JobID 482 : Special Education Teacher (Grades K-5) Beginning August 27, 2020 (#1981887)

Job | Posted 2 months ago
Job Type


Special Education Teacher


Under the general supervision of the School Principal, to maximize the learning experience of students with special needs, in academics, interpersonal skills and activities of daily living by implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress/activities, outcomes; addressing students' specific needs; providing a safe and optimal learning environment.  

Essential Functions 

  • Delivery of services/ direct instruction to students.
  • Conducts assessments, testing and diagnostic examinations of students for the purpose of identifying learning issues, and recommending courses of action or corrective procedures to overcome issues and maximize learning. 
  • Develops Individual Educational Plans ("IEP") for students with the team. 
  • Assists teachers and other staff in implementing students' IEP's and behavior management plans. Coordinates with outside agencies, organizations and institutions, including state and federal authorities as needed. 
  • Coordinates with administrators and other teaching staff members to ascertain individual student's abilities and needs, including students with special needs, and to familiarize stakeholders with social work services. 
  • Serves as a ready resource to students and parents to provide supports and services that will lead each student to increased personal growth, self-understanding, and behavioral management; serves as a liaison between home and school. 
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research, and by maintaining professional relationships with members of institutions of higher learning and the business community. 
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping of  student information as required by district procedures and applicable laws. 
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents. 
  • Assists in the orientation of new teachers and paraprofessionals, and provides in-service training.  Selects and requisitions appropriate books, aids and other supplies and equipment and maintains inventory records. 
  • Additional Duties 
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent. 

Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility. 
Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printers, copy and fax machines, and telephones. 

Travel Requirements 
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required. 

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities 

  • Knowledge of Special Education principles, theories, testing, methods, etc. as well as proven methods of maximizing the educational experience of students with special needs. 
  • Knowledge of differentiated instruction based upon student learning interests and needs. 
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans. 
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students. 
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed. Ability to organize and coordinate work. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents as well as teachers on the team.
  • Ability to reflect and engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work. 


  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) trained and certified.
  • Trained and certified in Responsive Classroom.

Qualifications Profile 


  • State Certification as a Special Education Teacher. 
  • Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation. 


  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment. 
  • Masters Degree in Special Education. 

Successful prior special education teaching experience at the elementary level. 

Application Procedure

  • Please apply online
  • Applications will be considered only when a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendation, certification and undergraduate and graduate transcripts have been attached to your online application.

Candidates are encouraged to review the working conditions, wages and benefits in the collective bargaining agreement.

Posted vacancies in SAU 16 have been approved by the School Board.

It is the policy of SAU 16 not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual orientation, age, or disability in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices. 

Selection Procedure
All resumes will be screened and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Posted By

Exeter Sau 16 Office

30 Linden St., Exeter, NH 03833-2522
Compare with State

Amount per Student

State Average: $16,146 (USD)

% ELL Students

State Average: 2%

Student Teacher Ratio

State Average: 12.35

% IEP Students

State Average: 16%



State Average: 104