Job Description

Openings as of 8/19/2019
High School Teaching

  • Special Education - Functional Life Skills Teacher SY19/20 JobID: 258
  • Position Type:
    High School Teaching

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Page High School
    (High-Needs School)

  • Date Available:
    SY 2019/20

  • Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled


    Title: High School Special Education Functional Life Skills Teacher

    Salary: Certified Salary Schedule. Up to 20 years of experience credited on the certified salary schedule with appropriate verification.


    • Knowledge of:
      • Meet Highly Qualified requirements for academic subjects per Federal Guidelines
      • Subject Matter
      • Established curriculum and curriculum trends
      • Laws, rules, policies and trends in instruction
      • Assessment procedures
      • Common Core Standards
      • Human development and learning
      • Evidence-based practice for specially designed instruction
      • Behavior management
      • Effective communication
    • Ability To:
      • Develop appropriate lessons
      • Develop individual student IEP w/ FBA/BIP
      • Develop and implement Governing Board approved curriculum
      • Comply with laws, rules and policies
      • Assess student needs and progress
      • Make appropriate application of learning principles
      • Maintain acceptable student behavior
      • Communicate effectively with students, parents and peers
      • Participate in district professional development workshop
      • May perform duties such as feeding, changing, or positioning of high-needs students
      • May need to participate in CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) Training
      • Physical requirements: Good Health and able to lift 20 lbs

    Completion of course works satisfying the requirements for issuance of an Arizona Teaching Certificate and all endorsements in the area(s) of assignment. Applicants are required to be Properly Certified by Arizona teaching certification guidelines- Please contact Arizona Department of Education at for information concerning reciprocity. A Level I Fingerprint Clearance Card is requiring for obtaining AZ Certification. The Human Resources Department assists with the application process.

    Reports To: Building Principal / Ed Services Director

    Performance Responsibilities:
    • Deliver specialized instruction based on individual student needs
    • Participation in site established PLC Teams.
    • Guide the learning, interest and activities of each student by:
      • selecting objectives at the correct level of difficulty / based on assessment results
      • teaching to one sub-objective at a time
      • utilizing the principles of learning
      • assessing student performance and modifying instruction accordingly
    • Be familiar with law relating to teachers and students, policies, rules and regulations of the Page Unified School District #8 Governing Board, and with the courses of study and curriculum guides adopted for the work of their respective teaching assignments.
    • Be familiar with IDEA regulations
    • Access ‘Beyond Textbooks’ tool when determining essential standards to teach, as applicable
    • Spend such time in addition to the regular day as may be needed to fulfill satisfactorily the responsibilities of lesson planning, IEP development student and parent conferences, faculty meetings and other required tasks.
    • Track IEP goals, develop data sheets to track goal progress with data collection procedures
    • Direct, supervise and evaluate the learning experience of the students in both curricular and extra-curricular activities
    • Work in a collaborative team effort with other site based SPED teachers
    • Participate with the SPED team as an LEA, when needed
    • Plan and organize instruction to best meet the needs of each individual student
    • Make appropriate application of learning theory to meet the needs of students
    • Develop instructional plans
    • Use a variety of methods and materials to implement instructional plans
    • Manage the classroom to create optimal learning conditions
    • Provide guidance to students which will promote their welfare and proper educational development
    • Provide leadership to students & Para Pro’s by modeling good citizenship and a positive attitude toward learning
    • Insures the submission of MIP’s logs by their classroom para’s
    • Assess and report student progress in a timely manner according to IDEA
    • Initiate, plan and carry out parent conferences and IEP meetings
    • Maintain a professional relationship with parents related service providers and the community
    • Participate in professional development activities
    • Plan, coordinate and supervise the work of teacher aides
    • Supervise students in and out of the classroom while on duty
    • Initiate and maintain communication and a good working relationship with colleagues, students and parents
    • Participate in site based PLC teams and data meetings
    • Participate in support of district wide initiatives (PLC, PBIS, BT)
    • Attend meetings and serve on committees as requested
    • Maintain the necessary current records and reports as requested
    • Provide students and the school with the maximum return on all equipment, materials, supplies and utilities under the teacher's direction
    • Provide for the care and protection of school property
    • Perform other such duties as are assigned by the administration and the Governing Board

    The teacher's performance is evaluated by the building principal and/or designee according to the provisions of PUSD's policy on evaluation.

    Working/Living Conditions:
    A school district of about 2,500 students, of which 78% are Native American, we offer a New Teacher Induction training to all new teachers, a 198 day new teacher contract, paid holidays, Arizona State Retirement, 12 undesignated paid leave days, and relocation stipends.

    Work where others play! Page, Lake Powell, AZ is a small, progressive community located 130 miles north of Flagstaff, AZ on a high plateau between the Navajo Nation and spectacular Lake Powell. Surrounded by several natural attractions, such as Horseshoe Bend, the Colorado River, and Antelope Canyon, and also centrally located amongst Grand Canyon, Zion, Arches, and more. Page, AZ is a beautiful place to live and work.

    Application/Selection Procedures:
    Online application, followed by application screening and interview process. Application, resume' and supporting documents should be submitted ASAP for consideration.

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