This position is responsible for providing diagnostic, consultative, prescriptive and instructional services to children with special educational needs through the mode of music. The role of the Teacher/Music Therapist is to use musical performance, lessons, songwriting, and music listening as part of an integrative approach to instruction to improve the individual student’s social, emotional, physical and/or cognitive abilities.
This position may supervise a paraprofessional, if assigned to a student caseload.
Work Hours: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Shifts Per Pay Period: 10
Applications are being accepted from current County employees as well as members of the public.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Diagnostic and Evaluation
The Teacher will serve as a member of the individual education plan team.
The Teacher shall provide continuous evaluation of student’s progress and report that progress to the student’s parents, homeroom classroom teacher and administrators.
Reporting and Prescriptive Planning
The Teacher shall develop a written educational evaluation on each student referred and evaluated as having suspected CD needs as it relates to the area of music education.
The Teacher, in consultation with parents and classroom teachers, shall develop an individual educational plan (IEP) on each student participating in the music class.
The Teacher shall meet with student’s parents as necessary or upon request to review the individual educational plan and obtain written parental approval of the plan.
The Teacher shall continually review student’s needs and goals and shall update the plan as objectives and goals are achieved.
The Teacher, in cooperation with the classroom teacher and other involved parties, shall schedule instructional time that infuses music education concepts that are appropriate to meet student’s educational needs.
The Teacher shall provide instructional services necessary to support the goals and objectives listed in student’s IEP’s.
The Teacher shall provide materials, resources and techniques to the regular classroom teachers, parents and other concerned parties whenever necessary to meet student’s special education needs outside of the music program.
Upon request, the Teacher shall provide in-services about exceptional children and his/her services to parent, classroom teachers and other concerned parties as it relates to music education and activities.
The Teacher shall meet with parents whenever appropriate to discuss student progress.
The Teacher shall perform other duties and functions requested by the Director of Special Education, his/her designee(s) and/or building administrators.
The Teacher shall assist in integrating the student back into the regular classroom when indicated and continue supportive contact with the student and the classroom teacher until transition is completed.
Demonstrates a commitment to county safety and risk management efforts.
Other duties may be assigned.