Please contact the district or school with any questions regarding this position.
SALARY RANGE:  $53,500- $61,081 annually
WORK DAYS:        187
SCHEDULE:         7:15AM-3:45PM
Provide special education students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.
  • Work collaboratively with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods from recommendations made by the Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) committee.
  • Work closely with related service personnel and classroom teachers to ensure that services and modifications for students with disabilities are implemented.
  • Develop and implement behavioral intervention plans in accordance with assessment and ARD committee recommendations.
  • Participate in ARD committee meetings.
  • Use a variety of instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
  • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.
  • Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits.
  • Prepares and provides instruction based as outlined in the student’s IEP.
  • Collaborate with students, parents, and other staff members to develop IEPs through the ARD committee process for each student assigned.
  • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social and emotional development of students.
  • Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Plan and implement appropriate behavior support and social skills techniques, systems, instruction and activities.
  • Collect and analyze academic and behavior data to guide student supports.
  • Report and communicate student progress to parents.
  • Resolve parent/student issues and concerns in a timely manner.
  • Be a positive role model for students.
  • Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and handbook.
  • Assist in monitoring students and creating a safe campus environment by reporting to duty assignments as assigned by principal.
  • Attend campus events and extracurricular activities, as assigned.
  • Assist in selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.
  • Participates in all continuing professional development.
  • Compile, maintain, and submit reports, records and other documents, as required.
  • Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to implement and improve programs.
  • Protects confidentiality of students and their families.
  • Participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Support the mission and vision of the campus and district.
  • Adheres to policies and procedures of the campus and district.
  • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including special education.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of:
  • Principles, theories, methods, techniques, and strategies pertaining to teaching and instructing special education students in the subject and grade level assigned.
  • Strong knowledge of child growth, development and behavior characteristics of special needs students; educational curriculum and instructional goals and objectives, and the educational trends and research findings pertaining to special needs educational programming; behavior management and behavior shaping strategies, techniques and methods, and conflict resolution procedures; socio-economic.
  Ability to:
  • Design, develop, and implement special education supports and subject area curriculum that is based on best practices.
  • Develop IEPs based on the student needs.
  • Provide an attractive, inviting and stimulating learning environment and develop positive relationships with students.
  • Successful completion of student teaching at a recognized college or university or other applicable field/volunteer work.
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university
  • Valid Texas Teacher Certificate in subject and grade level assigned along with special education certification.
  • SPED EC-12 and Generalist/Core Subjects EC-4 or EC-6, plus the ability to get ESL
  • Duties involve walking, sitting, standing, in-door, and out-of-door activities and some lifting. 
  • Must have and maintain a level of general physical/emotional health which permits effective performance of duties.  
  • Regularly lifts and carries 1 - 25 pounds. 
  • Required high level of mental alertness and requires ability to tolerate high levels of stress.
BENEFITS: Should you enroll in a medical plan, Orenda Education makes a $425 monthly contribution towards employees' premiums.

  • Participation in the Texas Teachers Retirement System
  • Telehealth
  • Basic Life, Term Life, Permanent Life and Accident Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • 403b and 457b Investment Plans
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Account Options
  • Critical Illness, Cancer Insurance
  • Legal Services