Lockwood School District # 26
Job Description

TITLE: Special Education Teacher at New Day
REPORTS TO: Individual administrator to whom assigned.
SUPERVISES (if applicaable): N/A
JOB DEFINITION OR GOAL: To provide for instruction and supervision of students at New Day.


  1. Meets and instructs assigned students in the locations and at times designated.

  2. Develops and maintains a classroom environment conductive to effective learning within the limits of the resources provided by the District.

  3. Prepares for classes assigned, and shows written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.

  4. Maintains good student behavior and good student discipline.

  5. Employs a variety of instructional techniques consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.

  6. Strives to implement by instruction and action the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.

  7. Assists in accessing, educational records for students at the New Day residential and day school programs.

  8. Facilitates timely communication between New Day, Lockwood School and Billings School District #2.

  9. Establishes and maintains current educational files, to include school history, immunizations and special education paperwork.

  10. Case manages educational components of special education students.

  11. Implements instruction to address and measure special education IEPs and G&Os.

  12. Facilitates student transitions between New Day, Lockwood and Billings School District

  13. Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.

  14. Evaluates student progression on a continuous basis.

  15. Takes and reports attendance and enrollment.

  16. Maintains accurate and complete records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulation.

  17. Upholds, enforces, and follows school rules, administrative regulations,and board policy.

  18. Makes provision for being available to students and parents at reasonable times for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so.

  19. Attends and participates in meetings when required or requested to do so.

  20. Cooperates with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, objectives and methods.

  21. Assists in curriculum planning in the selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.

  22. Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents.

  23. Establishes and maintains cooperative relations with others in conjunction with the performance of their duties.

  24. Provides for his/her own professional growth through an ongoing program of reading, workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning.

  25. Conducts his/her self in a professional manner while performing his/her duties.

Only minimum duties are listed. Other functions may be
required as given or assigned.


  1. Valid Montana teaching certificate with proper endorsement.
  2. Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
  3. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, parents, staff and the community.
  4. Ability to handle stressful situations.
  5. Ability to effectively manage time and responsibilities.


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 frequently required to sit, walk and stand; twist at neck and waist; kneel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to be able to hear conversations in quiet environments. May be required to lift or move up to 20 pounds.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside, but some duties and practice drills will be performed outside, including recess, field trips, fire drills, etc. The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints. The employee is directly responsible for the safety and well being of students.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but at times can be noisy.

The employee must work well under pressure to meet multiple and sometimes competing deadlines. The employee shall, at all times, demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors.