Special Education Teacher

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Ability Matters is seeking compassionate and dedicated employees to join our team immediately.  We strive to employ individuals who desire to make a difference in others’ lives by enhancing every aspect of the lives of adults with disabilities.

Currently, we are seeking a Licensed Intervention Specialist/Special Education Teacher who will work on the Education Team.  This person supervises and directs a team of Instructional Assistants and Paraprofessionals to plan, create, and implement a successful educational program for individuals with disabilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Assists in overseeing Instructional Aides and Paraprofessionals and their assigned tasks
  • Assists in the development and implementation of IEP goals, progress monitoring and data collection
  • Assists in training, professional development and evaluation of Instructional Assistants and Paraprofessionals
  • Provides direct service weekly 
  • Assists with developing interventions, onboarding new students and creating initial programming
  • Assists with meetings with school districts and agencies
  • Assists in developing curriculum and student programming and modifying instruction
  • Communicate with parents/guardians regularly to promote student to review schedule changes, programming or staffing concerns
  • Assists in the transition of consumers to adult services
  • Assists in the input of weekly schedules
  • Assists the Education Director in planning of departmental meetings, and other duties as assigned
  • Exercises independent judgment and discretion regarding matters of significance directly related to company’s management and general business operations

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Meet current ODE licensure requirements
  • Three (3) years of experience working with K-12 students and in I/DD preferred
  • Excellent verbal, listening, and written communication skills required
  • Ability to think critically and creatively
  • Ability to take initiative and follow through on tasks
  • Possess and maintain First Aid and CPR training
  • Pass and maintain all required DODD training offerings
  • Pass a background check
  • Pass a drug test
  • Possess and maintain a driving record with less than six (6) points

Salary will be based on credentials and years of experience.

Ability Matters is an equal opportunity employer and stands committed to affirmative action.

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