meet all qualifications and behavior standards as set by the Kansas Department of Education. In accordance with certification requirements and the performance expectations of U.S.D. #480, all classroom teachers shall meet the following employment criteria:

The minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
A valid Kansas Teacher’s Certificate with appropriate endorsement.
ESOL Endorsement preferred
Professional verification of successful classroom teacher performance and/or student teaching experience.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communicates high expectations to all learners
Incorporates appropriate use of technology
Effectively implements the district-adopted curriculum
Develops lesson plans by incorporating effective lesson design
Routinely integrates a variety of informal and formal assessments into instruction
Administers standardized test in accordance with district testing protocol
Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve effective participation in activities and learning experiences
Maintains up-to-date records of student progress
Creates a positive, inviting, and safe learning environment
Communicates effectively and promotes positive interpersonal relationships
Supports the District’s educational mission for all students and implements all Board regulations and policies in a fair and equitable manner
Maintains confidentiality
Performs other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as the principal or superintendent may assign
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ENVIRONMENT CONDITIONS:

Requirements may include prolonged sitting or standing, physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull or push heavy objects or materials, climbing stairs, stooping, bending and reaching; also includes travel.

EVALUATION:

Will be evaluated by building administration in accordance with the Board of Education’s policy.

Teaching Licenses:

Other - All

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

Position 4:

Special Education Teacher

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

Kansas

Full-Time

Position Description:

U.S.D. #480 has current vacancies for a Special Education Teacher

The following Special Education Positions are available:

6-8th Grade

Must meet the Kansas State Department of Education Special Education Certification requirements

Immediate Supervisor: Director of Special Education/Building Principal
Salary: In accordance with the Professional Agreement

Qualifications: Applicants must meet the Kansas State Department of Education certification requirements

ESOL endorsement preferred
Job Responsibilities:

Developing individual education programs for students who are identified with special needs and require an annual IEP.
Assessing student progress on a regular basis and adjusting instruction to better meet the needs of students.
Collaborating with general education teachers to better meet the needs of special education students in their buildings.
Providing specialized instruction for students working below grade level.
Meeting with the principal and grade level teams to stay abreast of the expectations of the general curriculum.
Implement evidence-based instruction.
Implement socio-emotional and behavioral supports.
Differentiate instruction for classroom.
Co-teach with general education teachers to provide support for special education students in general education.
Document student responses to instructional interventions to make informed educational decisions.

Teaching Licenses:

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

Position 5:

Vision Specialist

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

Minnesota

Full-Time

Position Description:

Teacher of the Visually Impaired

Immediate Supervisor:Director and Assistant Director of Special Education


Qualifications:

The teacher of the visually impaired will meet all qualifications and behavior standards as set by the Kansas Department of Education. In accordance with certification requirements and the performance expectations of U.S.D. #480, all classroom teachers shall meet the following employment criteria:

The minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
A valid Kansas Teacher’s Certificate with appropriate endorsement.
ESOL Endorsement preferred ($500.00 annual stipend bonus for Kansas ESOL licensed employees)
Professional verification of successful classroom teacher performance and/or student teaching experience.
Performance Responsibilities:

Communicates high expectations to all learners
Incorporates appropriate use of technology
Teaches students within their least restrictive environment
Manage a caseload of students
Provide appropriate grade level instruction and conduct assessments
Ability to coordinate and direct the work of instructional assistants (paraprofessionals).
Ability to travel within the district to provide support services
Effectively implements the district-adopted curriculum
Develops lesson plans by incorporating effective lesson design
Routinely integrates a variety of informal and formal assessments into instruction
Administers a standardized test in accordance with district testing protocol
Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve effective participation in activities and learning experiences
Maintains up-to-date records of student progress
Creates a positive, inviting, and safe learning environment
Communicates effectively and promotes positive interpersonal relationships
Supports the District’s educational mission for all students and implements all Board regulations and policies in a fair and equitable manner
Maintains confidentiality
Performs other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as the principal or superintendent may assign

Terms of Employment:

Salary and work year to be determined in accordance with the Professional Agreement and approved by the U.S.D. #480 Board of Education.

Evaluation:

Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the U.S.D. #480 Board of Education policies.

Teaching Licenses:

Other - All

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

Contact Information

Carter

Kruger

Associate Principal

620-604-1219

Liberal USD 480

PO Box 949

Liberal

Kansas

67905

United States