Special Education Teacher, 4-8th Grade

Posted 3 months ago


Position: SpEd Teacher
Department/Campus: Discovery
Reports to: Principal
FLSA Status: Exempt
Pay Grade: Base salary $52k annually
Job Type: Full Time
Work Hours: Regular school hours

Provides students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth.

-Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
-Meet Texas “highly qualified” standards.
-Texas Teacher Certificate appropriate for level and subject area of assignment (required for ESL/Bilingual, SPED and preferred for other subjects).


  • Work in conjunction with students, parents and other members of staff to develop lEPs for each student assigned. Ensure written plan is available for review
  • Ensure IEP guidelines are met when presenting subject matter.
  • Instructional activities by using data from students learning styles assessment.
  • Design, write and use instructional, therapeutic or skill development program for assigned students.
  • Ensure comprehension of learning styles and student needs are met through creation and implementation of appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials and equipment.
  • Collaborate with classroom teacher on student IEP to ensure all modifications are met and help special education students in regular class when appropriate.
  • Ensure good communication rapport with parents, students, principals and teachers through conferences. Present information accurately through clear communication skills.
  • Use an assortment of media and techniques to meet the needs and capabilities of each student assigned.
  • Produce and oversee the teacher aides, paraprofessionals and volunteer assignments.
  • Employ technology practices to strengthen the instructional process.
  • Produce formal and informal testing to evaluate student success.
  • Oversee or ensure personal care, medical care and feedings of students as stated in IEP.
  • Serve as an example for students; support mission of charter.
  • Prepare classroom to enhance learning and aid in the physical, social and emotional development of the students.
  • Control student behavior and implement discipline plan. This includes handling crisis situations and physically restraining students as necessary according to
  • Collaborate with the classroom teachers regarding student behavior management programs according to IEP.
  • Collaborate with charter and outside resource people regarding education, social, medical and personal needs of student.
  • Ensure necessary and reasonable measures are taken to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Provide input on books, equipment and material selection.
  • Create and maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents and community members.
  • Enrich job skills through professional development activities.
  • Keep up to date and abide by federal, state and charter policies for special education teachers.
  • Gather, manage and file all reports, records and other documents required.
  • Be active in faculty meetings and assist in staff committees as required.

-Plan a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students.
-Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
-Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for individual differences.
-Prepare for classes assigned and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.
-Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.
-Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, in SST Schools with the goals, establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects, and the like to communicate these objectives to the students.
-Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided, and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
-Strive to implement, by instruction and action, the district’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.
-Assess the accomplishments of the students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.
-Refer students for evaluation by district specialists as required.
-Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect the students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
-Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
-Assist the administration in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct.
-Develop reasonable rules of classroom behavior. Maintain order in the classroom in a fair and just manner.
-Make provisions for being available to the students and to the parents for education-related purposes when required.
-Plan and supervise purposeful assignments for teacher aide(s) and volunteer(s) and, cooperatively with department
heads, evaluate their job performance.
-Maintain and improve professional competence.
-Participate in district and campus staff development.
-Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees.
-Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues.
-Establish and maintain open lines of communication with students, parents, and community members.
-Prepare and submit lesson plans in a timely manner in the platform the school utilizes.
-Maintain a minimum number of grades in the Gradebook in a timely manner.
-Meet the mentor teacher regularly (if new teacher)
-Perform other duties as assigned.

-Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with all levels of management, both internal and external to the district.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internal and external to the district.
-Ability to organize special programs for assigned campus.
-Ability to use computer including software, database used by the district, spreadsheet and word processing software, calculator, copy machine and telephone.
-Ability to analyze data
-Ability to use effective interview techniques, effective public speaking skills, and problem-solving skills

-Light Work: may require occasional light lifting.
-Nights and weekend activities will be occasionally required.
-Position is in classroom setting and requires intermittent speaking, standing, walking and writing.
-Moderate travel is required.

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School Of Science & Technology

4241 Woodcock Drive , San Antonio, TX 78228

At the following locations

SST Discovery

5707 Bandera Rd , Leon Valley, TX 78238