Special Education Teacher (Autism)

Job | Posted 2 months ago


8 hours per day, 185 days per year
*Licensed staff new to Westminster Public Schools is contracted for 190 days the first year*
A complete application package includes the following:
•Copy of CDE teaching license 
•Official transcripts 
•3 letters of recommendation 
•Copy of PRAXIS/PLACE report 
•Teacher Insight score

*Possess a valid Colorado Teacher License with appropriate Special Education endorsement in the area you are teaching or obtain one prior to start (Sped Generalist, Mild/Moderate)
*Candidates with endorsements in CLDE, Bilingual Ed, Foreign Language, and/or sheltered content or other English Language instructional training desired
*Has experience or desire working with students have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
*Certification training in working with ASD students preferred
*Is knowledgeable and can apply research-based curriculum and intervention for students on the Autism Spectrum
*Understands the IEP development and implementation process
*Demonstrates competency in student evaluation and assessment
*Has thorough understanding and application of curriculum modifications and accommodations in an inclusive environment
*Is willing to fulfill teaching responsibilities under a Competency-Based instructional model
*Demonstrates exceptional interpersonal relationships and professionalism with students, staff, parents and administrators
*Has experience and/or skills working with culturally diverse populations desired
*Has experience with inclusionary (e.g., push-in or co-teaching) teaching desired
*Holds high expectations for assigned students

*To display a thorough knowledge of the subject matter and the District's curriculum and Instructional Model
*To work collaboratively with teacher of partnering ASD program to enhance services and supports for ASD students
*To employ competency-based expectations for ASD student growth and achievement
*To plan instruction consistent with the District's curriculum for assigned subject areas/grade levels and to adjust for student differences to meet their needs
*To assist student in gaining Access Skills and access to the general curriculum through Alternative Standards (Essential Elements), where appropriate
*To use achievement and/or behavioral data to inform instructional or programmatic decisions for ASD students
*To implement continuous system of evaluations and progress monitoring for students
*To write accurate and legally defensible Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for eligible students
*To facilitate IEP meetings and Initial/Triennial SPED Staffings for case-managed students
*To be part of an IEP team to make special education eligibility decisions as a result of focused, yet thorough assessment practices
*To serve as a collaborative and positive participant on the school's Interventionist team
*To establish an effective system for classroom discipline per Board Policy and building regulations
*To participate in state- and locally-required professional development
*To utilize assigned Paraprofessionals in an effective, results-based manner to support student needs
*To perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor

Westminster Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  District policy prohibits discrimination against any applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, marital status, or disability. Complaints in these matters should be addressed to the Chief of Staff, 6933 Raleigh Street, Westminster, CO 80030, phone: (303) 428-3511.  Although the position is based at a school/department, the employer is Westminster Public Schools.

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Westminster Public Schools

9100 Lowell Blvd., Westminster, CO 80031
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $10,278

% ELL Students


State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%



State Average: 415