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Teacher - Special Education

August 02, 2022

Anacortes, WA


This position involves developing and implementing individualized educational programs, which address the educational needs of elementary, secondary, and transition-age students with disabilities or the remediation of social/emotional, educational, and prevocational/vocational skill deficits primarily for students in a transition 18–21-year-old program at Skagit Valley College and to serve as a transition facilitator as our students leave the juvenile justice school and return to their districts.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides direct supervision of Paraeducators, to include scheduling, planning, and initiating strategies for performance, assigning, as well as, directing the work, training, formally reviewing performance and resolving complaints.

  • Develops and implements an appropriate individualized educational program (IEP) for each student, to include educational needs of students with severe behavioral disabilities, social/emotional, and prevocational/vocational skill deficits, specifying appropriate instructional goals and objectives in accordance with the state essential learning goals.

  • Develops appropriate learning plans and working schedules to meet the unique needs of students in an alternative setting, as well as working schedules to teach and meet set goals.

  • Collects baseline data relative to student’s social/emotional, educational, and vocational skills utilizing standardized tests, teacher-made tests, behavioral observation procedures, as well as collecting data on student progress at regular intervals.

  • Works closely with a building-based, multidisciplinary team, during the assessment, planning, implementation, and transition phases of a student’s program.

  • Redefines and modifies instructional goals, objectives, and intervention strategies as

  • Develops and maintains an effective records management system which reflects accurate and current data on student Completes and distributes all required reports in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Assists with the de-escalation and physical management of students in crisis according to established program procedures.

  • Communicates on an ongoing basis with resident district staff regarding student progress and works with basic educational staff to facilitate successful inclusion of students into the regular classroom setting.

  • Provides consultation to school district staff to facilitate the successful transition of students to less restrictive placements.

  • Communicates with parents and/or other individuals involved in the care of the student on a regular basis regarding student progress and relevant issues.

  • Keeps abreast of new curricula/instructional strategies to meet student

  • Perform related duties as assigned. Related duties may not specifically be listed but are within the general occupational series and responsibility level typically associated with the employee’s classification of work.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Applies general and special education principles and

  • Develops and implement individualized educational programs (EAP’s) which address the educational needs of elementary and secondary-age students with severe behavioral

  • Teaches functional life skills, train, and apply such in an educational

  • Assesses child development within the educational

  • Uses effective supervisory techniques and visibly demonstrate

  • Provides effective leadership and decision-making

  • Uses advanced computer knowledge to include record management, data reporting, and data collection on student progress at regular intervals.

  • Utilizes specialized teaching techniques and behavior objectives in a special educational

  • Designs individualized education programs and monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of each program.

  • Promotes positive public relations between the school and

  • Coordinates and facilitates multi-disciplinary team

  • Supervises and motivates others to achieve individual and program

  • Problem-solving and constructively manage crisis and high stress

  • Communicates effectively in both oral and written

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, school district staff, parents, vendors, employers, group home personnel, and the public.


This position has direct supervisory responsibilities over Paraeducators


  • Employment Conditions and Benefits 186 days per year, 8 hrs. day, 5 days per week, starting 9/1/2022 for the 2022-23 school year.

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Washington State teaching certificate with Special Education endorsement required and a minimum of three-years’ experience working in special education. Additional teacher preparation program is a plus.

  • Fingerprinting, WSP/FBI criminal history background clearance required. Current CPR and First Aid certification required, or willing to obtain.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted which provides the skills, knowledge, and ability to perform the essential functions of the position. NOTE: Holders of standard /continuing teaching certificates (issued prior to 8/31/87) which are non-endorsable, need to include copies of official transcripts highlighting the 24 quarter hours of special education course work.

  • WSP/FBI criminal history background clearance required.

Licenses and/or Certifications:

Washington State teaching certificate with Special Education endorsement  Current CPR and First Aid certification required, or be willing to obtain.

Per Governor’s Proclamation 21-14.1, all employees working for public and private K-12 schools in Washington must be fully vaccinated* against COVID-19 or obtain a religious or medical accommodation by October 18, 2021. Please be advised that all candidates offered positions within the NWESD will be required to comply with this order. *You are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your final dose of the vaccination.

Annual Salary Range:

$60,523.51 - $114,083.20

PEBB state benefits, eligible on the first of the month following start date.  Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), as well as a few Retirement/Pension options with Department of Retirement Services (


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Applications for this position must include:

  • Letter of Interest

  • Resume

  • Copies of Official Transcripts

  • Copy of Valid WA State Teaching Certificate

  • Other documents may be included at your discretion