Exceptional Children (General Curriculum) Teacher


Hertford County High School has an opening for an Exceptional Children (General Curriculum) Teacher for the upcoming school year. The Exceptional Children's self-contained position services up to 10 students in a self-contained environment using the Extended curriculum.  


See the job description below for more information.


GRADE:  State Salary Scale for Teachers


FLSA:  Exempt


REPORTS TO:  Principal






NATURE OF WORK:  Under general supervision, provides special education services to students identified as disabled in accordance with State and Federal regulations. Work involves developing and implementing the Individualized Education Program (IEP) in classroom settings that are compatible with the student’s age and developmental level. The Exceptional Children (EC) teacher is responsible for developing lesson plans, adapting materials and designing activities to assist EC students develop appropriate academic, behavioral, and social skills and to meet their IEP goals. The teacher is responsible for monitoring student’s progress and for maintaining EC records in compliance with State and Federal guidelines.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The teacher is required to follow all board policies and procedures and to comply with the instructions and/or directives from his/her supervisor(s).

PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS:  The major physical and cognitive requirements listed below are applicable to the Teacher job classification within Hertford County Schools.  Work in this classification is considered light physical work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects.


Must be able to use a variety of equipment and classroom tools such as computers, copiers, calculators, pencils, scissors, and equipment for children with special needs, etc.


Data Conception:  Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.


Interpersonal Communication:  Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information (includes receiving instructions, assignments and/or directions from superiors.)


Language Ability:  Requires the ability to read a variety of correspondence, reports, handbooks, forms, lists, etc. and the ability to prepare correspondence, simple reports, forms, instructional materials, etc., using prescribed format.


Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in variety of technical or professional languages including education terminology.


Numerical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract; multiply and divide; utilize decimals and percentages; and to apply the principles of descriptive statistics, statistical inference and statistical theory.


Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.


Motor Coordination:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using office equipment.


Manual Dexterity:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as office equipment and hand tools. Must have minimal level of eye/hand/foot coordination.


Interpersonal Temperament:  Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations.


Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and hear: (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to communicate via telephone.