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Significant Support Needs - Teacher- Special Education

November 05, 2018

Grand Junction, Colorado


As a collaborative member of the special education team, this person will be responsible for teaching/evaluating and implementing an education program for significant support needs (SSN) students utilizing inclusionary practices whenever possible.


  • Instruct students utilizing evidenced based literacy and math education methodologies and instructional techniques.
  • Integrate children with severe disabilities and modify/adapt curriculum for general classroom.
  • Plan instruction by using a variety of information and formal assessment tools.
  • Supervise para-educators assigned to the SSN classroom.
  • Use a variety of informal and formal assessment tools to plan instruction and evaluate student progress.
  • Administer and interpret formal, informal, and curriculum based measures.
  • Monitor student academic and/or behavioral progress on a consistent basis.
  • Provide for the physical and health care needs of students as necessary.
  • Participates in building level committees and district supported conferences.
  • Collaborate with related service providers to integrate needed support to students throughout the school day.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


Must have or be able to obtain Colorado teaching License with Special Education Generalist, Special Education Specialist, Profound Needs, Severe Needs Cognitive, or Physical Handicapped endorsement.


Mesa County Valley School District is proud to offer a number of benefits for employees. These include:

Health, Dental, and Vision Insurances
District Paid Life Insurance
Section 125 Flex
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
PERA Retirement
Optional Participation in Tax Sheltered Annuity 401(k) and 403(b) Programs
Short-term and Extended Leave of Absences
Community Partnership Discounts

How to apply 

  1.      Visit Mesa County Valley School District 51’s website at
  2.      Click on ‘Employment’ in the green bar
  3.      Click the ‘Find out about current job opportunities with School District 51’ link

For more information on our jobs, contact 
Human Resources at 970-254-5124

Mesa County Valley School District 51
2115 Grand Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501

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