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Special Education Teachers

February 29, 2024

Newark, NJ
Full Time


(Pending availability of funds and Superintendent's approval)
The Superintendent invites qualified and interested persons to apply for the position of Teacher of Special Education.

Position Overview:

The Newark Board of Education is where passion meets progress. We want you to discover a rewarding career with us.  If the opportunity to make learning limitless excites you then, join our community of educators.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

  • A New Jersey Department of Education Standard Certificate, Certificate of Eligibility (CE), or Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing (CEAS) in Students with Disabilities along with a primary certification appropriate to the subject or grade level to be taught.

  • Possession of a current and valid teaching certificate in the appropriate subject/content area issued by the New Jersey Department of Education.

  • Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made for their known limitations.  If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.

Basic Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Plans a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students.

  • Evaluates student progress on a regular basis and prepares progress reports.

  • Instructs pupils in citizenship, basic communications skills and other general elements of the course of study common to all teachers, as specified in state law and administrative regulations and procedures of the district.

  • Provides individual, small, and/or large group instruction, whenever appropriate, in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils with varying intellectual and special abilities.

  • Instructs pupils in proper care and use of textbooks, equipment and materials.

  • Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to provide and orderly and productive environment.

  • Selects and requisitions books, instructional materials, equipment, aids, and maintains required inventory records.

  • Develops instructional plans and organizes class time to provide a balanced program of instruction

  • Develops and maintains professional competence through participation in in-service education activities provided by the district and in self-selected professional growth activities.

  • Supervises out-of classroom activities for pupils during the assigned working day, as required.

  • Plans and coordinates the work of aides, teacher assistants, and other paraprofessionals.

  • Identifies pupil's needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping pupils solve health, attitude, and learning problems.

  • Communicates with parents and pupil personnel staff members on the individual pupil's progress and development.

  • Maintains attendance accounting and business service as required.

  • Develops and participates in the sponsorship of student activities and faculty committees.

  • Acts as a resource person on an interdepartmental level to relate appropriate aspects of his/her subject area to other subject areas

  • Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning the academic and behavioral progress of all assigned students.

Reports to:

  • Principal

Salary, Terms, & Affiliation:

  • Salary:  $62,000- $105,010

  • Employment Period: Ten (10) Months

  • Union Affiliation: Newark Teacher's Union (NTU)

*Salary subject to change pending NTU contract negotiations.