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Special Education Teacher 

Position is responsible for overseeing the education of students with physical, emotional, mental, and learning disabilities; to motivate each student to apply core content competencies to practical challenges; to prepare each student to meet the New Mexico content standards.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $42,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year

Apply to: Bridget Barrett, Head Administrator, bbarrett@samsacademy.com 

  • Send resume and cover letter

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Incumbent must achieve the following outcomes with or without reasonable accommodation:

  • Cooperates in the development and implementation of the school program of instruction
  • Plans and implements a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students and complies with Public Education Department Standards and goals and objectives.
  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals.
  • Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives.
  • Assesses the accomplishments of special education students on a regular basis and provides progress reports as required.
  • Ensure compliance by the school with all local and federal law and regulations regarding special education students.
  • Administers group standardized tests in accordance with state-mandated testing.
  • Establishes and maintains open lines of communication with students and parents concerning students' academic, social and behavioral progress.
  • Maintain student files (paper/electronic) according to school and OSSE standards.
  • Meets and instructs assigned students in the locations and at the times designated.
  • Prescribes effective learning programs and initiates referrals to appropriate personnel when concerns arise.
  • Ensuring IEPs are developmentally appropriate, curriculum/standards-based, strength based, and relevant to individual students.
  • Identifying and developing appropriate curriculum and school based assessments to support the academic growth of students with IEPs.
  • Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day.
  • Works with co-workers as a ‘team’ to create a positive and educational learning environment.
  • Cooperates with staff and support personnel in assessing and helping students with health, attitude, learning and behavioral problems.
  • Other duties as assigned by the SAMS Academy Administrative Team.

REQUIREMENTS:

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS: The minimum requirements for this job are as follows:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Current New Mexico teaching certificate in specified field

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday