Human Services

Linn-Mar Community School District - Student Support Services Teacher

Starting salary (may include a range): $38,940

General Job Description:

  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and effectively communicate those objectives to students.
  • Identify students' needs and make appropriate referrals and develop strategies for individual education plans.
  • Effectively communicate with parents on a regular basis outside the normal classroom day by means of newsletters, e-mail, notes, phone calls and individual parent conferences.
  • Discuss student problems, behavior incidents, positive developments, and progress with parents in an honest, sensitive, and confidential manner.
  • Promotes parent participation and involvement in education activities provided for their children.
  • Confer and cooperate with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting student learning, following approved curricula.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to resolve student behavioral and academic problems.
  • Identify students showing signs of emotional, developmental, or health-related problems, and discuss them with supervisors, parents or guardians, and child development specialists.
  • Engage in collaborative work and contribute to team planning.

Company Benefits: Employer-paid single health & dental insurance plans Optional family medical/dental, vision insurance and flexible spending plans Paid illness / personal / professional time Employer-paid life insurance policy Employer / Employee IPERS contributions

High school courses important to the position: All general high school required courses

Training, certifications, or degree needed to qualify for the position: Bachelor's degree in Education; Valid Iowa Teaching License with special education endorsement (varies per position).

Specific skills that your business recognizes as fundamental to employment (life skills): Ability to listen, speak, write, read, and respond clearly to students, parents, community members, and to peers; Strong interpersonal skills; Work as part of a team and plan collaboratively; dependability; willingness to be an ongoing learner.

What kind of advancement opportunities exist in the company? Leadership / Principal positions

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