Special Education Teacher – West Atlanta Campus

LOCATION
Mableton, GA

Position: Teacher-Special Education

  • Reports To: Principal or Appointed Designee
    ● Location: WestCampus
    ● Work Schedule: 190 Days, Full Time Exempt
    ● Date Posted: December 21, 2021
    ● Date to Remove: Until Filled
    ● Start Date: July, 2022

DESCRIPTION:

Amana Academy is a thriving Expeditionary Learning School with 2 campuses in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Going into our 15th year, Amana Academy’s Alpharetta Campus serves a diverse group of 700+ students in grades K-8. Our new West Atlanta Campus, opening in 2022, will serve grades KG-3.

With over one hundred staff members, Amana has an excellent team culture that actively facilitates teacher leadership. Teachers at Amana are dynamic leaders in their profession who instill a passion for lifelong learning and independent critical thinking through a holistic curriculum driven by research, innovative practices and a collaborative, international culture.

About Amana Academy:
● High academic achievement delivered using the Expeditionary Learning Schools methodology
● Focus science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
● Research-proven curricula
● Instruction in Foreign Language (Arabic) at all grade levels using the FLES model
● Instruction in Media Technology and Computer Science
● Adventure PE
● Instruction in Visual Arts
● Fulton County Charter School

POSITION SUMMARY:
Special Education Teacher: Amana Academy’s Special Education Teachers provide instruction for students with disabilities that supports learning and increases student achievement.

Under the direction of the Director of Special Education, the licensed Special Education Teacher develops and provides specialized instruction to meet the needs of students with disabilities; evaluates and assesses student progress against instructional objectives; follows State mandated due process procedures and functions as IEP Manager to assigned students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
● Develops or selects and modifies lessons and materials to meet individual student needs
● Utilizes special methodology for instruction to support student progress using GPS standards
● Develops, implements, monitors, and reviews the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each student on the caseload
● Addresses the unique needs students in caseload, i.e., lifting and positioning moderately intellectually disabled students
● Administers evaluations of student progress on an on-going basis and maintains appropriate records
● Follows due process procedures for all referred and eligible students with disabilities
● Meets expectations according to the general education teacher job description

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Works with parents/guardians in all aspects of the student’s educational program
● Facilitates home-school communication by such means as holding conferences, telephoning, and sending written communications
● Uses technology to support instruction
● Serves as a resource to general education faculty, administrators, and related services personnel
● Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
● Education: Bachelor’s Degree required
● Certification/Licensure: Valid Georgia Teaching Certification for area of specialization required
● Experience: 2+ years of classroom experience preferred
● Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
○ Proven communication and instructional strategies
○ Classroom management skills
○ Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing
○ Excellent organizational skills
● Working Conditions: Classroom environment
● Physical Demands:
○ Ability to lift and carry 30-50 pounds with assistance
○ Ability to push or pull a maximum of 50 pounds
○ May require stooping or crouching

BENEFITS:
Amana offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for all full time employees including:
● Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
● Life and AD&D insurance
● Access to additional group term life insurance
● Flexible Spending Account/Dependent Flexible Spending Account
● Access to Voluntary Critical Illness, Short Term Disability, and Accident Insurance
● Access to the Georgia’s Teacher Retirement System (Pension Plan)

This document provides descriptive information about the above Amana Academy position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. An individual’s ability to meet the qualifications and capabilities described in this document is not a guarantee of employment or promotion. Amana Academy reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.