Orientation and Mobility Specialist - Orthopedically Impaired - Itinerant Teacher

Lodi, California

Category: Schools

Contract - Full Time

Job ID: 786876

Work Setting: Healthcare

Contract Duration: 36 Weeks

 

Est. Pay: $3200 / Week

Posted Date: 5/23/2024

Lodi, California

Work Setting: Healthcare

Category: Schools

Contract Duration: 36 Weeks

Contract - Full Time

Est. Pay: $3200 / Week

Job ID: 786876

Posted Date: 5/23/2024

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IN PERSON CANDIDATES ONLY – NO REMOTE WORK

SUMMARY: 

Under the direction of the Director of Special Education, the Teacher of the Orthopedically Impaired will provide assessment, related services, and specialized academic instruction, to students between 3 to 22 years of age with an Individualized Education Program (IEP); develop IEPs in conjunction with other special education personnel; coordinate support services, as outlined in students’ IEPs; support the work of teachers, and paraprofessionals in the classroom; and perform other related duties as assigned. 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES 
  • Perform screening and assessment as appropriate, for students in the area of Orthopedic Impairment and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) 
  • Utilize assessment results from psychological reports, academic reports, and other reports from related service providers to develop legally defensible IEPs 
  • Establish and evaluate progress on appropriate goals and objectives for each student, in consideration of the student’s physical, emotional, and intellectual needs reported on IEP Progress reports and report cards 
  • Serve as a member of the IEP team and draft IEP documents to be reviewed and modified, as appropriate, by the entire IEP team 
  • Adapt, modify and adjust the teaching-learning environment by selecting material and resources that best meet each student’s specific need. 
  • Coordinate, schedule, attend, and participate in IEP meetings with all required and appropriate IEP team members and the Education Rights Holder 
  • Manage the OI learning environment and coordinate activities for students in classes that are assigned 
  • Initiate and maintain a close working relationship with all other teachers to which OI students are assigned 
  • Design and implement an appropriate program of individualized, standards-based instruction, utilizing district-adopted curriculum for students with significant disabilities and research-based instructional strategies 
  • Introduce and adapt methods, devices, and materials to ensure that students are able to access the subject matter successfully
  • Support each student in becoming as physically independent as possible 
  • Provide and maintain an appropriate classroom environment that is safe and psychologically stimulating 
  • Develop and implement effective behavior goals, plans, and modification strategies to promote acceptable pupil behavior, attitudes, and social and daily living skills
  • Participate in manifestation determinations, as necessary Azusa
  • Confer, collaborate, and coordinate with other professional staff members, as needed, including physicians, nurses, therapists, and psychologists, to support students’ IEPs 
  • Implement each student’s IEP, as written, and keep accurate records and report on individual student’s progress 
  • Guide and support the of paraprofessionals and volunteers working with students 
  • Report any incidents of misconduct involving students (e.g., fights, suspected child abuse, substance abuse, etc.) to protect students and maintain school safety
  • Participate in professional development activities and attend scheduled staff meetings 
  • Interact with, escort, and monitor students during community-based activities, physical education, and other recreational activities 
  • Communicate with parents to apprise them of their child’s progress, and collaborate with parents to develop plans and strategies to best meet their child’s needs 
  • Complete all necessary reports, including IEP documents, in a timely manner 
  • Assist students with personal care and physical needs when appropriate 
  • Provide adequate information for substitutes to safely and effective teach in your absence, including, but not limited to, lesson plans and seating charts 
  • Facilitate, when appropriate, the integration of students into general education classes 
  • Collaborate with the site Principal, and other site and district administrators, to meet students’ educational needs 
  • Any other reasonably related duties, as assigned 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  •  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution in a job-related area  
  • Related teaching experience Licenses/Certificates 
  • Valid California Physical and Health Impairment Specialist Credential; or 
  • Valid California Education Specialist Credential with Orthopedic Impairment (OI) and Traumatic Brain Impairment (TBI) Authorization. 
  • English Learner authorization (e.g., CLAD, CTEL, etc.) 
  • Valid California Driver’s License 
  • Valid First Aid and CPR certificates issued by an authorized agency 
  • NCPI trained and/or willingness to attend training Clearances 
  • Completion of and clearance from TB risk assessment
DESIRED ABILITIES AND KNOWLEDGE:
  • Familiarity with classroom technology 
  • Ability to manipulate wheelchairs and orthopedic devices 
  • Ability to exercise professional judgment 
  • Sensitivity to student issues 
  • Strong verbal and nonverbal communication skills 
  • Strong reading comprehension skills 
EXPECTED WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Travel to multiple sites 
  • Work in an enclosed classroom for up to7 hours per day 
  • Work outdoors as necessary to provide student related services 
  • Possible contact with blood-borne pathogens and potentially infectious materials 
  • Noise exposure under 65 decibels 
Benefits
At Amergis, we firmly believe that our employees are the heartbeat of our organization and we are happy to offer the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay & weekly paychecks
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Awards and recognition programs 
*Benefit eligibility is dependent on employment status. 
About Amergis
Amergis, formerly known as Maxim Healthcare Staffing, has served our clients and communities by connecting people to the work that matters since 1988. We provide meaningful opportunities to our extensive network of healthcare and school-based professionals, ready to work in any hospital, government facility, or school. Through partnership and innovation, Amergis creates unmatched staffing experiences to deliver the best workforce solutions.  
Amergis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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