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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:

School Counselor

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

MontanaNebraska

Full-Time

Position Description:

Position Purpose: The OPS School Counseling framework is built on a strengths-based foundation. Strengths-based school counseling focuses on identifying strengths and promoting development. By assuming a more proactive role, students are served more effectively. School counseling services are delivered via curriculum, individual student planning, and responsive services with a focus on being data/results driven to ensure accountability.



OPS school counselors are responsible for monitoring the progress of their assigned students. School counselors focus on improving school connectedness to assist students and families in overcoming barriers that are impacting student success. The purpose of our School Counseling program (and our school counselors) is to support students’ (K-12) preparation for college, career and life.





Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in school counseling from an accredited college or university.
A valid NE Teaching Certificate or the ability to obtain one with appropriate endorsement(s) in School Counseling.
A demonstrated philosophy that all students can and will learn.
Excellent attendance record
Excellent communication skills oral and written
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Best Instructional Practices
Positive interpersonal skills
Professional verification of successful classroom teacher performance and/or student teaching experience.
Evidence of the willingness and the ability to comply with the 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 students, staff, parents and the community
A willingness and demonstrated abilities conducive to a continuous quest for quality education.


Essential Performance Responsibilities

Developing students’ cognitive capacity and respect for learning
Positively fostering students’ self-esteem.
Working with and understanding a diverse student population.
Integration of leadership, technology, and communication in to the curriculum.
Planning for and guiding the learning process to help student achieve program objectives.
Maintaining an atmosphere conducive to learning.
Implementing useful diagnostic and progress assessment measures.
Selecting and using effective instructional methods and learning materials.
Establishing a cooperative relationship with all assigned students.
Maintaining open lines of communication with parents, guardians and staff.
Engaging in professional growth activities through an ongoing program of job related knowledge and skill development.
Working collaboratively to achieve the overall purpose of the school’s program and support the District’s vision, aims and goals.
Integrating the themes of leadership, technology, and communication with a diverse population.

Teaching Licenses:

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

School Counselor

Position 2:

Speech-Language Pathologist

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

MontanaNebraska

Full-Time

Position Description:

Position Purpose: Screens and assess students for possible communication disorders as identified through Rule 51. Designs, implements, and collects documentation on the delivery of services to each identified student. Works collaboratively with students, parents, building staff, and other Individual Education Program team members to provide and implement IEP services to enhance a student’s progress in the general curriculum/environment.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Minimum of Master’s degree in Speech Pathology.
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid NE Teaching Certificate with endorsement in Speech-Language Pathology, required.
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid NE DHHS Speech-Language Pathologist license, preferred.
Ability to obtain and maintain Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, preferred. Clinical fellowship year supervision provided, if needed.
Ability to develop positive relationships to promote mutual dignity and respect among students and staff.
Ability to work collaboratively to identify needs of students and implement strategies on a consistent basis.
Ability and patience to work interactively with students.
Excellent attendance record.
Professional verification of successful SLP performance and/or clinical externship 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 students, 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 understand the individual needs of each student.
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

Plans for and guides the learning process to help students achieve their program objectives.
Continuous assessment and evaluation of progress toward Individual Education Program (IEP) goals.
Maintain compliance on all special education procedures, timelines, and documents such as Individual Education Program (IEP), progress reporting, parent notification, consents, evaluation process, etc.
Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record keeping and lesson planning and student progress toward IEP goals as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
Collaborates with classroom teachers and other service providers to best meet the needs of the individual student.
Provides accommodations that can be implemented during services and collaborate with the general education teachers to ensure they are in place while the student is in the general education setting.
Implements useful diagnostic and progress assessment measures.
Develops students’ cognitive, emotional and social capacities for learning.
Positively fosters students’ self-esteem.
Working with and understanding a diverse student population.
Promotes an environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
Completes Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) as needed based on individual student needs.
Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to best utilize the available time for instruction.
Selects and uses effective instructional methods and learning materials.
Establishes a cooperative relationship with all assigned students.
Maintains open lines of communications with parents, guardians and staff.
Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
Instructs students in the principles of responsible citizenship and other subject matters specified in applicable laws, as well as administrative regulations and procedures of the Omaha Public Schools.
Coordinates with other school professional staff members and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
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 program and support the District’s vision, aims and goals.

Teaching Licenses:

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

Speech-Language Pathologist

Position 3:

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

MontanaNebraska

Full-Time

Position Description:

Position Purpose: The BCBA provides behavior analytic services to special education and general education staff in supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or other behavioral disorders in the least restrictive environment, as well as provides direct services to students as needed. The BCBA conducts behavior assessments, develops intervention plans, monitors the fidelity of behavior plan implementation, and provides school-wide or district-wide training and coaching regarding behavior intervention techniques.



