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Special Education Teacher (Multiple Openings)

July 11, 2019


We are recruiting for several Special Education Teachers in Southwest Washington state for the 2019-20 school year. All positions are full time, 184 contract days, school year schedule.  The following locations are available:

  •    Stevenson Intermediate, White Salmon School District, White Salmon, WA
  •    Goldendale Middle School, Goldendale School District, Goldendale, WA
  •    Kalama Elementary, Kalama School District, Kalama, WA
  •    Transitional Teacher, STEPS Program, Longview, WA
  •    John C Thomas Middle School, Wahkiakum School District, Cathlamet, WA
  •    Ocean Park Elementary (.5FTE) and Long Beach Elementary (.5FTE - 1.0 total), Ocean Beach School District, Ocean Park and Long Beach, WA

For information about our ESA Co-op for Special Education, visit our website:

General Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to a Special Education Administrator the Special Education Teacher provides services to special education students with a range of moderate to severe disabilities ages three to 21 years of age. The Special Education Teacher leads the IEP team to develop data driven student learning and behavioral goals. The Special Education Teacher is responsible for developing curriculum and program strategies consistent with the student's learning level and to continually assess student progress towards IEP goals. Teaching environments include resource rooms and self-contained classrooms at the elementary, middle, and high school level.

Essential Functions:

  1. Select teaching strategies to implement IEP goals for special education students. Monitor and adjust teaching strategies to meet students' needs.
  2. Provide classroom, small group and one-on-one instruction to special education students.
  3. Conduct student assessments to determine program eligibility and services.
  4. Use computer technology and computer programs to document data collection.
  5. Develop and write daily lesson plans. Post monthly overview of lessons on school district website.
  6. Develop and complete Individual Education Plans (IEP). Organize, schedule, and facilitate IEP meetings with parents, general education staff, and specialist.
  7. Supervise the collection of performance data on student IEP goals and document progress on IEP on-line.
  8. Communicate with parents and student regarding transition goals.
  9. Develop and adapt curriculum from general education curriculum. Coordinate with general education teacher to monitor student grades and progress.
  10. Provide one-one one assistance to students.
  11. Supervise and train staff to support student learning.
  12. Write and conduct performance evaluations for classified staff with assistance from the Special Education Administrator.
  13. Consult and collaborate with professionals and parents regarding needs of special students for assuring appropriate learning experiences. Participate in Building Assistance Team. Inform principal/staff on progress of assigned students.
  14. Maintain a safe classroom environment conductive to learning. Establish classroom management programs for students. Monitor and adjust individual behavior management plans for individual students needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Hold or be eligible to hold a valid Washington teaching certificate with K-12 special education endorsement.
  2. Experience in writing individualized curriculum.
  3. Experience in developing, executing and adjusting behavior management programs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. National Board Teacher certification.
  2. Teaching experience.
  3. Experience training and supervising paraeducators.
  4. Experience teaching children with disabilities.
  5. Experience in serving students in rural or remote districts.


We provide a professional yet family-friendly work environment. To that end, our benefits are designed to meet the individual needs of our employees and their families. Full-time or part-time positions working at least 20 hours per week are eligible for our standard package of benefits: retirement, medical, dental, and vision insurance offered at affordable premiums, Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for medical and dependent care expenses, Life insurance, Short and Long Term Disability plans, an Employee Assistance program, and much more! 

For details please visit: for a summary of the Benefits of Employment.


For complete job descriptions or to apply for any of our Special Ed Teacher openings, please visit our website:

Or contact us directly:
Chelsea Jacobson
Employment Manager
Educational Service District 112