Teacher/Professional - Special Education - Homebound Teacher
ROLE AND PURPOSE:
To provide direct and facilitated educational services in the hospital/home to eligible general education and special education students who are temporarily unable to attend classes on their home campus due to serious illness, injury or accidents.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
Must hold a valid general education Texas Teacher Certification for the level at which instruction is to occur, which could be kindergarten through 12th grade
Valid Texas special education teaching certificate with required endorsements (preferred)
Valid Texas Driver’s License with a clear driving history and reliable transportation
Demonstrate the ability to utilize various forms of electronic equipment and software including visual and audio telecommunication system, web-based systems, information retrieval and data management systems as well as Office software components
Able to instruct students in varied, complicated conditions and environments
Able to work with students in crisis situations due to acute, catastrophic illnesses or injuries while demonstrating flexibility and empathy
Minimum three (3) years excellent teaching experience
Knowledge of the core curriculum areas of instruction (at all levels) and experience working with special needs students
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Demonstrate knowledge of and implement 504 Plans and Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
Demonstrate organizational and time management skills to effectively serve multiple campuses; manage frequent schedule changings and interruptions
Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to be self-driven and independent while supporting and working with the homebound leaders and team members
Participate in General Education Homebound (GEH) or ARD committee meetings as assigned by the department leaders
Contact the student’s teachers regularly to secure assignments and any special information needed to provide engaging instruction and meet the student’s needs
Facilitate the transportation of student assignments and implementation of instructional activities provided by the student’s campus teacher of record and/or assigned tasks through the district’s digital curriculum system
Implement engaging and effective instruction within and across disciplines, taking into consideration the cognitive, affective and physical abilities of each student due to the current medical conditions and treatments
Utilize appropriate technology needed to enhance and deliver instruction
Serve as a liaison between school faculty/staff and the student/parent for delivery of instructional services
Maintain a high level of confidentiality of student records and situations
Maintain all data records as required as part of the homebound services department and compliance related regulations
Work with families and campus staff to ensure smooth transition of students going back to the regular school setting
Maintain regular communication with the homebound department leads and other team members including changes in individual team member’s schedules and student medical circumstances
Pursue guidance, feedback and suggestions from the homebound department leaders
Compile, maintain, and submit all reports, records, and other documents as assigned
Assess student progress and effectively collaborate and communicate with building staff, parents and students to ensure student’s success
Build and maintain a positive relationship with assigned students and parents
Maintain an organized and safe learning experience and environment
Provide vigilant supervision of the student while providing instruction in the student’s home to alert the parent/designee of any concerns
Recognize indicators of student distress or abuse and take appropriate intervention, referral or reporting actions
Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, yourself, equipment and materials
Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents and stakeholders within the community
Maintain professional relationships and educational discussions, as need, with outside health and medical service providers in the student’s home
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Participate in professional development in areas that will improve implementation of the student’s academic instruction
Participate in weekly homebound services PLC meetings
Consider other professional learning as recommended by the supervising coordinator
Develop annual personal growth goals for continuous professional learning
Maintain required vaccinations and receive an annual flu shot, due to the medically fragile students served
Travel within the district to homes, campuses, administration buildings and alternate instructional locations as required to provide instruction to assigned students
Frequent standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
Move small stacks of textbooks, media equipment, desks and other classroom equipment.
May be required to lift and position students with physical disabilities; control behavior through physical restraint; and assist non-ambulatory students.
Exposure to biological hazards.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.
NOTE: In order to minimize current campus disruption, current teachers and classroom assistants may only apply to job postings if the position is a promotion. A promotion is defined by an increase in salary grade or incremental stipend. This does not apply if the transfer window is open.
Additional Job Information
This is a pooled position. It is open year round even if no current openings exist.