High School Special Education Teacher

Job Title: High School Special Education Teacher
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South Los Angeles
Salary: 50K - 90K
Start Date: 2018/19 School Year
Reference: 12120
Contact Name: Candice Coker
Contact Email: [email protected]
Job Published: June 22, 2018 10:45

Job Description

Do you have an exceptional talent for adapting lessons and teaching various subjects? Are you stellar at developing IEPs that serve parents, students and co-teachers alike? 
Excellent! Read on... We've been looking for you!

We’re seeking a Special Education Specialist who is organized, collaborative,  and empathetic to teach grades 9-12 for the 2018-2019 year. The position is at a charter school belonging to a private/public partnership in South Los Angeles.

The right educator has a strong work ethic and aspires to be a leader within the school organization, proactively providing recommendations and accommodations for at-risk students to general education teachers.

In addition to using a variety of instructional strategies and resources to respond to students’ diverse needs and interests (including prescribed educational software and intervention curriculum), the educator facilitates learning experiences that promote autonomy, interaction and choices and engage students in problem solving, critical thinking and/or other activities that make subject matter meaningful.

As an educator in this urban setting, the teacher quickly builds rapport in large classroom settings while exhibiting superb IEP management and monitoring through “line of sight” supervision.

They are skilled at daily grades/points, progress notes, progress reports, report cards, IEP goals and objectives, incident reports, and behavior data.

The right educator excels at administering co-taught lessons in a fully inclusive learning environment and collaborates in weekly planning sessions with general education co-teacher, using Google Docs.

The educator co teaches at least one class period 4 to 5 times a week and is comfortable leading before/after school tutoring sessions 2-4 days a week.

The charter school is set within an urban empowerment zone just south of downtown Los Angeles and belongs to a private/public partnership that comprehensively serves the needs of its students in preparation for them to take their rightful place as confident and courageous citizens, eager to achieve and contribute to a global society.

It’s vision is to graduate and prepare students to succeed in college and eventually enter the workplace as an informed and productive employee, entrepreneur, and community leader who will act as a responsible citizen.

The high school serves 480 students, with the populations being 94% Hispanic and 97% receiving free and reduced lunch.

It seeks educators passionate about providing innovative instructional strategies, where every student is treated as gifted and expected to succeed.,

The school offers a full-benefits and State Teachers’ Retirement System.

Compensation is DOE. Salary ranges from $49,479-89,117.

  • Clear California Teaching Credential in Mild/Moderate Disabilities.
  • at least 3 years of teaching experience in an urban setting
  • Experience working with individuals with emotional disorders and/or challenging behaviors is preferred.

  • Facility with Spanish; Bilingual in Spanish or Korean highly encouraged to apply  
  • Consistent attendance, punctuality and dependability
  • Resilient, empathetic and kind
  • High behavioral expectations and strong classroom management skills
  • Commitment to continuous professional development
  • Sense of humor and love of teaching