Essential Performance Responsibilities

Supports in the development and implementation of programs and best practices related to instruction using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for students with autism and other disabilities.
Provides programmatic behavior coaching support to staff as needed in general education and special education classrooms, including one-on-one support and group professional development.
Collaborates with other school-based professionals (school psychologists, special education staff, counselors, etc.) to provide a system of support for students.
Collaborates with and supports instructional staff in developing and implementing Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) designed to promote student’s educational, physical, and/or social-emotional development in order to access the general education curriculum.
Works directly with students who present complex and challenging behaviors that require specialized support, as requested by program director.
Conducts Functional Behavior Assessments and collaborates with a team to develop Behavior Intervention Plans.
Coaches staff on the implementation of behavior plans and other appropriate interventions for students with Autism and/or other disabilities that present behavior/learning challenges in the school setting.
Monitors the effectiveness of behavior intervention plans implemented by school teams and completes fidelity checks on the implementation of plans as needed.
Collaborates with special education administrators in providing support for all special education staff.
Maintains open lines of communication with teaching staff, administrators, and parents.
Works collaboratively to support the special education department and district’s vision, mission, and goals.
Supports Multi-Tier System of Support for Behavior district initiatives.
Works with and understands a diverse student population.
Shows evidence of the willingness and the ability to comply with the standards for ethical and professional performance established by district policy.
Demonstrates a commitment to the mission & vision of the OPS district.
NOTE: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, Education, Psychology or equivalent required.
Certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Individuals who have recently competed their Master's Degree and are waiting to take the BACB exam or who are currently working toward a certification as a BCBA will be considered on an individual basis.
Minimum of three years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in the public education setting preferred.
Strong knowledge of and experience with effective, evidence-based interventions using applied behavior analysis principles.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills for working effectively with school personnel and members of the community.
Demonstrate successful experience providing professional training and presentations for individual, small group, and large audiences.
Certified in the Mandt System and/or willing to become a certified district Mandt System trainer.
Maintain CEU requirement and BCBA credential with Behavior Analytic Certification Board (BACB).
Excellent attendance record.
Positive interpersonal skills.
Professional verification of successful performance working with students with behavioral needs.
This individual will exhibit skills pertinent to foster positive human relationships and the ability to work effectively with students, staff, parents, and the community.
Knowledge and openness to learning about different cultures.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both oral and written, ability to communicate well with school personnel, staff, district office staff, families, and community.
Displays a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress and appearance.
Knowledge of ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.

Teaching Licenses:

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Special Education: Academic and Behavioral Strategist (mild to moderate only)| Special Education: Autism Spectrum Disorders| Special Education: Emotional Behavioral Disorders

Administrative and Other Roles:

Position 4:

School Nurse

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

MontanaNebraska

Full-Time

Position Description:

Position Purpose: The school nurse protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and supports academic success. School nurses are grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice and are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to a design system that allows individuals and communities to develop their full potential.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Completion of a Registered Nursing Program, required.
Hold a valid nursing license with Nebraska’s Department of Health & Human Services or the Nurse Licensure Compact, required.
Certification in Basic Life Support (CPR & AED) or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire, required
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree, required; Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred.
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Special Services School Nurse Certificate through the Nebraska Department of Education, required.
Ability to develop positive relationships to promote mutual dignity and respect among students and staff.
Ability and patience to work interactively with students.
Excellent attendance record.
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 students, 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.
Ability to effectively use Microsoft Outlook and the student information system.
Displays a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
Knowledge of OPS’s mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them.
Essential Performance Responsibilities

Provides nursing/health care for children of various ages with varied medical issues.
Provides on-site health assessments and develops/implements appropriate emergency health care plans.
Ensuring compliance of the state’s immunization program.
Continual maintenance of cumulative student health records according to statutory requirements.
Takes appropriate measures in case of injury, communicable disease symptoms, signs of abuse or other condition, which affect the welfare of an individual or group of students.
Maintains a secure location for all medications and medical equipment to ensure safety of all.
Provides meaningful communication and educates in areas pertaining to student health.
Participates in the building’s crisis team.
Provides appropriate medical care for school staff and visitors during a crisis situation.
Participates in the wellness committee for the school.
Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills in a multicultural urban setting.
Demonstrates strong communication and organizational skills and awareness of community services.
Working with and understanding a diverse student population.
Maintains open lines of communications with parents, guardians and staff.
Coordinates with other school professional staff members and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
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 program and support the District’s vision, aims and goals.

Teaching Licenses:

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

School Nurse

Position 5:

Library Media Teacher

Listing/Application Link:

Location

Type:

MontanaNebraska

Full-Time

Position Description:

Position Purpose: Plans for, teaches, and facilitates learning for all students. Creates a positive learning environment. Maintains academic progress, records, and discipline. Works collaboratively with students, parents and staff to provide and implement classroom education to meet the needs of all students.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Education: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in education from an accredited college or university.
A valid NE Teaching Certificate or the ability to obtain one with appropriate endorsement(s) in Library/Media Technology.
A demonstrated philosophy that all students can and will learn.
Excellent attendance record
Excellent communication skills oral and written
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Best Instructional Practices
Positive interpersonal skills
Professional verification of successful classroom teacher performance and/or student teaching experience.
Evidence of the willingness and the ability to comply with the 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 students, staff, parents and the community
A willingness and demonstrated abilities conducive to a continuous quest for quality education.


Essential Performance Responsibilities

Developing students’ cognitive capacity and respect for learning
Positively fostering students’ self-esteem.
Working with and understanding a diverse student population.
Integration of leadership, technology, and communication in to the curriculum.
Planning for and guiding the learning process to help student achieve program objectives.
Maintaining an atmosphere conducive to learning.
Implementing useful diagnostic and progress assessment measures.
Selecting and using effective instructional methods and learning materials.
Establishing a cooperative relationship with all assigned students.
Maintaining open lines of communication with parents, guardians and staff.
Engaging in professional growth activities through an ongoing program of job related knowledge and skill development.
Working collaboratively to achieve the overall purpose of the school’s program and support the District’s vision, aims and goals.
Integrating the themes of leadership, technology, and communication with a diverse population.

Teaching Licenses:

Library Media Specialist

Career and Technical Education:

Special Education:

Administrative and Other Roles:

Contact Information

Megan

Schnebel

Recruitment Administrator

531-299-0240

Omaha Public Schools

3215 Cuming Street

Omaha

Nebraska

68131

United States