Sample Special Education Teacher Job Description

Job Description

At [SchoolX], our 2,000+ students are supported and inspired by nearly 200 staff members. We are seeking a special education teacher to fill this valued role as the previous individual steps down for retirement. The ideal candidate will be a skilled and motivated instructor with patience and an upbeat demeanor. You will work with approximately 100 students with an array of learning disabilities and develop individualized instruction for their various needs.

We are looking for an individual who shares our vision of increasing accessibility and engagement in education—and who embodies our school’s award-winning legacy.

Objectives of this Role

  • Represent [SchoolX] both inside and outside of our institution
  • Innovate the special education department through the use of alternative and personalized instruction methods
  • Become a role model for other faculty members, students, parents, and members of the community
  • Facilitate long-term student success and further the excellence of our school district

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Provide in-classroom instruction and guidance to students
  • Assess student skills and learning abilities
  • Develop personalized learning plans and monitor progress for each and every student
  • Create engaging lesson plans and activities that aid learning development
  • Communicate closely with parents and guardians regarding student development
  • Mediate classroom conflicts and resolve student interpersonal issues

Skills and Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in education
  • Minimum of four years’ teaching experience in a technical school or college prep setting
  • Experience and proven success teaching students with a variety of unique circumstances
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and mediation skills are a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree
  • Additional certifications are a plus
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