Short-term substitute with a certification in Special Education






Preschool Teacher


Must possess a current State of Montana Teaching Certificate with an endorsement in Special Education. Background in early childhood development preferable.

The Preschool Teacher shall report to the Co-op Director. Provide preschool curriculum and instruction for children with disabilities and role model children without disabilities Salary starting at $37,000 annually, to be prorated based on the length of the contract.   **************************************************************************                                                                                                                                                                                               BITTERROOT VALLEY EDUCATION COOPERATIVE JOB DESCRIPTION

  •   Treats all matters of students’ disabilities and Co-op business in a confidential manner.

  •   Demonstrates ability to supervise and direct students and teacher assistants.

  •   Actively participates in staff meetings and offers constructive feedback and suggestions.

  •   Demonstrates ability to critically analyze job performance, respond to feedback and seek training and resources to improve service to students.

  •   Demonstrates high quality of work, including accuracy, neatness, thoroughness, punctuality, time management, organizational skills and technical expertise.

  •   Follows organizational master contract, policies, procedures, practices and professional ethics.

  •   Demonstrates adaptability to meet changing conditions and technology and positively respond to new opportunities, practices, and program improvement procedures.


GENERAL DUTIES: (continued from page 1)

  •   Understands and follows the public law, rules, procedures, and best

    practices as they relate to students with disabilities.

  •   Demonstrates ability to consult with school personnel as needed and interacts in a positive manner with co-workers, school and community agency personnel.

  •   Exercises initiative and good judgment and demonstrates effective problem solving skills.

  •   Participates, as required, in school wide improvement plans.

  •   Treats all matters of students’ disabilities and Co-op business in a

    confidential manner.

  •   Performs other duties as assigned by Co-op Director.


  •   Demonstrates strong knowledge of standardized, curriculum and functional based assessments and performs comprehensive student evaluation to efficiently and accurately assess skill deficits and strengths.

  •   Writes succinct comprehensive evaluation reports and concisely presents information to school teams in parent friendly terms.

  •   Schedules and facilitates CST and IEP meetings and provides clarifications on eligibility, legal issues, supports and services.

  •   Develops clearly written IEP plans with measurable and achievable goals that are easily understood and followed by staff and parents.

  •   Identifies, develops and implements researched based interventions.

  •   Ensures progress monitoring and data collection is in place for all students and bases goals and interventions upon data evaluation.

  •   Coordinates classroom wide positive behavior support system.


SPECIFIC DUTIES: (continued from page 2)

  •   Completes all required paperwork accurately and maintains a confidential special education records according to the IDEA and state regulations.

  •   Identifies Medicaid students and ensures required paperwork is completed and submitted timely.

    *The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) both allow for reasonable workplace accommodations for qualified employees in need of such accommodations. While some duties may be modified for a qualified employee upon written request and agreement, all duties described in this job description are considered essential.