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Gifted Instructor/Consultant

Purpose:  The Gifted Instructor/Consultant creates a positive learning environment to facilitate students' personal, social, and intellectual development. In order to respond to the individual needs and abilities of students, the Gifted Instructor/Consultant must work closely with the staff and administration of the cooperative and school district.


Responsible to:  Principal and Director of Special Education


Payment rate: According to a negotiated agreement



1. High school diploma or equivalent.

2. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university.

3. Current Kansas State Teaching Certificate on file in the Central Office.

4. Health and Inoculation Certificate on file in the Central Office.

5. Desire to continue career improvement.


Essential Functions:

1. Facilitate the personal, social, and intellectual development of students.

2. Establish a positive learning environment and respond to the individual needs of students.

3. Ensure that all activities conform to district and cooperative guidelines.

4. Communicate effectively with all members of the school district, cooperative, and community.

5. Work effectively with community organizations.

6. Appropriately operate all equipment as required.

7. React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned.

8. Support the value of education.

9. Support the philosophy and mission of the cooperative and school district.


Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:

1. Requires prolonged sitting or standing.

2. Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy

objects or materials.

3. Occasional stooping, bending, and reaching.

4. Requires some travel.

5. Must work indoors and outdoors year-round.

6. Must work in noisy and crowded environments.


General Responsibilities:

1. Assist in the early recognition and prevention of educational problems.

2. Participate as a team member in the comprehensive evaluation, review, and re-evaluation process.

3. Participate in the development of student BEPs.

4. Plan and implement effective lessons based on student IEPs, using time, materials, and resources effectively.

5. Adhere to required program guidelines as defined by the Kansas Plan for Special Education.

6. Monitor student progress and make informed, timely educational decisions.

7. Motivate students through effective communication and evaluative feedback.

8. Display a thorough knowledge of the curriculum and subject matter.

9. Demonstrate awareness of the needs of students and provide for individual differences.

10. Set high expectations for student achievement and behavior.

11. Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with others.

12. Establish and maintain a positive climate for learning through appropriate classroom management.

13. Maintain current curriculum and instructional practices.

14. Provide daily feeding and/or mealtime supervision, toileting, and hygiene care as needed.

15. Plan and implement transitional programs for students.

16. Consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and others concerning the needs of students and special services that are available.

17. Refer students and their families to appropriate community agencies and services.

18. Cooperate with agencies serving students and their families.

19. Assist teachers in the development and implementation of curriculum modifications and appropriate classroom strategies.

20. Assist with public awareness activities which lead to a better understanding of the needs of exceptional children.

21. Assist students in developing feelings of self-worth.

22. Order and maintain an adequate inventory of materials and supplies.

23. Maintain appropriate, confidential records and provide timely reports.

24. Keep abreast of new information, innovative ideas, and techniques.

25. Train and supervise staff members as assigned.

26. See that school district and cooperative policies are observed during all activities.

27. Obtain advance approval for all special activities and expenditures.

28. Adhere to all district and cooperative health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan.

29. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Special Education.

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