Special Education Teacher
2 weeks ago
Special Education
Full Time
East Central / Idaho Falls
Job Description

White Pine is looking for a full-time Special Education Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year.

If you are interested in White Pine, please complete the application below and submit with the following to hr@wpcscougars.org:


Letter of introduction

One personal and two professional letters of reference

Copy of Certificate


Completed application


QUALIFICATIONS: Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education Blended Certificate or Exceptional Child Certificate Strong background in teaching methods, developmentally appropriate classroom activities, and effective classroom management Strong background in behavior management, curriculum, and writing and implementing Individualized Education Plans Strong background in federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy pertaining to special education Ability to lift up to forty pounds and push and pull up to one hundred pounds Knowledge of the diverse needs of children with disabilities and appropriate special education classroom practices The ability to work with students with emotional, physical, and mental disabilities Ability to instruct students one-on-one and small group situations Demonstrated knowledge of subject matter and effective teaching methods Strong background in curriculum and the Idaho Core Standards Strong background in the integration of technology with instruction and in creating and completing required reports Ability to maintain a positive learning environment Work well with students, staff, and the public Excellent organizational skills Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Able to work under deadlines Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO Building Principal and Director of Special Services

JOB SUMMARY To provide students with a daily and ongoing instructional program that will provide for them the best possible academic knowledge and skills. To help pupils to develop skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for continued education according to the guidelines outlined in each student’s Individual Education Plan.


Instruction Prepare for assigned classes Design lessons with an appropriate level of difficulty which provide content in a logical and sequential manner Employ a variety of instructional techniques and media consistent with the physical limitations of the classroom and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved Meet and instruct assigned classes in the locations and at the times designated Identify pupil needs and provide instruction appropriate to those needs Follow modifications and accommodations as specified in Individual Education Plans (IEPs) Devise written and oral assignments and tests that require analytical and critical thinking as well as the reproduction of facts, and use them to evaluate student progress on a regular basis Prepare students academically for all district, state, and federal testing Display command of the subject matter Budget class time effectively

Other Duties to Students Encourage students to strive to meet their highest potential Establish and communicate classroom rules, and encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior Engage children in conversation to encourage language development Make provisions for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities Assist, where appropriate, in loading and unloading the special education pupil from transportation buses or vans

Special Education-Specific Duties Provide instruction to classified pupils in accordance with each pupil's Individualized Education Program (IEP) Work cooperatively with regular education teaching staff to coordinate instructional activities and to monitor the progress of each pupil
Provide support instruction in the regular classroom or the resource center as assigned Coordinate and cooperate with other members of the staff in the development of adaptations, modifications, accommodations, and instructional methods Provide home instruction to confined special education pupils as assigned Consult with members of the child study team regarding each pupil's educational program, academic program and personal growth

Plan, coordinate, and lead the implementation of IEPs including modifications and accommodations Participate in the development of the District's plan for special education Evaluate student progress on a regular basis, as indicated on IEP’s, and as often as general education students are evaluated and informed of their progress
Assist in the evaluation of students referred for special education services Maintain accurate, complete, and correct records in accordance with applicable federal and state law, (including IDEA, ADA, and 504), administrative rules, and Board policy

SALARY $40,500-$60,500 annually

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT By contract as determined by the Board of Trustees in accordance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy.

NOTE All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting. Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.

Equal Opportunity Employer

White Pine Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.