Middle School Special Education Teacher (2022-2023)

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Job Description

Provide high-quality instruction within a small school environment where every student is known and valued as an individual; uphold the mission and values of AIMS and contribute to our goal that every student in California has access to a high-quality public education.


  • Direct paraprofessionals for the purpose of providing an effective classroom program and addressing the needs of individual students
  • Participate in and/or coordinate a variety of meetings (e.g. Professional Learning Community, IEP, Grade Level, school-wide) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Prepare a variety of written materials (e.g. grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student progress and meeting mandated requirements.
  • Assist in planning and delivering professional development and learning experiences to teachers and school site staff
  • Actively seek and participate in professional development opportunities to remain current with federal and state special education guidelines
  • Maintain accurate student records and ensure compliance with all state and federal laws, local board policies, and administrative guidelines
  • Provide support with transportation for students with disabilities or act as the point-person for students with transportation services as necessary

Education and/or Experience

  • California Educational Specialist credential (Mild/Moderate) or ability to obtain an Intern Education Specialist credential
  • 3+ years successful experience working as an Education Specialist in an urban setting
  • Experience providing crisis assessment, management, and interventions, preferred
  • AIMS K-12 College Prep Charter District does not provide J1 or H1B Visa Sponsorship

Data-Driven Planning and Assessment

  • Work with Head of School and Assistant Head of School to develop action plans for constant learning and


  • Work with General Education staff to identify areas of need for students and appropriately targeted instruction
  • Assess student data and progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals (e.g. behavioral, motor development and communication skills, academic needs, vocational abilities, etc.) for the purpose of improving program effectiveness
  • Administer developmental testing programs, subject-specific assessments, etc. for the purpose of assessing student competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans
  • Supervise the implementation of accommodations for state assessments for special education students

Learning Environment

  • Establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that ALL children can achieve at high levels and are prepared to succeed in any setting
  • Monitor students’ behavior/activities in a variety of educational environments (e.g. classroom, playground, field trips, etc.) for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment
  • Demonstrate respect and understanding of students and families from diverse backgrounds
  • Assist in the creation of a learning environment that is conducive of all learning styles and preferences


  • Adapt classroom work for the purpose of providing students with instructional materials that address individualized learning plans within established lesson plans
  • Support classroom teachers for the purpose of assisting them in the implementation of established curriculum and/or individual student plans
  • Modify the general education curriculum for students with disabilities based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies
  • Plan, implement, and/or supervise specialized academic instruction that results in students making progress toward IEP goals
  • Monitor student progress on an ongoing basis and adjust supports and services as needed

Minimum Work Position (Percentage of Time):
Standing: 30 Walking: 20 Sitting: 50
Minimum Body Movement (Frequency): None (0) Limited (1) Occasional (2) Frequent (3) Very Frequent (4)
Lifting (lbs.): 15-18 Lifting: 2 Bending: 2
Pushing and/or Pulling Loads: 1 Reaching Overhead: 1 Kneeling or Squatting: 1
Climbing Ladders: 0 Climbing Stairs: 2

NON-DISCRIMINATION: AIMS College Prep Charter District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, ancestry, political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, national origin, or mental or physical handicap in any of its policies or procedures related to admissions, employment, educational services, programs or activities.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $57,928.00 – $63,138.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

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