Special Education Teacher
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Special Education Teacher

ABOUT LACHEIM 

La Cheim has been providing a robust continuum of care for nearly 50 years to help children and adults who were previously unreachable. Our nonpublic school, community mental health center, therapeutic behavioral services program, and Short-Term Residential Treatment Program offer educational and mental health services throughout Alameda and Contra Costa County. 

Our team is made up of teachers, art therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, RNs, social workers, MFTs, and mentors who are known for their caliber and compassion. They create life-changing experiences for those they serve. All La Cheim programs embrace and apply a Trauma-Informed approach to addressing emotional and behavioral issues.

By joining La Cheim you will be part of a supportive community serving an inspiration mission. Our enjoy rich benefits, valuable training and wellness opportunities, close support, and room to grow. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION 

The Special Education Teacher is responsible for providing differentiated instruction and academic interventions for students with multi-grade and diverse learning abilities. The teacher works with and guides the team to create a consistent and integrated academic/therapeutic environment for the classroom. The teacher ensures that each student's academic, social, and emotional needs are met within the guidelines of the program, Ed Code, and the Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals. 

SALARY

$71,900.00 - $81,900.00 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES 

  • Create a welcoming and secure learning environment while utilizing data-driven planning and differentiation for an engaging academic curriculum. As a multi-disciplinary team member, the teacher will supervise Teacher Assistants and School Counselors to provide academic, behavioral, and therapeutic services for students. 
  • Implement La Cheim's positive behavior intervention program using the principles of trauma-informed care setting.
  • Complete IEP, including assessments, goal, and progress reporting. 
  • Assist with the educational component of NPS Site Certification annually.
  • Be prepared to respond to crises, including the use of physical intervention with students when necessary to ensure their safety. 
  • Ensure accurate and timely completion of all necessary documentation, including relevant information in billing and electronic health records.
  • Engage caregivers in discussions about student growth and education involvement.
  • Guide and coordinate duties of support staff. Supervising up to four teacher assistants. 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Participate in required meetings (classroom, site-wide, and supervision). Attending professional development as directed. 
  • Complete all mandatory training, including through Relias, and Pro-Act. Always maintain a high standard of professional behavior. 
  • La Cheim expects employees to be responsive to program and student needs. Additional duties may be required as the organization develops, and flexibility is key. 
  • Maintain a rewards program for students and communicate progress with families. 
  • Produce the School Accountability Report Card and perform Test Coordinator duties. 
  • Supervise the completion of report cards, credit counts, and transcripts, and oversee the quarterly updates of IEP goals and reporting as required. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS 

  • Understand the process of Master Contracts and ISAs with school districts and SELPAS.
  • Special Education Credential, MHRS or CBEST.  
  • Experience in Special Education preferred. 
  • Must possess a valid California driver’s license, obtain TB, DOJ, and FBI clearance, and hold a valid California Special Education Mild to Moderate Disabilities Credential.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

La Cheim School, Inc. is committed to diversity in its programming and in creating a staff reflective of the populations of the San Francisco Bay Area, and will not discriminate against applicants, employees, or unpaid veterans. We encourage and actively recruit applicants representing the diversity of race, color, age, sex, race, religion, national origin, sex/gender expression and physical ability.