Special Education Teacher (Mild/Moderate/Severe)

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Job Id: 257619

Job description

Education Specialists work collaboratively with general education teachers and administrators to accommodate and/or modify core curriculum and provide evidence-based interventions for students based on IEP goals. Instruction takes place in the Least Restrictive Environment. Ed. Specialists work with a variety of students who may need specialized academic instruction for up to 100% of their school day. Setting include co-teaching Learning Center Model intensive small-group intervention and self-contained for the majority of the day. Willingness/desire to teach in inclusive school communities is essential.


Primary Function

Under the direction of the school site principal teach and instruct preschool elementary and middle school level students who require specialized academic instruction and curriculum in preacademic academic social-emotional behavioral adaptive behavior daily living and pre-vocational skill areas. Plan develop implement and progress monitor individualized education plans (IEP) within legally mandated timelines.

  • Coordinate the special education referral and assessment process

  • Administer and score standardized norm referenced assessments sharing results with school psychologist/multi-disciplinary team members

  • Complete initial assessment additional assessments and triennial re-evaluations within district state and federal guidelines

  • Utilize comprehensive assessment results curriculum based measures and/or formative assessment data to identify present level of functioning draft measurable annual goals and report progress on goals aligned to District required report periods

  • Case manage students on assigned caseload including but not limited to: write legally compliant IEPs monitor annual/triennial timelines and; coordinate all supports and services as identified in the IEP (including but not limited to: transportation services nursing/health services related services and counseling services)

  • Design an individualized educational program to meet the needs of caseload assigned students

  • Implement IEP as written; plan & provide evidence based instruction and supports for students to receive educational benefit and progress on IEP goals

  • Collect & maintain data on IEP goals to report progress

  • Facilitate transition of students from preschool to kindergarten; elementary to middle school and middle school to high school

  • Align instruction with current state and district standards accommodating and modifying

  • Consult & work collaboratively with classroom teachers to support the unique needs of students with disabilities in the general education

  • Accommodate and modify core curriculum classroom environment and resolve unique academic and behavioral concerns

  • Provide general education teacher with the current IEP At-A-Glance for each student

  • Demonstrate effective classroom management employing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

  • Provide consultation to school staff and parents relating to student assessment specialized instruction accommodations and modifications and behavior management techniques

  • Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with school district personnel outside agencies and parents while maintaining confidentiality

  • Plan and coordinate the work of paraprofessionals/Special Education Classroom Assistants (SECA) and Behavior Intervention Specialists (BIS). Provide training and oversight in order to effectively utilize paraprofessional support

  • Assist students with personal care such as feeding toileting changing diapers/clothing cleaning/grooming and perform specialized health care procedures

  • Transfer students in and out of wheelchairs braces and other types of orthopedic equipment as necessary; assure the safe use and operation of orthopedic equipment

  • Perform observations assessments and participate in IEP meetings

  • Maintain accurate information in district Special Education Information System (SEIS) including but not limited to: caseloads affirmed IEPs uploaded reports/documents

  • Maintain legally compliant organized special education files containing original signatures

  • Accurately follow district student attendance reporting procedures

  • Administer required district and state assessments with accommodations and modification

  • Attend faculty meetings in-service meetings team meetings grade level meetings and department meetings as required and participate in adjunct duties as equitably assigned

  • 28. Supervise students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day


Knowledge and Abilities

  • Child growth and development and behavior characteristics of elementary students

  • Federal & state laws and regulations surrounding provision of special education

  • Principles theories techniques and best practice strategies pertaining to the teaching and instruction of students with special needs

  • Educational curriculum and instructional goals and objectives and the educational trends and research findings pertaining to students with disabilities

  • Behavior management and behavior shaping strategies techniques and methods and conflict resolution procedures

  • Technology including computers computer programs and multimedia devices

  • Socio-economic and cultural background differences of the general school population


Ability to:

  • Plan organize develop and use appropriate strategies for a comprehensive teaching and instruction program

  • Apply concepts and abstract learning to practical situations

  • Provide effective learning experiences for students with a wide range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and varying mental social and emotional levels

  • Perform research and development activities pertaining to related elementary curriculum and instruction programs pilot projects and innovative programs



  • Education Specialist: Mild/Moderate or Behavior Intervention requires an Education Specialist: Mild to Moderate Credential w/ an Autism Authorization.(Special Education Learning Handicapped. Credentials are acceptable with Autism Authorization and Resource Specialist Authorization.)

  • Education Specialist: Moderate/Severe requires an Education Specialist: Moderate to Severe. Credential or a Special Education: Severely Handicapped Credential. (Moderate to Severe and Severely Handicapped Credentials include Autism Authorization.)

  • Education Specialist: Preschool or Infant requires an Education Specialist: Early Childhood. Credential (Early Childhood credential includes Autism Authorization.)


Job Types: Full-time Part-time Contract


Salary: From $45000.00 per year



  • 401(k)

  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Retirement plan

  • Vision insurance


  • After school

  • Day shift

  • Monday to Friday

  • No weekends

  • On call


Requirements / Qualifications

Moderate/Severe or Severely Handicapped Credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. If an English learner authorization is not embedded in the credential a separate English learner authorization such as a CLAD permit must be attached. In lieu of a preliminary or clear credential we will accept a letter from a university with a CTC approved teacher credential program stating that you have met the requirements for an Education Specialist: Extensive Support Needs internship credential.

All documents must be submitted online via Edjoin.org. Please do not send copies via e-mail fax or U.S. mail. Please do not attach additional documents that were not requested.

  • Credential Copy (or letter from your university verifying eligibility for internship credential)

  • Letter of Introduction

  • Letter(s) of Recommendation (3 letters required)


Work Location: In person

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