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Special Education Learning Center Classroom Support Teacher and Instruction Specialist

September 18, 2023

Portland, OR
Full Time

How To Apply:

Please visit and use job number 26621 to apply.


$50,020 TO $97,333 per year (192 work day year)

Where you will work:

About George:

George Middle School is a PPS middle school on the rise. We have an incredibly diverse school community with a talented teaching staff and administration who are committed to the success of every student. We are a Spanish Immersion and AVID school with a growing arts program offering drama, band, orchestra, choir and visual arts and an emerging STEAM program.

About the Role:

Portland Public Schools’ Special Education Department is committed to providing instructional services in inclusive environments that will prepare students for life and careers. 

Within this role, you’ll work half-time as a SPED Learning Center Classroom Support Teacher and half-time as an Instructional Specialist.

As a teacher, you’ll provide curriculum, assessment and instruction to students in the subject area or grade level by teaching skills, content, and critical thinking. All instruction is tied to district and state performance standards. Assessment is continually used to adjust, inform, and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a wide range of students including students who are English Language Learners, Talented and Gifted students, have diverse modes of learning, and are served by Individual Education Plans. All teachers have a desire to involve parents as partners in education and have strong collaboration and communication skills with parents and colleagues. All teachers are responsible for student supervision, guidance, development, and safety. All teachers follow Portland Public School policies, rules, and regulations.

While working as an Instructional Specialist, you’ll be responsible for providing training, coaching and support to staff to ensure that teachers have the tools, resources and skills required to meet the needs of all students. Develop materials, work directly with students, and provide individual coaching to teachers on instructional materials.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Oregon TSPC License with Handicapped Learner or Special Education: Generalist endorsement.

  • Background/experience with students with severe developmental delays.

  • Current pediatric CPR credential or willing to receive training as soon as possible.

Benefits Information:

  • Portland Public Schools (PPS) offers several competitive and comprehensive benefit packages to employees.

  • Fringe benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription, life and disability insurance, employee assistance program, 403(b) retirement savings plan and various leave and professional development programs.

  • Depending on the insurance option selected by the employee, there may be an employee contribution toward insurance.

In addition to a competitive salary schedule, retirement and healthcare benefits package, PPS offers a variety of additional benefits for educators, some of which are based on eligibility requirements:

  • In addition to sick leave, educators receive 3 personal/emergency and 5 family illness leave days per school year

  • Professional Development Days + Funds

  • Professional Growth - potential to move along the salary scale throughout the school year after completion of additional credits

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Multilingual stipend, if eligible

  • University Voucher Program

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