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Special Education Teacher - Moderate to Severe Handicap

Los Angeles, CA
Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $43,050.00 to $79,070.00 /year

This job qualifies for a sign on bonus.

Job Description


Under supervision of Special Education Administrator, the teacher will provide quality education to severely handicapped students, grades K-12th, through a commitment to team participation in planning and implementation of student programs; a functional, community based curriculum; communication and social skill development; interagency cooperation, and a strong parent-teacher-student linkage. Opportunities exist to develop and experiment with adaptive technology, vocational education, and integration with non-handicapped populations.


WORK YEAR: Ten months


Essential Job Functions

  • Teach students in a Special Education class or in an inclusion setting, the skills and subject matter commensurate with their intellectual needs, as determined by assessment and utilizing State/Board adopted curriculum.

  • Provide an appropriate physical and psychological environment to establish and reinforce appropriate pupil behavior, attitudes and social skills.

  • Assess pupils to determine their functional and cognitive levels.

  • Develop and implement standards-based lesson plans.

  • Develop and implement appropriate standards-based IEP goals and objectives.

  • Maintain a variety of pupil records, including attendance, report cards, progress reports and transcripts.

  • Confer frequently with professional staff, parents, and pupils relative to educational process and pupil progress.

  • Maintain classroom control by utilizing educationally sound approaches.

  • Participate in professional development activities and implement strategies as appropriate to meet pupil needs.

  • Travel to multiple sites within the County of Los Angeles may be required

  • Candidates must be computer literate and other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Must hold a California Moderate/Severe Credential

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with severely handicapped, behaviorally challenged, and/or autistic students.

  • English Learner Certification: CLAD (cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development) or Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE)

  • Experience as a general education classroom teacher

  • Knowledge of basic sign language

  • One (1) year of successful experience in a California school district or County Schools Office or a similar program

  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license and be able to provide own transportation in conduct of work assignments (mileage reimbursed)

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