POSITION DESCRIPTION POSITION TITLE
Preschool Itinerant Teacher
Office of Early Learning
Crossroads II, Cary, NC
Senior Administrator, Preschool Programs
WORK WEEK SCHEDULE
Monday - Friday
8:30 – 4:00
NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR
POSITION PURPOSE: Provides direct instructional services to preschool children according to Individual Education Plans (IEP) in the in the least restrictive environment typically the home, child care setting, or community preschool. Manages a caseload of preschool aged children based on locations of children, frequency of services, and duration of sessions. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local compliance regulations; Extensive knowledge of best practices in special education and the development of young children; Extensive knowledge of young children with disabilities; Extensive knowledge of the Electronic Access to Student Information (EASI) system; Effective oral and written communication skills; Effective oral and written communication skills; Critical thinking and problem solving skills; Ability to work independently and complete tasks in the absence of clear direction; Ability to organize information pulled from multiple sources; Ability to perform data collection and analyze student data; Ability to organize information pulled from multiple sources; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with system staff, staff of child care centers, students, parents, external agencies, and the community. EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in early childhood education, special education, or related field; Five years of experience teaching preschool aged children; Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered. CERTIFICATION AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS Hold or be qualified to hold a North Carolina Professional Educator’s License in Birth to Kindergarten; Must hold and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s license according to the State of NC requirements.
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POSITION DESCRIPTION PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in special education or related field. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Provides direct instructional services to preschool children according to Individual Education Plans (IEP) in the in the least restrictive environment typically the home, child care setting, or community preschool. 2. Manages a caseload of preschool aged children based on locations of children, frequency of services, and duration of sessions. 3. Collects ongoing student data to inform intervention support, program design, IEP development, as a part of the teaching cycle. 4. Designs and delivers high quality specialized instruction to young children with disabilities in the community using the North Carolina Foundations for Early Learning. 5. Coordinates and develops individualized supports for families to empower them to best support their child; connects families with local and state based community resources. 6. Stays abreast of current practices related to preschool education and participates in state and local professional development to improve own knowledge. 7. Perform other related duties as assigned.
WORKING CONDITIONS: PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT Must be able to use a variety of office equipment such as computers, scanners, projectors, laminating machines, and copiers. Must be able t