Teacher - Exceptional Education Department Chair - 2024-25

Henrico County Public Schools | Henrico, VA, United States

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Posted Date 5/20/2024

Job Title

Teacher - Exceptional Education Department Chair - 2024-25


Henrico, VA, US

Organization Name

HCPS - Moody Middle

About Us

Henrico County Public Schools is one of the six largest public school divisions in Virginia with a nationally recognized educational program. Henrico County is a suburban community surrounding the city of Richmond, VA. We are 104 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the east; 94 miles from the scenic Skyline Drive to the west; 106 miles from Washington, D.C. to the north; and 75 miles from the North Carolina border to the south.

Our Mission:

Henrico County Public Schools, an innovative leader in educational excellence, will actively engage our students in diverse educational, social and civic learning experiences that inspire and empower them to become contributing citizens.

General Statement of Duties

In addition to serving as a classroom teacher, the Special Education Department Chair oversees special education instructional services for students with disabilities. Promotes research-based educational instructional practices for special education students in classrooms. Communicates within and outside of the school system; requires handling of sensitive information and/or dealing tactfully with others.

Essential Duties


  • Provides direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment.
  • Employs special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
  • Instructs students in academic subjects using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Establishes and enforces rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students.
  • Meets with parents to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their individualized educational needs.
  • Confers with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development.
  • Maintains accurate and complete student records and prepares reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicates those objectives to students.
  • Develops plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students in inclusive classroom settings.
  • Assists students with learning personal hygiene.
  • Collects and analyzes data to inform educational decision making.
  • Assists in the development of Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and Behavior Improvement Plans (BIP).
  • Serves as a member of a multidisciplinary team as appropriate.
  • Assists in preparation of data for local, state, and federal reports.
  • Supervises paraprofessionals assigned to the classroom.
  • Maintains professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Regular attendance is required.


  • Participates in district special education leadership meetings as scheduled and follow-through with district decisions and recommendations at the school level
  • Conducts monthly school-based department meetings at the school level
  • Adheres to federal and state annual IEP and reevaluation timelines, law and regulations related to special education
  • Provides case management for students in private day placements
  • Monitors the implementation of district special education curriculum at the school level
  • Assigns teacher caseloads
  • Develops schedules for instructional assistant to support students and school programming
  • Collaborates with school counselors, administrators and related service provides to ensure the master schedule meets identified student needs
  • Assists with planning, coordinating and conducting professional learning with respect to specially designed instruction and student services.
  • Provides peer coaching and modeling to assist other teachers in maximizing instructional effectiveness
  • Mentors new special education teachers
  • Maintains proper inventory of supplies, evaluation kits, textbooks, equipment and instructional resources.
  • Participates in student transition meetings
  • Participates as a member of the school based school quality team
  • 11 Month Contract supports instruction during summer Extended School Year

Minimum Qualifications

Must be able to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds frequently and 25 to 50 pounds occasionally, and may assist move, or restrain students when required to intervene in student safety issues. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, lift, walk, stand, and hear.

Demonstrates accurate knowledge of evidence-based teaching practices (reinforcement, prompting, visual schedules, antecedent based intervention, etc.). Demonstrates accurate knowledge of the learning and behavioral characteristics of the disabilities of the students with whom they work. Demonstrates understanding of functions of behavior and is knowledgeable of interventions matched to each. Experience with a variety of evidence-based instructional practices as well as data collection and its utilization. Knowledge of special education laws, policies and practices. Proficient with Microsoft and/or Google Suite and other related educational software.

Must hold a Virginia teaching license with an endorsement in special education and have a minimum of three years successful teaching experience. Prior experience as a department chair or other leadership role is preferred. Master’s degree in special education preferred.

Additional Information

The minimum salary for this 239-day position is $63,921 with a bachelor’s degree, $66,989 with a master’s degree or $68,578 with a doctoral degree. The position receives an additional department chair stipend of $2,021. The annual salary will be prorated based upon the work begin date.

How To Apply

To be considered for the listed vacancy, you must submit a complete online application to include:

  1. Resume
  2. Copy of your VA or out-of-state teaching license

If you are unable to upload the documents, you may mail, fax, or hand-deliver the requested documents to:

Henrico County Public Schools

3820 Nine Mile Road - Attn: Human Resources

Henrico, VA 23223

The School Board of Henrico County is committed to nondiscrimination with regard to sex (including pregnancy), gender, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law (except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification), in employment or in its programs and activities.

EOE/Accommodations Upon Request

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Main Organization

Public Schools

Public Schools

Employment Status

Permanent Fulltime

Permanent Full-time

Amount of Travel

Work At Home

Salary63,921.00 Annual
Education | Teaching
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