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Special Education Teacher

June 19, 2019

Tempe, AZ and surrounding areas


Desert Choice Schools is looking for a Special Education Teacher or Teacher Intern at multiple locations including Buckeye, AZ - Tempe, AZ - Phoenix, AZ - San Tan Valley, AZ - Queens Creek, AZ and Yuma, AZ for the 2019/2020 school year. 

Being a special educator with Desert Choice Schools is unlike any other opportunity.  Here, you’ll explore your passion for education while being a part of a small classroom culture where students learn & personal empowerment, self-determination and resiliency through a mind-frame of personal accountability." You’ll be a part of an organization that assists students with REAL, LASTING, LIFE-CHANGING experiences.  

Four areas of accountability we pledge to you:

1.  Professional Pay – Our compensation package is competitively one of the best for level and experience.

2.  Comfortable Workload – Be assured that at DCS we limit the number of students and age per classroom while providing your classroom with two Behavior Technicians, along with support from Site Administration, Clinical Specialist (e.g. BCBA, School Psychologist and/or Counselor), and Related Services support staff.

3.  Support for the Work – At DCS we provide structured training as well as ongoing development programs. We want every Desert Choice School teacher to feel like respected and supported contributors.

4.  Passion for the Profession – At DCS, you’ll work collaboratively with others in the field of Special Education and Behavior Therapy. We have a culture of individuals who love children, and display a dynamic passion for their profession in their schools and communities.

Five areas of accountability we ask you to dedicate to students:

  • Case manage and implement your students Individual Education Programs
  • Implement instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences
  • Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and special needs
  • Assist in assessing dynamic curricular needs and offering plans for improvement to provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process
  • Implement our Positive Behavior Support Program which will provide the support necessary for students to make dynamic life-changes.


  • Bachelor’s Degree and teaching experience preferred
  • Valid State of Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card must be current

Any of the following:

  • Valid State of Arizona Special Education Certification (Cross Categorical or Mild/Moderate)
  • Valid State of Arizona Teaching Intern Certificate

Physical requirements:

The physical demands described here must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

  • Must be able to assume and maintain a variety of postures (stoop, reach, stand, kneel, squat, sit, walk, lift, pull, grasp) for extended periods of time 
  • Must be willing and able to implement safety measures consistent with Professional Crisis Management Association (PCMA) such as: therapeutic holds and transportation procedures utilizing quick body movements in the course of maintaining the safety of students with special needs 


  • Competitive compensation 
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Coverage/Life Insurance 
  • Flexible Spending Plan for medical and dependent coverage
  • Licensure/Certification reimbursement 
  • Annual Professional Development stipend
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 401(k) Retirement Saving Plan with a discretionary company match 
  • Many More


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To apply email your resume to:

Tatondra Grant, HR Manager