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Special Education Social Emotional Teacher

September 18, 2023

Portland, OR

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$50,020 TO $97,333 per year Work year: 192 Days

Work location:

George Middle School -

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:

This position serves students with ongoing significant social/emotional skill deficits and mental health needs that impede their ability to benefit from general education settings. Behavioral characteristics of these students may include: non-compliance; poor peer interactions; difficulty in following school routines and/or expectations; poor problem-solving skills; excessive fears/phobias; poor social skills; and sometimes verbal and/or physical aggressiveness.

This teacher provides a developmentally appropriate classroom environment for children with a wide range of abilities. Using a Collaborative Problem-Solving approach, incumbent provides specially designed instruction in social skills, school success strategies, conflict resolution, coping skills, and academics at the students’ instructional level. Such instruction occurs in the classroom setting with consultation and communication to families. Classroom environments feature clear expectations, community building, relationship building with adults and peers, positive support strategies, and encouragement. Related services are provided consistent with each student’s IEP. Students have opportunities to participate in general education experiences.

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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