2020/2021 Para To Teacher Program - Secondary & Elementary Special Education Teacher

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TITLE: Secondary & Elementary Special Education Teacher (KCKPS Para to Teacher Program Internal Candidates only)



To facilitate student comprehension and application of concepts, skills and behaviors that contribute to the development of mature, able and responsible members of society. To ensure continuous improvement in academic, social and behavioral goals aligned with national and state standards, and to collaboratively develop and implement Individualized Education Plans for students who have been identified with a disability.

If you are interested in exploring your opportunities you may attend one of the information sessions listed below and/or complete the application and attach all required documents including:

Mandatory Documents (applications will be incomplete and not considered until all documents are received)

*Resume - covers your full and part-time employment.

*Cover Letter - a minimum one-page document explaining why you wish to teach a diverse student population and what makes you qualified to become a teacher. Include any paid or volunteer opportunities you completed where you currently or previously worked with children in the pre- school to high school age.

*Unofficial transcripts - from all colleges/universities you attended, including community colleges, will be considered with the initial application. You may attach your transcripts to the application, or have them sent to Dr. Liz Meitl, Alternative Certification Program Advisor, at elizabeth.meitl@kckps.org.

*Letters of Recommendations - you will need three references which should include at least one current or previous supervisor and two colleagues.


  • To advocate for the rights of students with special needs.
  • To develop and maintain a positive professional working relationship with student, parents, teachers, administrators and other service providers.
  • To be responsible for planning instructional programs for the classroom. This includes, but is not limited to, individual plans as outlined on students’ Individual Education Programs.
  • To serve as a liaison between the school and the community.
  • Establish I.E.P./annual review meetings, affording parents’ and student’s right to input and notifying all service providers per local guidelines.
  • To serve as an active member on the I.E.P. team for students.
  • Develop and maintain all I.E.P.’s in accordance with federal, state and local guidelines.
  • Maintain close communication with general education teachers and other service providers, keeping them fully informed of student progress.
  • To carry out other responsibilities as assigned by the building administrator or special education administrator.
  • Perform additional duties which will provide a positive role model for the student to follow both in the classroom and outside of the classroom setting.
  • Evaluate student performance by performing diagnostic testing necessary in preparing for annual reviews and eligibility meetings, as well as quarterly updates on the I.E.P.
  • Monitor student progress in all classes.
  • Assist in establishing class schedules.
  • Supervise, evaluate and help train paraprofessionals as assigned.
  • Request equipment and supplies as necessary to meet objectives as outlined on individual student’s I.E.P.s
  • Demonstrate curriculum knowledge and teaching strategies.
  • Implement behavioral intervention plans, as necessary
  • To be responsible for other duties deemed necessary and appropriate as outlined in federal, state and local guidelines and students’ Individual Educational Program.
  • Ability to work a full duty day in the location or locations assigned by the supervisor.
  • Physical and emotional ability to perform required work and move about as needed in the fast-paced, highly intensive school environment.
  • Maintain a neat and appropriate appearance
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Applicant must be accepted or be prepared to be accepted and enrolled in a Para to
  • Teacher Program from an accredited Kansas university.
  • Applicant must have been a paraprofessional in the KCKPS school district for one year.
  • Applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Meet the employment qualifications set forth by the Kansas City, Kansas Board of
    and the Kansas State Department of Education.
  • Hold or be eligible for Kansas certification appropriate for the position
  • Must be inclusive and understanding of students with special needs.
  • Show initiative, creativity, self-motivation and good judgment.
  • Demonstrate good judgment, adaptability and flexibility.
  • Respect confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, professional judgment, oral and written communication
  • Be efficient and organized in “paper management”


Maintains communication with teachers, other school personnel, and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students.

Provides health services, information, and counseling in an effective and positive manner to enhance the health and wellness of the school community.
Completes accident/incident reports for students/staff.
Compiles data for statistical purposes.

Maintains confidentiality regarding educational records.


Maintains a daily log of school/staff visits and documentation.
Maintains the daily environment of the health office facility and supplies. Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties. Performs other related work as required.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and analyze and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, general curriculum and learning theories, correspondence, and protocols. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff, parents, students, and the general public.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk, stand and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must occasionally push items of 50 pounds such as pushing on a bike or wheelchair, or moving/rearranging furniture. While performing the duties of the job the employee occasionally may visit a child’s home. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment. Is directly responsible for students’ safety, work output and well-being.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.


SALARY: Based on KCKPS Salary Schedule


REPORT TO: Special Education Administration; Principal

EVALUATION: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with Board of Education policy

Contact Dr. Liz Meitl (elizabeth.meitl@kckps.org or 913-609-7976) or fill out the form which can be found here: [...] for more information.

All information sessions will be held on Zoom. To sign up and get the Zoom link fill out the form you can find at [...] . The information sessions will be held on these days and times:

Tue. Oct. 13, 2020 at 11:30am

Mon. Nov. 16, 2020 at 5:00pm

Wed. Jan. 27, 2021 at 9:00am

Thu. March 11, 2021 at 6:00pm

Mon. April 12, 2021 at 12:00pm

2020/2021 Para To Teacher Program - Secondary & Elementary Special Education Teacher

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