Job Title: Teacher, Homebound

Reports to:Site Administrator
Job Group:Instructional


Job Code:3306
Salary Schedule:INST


Responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program to meet the needs of students who are unable to attend school for medical reasons through curriculum, lesson plans, and educational programs, while ensuring that all procedures are followed to maintain safety and security and to meet federal, state, and local regulations.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Maintain a student-centered learning environment that is safe, organized, equitable, flexible, inclusive, and collaborative and accommodates the differing needs of students.
  2. Foster a culture of high expectations for all students by promoting the importance of education and each student's capacity for academic and social emotional achievements.
  3. Collaborate with school and District staff to design, prepare, and implement varied educational materials, lesson plans, media, and technology based on standards and that enable all students to participate in high-quality communication interactions and achieve their educational goals in alignment with state-adopted standards; ensure the social emotional needs of students are met, which includes utilizing adaptive materials and equipment as needed.
  4. Utilize a comprehensive knowledge of the subject taught to deliver engaging and challenging lessons and to enrich students’ understanding through content area literacy strategies, verbalization of thought, and application of the subject matter.
  5. Differentiate instruction based on an assessment of student learning needs and recognition of individual differences in students by identifying gaps in students’ subject matter knowledge and applying varied instructional strategies and resources to provide comprehensible instruction and teach for student understanding.
  6. Implement student 504s and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) as necessary under the guidance of the applicable school and District staff; ensure all students’ needs are being met appropriately.
  7. Design, prepare and implement curriculum for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in collaboration with District staff as needed.
  8. Demonstrate a breadth of subject matter knowledge using the current references, materials, and technologies of the subject field, and provide instruction, follow-up, and review of material in a comprehensible manner that enables students to approach and interrelate topics from a variety of perspectives, interests, and points of view.
  9. Monitor student behavior using positive behavior supports and/or individual behavior plans, maintain discipline in accordance with required disciplinary policies and procedures, and enforce rules, regulations, the student code of conduct, and District policies to foster safety and security of students, faculty, staff, and other members of the school community.
  10. Assign, grade, and evaluate student work, administer appropriate assessments, evaluate student comprehension and progress on a regular basis, and provide appropriate feedback to students, staff, and parents/guardians as an ongoing evaluation process.
  11. Design and utilize a variety of formative and summative assessments that match learning objectives and lead to mastery while ensuring that all assessments align with established standards and requirements in areas of academic, communication and behavior as needed.
  12. Record, prepare, and maintain progress reports, report cards, data regarding behavior and/or behavior plans and health status, and other required reports; ensure confidentiality is maintained, as required by federal, state, and District policies.
  13. Maintain open lines of communication with students and parent(s)/guardian(s) regarding student progress; attend parent/guardian and teacher conferences as required to support student learning and continuous improvement; share information or provide training as needed.
  14. Refer students to the appropriate personnel when evaluation or follow-up services as required; provide information to students and parents/guardians as requested.
  15. Administer District, local, state, and federal testing for students and ensure all rules and regulations are upheld and that testing conditions are modified as appropriate to accommodate learning needs; notify appropriate personnel when this does not occur.
  16. Participate in professional learning communities (PLCs) and utilize a variety of data to evaluate learning outcomes, adjust planning, and continuously improve the effectiveness of lessons and the academic program based on students’ needs.
  17. Follow District policies and procedures concerning education, health, safety, equipment, personal information, and the wellbeing of students.
  18. Maintain compliance with School Board policy at all times.
  19. Maintain required certifications, participate in professional development workshops and in-service training sessions as required, attend required meetings, and keep abreast of current educational trends, laws, regulations, and statutes.
  20. Maintain the requirements of professional responsibility and ethical conduct by fulfilling expected obligations to students, the public, and the education profession while adhering to all rules and requirements.
  21. Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, materials, equipment, and facilities.
  22. Follow the Exceptional Student Education programming for assigned area of exceptional student education in alignment with District, state, and federal requirements and with the total educational philosophy of the District.
  23. Collaborate with others to develop a functional behavior assessment (FBA) for students as required, so that a behavior intervention plan (BIP) is created, implemented, and reviewed/revised with the use of data as needed to assist a student in improving or replacing certain identified behaviors.
  24. Participate in school-based intervention, evaluation, and staffing meetings as appropriate and implement student 504s, IEPs and/or FBA/BIP as necessary under the guidance of the applicable school and District staff.
  25. Plan and develop the educational program in collaboration with other instructional staff to include scheduling, specially designed instruction, and tailoring accommodation and interventions to unique student needs, which is done through differentiated individual, small group, or classroom instruction.
  26. Provide training for additional staff and parents/guardians on the goals and accommodations outlined in student Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
  27. Identify and collaborate with District, community, and agency services to meet the needs of students needing ESE services/supports, which includes referring students who need further evaluation or follow-up services and providing information to students and parents/guardians, as appropriate.
  28. Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by federal and state policy, District policy, and school policy.
  29. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Comprehensive knowledge of content, curriculum, teaching methods, and related statutes, laws, and regulations
  • Knowledge of Exceptional Student Education programs, the various disabilities, and their impact on student learning
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws related to Exceptional Student Education
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner and within established timeframes
  • Operating knowledge of computer programs, including email, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and web-based technologies and platforms
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ability to effectively engage in the problem-solving process
  • Ability to use evidence-based classroom and individual behavior management strategies and techniques


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the field of Exceptional Student Education, or related field
  • OR
  • Approval by or participation in a state-approved certification pathway program


  • Valid Florida Educator’s Certificate or District-issued adjunct certification
  • OR
  • Valid statement of eligibility


  • Two years' experience in an ESE classroom environment and/or working with children




Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as light work.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, and hear. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • Adaptive equipment and devices as necessary.
  • Classroom equipment, including content-specific specialized equipment.
  • General office equipment, including electronic devices, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Teacher, Homebound;   EST: June 29, 1993;   REV: May 7, 2024;   Board Approved: May 7, 2024

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