Job Opportunity

Special Education Teacher – Part-time
Monument View Montessori Charter School

Skills and Knowledge
The Special Education (SPED) Teacher will service the needs of students currently on Individual Education Plans (IEPs). It is important that the SPED Teacher is able to establish a warm, trusting relationship with all students. The SPED Teacher is responsible for educating children in grades kindergarten to 5th grade who are diagnosed with a number of physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. The SPED Teacher is required to follow the guidelines for each student’s IEP. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail is a must to maintain the extensive recordkeeping and paperwork requirements for each IEP. The IEP includes support, accommodations, and goals for the child. The SPED Teacher must have good communication skills. S/he will attend meetings with parents and staff regarding the IEP and make necessary modifications during the year. The SPED Teacher will work with children both in and outside the classroom to help these students meet their goals.

Work Environment
The SPED Teacher will work in our Montessori elementary classroom, alongside the Lead Montessori teacher and the paraprofessional aide. The nature of students’ disabilities will determine the look, feel and tone of the room. Having to accommodate students’ needs may be stressful at times. The SPED Teacher must stay calm and help the student work through frustration.

Education
Possess a valid license with the appropriate Special Education endorsement.

Demonstrate subject matter competency by passing an elementary education content test (i.e.,, PLACE, Praxis II, elementary content assessment for National Board Certification, approved out-of-state test).

Experience
At least one year of experience working with SPED students.
Some experience compiling IEPs using the Alpine Achievement Program.

Other Requirements:

CPR/First Aid certification/FEMA training (within 30 days)

CBI/FBI fingerprint clearance and background check (pre-employment)

Be physically strong and able to lift at least 50 pounds

Please submit resumes to Cori Rasmussen at c.rasmussen@mvmcharter.org.