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Special Education Grade K-2 Social Emotional Teacher

Company: Portland Public Schools
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

How To Apply : Please visit https://www.pps.net/jobs and use job number 25453 to access the full job description and apply.

Salary : $50,020 - $97,333 per year

Portland Public Schools (PPS) is actively seeking a Special Education Grade K-2 Social Emotional Teacher to serve students with ongoing significant social/emotional skill deficits and mental health needs that impede their ability to benefit from general education settings. Behavioral characteristics of these students may include: non-compliance; poor peer interactions; difficulty in following school routines and/or expectations; poor problem-solving skills; excessive fears/phobias; poor social skills; and sometimes verbal and/or physical aggressiveness.

Teacher provides a developmentally appropriate classroom environment for children with a wide range of abilities. Using a Collaborative Problem-Solving approach, incumbent provides specially designed instruction in social skills, school success strategies, conflict resolution, coping skills, and academics at the students' instructional level. Such instruction occurs in the classroom setting with consultation and communication to families. Classroom environments feature clear expectations, community building, relationship building with adults and peers, positive support strategies, and encouragement. Related services are provided consistent with each student's IEP. Students have opportunities to participate in general education experiences.

With the District's focus on eliminating systemic racism and its adverse impact on student learning, we seek to hire individuals who bring to our district a deep commitment to racial equity and social justice.

To learn more about Portland Public Schools, please check out our profile at https://www.themuse.com/profiles/portlandpublicschools .

Minimum Qualifications :

Background/experience with students with severe developmental delays.

Current pediatric CPR credential or willing to receive training as soon as possible.

Oregon TSPC License with Handicapped Learner or Special Education: Generalist endorsement

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or notice of medical or religious exception at the time of hire.


Keywords: Portland Public Schools, Portland , Special Education Grade K-2 Social Emotional Teacher, Education / Teaching , Portland, Oregon

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