Job Title: Teacher-Varying Exceptionalities

Reports to:Site Administrator
Job Group:Instructional


Job Code:3310, 3314
Salary Schedule:INST


This employee is responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program to meet the needs of children identified as eligible for exceptional student education services and meeting the duties of teaching as outlined in laws and policies.


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. Designing the exceptional student education program so that it is consistent with the total educational philosophy and goals of the district.
  2. Continuing professional growth through educational meetings, visiting related facilities, reading professional literature, and exchanging ideas among the district staff.
  3. Working in coordination with other ESE teachers in planning and developing the program.


  1. Preparing, implementing, and evaluating an annual educational plan for each student based on individually assessed needs in accordance with district procedures.
  2. Using appropriate assessment instruments pertinent to areas of instruction.
  3. Preparing lesson plans for each student.
  4. Providing appropriate schedules for exceptional students, involving school personnel as required.
  5. Seeking a variety of services through community resources and agencies to meet the needs of exceptional students.
  6. Providing specialized instructional techniques through individual or group sessions designed to meet the needs of the students.
  7. Participating in the in-school staffing and screening processes as appropriate.
  8. Participating on evaluation teams for early childhood varying exceptionality students as appropriate.
  9. Planning and implementing self-care programs to provide direct assistance to students (including toileting, positioning, lifting, feeding, etc.).
  10. Planning and implementing a program to assemble, adjust, and maintain equipment used in the instructional program (includes adaptive equipment).
  11. Supervising paraprofessionals and/or LPNs as assigned.

Public Relations:

  1. Cooperating with school personnel in coordinating ESE services within the school.
  2. Developing and conducting an inservice program to inform classroom teachers of the goals and objectives of the ESE program and ways of achieving them in the school setting.
  3. Assisting with the provision of information to community groups and parents concerning ESE programs as requested.
  4. Assisting with the coordination and provision of news releases through the immediate supervisor for local media as requested.
  5. Conferring with other teachers concerning any educational needs of students identified as eligible for exceptional student education services.


  1. Ensuring that each student in the program has necessary evaluation records in his/her permanent folder.
  2. Furnishing the school principal with current student schedules.
  3. Completing progress reports for each student in the program.
  4. Supplying progress reports to school personnel and parents as necessary and requested.
  5. Completing reports for appropriate local and state educational agencies.
  6. Referring those students who require further evaluation or follow-up services to the appropriate school personnel or community agencies.
  7. Other responsibilities as directed by his/her immediate supervisor.


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.



  • Bachelor's degree.


  • Valid Florida certification in varying exceptionalities, emotionally disturbed, intellectual disabilities, mental retardation, specific learning disabilities, or early childhood education OR (for Preschool ONLY) valid Florida certification in any exceptional student education field or early childhood education.


  • Graduate hours beyond bachelor's degree.
  • Classroom teaching experience.
  • Experience in a like position.




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.



  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, scanners, 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-Varying Exceptionalities;   EST: ;   REV: August 17, 1999;   Board Approved: August 17, 1999